Classes begin in October. Participants can sign up for those classes here: Fitness Classes | Destination Fitness (destinationfitnessmn.com)
Fees for Aerial fitness will be separate from the other membership class options and are listed here:
Suzy will also offer 1 on 1 sessions for aerial lessons:
Suzy Jezierski has been training, teaching & performing the art of aerial sling for going on 5 years. She is passionate about the aerial arts & performs at music festivals, weddings, variety shows, special events & private parties. She is a certified group fitness instructor who has an immense enthusiasm for building full body flexibility through a combination of strength building & deep stretching.
She enjoys teaching flyers of all ages & skill levels & encourages a positive mind set no matter the skill level. She strives to help all participants achieve their personal aerial goals from the newbie who wants to increase their general flexibility to the more seasoned aerialist who wants to choreograph a performance piece.
She believes that with aerial- fitness can in fact be fun & that there is no need for fitness to ever be boring. There is always something new to learn on the aerial sling.
What is a Sling?
Aerial Sling (hammock, loop) belongs to the family of Circus and Aerial acrobatics. It is a very versatile apparatus & can also be used for fitness based training & stretching. It is a long piece of fabric, hanging from the ceiling, forming a swing. The length of the fabric allows the flyer to get their whole body into it, as if it was a huge hammock and perform a number of poses, tricks and drops.
The fabric is smooth and very elastic at its length but not so much at its height. This makes it stable. And this way, the flyer can use techniques similar to trapeze. If they climbs on it, they can also perform tricks similar to Aerial silks.
Aerial Sling can be static, spinning or swinging like a hammock.
No previous experience is needed for someone to start Aerial Sling.
On the opposite, it is considered to be a great starting point for anyone who wants to engage in the aerial arts, because of its shape that offers excellent support, as the trainee concentrates on getting their arms and legs in the right place, therefore it is not required to use too much strength to hold onto the sling.
It exercises the whole body, especially the core.
The trainee acquires flexibility, stamina and a good sense of space. Flyers can create with their bodies a variety of elegant, acrobatic shapes and impressive dance movements. As we progress through practice and aerial play, the body gets in impeccable physical shape and new paths open up for the trainee who is transformed to a dancer, translating anything that used to be an exercise in a dancing sequence and artistic expression.