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Aerial Silks

All of Hi-NRG programs build confidence through tumbling, gymnastics, trampoline, aerial silks, preschool programs and private lessons that create glowing smiles!

Aerial silks classes for children are one of the many programs that Hi-NRG offers. This program is directed to both boys and girls from about six to seven years of age and for those children who have graduated from their preschool and kindergarten programs. Having completed the earlier programs lets us know that they are prepared to start more complex skills such as aerial silks and hammocks.

Aerial silks is a unique discipline that requires children to be focused as they develop specific types of strength and flexibility. Certain muscle groups are utilized in order to achieve all of the complex movements and figures performed in the air. In our gym, we have classes for beginners, intermediate, as well as advanced programs for children.

Aerial silks utilize a combination of stretching style exercises closely related to yoga-based core moves. In order to achieve fun aerial positions, the body relies on specific strength training that is focused on achieving balance. We also spend a good deal of time working on posture to help create new mind-body connections.

One of the reasons we love this program is because it requires such discipline and focus. Not that everyone will be experts at it in the beginning, but we love watching kids as they discover a new ability. Children love the sport as it challenges them in a different way. Working muscles and discovering a new way to bend and stretch are always exciting milestones.

We find that kids who learn aerial skills are also motivated to achieve more complex moves and figures. Since not everyone starts at the same skill level, we offer a variety of classes for our aerial silks program. This helps everyone to feel confident and stays encouraged as they work toward goals that are more tailored to their ability. Aerial silks in nature allow those with different body types, personalities, and abilities to participate. Unlike other sports that are solely based on the amount of physical effort, aerial silks are definitely more inclusive.

We help our students understand the concept of three-dimensional movement. By conditioning the body, and using hyper-focused joint rotation, students learn quickly that small movements make a big impact. This is the kind of sport that is directed to everyone who has the commitment and discipline to learn more about how their body moves in space. We find students get excited as they become open to a new mind-body experience.

Additionally, children who learn aerial silks find that they increase strength and perfect muscle tone. It is well known that as we increase muscle, we’re keeping our bones and ligaments healthy.

Aerial Silks Class for Children

In all of our aerial silks classes, the instructor guides the student into developing different poses related to floor gymnastics all while being suspended in the air by fabric. The tension provided by the fabric makes using aerial silks very accessible for people of all ability levels. We’ve also noticed that students who learn aerial silks often improve in other areas like floor exercises since it requires them to support their body weight. The pull of gravity means that students are forced to rely on muscle work to contract and extend muscles to remain in the air.

Just like any other type of core work, as students master this skill they find improvement in posture, flexibility in joints, and an increase in concentration and psychomotor skills. Aerial silks classes go far beyond just physical requirements such as strength and flexibility. An extra level of focus and high levels of concentration will lead to a peaceful and stabilized state of mind.

We have multiple classes for students interested in learning aerial silks. Our beginner classes focus on teaching primary body shapes and various aerial terminology. Athletes in the entry-level class will be introduced to climbing, foot locks, and striving to link multiple poses/skills together in the air. As they become familiar with each skill they will build core and upper body strength, and these are all foundations to mastering more complex skills.

In the intermediate aerial silks program, students will use their previous aerial experience to comfortably demonstrate the skills introduced in the beginning class: climbing and foot locking (in the air). As they develop high upper body strength, we start to see more composure and confidence. Our coaches expand on previous teaching to work on executing precise movements in the intermediate class. The mastery of these will prepare our athletes for further exciting skills that require a strong mind-body connection.

Last but not least, the advanced aerial silks program is directed at those students who have an extremely strong knowledge of drops, wraps, core sequences, and the ability to explain their skills verbally. They will also be asked to participate in a rigorous physical test to ensure proper preparedness and safety. It’s worth saying that aerial silks classes are a complete and whole-body exercise for children.

Aerial Essentials for Aerial Silk Classes

For children to perform at aerial silks there are some skills they must acquire when they start practicing this discipline. Strength and flexibility are the main and most important skills our students must develop. Having control of strength will give them a sense of safety while they’re practicing new movements up high on silks. Having a strong muscle core will also provide self-confidence by knowing they have the ability to hold their own weight. This is an essential safety component for aerial silks.

Like any other acrobatic discipline, flexibility is essential for our students when they practice aerial silks. The ability to be flexible complements the strength as they learn new movements

and figures in the heights. These two principal skills are not mastered individually but together by using concentration and body-mind relationships.

Concentration plays a key role when it comes to an excellent performance in our aerial silks classes. Since concentration is necessary to keep athletes safe, we teach it from very early on. We train children on how to be focused while performing, and why it’s so important. When they’re focused they will feel safer when they are up high and it will decrease the risk of injury. Concentration also provides a body-mind relationship and allows the whole body to work in synchrony with what they think and what they do, showing more fluent movements. 

We help our students understand the concept of three-dimensional movement. By conditioning the body, and using hyper-focused joint rotation, students learn quickly that small movements make a big impact. This is the kind of sport that is directed to everyone who has the commitment and discipline to learn more about how their body moves in space. We find students get excited as they become open to a new mind-body experience.

Additionally, children who learn aerial silks find that they increase strength and perfect muscle tone. It is well known that as we increase muscle, we’re keeping our bones and ligaments healthy. 

How Aerial Silks Provide Confidence to Your Children

It is well known that physical activity, in general, brings a lot of benefits. However, we have seen real evidence that disciplines like aerial silks can benefit not only the body but also the mind. Developing a skill like aerial silks is a confidence booster, especially in children.

Aerial silks are a whole-body exercise that uses nearly all of the muscles in the arms and legs. This contributes significantly to overall health. In our aerial silks classes, we emphasize stretching the muscles of the belly as this helps spinal decompression. This strengthening of your body’s core not only helps with avoiding injuries like hernias, it also helps to release stress on joints and muscles.

Because so much of aerial silks training is focused on the whole body, children who start at aerial silks classes find they may need to focus on their weaker areas first. Generally, the lower body grows in stability and this corrects their posture. Good posture is beneficial for the circulatory system. And since there is constant movement in aerial silks, it helps the brain oxygenate as a cardiovascular workout.

Mental and cognitive benefits are also involved in aerial silks classes as we focus on mental awareness and concentration. This is just the tip of the iceberg as some of the skills children develop when they’re performing movements in the hammock in the air. Memory, motor planning, and awareness are emphasized as well due to the complex poses aerialists need to do. We emphasize fine-tuning the child’s higher level of cognitive skills and those are also useful to self-regulate behavior. Some children exhibit a mild temperament because they’ve been able to practice mind-body techniques that result in less reactive and more mindful thoughts and speech.

Additionally, our coaches focus on social skills as they routinely ask students to participate in organized group activities. As athletes progress, they also achieve a sense of satisfaction and

a achievement by completing the challenging poses. This sense of accomplishment will help them feel empowered, strong, and confident. As students become more aware of what they can achieve among their peers, they are able to apply what they’ve learned in the gym, outside the gym.

Together with confidence, our coaches are focused on building self-esteem. Whenever children practice activities like aerial silks they are able to be more aware of their entire body, its capacity, as well as their limitations. This will give them a whole new perspective of themselves as human beings. Empowerment has another benefit as children progress and that is they’re not only training their body but also their mind. Being strong in both body and mind gives them the confidence to face problems and accomplish their goals throughout life.

Aerial Silks Class Near Me for Kids

HI-NRG has two locations where you can enroll your children in aerial

silks classes. 

Chesterfield (Long Road)

140 Long Road, Suite 121. Chesterfield, MO 63005

Phone number: 636-532-7762

E-mail: hinrg.gymnastics@gmail.com.

 

Our Chesterfield location offers aerial silks classes for children and teenagers, we offer a wide gym and the best equipment in the area. Here, your kid can start learning new movements and gorgeous figures in the heights. Plus, there are other classes we have for children like tumbling, trampoline classes, gymnastics for both boys and girls, and cheerleading. Our gym is also available for special events like birthday parties, summer camp, parent’s night out, winter break camps, and spring break camps

Lake St. Louis:

9930 Highway N. Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367

Phone number: 636-532-7762

E-mail: hinrg.gymnastics@gmail.com. 

This is our newest location and we are very proud to open our doors for children and teenagers to start at aerial silks. We have the latest-trending equipment for our students so they can have the best experience. We also have other classes available like adaptive gymnastics, preschool, and private lesson academies (PLA). For instance, our gym is open for events like open gym, aerial sleepover, no school camps, and girls night out for everyone to have a good time at Hi-NRG.

Why Choose Hi-NRG Gymnastics for Your Child Aerial Silk Lessons

Aerial silks are an excellent whole-body training for children, where they can grow and develop as integral athletes in the acrobatic disciplines. In addition, Hi-NRG Gymnastix is the right place for your kids to start practicing this sport and become elite aerialists. 

At Hi-NRG our coaches are qualified in all areas related to aerial silks and their levels of instruction; they have a wide experience working with kids of all ages and elite teams which will give you peace of mind that your children will be in good hands. Also, most of our coaches are full-timers so it means they understand our vision and what we want to reach with the children’s training.

Commitment is fundamental for us as a company, so all our staff is composed of people who are passionate about aerial silks as they look after your child and their development. 

Safety is number one at Hi-NRG. Your child’s safety inside and outside the gym is important to us. This is why we teach kids safety rules very early in our classes to make all kids feel they are safe with us. Knowing the right and safe way to do things keeps them and their peers safe – inside and outside of the gym. 

We are also committed to learning each of our student’s names. We care about who they are and what they are interested in. It’s important that all of our coaches get acquainted with their students and get to know the personalities of each one of them. This simple yet effective strategy strengthens the emotional bonds between coaches and groups and that’s an extra layer of safety.

Creating a friendly environment plays an important role for us because we believe that the more comfortable our students feel, the easier they will succeed in this sport.  

We also have multiple locations that are each carefully equipped to fit your child’s needs. Each location has specialized instruments and accessories for each one of the disciplines we teach there. With regard to aerial silks, we offer different top-quality silks and rings for our students to start their training. 

At Hi-NRG, we have different programs for kids to start at aerial silks, according to their age and the skills they already have. Depending on their development they will perform in festivals when we are invited, so they will have the chance to perform and show what they have learned in our classes.

Additionally, we consider that the sooner the kids start at aerial silks the faster they will learn and accomplish goals. That is why we start kids from six to seven years old because at this age their body has not changed and they are ready to learn new movements and exercise that will be highly beneficial for their health and global development.

 

Beginner

The beginner class is perfect for those that have never done aerial, and those whose skill set remains close to the floor. Within this course the students will learn primary body shapes and aerial terminology. In addition, athletes will be introduced to climbing, foot locks, and striving to link multiple poses/skills together in air. This program will build core and upper body strength as well as a strong foundation for more complex skills.

Intermediate

The intermediate class is for those students with enough aerial experience to comfortably demonstrate climbing, foot locking (in air), and inversion strength upon entry. While in this level they will gain experience with drops and more intricate wraps/sequencing. Composure and precision are cultivated in the intermediate class, both of which prepares participants for exciting skills that require a strong mind-body connection.

Advanced

Entry into the Advanced Class is by invite only and involves a 1:1 lesson for skill review. Aerialists entering this level must already have an extremely strong knowledge of drops, wraps, core sequences, and the ability to explain their skills verbally. (Step by step & by name) They will also be asked to participate in a rigorous physical test to insure proper preparedness and safety.

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