I think it is so important to change up your fitness routine and try new things from time to time. That is what a few of us Smarty girls did when we tried AIR, Aerial Fitness. I really did not know what to expect (none of us did!!).
This is what we thought we’d look like.
When I walked in we were greeted by the friendly & experienced, Kerri Flanigan, manager & instructor of AIR. She walked us through how to use the silks to support ourselves keeping in mind the 3 of us had never tried anything like this at all. The next thing I knew I felt like I should be in Cirque show (I know I did not look as glamorous as I felt) and my muscles were burning. We were using the silks effectively and getting a great workout. It was fun, different, and hard and I’ve already been back for more.
So what to expect from AIR. This is how AIR describes itself:
AIR® is an intense aerial fitness training program fusing ballet barre, Pilates and Yoga with aerial silk hammocks. This highly effective program is designed to strengthen, lengthen + tone in record breaking time. Sculpt, Tone, Fast.
AIR is very similar to many of the fabulous Barre classes that we all love. It lengthens and tones your entire body using your core. You use the silks to support yourself and challenge yourself. You use small weights to tone your arms along with pushups and planks. You often pull yourself up the silks and keep one leg in the silks as you do lunges and squats. Some serious toning here!! I love the arm and legs series and the planks were tough too. I really enjoyed the whole workout. And if you are ready, Kerri will teach you some great tricks so you can really put the silks to work! It was awesome and so fun. I’ve been back a few times since our initial and love it more each time. So if you’ve thought about trying something new this year, give AIR a try! CSP readers get your first class for $1!!!
Smarty Steal and Giveaway: $1 class and three (3) Smarties get one week free
Smarty Steal: CSP readers get the first class for $1 with promo code AIRCHARLOTTE (no expiration date on this one but use it only once! ;-)) and three lucky winners will receive a FREE week to AIR. Here’s how to enter the giveaway:
1. Follow CSP and AIR on Facebook (CSP and Air) and Instagram (@charlottesmartypants and @airfitnow).
2. Share this link on your Facebook wall by clicking on the “Like” button in the top left corner of the post.
3. In the Comments section below, tell us why you’ve been DYING to try an AIR class.
That’s it! Winner will be announced on Friday, February 6.
And, mark your calendars. AIR is also offering Kids Workshops. The next one coming up is Saturday Feb.28th at 11:30am for kids ages 7-12, cost is $30 for the 1 hour workshop. Here are the details…..
Has your child ever wanted to FLY? Here’s their chance! In this specialty AIR® workshop designed just for kids, they will learn how to safely utilize our silk hammocks for an experience like no other. Kids will hang, swing, flip and fly, allowing their imagination to take over! Workshop is 60 minutes and parents will be permitted to enter studio after the workshop to capture photos of the amazing things their child just learned! Ages 7-12.
AIR is conveniently located in Myers Park
1043-C Providence Road
(same shopping center as Fancy Pants & Slurge)