When I tell people that I've been taking Silques classes at B.You, they tend to react one of two ways. A few folks are really intrigued, but most seem to think that an aerial silques class would lead to a huge catastrophe. If you went to see Pitch Perfect 2 this weekend, you probably know what they're thinking...
I PROMISE y'all it isn't that traumatic. I really would tell you if it were. Instead, I'm going to tell y'all exactly what to expect from a Silques class at B.You.
First off: what to wear. You'll be doing a lot of the same poses you'd expect in a barre or yoga class, so you don't want a lot of loose-fitting clothes in which to get caught. Stick with the same leggings/ tights, tank top, and sticky socks that you wear to barre. Oh, and leave your jewelry at home. You don't want to snag the silque and risk getting caught during a pose.
Second: what to bring. Of course, you'll need water. All equipment is provided. A can-do attitude and a good dose of humility are good to bring as well; we all feel a little awkward as we navigate the silques.
Finally: what to expect. There are several different silques-based classes at B.You.
The level of inversion and skill needed varies highly by class. I love the B. Silque Yoga class, where traditional yoga poses are aided by the inclusion of the silque, the B.Silque Barre, which incorporates many of the same exercises used in barre class, with the silque taking the place of the barre for stability, and the B.Lifted class, which does incorporate more time standing or sitting in the silque.
Most of all, expect to have fun, work hard, and be a little amazed by your own strength and flexibility!
Before signing up for any silques class, be sure to consult with the inspirers at B.You Fitness to make sure that this regimen is right for you. Pregnant women should not take aerial fitness classes. This post was brought to you by B.You Fitness; all opinions are my own.