We suggest shorts and a workout top as the skin on your legs enables better grip, however if you feel uncomfortable in shorts, leggings are fine until you build confidence and feel relaxed in your classes. In the colder months, we also suggest wearing something warm on your feet as the flooring can be cold.
We suggest bringing a drink, a sweat towel and a hair tie (if you have long hair). As you progress in the sport you may wish to purchase grip aids if you need them (we recommend dry hands however if you would like more advice, please speak to your instructor or contact us directly) .
Our classes are very laid back and all about having fun! At Mission Studios we pride ourselves on team spirit. Ensuring you feel a part of our community and making friends along the way is essential to us. Our instructors work hard to make you feel comfortable and give you moves that are achievable and at your specific level.
Our classes are scheduled for 1 hour with an overspill timeframe of 15 minutes if the instructor feels longer is needed.
Our main casual group class offering is ‘Mixed Ability’ (catering to all levels) however, we also offer Beginner Courses in all areas. These courses are aimed at new customers who haven’t tried Arial Fitness or it has been a while since they took a class. These courses are fantastic at providing the foundational knowledge and experience needed to build confidence and create a passion for our sport. Completing a
Beginner Course provides the fundamentals you will need to succeed. You can attend these Courses
as many times as you like, then when you feel ready, you can join our mixed ability sessions for some
higher level training.
Not at all, you shall build strength as you progress through the moves. You don’t need prior strength or experience to join any of our classes/courses. All moves are tailored to your strength, ability and experience. The majority of our Students start their Aerial journey with little strength, the beauty about the sport is it creates so much strength in such a short time frame.
No, there are many moves that don’t require any flexibility. Also, your instructor will be able to alter a move to accommodate your flexibility parameters. The majority of our students find their flexibility increase’s with their new found strength, also certain moves provide a stretching element…better yet, we offer Flexibility classes to assist with achieving certain stretch moves quicker (splits anyone?). Check out our timetable.
We welcome everyone and will do our best to make you feel comfortable and welcomed even if you are on your own. Attending on your own for the first time can be daunting but we promise to give you an exciting and new experience! Our other students are always friendly and accommodating..and generally love to help out!
Please do not moisturise on the day of your booked class. Moisturiser makes your hands/body slippery which will prevent you from gripping the equipment. Washing your hands with washing up liquid can help to remove unwanted oils from your hands before attending (this is particularly useful if you use creams on a daily basis – beauticians, hair dressers etc).
For our Mixed Ability groups and Beginner Courses we welcome teenagers from the age of 12+.
However, these must be booked by a parent / guardian who gives permission for you to attend.
Parents / guardians are not required to sit through the class however but they must check in with
the instructor when dropping you off/picking you up – therefore we request the parent /guardian to
arrive 10 minutes before the class start and finish time.
Depending on the type of class you would like to book, depends on the process. If you would like to book general, group, 1 off workshop sessions or semi-private classes, please visit our Book Now section of the website and book through our online platform (GymCatch) to secure your space. Gymcatch will show you what is available and when through a calendar system which gives you the option to look at what is available per day. If you would like to book a course or a Private Class, please check the next FAQ.
We have a number of private sessions available to book on our book now calendar schedule. To take a look at what’s available go to the book now section and put a filter on for personal training, this will bring up all of the private sessions already available for you to book. If these privates don’t suit your timeframe and you would like another day and time, please contact us directly (email, phone,text or Social Media) to arrange this. Depending on Instructor and Studio availability, Private classes can be booked at a time to suit you.
We have a number of beginner level 1 courses in pole and aerial running at our venues for new customers to book. These can be booked through the book now section by clicking on the courses tab located just above the schedule. Clicking the courses tab will bring up all current and future courses running. Choose the area, type and day that suits you and click the details button to read more about the course and book your place.
OUR OTHER CLASSES
Enjoy hoop, silks and trapeze classes in a safe and supportive environment with experienced instructors who will soon have you flying gracefully through the air!
With classes just for kids or family classes where you can all exercise together, the kids can learn circus skills for fun, friends and fitness.
BURLESQUE & EXOTIC
Learn to strut your stuff with va-va-voom, flair and style in our flirty and fun Burlesque and Exotic classes that will give your self-confidence a huge boost!
Build your strength and flexibility with Stretch and Flex or dance your heart out with our high energy Adult Commercial Dance classes!
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* T’s & C’s - Once you have purchased your membership please give us 48 - 72 hours to upload the code to your gymcatch account. This code is not redeemable for any kids classes or for any external classes not run my Mission Studios (e.g. Yoga, burlesque, boogie bounce)