Aerials

At Planet Rock, we consider cross-training to be an extremely important part of any climbing experience. Aerial silks offer a fun way to gain flexibility, strength and coordination; all skills that will help elevate your climbing practice. From conditioning 101 classes to weekly foundational aerial technique classes – we can help find the perfect program to meet your fitness interests.

When coming to aerial classes, please wear clothes that are on the tighter side (really loose clothing may get caught in the fabric), and that your armpits, backs of your knees and lower back are completely covered. Please remove jewelry before coming to class and make sure your feet are fresh and tidy! (We only use bare feet on the silks.)


• FREE SILKS 101
Combining strength and conditioning training on the fabric, Silks 101 classes are 60-minutes of aerial workout. Because of the unique experience of working on silks, aerial conditioning incorporates continuous core and muscle activation throughout an entire exercise. Learn how to safely work out (and then stretch) muscles in shoulders, hips and hands – extremely important areas that many climbers neglect. Participants must be 16+. All Aerial 101 classes are free with a gym membership or purchased gym day pass.

MADISON HEIGHTS: Tuesday, 6:00-7:00pm:  Stay tuned for more dates!

• FREE ADULT MIXED AERIAL
In this drop-in style mixed aerials class, students will get a chance to work on the lyra (aerial hoop) and silks. Basic skills for both lyra and silks will be covered, including basic grips, mounts, dismounts and positions for the lyra and basic grips, climbs, foot locks and positions for the silks. All Aerial 101 classes are free with a gym membership or purchased gym day pass.

ANN ARBOR: Wednesdays, 8:15-9:15pm
reserve your space online:  FEB 21__ FEB 28  __ MAR 7 __ MAR 14 ___MAR 21  __ MAR 28



AERIAL INSTRUCTION
Planet Rock offers instructional classes and sessions for both adults and youth. Refer to this section for class information, dates/times and class availability.



• YOUTH SILKS
Instructors cover the basics of climbs, locks and body positions in this beginning aerial silk class. Students build strength, flexibility and grace while working through this 6 or  11-weeek series. Sessions culminate in a class performance. Perfect for ages  8-12.
ANN ARBOR: Fridays  |  Mar 9 – May 25  |  5:00-6:00pm  |  $195 session

• CONTINUING YOUTH SILKS
This class is for students who can confidently climb the silk, perform a basic foot lock, and have at least 4 skills that they have mastered in previous classes. Extra emphasis will be put on technique, flow, and showmanship!
ANN ARBOR: Fridays  |  Mar 9 – May 25  |  6:00-7:00pm  |  $195 session


• YOUTH MIXED AERIAL
In this mixed aerials class, students will get a chance to work on the lyra (aerial hoop) and silks. Basic skills for both lyra and silks will be covered, including basic grips, mounts, dismounts and positions for the lyra and basic grips, climbs, foot locks and positions for the silks.
ANN ARBOR: Wednesdays  |  Mar 7 – May 23  |  6:00-7:00pm  |  $195 session 

• CONTINUING YOUTH MIXED AERIAL
In this mixed aerials class, students will get a chance to work on the lyra (aerial hoop) and silks. Continuing skills for both lyra and silks will be covered as we build on our foundational skills to develop strength and finesse through our aerial movements.
ANN ARBOR: Wednesdays  |  Mar 7 – May 23  |  7:00-8:00pm  |  $195 session 



ADDITIONAL GROUPS & LESSONS
Are you looking for a fun, active and interesting adventure? Try aerial silks! Private group aerials are perfect for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, dance groups and gymnasts. No matter your age, ability or skill-level, your group will leave feeling successful and enthused – along with great memories and great pictures!

Private Groups
MADISON HEIGHTS & ANN ARBOR: Classes can be tailored to the needs and specifications of the group. Private group sessions are non-refundable. Contact us 2-3 weeks ahead for best available times. Contact Beth@planet-rock.com with questions.
Cost: $45/person, 4 or more people
Time: 2 hours
Age requirements: 14 years or older

Private Lessons
MADISON HEIGHTS & ANN ARBOR: Class can be tailored to individual needs. Private lessons are non-refundable. Contact us 2-3 weeks ahead for best available times.  Contact Beth@planet-rock.com with questions.
Cost: $55/person, maximum of 3 people
Time: 1 hour
Age requirements: 14 years or older