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 AERIAL 101
Combining strength and conditioning training on the fabric, Aerials 101 classes are 60-minutes of aerial workout. Because of the unique experience of working on both silks and lyra (hoop), 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: NOV 7
Planet Rock offers instructional classes and sessions for both adults and kids. Refer to this section for class information, dates/times and class availability.
• ADULT BEGINNING SILK - NEW CLASS!
MADISON HEIGHTS: Thursdays | Nov 30 – Dec 21 | 6:00-7:00pm | $68
This 4-week class is a great way to start your silks adventure! Each week introduces foundation moves, as well as review skills learned in previous classes. Build strength, balance and overall aerial aptitude throughout this session. Our last day of class takes place in the big gym, so you can practice your skills on 35′ long silks! Participants must be 16+.
• ADULT SILK
Instructors cover foundational techniques for climbing, locks and body positions in our beginning aerial classes. Learn to twirl, pose and fly while you build strength and increase flexibility. Participants must be 16+.
MADISON HEIGHTS: Saturdays | Oct 7 – Nov 11 | 11:15-12:15 | Fall session is full, see you in Winter!
ANN ARBOR: Fridays | Sept 15 – Dec 1 | 7:00-8:00pm | $195 session
• ADULT MIXED AERIAL
Instructors will be on hand to guide all-level students in this drop-in style class. During this drop-in class, beginners will learn safe introductory skills, while more experienced aerialists can take the time to train and perfect the skills they already possess.
ANN ARBOR: Wednesdays | 8:15-9:15pm | Free with membership or day pass Reserve your space online
• KID SILK
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 9-15.
MADISON HEIGHTS: Saturdays | Oct 7 – Nov 11 | 10:00-11:00 | Fall session is full, see you in Winter!
ANN ARBOR: Fall sessions are currently full. Winter session enrollment begins in Dec.
• KID 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 | 7:00-8:00pm | Drop-in, $18 per class Reserve your space online
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!
MADISON HEIGHTS: 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. Email Beth@planet-rock.com with questions or to schedule.
Cost: $45/person, minimum of 4 people
Time: 2 hours
Age requirements: 14 years or older
MADISON HEIGHTS: Are you trying to work on a specific skill and just can’t get it? Do you want to learn a move a little more in-depth than was covered in class? Lessons can be tailored to the needs and specifications of your group. Private group sessions are non-refundable. Contact us 2-3 weeks ahead for best available times. Email Beth@planet-rock.com with questions or to schedule.
Cost: $55/hour, up to 3 people
Time: minimum of 1 hour
Age requirements: 10 years or older