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Benefits of Aradia Cardio Focused Classes

Continuing with our posts on the benefits of our various classes, today we will focus on two more of my favourites, Pole Circuit and POUND®! The classes are cardio based, but no running is required. These two classes are guaranteed to get your heart rate up and keep you entertained.

The number one thing I hear when students are going to perform or compete is “I’m having a tough time getting through this three-minute performance; I have to work on my cardio.” Pole Circuit and POUND® are built to help you increase your cardio.

Pole Circuit is a total body workout that uses interval training to get your heart rate going. Using exercises on and off the pole, we combine intense work with periods of rest to improve your endurance, burn fat, and build strength. Although it is a tough workout, every student feels accomplished after taking this class. If you take Pole Circuit often, you will see how much your endurance increases. Increasing cardio will give you an edge when training or even taking other classes. Pole circuit is a one of a kind class, and we highly recommend taking it if you haven’t tried it before.

Three POUNDfit trainers standing with ripstix crossed behind their backs

POUND® is not your typical cardio class; it is way more fun! POUND® is a full-cardio jam session with great music and choreography. You will burn between 400 and 800+ calories per hour without even noticing it. It is a go go go 45-minute class that makes you feel good while increasing your cardio quickly. An extra benefit is also how you get better and better at picking up choreography, and this will translate to those types of classes as well.  It is also a great way to get any frustrations out while you are drumming to the music and trust me, everyone needs that once in a while. Come join me for a class, you will love POUND®!


Benefits of Aradia Choreography Classes


In a previous post, we discussed why cross training is essential for pole and aerial athletes. A few of the benefits of cross training include injury prevention, increased cardio and enhanced mobility and movement. With over thirty different classes on our weekly schedule, we offer these benefits and many more when you are trying to get to the next level of your training. For the next few posts, we will focus on how our choreography classes can help you in your training.

Let’s take a look at Floor Play and Dance Flow. These are just two of the many choreography classes we offer at Aradia. Many times I’ve heard “I can’t figure out my floor work routine in my competition piece” or “I don’t feel comfortable moving away from the pole.” These comments are not unusual because we all tend to feel safe holding on to the pole after a while. Then it gets to the point where we cannot think of what to do if/when we are away from it. Being authentic to your natural movement always creates the best routines because your body knows what movement feels right and what doesn’t (this can show in a performance).

Floor Play is designed to teach you some movement while close to or on the floor. The more you take this class, the more the floor becomes part of your comfort zone. Creativity can take over as your body learns what movement(s) feel authentic to you. With or without heels, this class helps you explore and relate to the floor as your apparatus. As your comfort level increases, you will be more easily creating your patterns in your practice that are best suited to you.

Dance Flow is a complimentary class that uses basic dance movements to teach you graceful movement even when you are standing. You will focus on hand, leg and body movements to create grace, elegance, and interest while you are away from (or off of) the pole, hoop or silk. The music starts you on a journey, but your movement creates the storyline.

Happy Poling, Flying and Dancing!