Instructor Feature – Tianna

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January 21, 2020 by

Tianna Gervais is the first of our aerial instructors being showcased in this series about our incredible team. She has such a calm and welcoming presence, perfect for her classes! 

Tianna is our aerial hammock instructor and has been training aerial hammock for over four years. When she came onto the Aradia team, she also started into pole fitness. Her experience also includes five years as a Yoga teacher, and she is part of an online training program, Sophrosync. We love how supportive and disciplined Tianna is when helping her students achieve the tangible benefits of her classes. In addition to the classes she teaches for us, Tianna offers Aerial Energize and Acro Aerial as daytime classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. You can get more information for these daytime classes, and register by emailing Tianna.

Show her some love and give her a follow on Instagram! You will get to see what she’s up to on the hammock, in the gym, and see her adorable puppy Edison.

Aradia Fitness Calgary instructor Tianna Gervais in pike pose on aerial hammock

What surprised you the most about pole fitness?

The thing that surprised me the most about pole is how much it hurts!

What is your current favourite pole/aerial move?

My favourite aerial move is cross back into straddle.

Do you have a favourite off the hammock conditioning exercise?

I like going to the gym.

What are your current pole and aerial goals for yourself and for your students?

My pole goals are to begin practicing more consistently. My aerial goals for myself are to learn more drops, and for my students to be able to put together combo’s by themselves in new ways!

How would you describe your teaching style?

My teaching style is a dance of yoga flow and acrobatics in, around and using the hammock. 

What do you think students gain from being members at Aradia?

Aradia takes every student and builds up their strength, and most importantly their confidence. Any person can walk in and feel free to express themselves, and own their movements to feel on top of the world. 

Can you provide one piece of advice for students working through their pole journey?

Obviously the #1 piece is get to practice as much as you can – but an important part is also to cross train! Yoga and climbing are good ones to improve grip strength, core, shoulder health and stamina.

Aradia Fitness Calgary instructor feature Tianna