What should I wear/bring to class? Anything I shouldn't do prior to class?
POLE - For beginners, any type of workout gear is appropriate. Feel free to wear yoga pants, leggings, shorts, etc. with a tank, tee, or sport bra. As you progress (after Level I), you may be asked to bring shorts ($10+ in our studio). Classes are taught in socks/dance shoes or you may choose to wear heels to pole classes. Any shoes worn in class must be clean, indoor shoes and not your street shoes. Please refrain from wearing any lotion or body oils before class. You will also be required to remove any hand or wrist jewelry at minimum or cover with tape/bandage if not removeable. For Pole Flow, although not required, it's best to bring layers, kneepads, and heels. For private parties/celebrations, you may choose to spice it up a little sexier and wear anything that makes you feel amazing for your special day!
AERIAL YOGA, AERIAL HAMMOCK, AERIAL SLING, AERIAL FIT, AERIAL SILKS, AERIAL CONDITIONING, YOUTH AERIAL ARTS - It's best to wear form-fitting clothing that covers your underarms and knees (for example, a fitted t-shirt and leggings). A top with sleeves that cover your underarms is required. Avoid loose clothing that may fall out of place when moving around or in inversions. Socks with grip are highly recommended ($6+ in our studio). Please refrain from wearing clothing with zippers, buttons, dangling straps, or anything else that may snag the fabric. We also ask that nails/cuticles be trimmed and/or smooth to the touch. All jewlery/accessories are prohibited (incl. earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, fitness trackers, anklets, toe rings, claw hair clips, and any other face or body piercing). If not removabale, it must be covered with tape/bandage. Please refrain from applying any hand lotion, oils, and perfume prior to class. These classes are also scent-free to protect those with allergies.
AERIAL HOOP (LYRA) and LOLLIPOP (PLYRA) - Wear comfy but form fitting clothing. Both shorts or leggings are appropriate, however, beginners will prefer leggings for comfort on the Lyra. Our Lollipop is powder-coated (not taped like the Lyras), so skin contact on arms and legs is preferred by most. "Grippy" leggings are also an option and available for sale at the studio. Please refrain from wearing any lotion or body oils before class. You will also be required to remove any hand or wrist jewelry at minimum or cover with tape/bandage if not removeable.
POLE SILKS/FAB POLE (this is not a traditional Pole class as it uses fabric; please see above for Pole class) - A top with sleeves to protect your underarms is required. Shorts, capris, or leggings are all appropriate although shorts are recommended, so you can still grip the pole with your legs. Avoid too loose of clothing that may fall out of place when moving around or in inversions. Please refrain from wearing clothing with zippers, buttons, dangling straps, or anything else that may snag the fabric. We also ask that nails/cuticles be trimmed and/or smooth to the touch. All jewlery is prohibited (incl. earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, fitness trackers, anklets, toe rings, and any other face or body piercing). If not removabale, it must be covered with tape/bandage. Please refrain from wearing any lotion, body oils, and perfume before class.
FLEXIBILITY - Wear layers to stay warm. You may borrow or opt to bring your own props (or creative alternatives) to class: yoga blocks (or books/boxes to support your weight), yoga strap (or belt, robe tie, neck tie, etc.), yoga band (or stretchy leggings), yoga loop (or tie your stretchy leggings into a loop), sliders (or paper plates, fuzzy socks, etc.), and foam roller/massage balls (or lacrosse balls). Although not required for class, most items are also for sale in the studio.
ALL CLASSES - All classes are taught in socks/dance shoes (or indoor only footwear) as street shoes are not allowed on the studio floor. Think ankle socks, thigh high socks, ballet slippers, modern dance shoes, etc. If you require supportive gym shoes, please let us know ahead of time and be sure your shoes are indoor shoes only and not street shoes that have been worn outdoors to keep our floors clean as we teach floorwork classes. As we are temporarily no longer supplying some personal equipment, you may be asked to provide your own yoga mat and small towel/rag. This information will be in your class confirmation email, or you may inquire ahead of time. It is also best to bring a bottle of water for hydration.
Do I need to be physically fit already, and are there age restrictions?
Any level of physical ability is welcome to join classes. All classes begin with a warm-up, and you proceed at your own level. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in most of our Pole Classes. If you are under the age of 18, please inquire here. With parent/legal guardian written approval, there are exceptions for some or most Aerial Classes, Specialty Classes, and Fitness Classes, and we also offer a weekly Youth Aerial Arts course. We offer Parties and Private Lessons with parent/legal guardian consent for those under 18. We offer classes to those of all ages! Our Youth classes began at age 7 (or 6 with prior approval). Our Pole classes begin at age 18 although exceptions can be made. For those under the age of 18, please contact us for the approval steps.
How do I sign up and pay?
You can register online through our SIGN UP page. You do not need to create an account, and we offer many payment options...Venmo (Flight Fitness Studio in the "Business" section), QuickPay/Zelle (orders@FlightFitnessStudio.com), Google Pay, PayPal (FlightFitnessStudio@gmail.com), card, and cash. For discounted rates and special pricing, you have the option of clicking here OR receiving a store credit for the difference. Signing up at the studio is another option as we accept cash and card in person. To ensure your class or session runs, it is best to preregister/pay online as there is a student minimum. Classes with below minimum enrollment may be cancelled, and you will only be notified if you preregistered. Classes might also be sold out if you arrive without preregistering/paying, so please try to register online before arriving.
What is your refund/credit policy?
All sales are final whether you intended to make the purchase or not, however, if we cancel your class, you have options:
If you paid by card, PayPal (on our website, guest checkout, or item/service), Venmo business, or any other method that charges merchant fees, you will receive a STORE CREDIT for the full amount OR refunded to the original method of payment MINUS FEES ($1.50 for an single class or $7.50 for a Series of classes).
If you paid by cash, QuickPay/Zelle, no-fee Venmo personal, no-fee PayPal friend/family, or any other approved method that DOES NOT CHARGE merchant fees, you are eligible for a full refund to the original method of payment.
Fee-less app usernames: QuickPay/Zelle (orders@FlightFitnessStudio.com), Google Pay, PayPal friends/family (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you prefer to check the status of your class before registering or have any other questions regarding these policies, you may call or email us.
Are your classes women only?
The majority of our Pole classes are currently female only, but we offer co-ed Pole classes. The rest of our class offerings are always co-ed. Feel free to contact us with specific questions.
Do you offer other classes besides Pole Dance & Fitness?
Since opening in 2014, we have expanded our class offerings from solely Pole Classes to include Aerial Classes, Specialy Classes, and Fitness Classes.
Aerial Classes - Aerial Hoop (Lyra), Aerial Silks, Aerial Yoga/Hammock/Sling, Aerial Conditioning, Youth Aerial Arts
Specialty Classes - Lollipop (Plyra), Chair Dance, Pole Silks/FabPole, Hula Hoop
Fitness Classes - Flexibility, Booty Werk, Conditioning Circuit, Shoulder Clinic, Yoga
We are always looking for new suggestions, so if you are interested in something we currently don't have, please let us know and contact us.
How do I know if I should start with an Intro class first or sign up for the 8-Week Series?
It's simple. Are you ready to commit? Do you want to save over 25%? Then sign up now for the 8-Week Series of Pole Dance & Fitness, Aerial Silks, or Aerial Hoop (Lyra). The 8-Week Series is progressive meaning the moves and tricks are taught in a specific order for maximum benefit. You will consistently progress and improve your skill set in this on-going class structure.
If you are still unsure if it's right for you, then start with an Intro class. Intro classes are only available for our progressive classes: Pole Dance & Fitness, Aerial Silks, and Aerial Hoop (Lyra). These progressive classes are not available as single class options, therefore, we offer an Intro class to try-before-you-buy. All of our other classes are not as progressive in nature, so anyone at anytime can jump right in without feeling lost. These classes are available as single classes, so an Intro class offering is not needed.
I'm interested in Aerial classes with fabric. I see you offer a few different options. What do you recommend for my first time?
Here is a breakdown of the differences between the two fabric apparatuses: Hammocks and Silks.
Aerial Hammock/Sling/Yoga/Fit - A long piece of fabric is rigged from each end either to a single point or double points and suspended in the air forming a "sling" or hammock" (hence the name). Sometimes referred to as a "fabric swing" (although there is no swinging motion), there is a resting position of sitting or standing on the fabric while still being in the air. Aerial Sling classes may also be performed on the silk knot. Feel free to read more about the different classes offered on this apparatus by clicking here.
Aerial Silks - A longer piece of fabric is suspended in the air from the center leaving two long, beautiful tails draping down. Since there is no "hammock" (unless the fabric is knotted), there is not necessarily a resting position. More upper body strength types of exercises and movements will be trained on this apparatus for that reason, but soon you will be flying in the air, wrapping up your body in the silks, and performing jaw-dropping drops.
If you want to get a workout in a lighter fashion that does not require as much upper body strength to start, then try a class in the hammocks. You might even go upside down in your first class. If you want to train more upper body strength and be challenged from the very start, try Aerial Silks. We recommend trying both and deciding for yourself which you prefer.
I'm interested in your Hula Hoop classes. Do I need my own hoop?
We have a multitude of colors, sizes, and styles of hoops at our studio, but you are free to bring your own. We also have custom hoops for sale.
What should I bring to class? Do I need a yoga mat?
Due to the current state of affairs, you are now required to bring your own accessories to class or purchase at the studio. Click here for more info.
What is your makeup policy for missed classes?
Makeup classes for our Pole, Aerial, and Fitness Series classes are allotted based on advanced notification of tardiness and cancellations. Only certain single classes/sessions allow for makeups. Refunds will not be given as all sales are final. Please inquire within the studio for full written details.
I am traveling (or not from around here), and I cannot commit to an 8-Week Series. What are my options?
Please contact us to disuss your personal situation.
I would like to come in with a group of friends to try Pole Dancing. Should we schedule an Intro to Pole class or a Private Party?
If you are coming with a group of five or more, we recommend booking a Private Party. You will have the whole studio to yourself for you and your friends, and you may invite whoever you want. Since it is not a public class, there will be no outsiders present, just you, your friends, and your instructor.
Our Intro to Pole classes are to give you an idea of what our 8-Week Pole Series is like as in a try-before-you-buy. These classes have a limit of 4-6 people. There is a fitness aspect to this class, and you will be working on conditioning exercises in addition to dancing. If you are interested in the technical side of pole tricks, then the class is for you.
Private Parties are more focused on the dance and social aspect of Pole and do not have exercise as the main component. With a Private Party, it is tailored to your group instead of following the more strict lesson plan of an Intro to Pole class. You can even choose your own music at your private event and invite many more people than at a public class.