Cloud Aerial Arts Manchester: we tried a pole dancing for fitness class

We tried a pole dancing for fitness, a circus-style exercise class that tests your strength, flexibility and strength.
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Are you looking for a new way to keep fit and build strength, resilience and flexibility?

Cloud Aerial Arts in Manchester City Centre may have just the class for you.

Pole is an exciting way to improve your fitness or supplement your workout routine. It's an art form that takes a lot of upper body strength, coordination, and the mental toughness to withstand the burns and bruising that comes from trying to hold onto a metal bar.

I tried a class at Cloud Aerial Arts near Piccadilly station in Manchester City Centre, and for one hour on a Wednesday night, I tried spins, attempted to climb the pole and even had a go at inversions - which are upside-down skills.

Thanks to a background in gymnastics and cheerleading, I found I had enough strength to try out a few beginner spins and holds, but it is an art form which takes a lot of practice.

Most of the other women in the class were experienced in other aerial arts and one had been doing pole for over a year, so I didn't feel too bad I couldn't master some of the skills they made look very easy.

Overall I really enjoyed my taster pole class at Cloud Aerial Arts, and would recommend some form of aerial arts to anyone who wants to find a fun new workout class and improve their strength and flexibility.