Friday, June 21, 2013

Escape Aerial Arts, LLC ~ Giveaway Alert!!!

UPDATE 7/1/2013 - AND THE WINNER IS:
Entry #52Julie G.
 
Congratulations, Julie!! We can't wait to Escape with you!!
 
Keep watching for more giveaways and other fun stuff as we get closer to opening day!!



I can't believe June is almost over! The new pole and aerial arts studio "Escape Aerial Arts, LLC" will be opening it's door for the first time this August! Escape will be offering pole fitness classes, aerial silks, aerial yoga, fly gym, belly dance, ballet barre and hula hoop just to name a few.  An alternative to the gym, you will not only be getting stronger, leaner and more flexible,  you will be learning a new and fun skill in the process.

To celebrate the grand opening Escape Aerial Arts is giving away a free 1 month membership! This will allow you to attend any of the classes offered for 1 full month FREE!

The prize will be awarded July 1st, winner will have 1 year to cash it in for 1 month of free classes.

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Escape Aerial Arts, LLC
3 Kelley Square
Worcester, MA 01610
www.escapeaerialarts.com

 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

June is almost over!

It's been a crazzzzzzzzzzzy month. Once we found our space everything started moving at super speed. Not to mention I jumped with both feet into a full metabolic conditioning and strength training regimen. I dead lifted for the first time today and it felt great! (I'm a little worried about what it will feel like tomorrow, but as of right now I can't wait to get back in there!) I have Fly Gym instructor certification this weekend, 8 hours of intensive training, I'm hoping I'm not too sore by then. But enough about me, back to the business stuff. The landlord is working on our space now. Removing the middle room, fixing up the floor, removing the cieling fans (cieling fans are NOT our friends! Think Charlie from the Willie Wonka movie!) we are supposed to be moving in as of July 1st. A week and a half! OMG. I'm not prepared!!!

I plan on getting our software set up early next week, get our insurance all set up, etc etc. I feel like I'm forgetting everything! If anyone out there has ever opened a pole/aerial studio and you feel like spreading your wisdom, please do!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Life in Rewind: Things I Would Have Told My Future Self

The Blog hop topic for June is "Things I wish I knew before I started pole dancing". My life since I began pole dancing, just 13 short months ago, has been a whirlwind. So many changes so quickly! If I could go back to that fateful day in May of 2012 this may be what the conversation with my "future self" would sound like:

Current Me: "This may sound crazy to you, but your life is about to change. Drastically. Right here, right now. You know that feeling you've been having? That nagging feeling? That feeling that something is missing? That your job isn't fulfilling and you aren't doing what you were meant to do? That your body wasn't made to sit in a cubicle all day glued to a computer under florescent lighting? All that is about to change."

 PAST ME: "I call Shenanigans! This is just one pole class. I'm sure I won't even like it. I'm going to try it just to try it. An hour workout then I go home. Nothing more"

 Current Me: "Oh, you silly, silly girl. You are about to become an addict. You will soon be attending 3+ classes per week, be covered in bruises and be loving it. Heed my advice...

* Start saving money now! Pole is an expensive hobby! There are so many cute pole clothes on the market... plus you'll have to keep your toe nails looking pretty, they'll be on display year round! Did I mention how much it costs to put a pole in the living room? And Pole camp during the summer. Plus, all those conditioning classes...

* Be ready to work HARD. Pole is a difficult sport. If you put more time and energy in from the beginning you would be much farther along when you become ME! Stay motivated and stay strong.

* Clean out the fridge and kitchen cabinets. With this new love comes a whole new perspective on food. Food is no longer all the processed junk you've been eating. "Food" is now clean, provided by nature. Food is meant to fuel your body. It is not there for you to eat as much as you can and then sit on the couch all night.

* Oh, and did I mention that in less than a year you were going to become a certified pole instructor? Yes, YOU! You who has been inactive for way too long now will be heading out to New York for a weekend of intense pole instruction. Learning how to teach, how to spot, how to motivate. Are you ready for that?!

Ooooh, and I can't forget to mention... A little over a year from now you will be opening your own pole studio! Yes, this sport is going to inspire and motivate you so much that you are going to want to spend your days teaching others the joys of pole dancing! Don't worry, your family and friends will be more than supportive. The decision you are making right now to try this class is one of the most life changing decisions you have made. Now get in there and work your butt off! Oh, and be nice to Maggie, she will be right there with your through your journey."

Of course past me would never listen to current me because past me is too stubborn to do what current me suggests. Confused? Current me too.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Studio Update - Have We Found Our Home?!

Just got back from viewing a potential studio spot with Maggie and feeling pretty good about it! It has exposed brick walls just like our original space, high ceilings, huge windows overlooking the infamous Kelley Square, lots of natural light and all the space we need! Not to mention a parking lot and lots of on street parking. It's close to lots of bars and restaurants,thrift shops, a salon and it's in the Canal district so it will be part of the carriage tours this summer. Perfect! A few things need to be ironed out with the landlord, but we may have found our new home!! SO EXCITED!!!