Fly Fitness Aerial Arts

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If you already know you were born to fly, head straight to the schedule and get started! If you have questions, take a look below for answers to our frequently asked questions!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How has Covid-19 impacted FLY?

As our class sizes are dramatically impacted by social distancing and sanitation procedures, we ask that you are extremely diligent about your registrations and attendance.

  • It is absolutely necessary to pre-register, at least 24 hours in advance. Space is very limited and waitlists are expected. Cancellations are always possible so being on a waitlist could pan out.
  • Cancellation Window: Students can cancel their class for any reason through ScheduleHouse, email, text or voicemail up to 12 hours ahead of class time without penalty.
  • Do not come to class if you are feeling under the weather, including, but not limited to flu or covid-like symptoms. If you need to cancel for this reason, please email, text, or leave a voicemail to ensure you are not charged any late cancel fees. If you DO cancel with the assumption that you have Covid symptoms, you will be asked to stay away from the studio for 14 days or until you have received a negative test result for Covid-19. We ask that you make every attempt to provide as much notice as possible as waitlists are likely.
  • No  Shows: Please just never "no show" for class. Much like your parents, we will worry that you are stuck in a ditch, severely injured.
  • While our class offerings are restricted and we are keeping everyone separate from each other due to the pandemic, it would be very helpful for you to pre-fill out forms if you are able. Even if you have previously filled out these forms, we are requiring updated paperwork from everyone. Thank you for your understanding!

This looks FUN... for other people!

Most humans once learned to swim and they didn't go in with the ability or know-how to do it! The majority of our clients start with what they would refer to as "zero" upper body and core strength and that's ok, you don't need it to start! If you do come in with a strong fitness background, you may simply progress faster. Our levels are NOT designed to be done in one session, you progress to the next level when you are physically ready to safely move up. Every body is unique and together we can identify your strengths. Physical strength is not the only thing you will work on, there are many facets to our Pole, Aerial & Dance programs! The mix of creative, emotional, mental and physical work is truly unique! Send us your "but"s, we can answer them!

What do I need to know about coming to FLY during the pandemic?
  • Do not come to class if you are feeling under the weather, including, but not limited to flu or covid-like symptoms. If you need to cancel for this reason, please email, text, or leave a voicemail to ensure you are not charged any late cancel fees. If you DO cancel with the assumption that you have Covid symptoms, you will be asked to stay away from the studio for 14 days or until you have received a negative test result for Covid-19.
  • Please arrive to the studio ready to come in 5 minutes ahead of class. If you are earlier, please wait outside of the studio and stay apart from each other if you are out of your vehicles!
  • Only those registered for classes or appointments will be allowed in the studio. Doors may be locked during class if the studio coordinator is away from the front. Any juniors will have to be dropped off and promptly picked up. If you are not comfortable sending your child without accompanying them, you will have to refrain from returning during the initial phases.
  • New waivers will be required for every client.
  • Please arrive dressed and ready for class as much as possible, and leave any unnecessary items, including jewellery, at home.
  • The water cooler is off limits for public use and we encourage you to bring a full water bottle. We will be able to get you water in a pinch, though!
  • While removing shoes, stand a minimum of 6 feet from the desk and state your name to confirm registration confirmation. You will be asked to give verbal confirmation that you have not experienced flu or covid like symptoms 24 hours prior to class. Wash or sanitize your hands and follow directions to the appropriate studio. Coming inside will feel a bit like airport security for now, sorry for that!
  • It is also necessary for you to leave the studio quickly when your class or booked time slot is finished. Leaving the studio after your class will be  guided by FLY Crew.
  • Always maintain a 6-foot distance from one another throughout class. Please refrain from congregating, high-fiving, hugging, or otherwise touching anyone at the studio.
  • If you happen to touch your face, your phone or other personal items you will be required to wash your hands or use the in studio hand sanitizer. Also, don't touch your face during class!
  • Wearing masks can help mitigate asymptomatic spread of the virus. You are welcome to wear masks in the studio, but for your safety we do NOT recommend masks during class.
  • As we ease into things we will be considering client owned fabrics. If anyone is interested in purchasing their own fabric (new or studio used), please let us know. Anyone who wishes to bring their own fabric will be required to consult with the owner to ensure your fabric is of the correct length and integrity.  Amazon purchases for aerial equipment is NEVER recommended.
  • If you like to have a yoga mat for class you must bring your own. Yoga mats are not heavily used in pole or aerial classes. For those that wish, used studio mats could be rented or purchased while supplies last.
  • Any equipment you need will be set out for you.  After class take your used equipment to the designated area for disinfection.
  • Instructors will teach from their own apparatus.
  • Crash mats will remain in use and will be sanitized after each use.
  • Safety in pole & aerial has always been, and remains the number 1 priority at FLY. We will be available for hands on assistance with PPE to maintain safety in class when necessary, but will rely on other teaching methods as much as possible. Please use a great deal of care to create a safe environment for yourself and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

What is best for (insert personal barrier here)?

When it comes to Pole/Aerial, by far our most commonly asked question is "What is best for (a beginner, a clumsy person, an out of shape person, a person with mobility challenges, insert your own)?". The short answer is there is no short answer! That's why we are here to help! Our FAQ's and Class Descriptions are a good start but we'd love to give you advice on where to start! First off we need to know what intrigued you the most, that way we can help you find a path to it (or as close as possible at least!). If you are truly just up for anything, we have a lot to try, so let's get started!

Will I fit in at FLY?

YES! FLY is a non-judgmental, diverse studio that is open to all genders, shapes and sizes. Our current clients range in age from 7 to 65+. Anyone with basic mobility can come to FLY!

What to wear/bring?

◦ POLE & FABPOLE SILKS: Shorts! Please wear or bring short shorts with you. Alternatively, when just starting out leggings will work if you can pull them up above the knee! Covering the armpits is highly recommended for FabPole Silks.

◦ AERIAL HOOP, SLING & SILKS: Leggings! You can wear shorts if you prefer. Absolutely nothing too loose - it will only twist and tangle and cause sadness.  

◦ Classes are done in bare feet, unless noted. Socks are okay in some classes but depending on the type of class they can actually be dangerous. Leg warmers are always okay!

◦ Your own yoga mat (depending on the class and if you like to use one) and a water bottle (studio mats are unavailable at this time).

◦ Notebooks are always recommended to document your journey! Of course you can also use an app!

◦ We also encourage and are happy to help you document your journey in photos and we love when you share them with us on social media by tagging us and using hash tag #flyfitregina. Please don't be shy about asking for assistance taking photos of your new moves at the end of a class as we love celebrating your accomplishments with you! We only ask that you respect others around you by ensuring other clients are not included in photos/videos you intend to share without their permission.

What if I have no interest in pole or aerial but like the vibe of FLY?

FLY is about variety! We also believe in a balanced approach to health and movement. For this reason, we offer a full complement of Fitness & Recovery classes. Because we have clients who are only interested in Pole, Aerial & Dance and we also have clients who are only interested in Fitness & Recovery, as well as clients who are interested in both, we have several package options to meet individual needs! Get in touch and we will be happy to recommend the best fit for what you are looking for!

What if I have prior experience?

Please contact us! We are happy to assess where you are at and where you would fit in within our curriculum's.

Do I have to book to attend?

YES! This is to ensure there is adequate space in classes and for instructors to be prepared. Additionally, if a class is empty up to 36 hours before it runs it will be cancelled, so we need to know if you plan on coming (even if you end up cancelling within the time limit of 8 hours)! This policy also applies to jams!

How does the schedule work?

Our Pole, Aerial & Dance classes run in 6 week sessions for adults and 12 weeks for Juniors. We allow drop-in classes in our Level 1 FLY Adult classes and offer several opportunities for both Adults and Juniors (TRY FLY sessions, Workshops and Day Camps) to try things out prior to making the commitment. Our Fitness & Recovery classes are always available for drop-ins but watch for special offers for specific sessions at great prices! If you don't see a class that interests you at a time that works for you feel free to let us know! We always consider feedback when building our schedule and make adjustments to the best of our ability based on clients' needs.

How do makeup classes work?

Make up classes are allowed based on availability of class times and space. In order to use a make up class you are required to mark yourself or report your absence within the cancellation policy. No shows do not qualify for a make up! You would then re-book for another class at your level or below (within 6 months) and the credit will be applied. If you cancel a Fitness & Recovery class within the allowable time, you will be able to book a future class in it's place within 6 months.

How do the levels work?

Our level 1s start out with the very basics and build strength and confidence to start leaving the ground. Some classes are definitely more challenging than others (see faq on "What is good for (______)?". Going from level 1 to level 2 and so on requires pre-requisite moves which are in place to keep you safe and feeling confident. There is no rush to go up a level. Some learn fast or have prior complimentary experience and are ready for the next level after just 1 round but the average for repeating a level is 2 times. This can be longer for Juniors as there aren't as many levels in the program. There is no rush to move up! You will benefit much more from solidifying moves in your current level so that you can progress faster and safer when you are in the next level up.

Do class packages expire?

Class packages are valid for 6 months. The 6 months begin from the date of first use (if you purchase more credits before all your credits expire that does not change the expiry of your previous credits). In the case of short term circumstances, that expiration date may be extended on a case by case basis. Class credits are not available for refund except in extreme circumstances, such as a permanent move out of Regina or long term injury.