Jules Léotard, creator of the leotard, invented flying trapeze (where you swing through the air) in France in 1859. Still a teenager, Jules decided one day at his father’s gym in Toulouse to hang a bar over the swimming pool. He must have splashed into the pool many, many times that summer. But later that same year he performed his tricks – without a pool –  at the Cirque Napoléon. He was a great success and trapeze has been popular ever since.

Static trapeze developed from flying trapeze and is much more practical where space and height is limited.  Static Trapeze is a bar connected to the ceiling by two ropes. In this class you will learn poses and sequences on and below the bar as well as on the ropes. As you become more advanced, you will learn to flip around the bar and work on momentum-based skills and tricks.

Each class will involve a Warm Up, Conditioning, Static Trapeze poses, tricks, transitions and combos, building to a choreographed routine for each level to conquer over the period of your course.  You will learn sequences on and below the bar as well as on the ropes, finishing your session with a Cool Down and Stretches.  The instructor will demonstrate and keep moving around the room to spot students.  Static Trapeze does take a lot of upper body strength but complete beginners are welcome as you will learn step by step, building your strength up over time and developing your flexibility.

Static Trapeze has many benefits:

  • Develop and build stamina.
  • Develop determination.
  • Develop self belief.
  • Building strength.
  • Increasing flexibility.
  • Improved balance.
  • Increasing muscle definition without bulking.
  • Targets core muscles and upper body strength.
  • A class will give your whole body a good workout.
  • Anyone can do it: Although it does take time and training, classes can be tailored to fit the needs and physical ability of the individual.

What is best to wear?

  • Leggings.
  • Long socks or Leg Warmers.
  • Leotards.
  • Long sleeved top.
  • Don’t wear anything too baggy, it might get caught.

Tips for making the most of your classes:

  • Avoid upper body workouts the day before class.
  • Get enough sleep the night before.
  • Eat something 60 to 90 minutes prior to class.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after class. Bring a water bottle.

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Static Trapeze Lessons created around your ability:

  • TrapezeFit – the 1st Group Fitness class taught on Static Trapeze. Choreographed to music this class will challenge you! Emphasis on Strength and Mobility training with progressions and adaptions given to participants.  This is the ultimate challenge in body weight training and balance, a class designed with static trapezes to create a flying choreographed combo of intense strength and balance exercise.

Pole Perfect Fitness can also offer:

  • 1-2-1 personalised lesson. 1 hour tuition for those who are a little nervous about starting or would like a little extra practice. We can also offer small group training such as 2-2-1 or 3-2-1 sessions.
  • Workshops designed to improve existing skills in a safe and encouraging atmosphere hosted by a variety of fitness professionals including experienced pole instructors, personal trainers, gymnastic coaches and more.
  • Parties. Want something totally different and fun for your works Christmas do, Leaving Party, Hen or Birthdays? Then we can offer PARTY PACKAGES!!! We can tailor the party to be fitness specific, routines or more, option to have a bar offering Mocktails on arrival and drinks once the session has finished.