Aerial Silks


Pole Perfect Fitness is proud to introduce this aerial skill. The first of its kind in King’s Lynn; Aerial Silks concentrates on activating core muscles for strength and stability, as well as improving co-ordination and flexibility.  Aerial Silks as an exciting new way to learn new skills and keep fit with 1-2-1’s and small group classes available.

Aerial Silk (Also known as aerial contortion, aerial ribbons, aerial silks, aerial tissues, fabric, ribbon, or tissu) is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a special fabric. Using the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral into and out of various positions.

Aerial Silks are easily the newest and most challenging, yet most awe inspiring and versatile of there aerial art forms  First appearing in a French Circus School 1959.  As a final project, the school would assign student to present their existing senior act in a completely new way. One web student found a bolt of fabric in the local bizarre, and presented her act completely on these fabrics.  History is from a newspaper report only – the school has no record of which student did this.  Practiced occasionally by others between 1959 and 1998. Over that time, the tail from the knot used to secure the fabric became a second leg of fabrics and , and modern silks were born.  While silks have existed since that faithful spring day in 1959, it was not until 1998 when Isabelle Vaudelle and Isabelle Chassé performed separate silks acts in Quidam that the act became well-known.

Aerial silks is a length of strong safe material and is suspended from the ceiling enabling you to perform tricks and exercises of many kinds and all in a controlled and safe environment.  You don’t need to be an olympic gymnast or have any experience, you can learn tricks and exercises no matter what your level, build confidence and get fit whilst having fun and toning up.

Each class will involve a Warm Up, conditioning, poses, drops, transitions and combos, building to a choreographed routine for each level to conquer over the period of your course, finishing your session with a Cool Down and Stretches.  The instructor will demonstrate new tricks, moving around the room to spot students.  Aerial Silks does take a lot of upper body strength but complete beginners are welcome as you will learn tricks and poses step by step, building your strength up over time and developing your flexibility.

Aerial Silks has many benefits:

  • Improving cardiovascular response.
  • Builds incredible strength.
  • Increases stamina.
  • Develops courage, confidence and grace.
  • Become much more flexible.
  • A challenging gymnastic workout focused on the upper body and core.

We’ll make no bones about it: Aerial Silks are hard work!

What is best to wear?

  • Long sleeves to prevent friction burns.
  • Covered legs (Leggings) are good to prevent friction burns.
  • All-in-one leotards are optional.
  • Clothes must be form-fitting to prevent them from getting tangled in the silks.
  • All jewellery to be removed.
  • All hair to be tied back (To prevent being caught / tangled).

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.

Lessons created around your ability:

Each individual will learn tricks and spins at their own pace, when you are ready for them. Everyone progresses at different rates and you will be guided through the moves safely and effectively.

Core Classes:

  • Aerial Silks – Foundation (Beginners Only):
    • Learning specific tricks, poses and inverts that will give you the skills necessary to be safe and effective.
    • You will notice your posture, fitness and confidence will improve and more importantly, you’ll have loads of fun while starting to achieve your goals.
    • You will start strengthening exercises to improve your strength fitness and conditioning to prepare your body for the next levels.  You will also learn the Foundations of Aerial Silks from which will prepare you for Improvers.
    • No prior dance or fitness experience is needed. Don’t forget we were all beginners once.
    • Once you confidently complete Foundation Level 1 & 2 you then move into the Improvers class.
    • Approximately 16 weeks although this can vary from person to person and should only be used as a rough guide.
  • Aerial Silks – Improvers:
    • These are suitable for students who have completed the Foundation course (Aprox 12 weeks).
    • The skills in these classes will complete your repertoire – all on both sides!
    • There is a focus on good form and strength to prepare you for the next level.
    • When you have mastered the poses, tricks etc, gained strength and have come accustomed to the silks we will introduce you to more Improver moves.
    • Approximately 16 weeks although this can vary from person to person and should only be used as a rough guide.
  • CircusFit – If you have NEVER taken an aerial class and are new to the various aerial apparatuses, this is the class for you. It’s a workout that can be tailored to all abilities from Newbies to a more intense workout for more conditioned aerialists; using all of the aerial apparatuses in a circuit style class. Using you own body weight as resistance this class will focus on using all of the aerial apparatuses purely for its fitness benefits, you will go through a series of specific strength and conditioning moves that will very effectively tone your body.

Additional Classes:

  • Aerial Jam:
    • This session is yours.
    • It is unstructured and for you to use to work on anything you need to, just have a move/moves that you have been struggling with or need abit more practice and there will be an instructor to help you with what you’re trying to achieve.

Coming Soon…

  • Aerial Silks – Mixed Ability:
    • A class catering for all levels from complete Beginners up to Advanced (Equipment dependant) you will be on a Pole / Hoop / Silks with other ladies / gents of your ability and will work through our equipment specific Core Class Syllabus.


  • Please see our timetable for specific class times and dates.
  • Classes are available as Blocks of 4 £40 (1 class per week to be used within a 8 week period from initial registration) or Blocks of 8 £72 (1 class per week to be used within a 12 week period from initial registration), also available as part of the Unlimited Studios Package.
  • Please see T’s and C’s prior to booking.

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.


“Well what can I say. . . . Jane and Terry offer the most specialised and best value for money (considering all of their qualifications, equipment and class variety) fitness service anyone could ever want, need or hope for. They are two of the nicest people I have ever met and have gone above and beyond to incorporate me (with a cornucopia of health issues) any and everyone into as many classes as I choose. The atmosphere is amazing and everything is so fresh, I love it! They have transformed my life (no word of a lie) with not only the fitness but the KSFL clean living lifestyle detoxes too, I couldn’t ever thank them enough. I couldn’t feel more supported or safe. It is just epic!!”

Jade Braybrook

“Cannot recommend this place enough. There is exercises to suit all ages and abilities. There’s no other fitness centre like it, I guarantee you will be hooked once you start . Go on, I dare you”

Barbara Donkin

“The most amazing thing I have done so far!! I’ve always hated exercise but this so doesn’t feel like it!! It’s a class where I can go and have fun with my fiends I have met through the fitness studios! Jane is a fantastic teacher and if you love top quality service and banter then she’s the woman for you!! won’t stop coming until I’m in my 80’s and even then I’ll be fighting to get out of the care home to attend!”

Emma Garner

“I have no idea how he did it, but contacting FYB the best decision I made today. They spent an hour thoroughly fixing my broken self - through a series of taps and flicks well beyond my comprehension! As a professional aerialist in competition training, when being fully functional is crucial and every moment counts, I can't express enough how deeply grateful I am to have experienced drastic immediate improvement and incredible results! ”

Deb Roach