Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Beginner Aerial Hoop (Lyra)


This class is taught by:

Nicole Smith

Aerials Instructor


Originally from Kitchener, Nicole grew up being a competitive gymnast which fed her passion for physical art and body awareness. As an adult, aerial arts became her new love to keep physically, mentally and spiritually healthy. Through the years Nicole has studied at a number of circus schools including École Nationale de Cirque, in Montreal, Quebec. She has taken her love of aerials and wants to share this exciting form of art and fitness with others through instructing. Nicole now lives on the outskirts of Stratford with her partner, a bunch of rescue animals and some chickens.
Aerial Hoop, or Lyra, is a circular bar apparatus. This class focuses on beginner-level tricks and developing the strength and technique to advance to more complex skills.

Beginner Aerial Hoop is a curriculum session class and students should start in week 1 (or 2 at the latest) of the session and commit to attending as many classes in the session as possible their first time through a level. The program is progressive and skills will be built upon week over week.

Please wear long, close-fitting pants, tights or capris. No zippers or buckles on clothing and no watches, bracelets or rings, please.


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Sep 27 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Wed Oct 04 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Wed Oct 11 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Wed Oct 18 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Wed Oct 25 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Wed Nov 01 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Nicole Smith