Heading into the brand new year, we’re already expanding our range of amazing training courses to now include static trapeze. Our course adopts a similar model to our existing catalogue, giving pole fitness teachers the opportunity to broaden their scope of knowledge and expertise. Below, we have tackled some common questions related to static trapeze, hopefully providing the insight you need to kick-start your teacher training for this highly rewarding form of exercise.
What is Trapeze?
Commonly used by circus performers, a trapeze is another method for keeping people elevated safely, offering the means to perform certain exercise routines not possible when based on the ground. The trapeze itself is made from two hanging ropes connected to a single pole. This will be used to support your hands and legs whilst you swivel and swing around.
Is Static Trapeze Hard?
It takes time and lots of practice to master the art of static trapeze, and even then, with the apparatus not being fixed similar to that of poles or aerial hoop, you really have to exaggerate your movements to make any sequences come across with any kind of elegance. The key is how you use your body weight, since this largely factors into the movements you aim to display.
Is Trapeze a Good Workout?
We haven’t added static trapeze for no reason! It’s a great workout for both the body and mind, where constant use of your upper muscles will enhance core strength, and the constant coordination required is also a great way to improve your mental capacity. Completing these workouts can be a real triumph, especially when you consider the complexity of being hoisted high above the ground on what’s essentially a playground swing.
How Do You Use a Trapeze Swing?
Grab hold of the main pole with both hands and keep your body straight. Now push your legs outwards and tuck them inwards before placing them over the pole until you’re ready to release, facing towards the ground, and always keeping your body arched backwards. You can return to your original position by putting your hands back onto the bar and then tucking your legs away, where you can then hang straight once again.
Learn How to Teach Static Trapeze
Over recent years, there’s been a real surge in popularity for effective aerial fitness programs. We’re therefore delighted to add static trapeze to our range of offerings, where prospective teachers can now learn how this should be taught in one of the first approved teacher trainings available.
Certified by Active IQ, Pole Dance Community and Pole Safe Federation, you will learn everything you need to know about muscles, movements, progressions & regressions in the most efficient way possible.
This brand new course is open to anyone who has successfully completed a minimum of 6 months aerial fitness and believe they can pass both practical and written assessments. If you want to learn how to teach static trapeze, feel free to get in direct contact with a member of our team today.