Raise your body & lift your spirits

Uplift Aerial Arts

OUR EXPERIENCE

ALL SKILL LEVELS

FUN WORKOUTS

FUN WORKOUTS

OUR EXPERIENCE

ALL SKILL LEVELS

FUN WORKOUTS

EASY PRICING

“We love JoAnne’s energy and how helpful and positive she is!!!”

“Had so much fun with JoAnne teaching. She explained everything so well and was so welcoming to me and my friend. If you want a great upper body workout with a group of supportive people, join one of JoAnne’s classes.”

“JoAnne made me feel really comfortable being a total beginner. Her teaching definitely influenced my decision to go back!”

“Amazing Energy!!”

“Amazing instructor. So fun to work with! She makes sure everyone is doing what they can at their level and is very eager to help/push you forward throughout the class. A bonus is that she’s so funny, so all the classes go by quickly with her.”

“Love her classes!!”

We are a boutique fitness studio focusing on aerial arts that are achievable for the general population.  With three ways to fly, Uplift can either fulfill the childhood fantasy of running off to join the circus or help you meet your fitness goals surrounded by a supportive, encouraging community.

MEET THE OWNER

AERIAL HAMMOCK

BUNGEE FITNESS

LYRA HOOP

POP-UP CROSS TRAINING CLASSES

lift your spirit

lift your spirit

Aerial Hammock

What is an aerial hammock?

The aerial apparatus that most people are familiar with is aerial silks (though not for long!), which are two long pieces of fabric rigged to the ceiling.  With an aerial hammock, those two pieces are joined at the bottom to form a loop, which offers support and can allow for a pause between moves.  The hammock is very versatile and can be used to increase flexibility, build strength, provide relaxation, and create the opportunity to take it up a notch and pursue tricks, flips, and wraps.

Do I have to be an athlete?

A huge misconception is that you need to be a gymnast, or a dancer, or an athlete, or someone who is at the gym 5 days a week to participate in aerial arts.  Our lower ceiling heights, various class offerings, and our fabric with a loop offers students of all ages and fitness levels the opportunity to reach their fitness goals in a unique, fun way. 

What do I wear?

At the minimum, leggings and a tank top should be worn.  Bring a t-shirt for moves that may lead to fabric burn or pinching of the skin.  For safety, grippy socks or bare feet are recommended.  Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be worn up and away from the face.  Please avoid lotions, hair gels, and perfumes prior to class.  All jewelry should be removed.

What classes are offered?

Test-outs offered to move to a higher level class.

Introduction
Intro is offered for hip height hammock and low (calf height) hammock.  Learn the foundational wraps/poses while focusing on safety and comfort.  Two or three intro classes are recommended prior to attending any other hammock class.

Mixed Level 1 & 2
Mixed level is offered for hip height hammock and low hammock. Use the intro foundational skills as building blocks to pose variations.  Transitions are introduced which allow for poses to be joined together into 2 to 3 pose flows.  

Level 2 Hip Height
Flips and tricks are introduced, along with longer flows.  Must be able to self spot and be familiar with the studio’s vocabulary.

Level 3 Hip Height
While holding your own body weight, more complex and challenging tricks, flips, wraps, and flows are introduced.

Double Hammock
Double the fun!  One person, two hammocks.  Offered for low hammock and hip height hammock.  Prerequisite: Mixed Level 1 & 2 with 6 months experience at that level and all higher levels.

Aerial Stretch & Stability 
Stretch is offered for hip height hammock and low hammock. 

Classes for children

Eight is the recommended age to begin aerial hammock classes.  However, as each child is unique in their ability to follow group instruction, that minimum age is a suggestion, and exceptions can be discussed by contacting the studio.  Children are welcome in any aerial hammock class, but there are specialty classes on the schedule just for the 8 to 12 age range.  Parents are welcome to assist their child in class.  

Limitations

Hammocks accommodate up to 225 pounds. Refer to waiver for additional information.

Bungee Fitness

What is bungee fitness?

Bungee Fitness will accommodate from 90-225 pounds.  Feel free to come to the studio to try on a harness. And the best part – you can “fly”!

What do I wear?

At the minimum, leggings and a tank top should be worn.  Socks are optional.  Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be worn up and away from the face. 

What classes are offered?
Intro to Bungee
Three intro classes are recommended prior to moving to the next level.  Test the limits of the bungee, get a feel for the equipment, and learn how your body moves attached to the bungee.  

Bungee Mixed Levels 1 & 2
As you’ve started to build up a tolerance for the harness and are now familiar with the equipment and how your body moves, class is faster paced, as we move through the fitness and flying portions of the class.  Moves are joined together into fitness flows.

Limitations

Bungee fitness will accommodate up to 225 pounds. Harnesses fit min. 20” thigh and 30” waist and max 35” thigh and 49” waist. Refer to waiver for additional information. 

Lyra Hoop

What is a Lyra Hoop?

The lyra is a round, steel hoop that is suspended from the ceiling.  The poses and tricks that are performed below the hoop, within the hoop, and above the hoop provide a full body workout.  Some of the benefits include increased strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination.

What classes are offered?

Intro 
(1-3 classes required)

Intro+
(Approximately 4-8 weeks on a consistent basis)

Level 1 & Level 1+

Limitations

Lyra Hoop accommodates up to 225 pounds.  Refer to waiver for additional information.

Our Pricing

**A physician should always be consulted when starting a new fitness program.**

POPULAR

Classes

Drop-in Class — $25.00 each

5 Class Pass — $100.00
Valid for 3 months

10 Class Pass — $175.00
Valid for 3 months

*6 hour signup/cancellation window

Private Lessons/Parties

Hammock
1 Student — $55.00
2-5 Students — $35.00 each
6-10 Students — $30.00 each

Bungee
1-6 Students — $35.00 each

Contact the studio to book. May be scheduled anytime a class is not in session.

MEET THE OWNER

JoAnne Stout

Certified Aerial Technique ™ Instructor and Location
http://www.aerialfun.com/aerial-fitness-teacher-training

  • Hammock Certified Level 1, 2, and 3
  • Bungee Fitness Certified Level 1, 2
  • Lyra Hoop
  • International Fitness Association Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
  • CPR & AED Certified
  • Aerial Rigging Safety Certification

“Let’s fly high & get fit. I’ll see you soon!”

MEET OUR STAFF

Alicia Rivera

Certified Aerial Technique Instructor
Aerial Hammock Level 1 and 2

Certified Aerial Technique Instructor
Aerial Hammock Level 1 and 2

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Growing up Alicia was not much for organized fitness.  She did not participate in any organized sports as a youth, and it wasn’t until reaching her 30’s that she saw the importance of exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  One year she received a gift certificate for Christmas to attend an aerial yoga class.  It took one class for her to realize that this needed to be a part of her fitness routine.  While she enjoys a variety of different types of fitness, Aerial remains the constant. She has been practicing as a student at Aerial Fun and Fitness for the last 4 years, and her growing interest has led her to get certified as an aerial fitness instructor and join Uplift Aerial Arts.

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Growing up Alicia was not much for organized fitness.  She did not participate in any organized sports as a youth, and it wasn’t until reaching her 30’s that she saw the importance of exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  One year she received a gift certificate for Christmas to attend an aerial yoga class.  It took one class for her to realize that this needed to be a part of her fitness routine.  While she enjoys a variety of different types of fitness, Aerial remains the constant. She has been practicing as a student at Aerial Fun and Fitness for the last 4 years, and her growing interest has led her to get certified as an aerial fitness instructor and join Uplift Aerial Arts.

By trade Alicia is a Physical Therapist Assistant in which she has served the local community for the last 12 years.  In her career Alicia has found passion in encouraging and challenging people of all ages to achieve activities they never imagined, and she now brings that drive to the Aerial Fitness world. Her knowledge of the human anatomy helps keep her students safe and challenges them to achieve their aerial fitness goals. Flips and tricks are Alicia’s go-to aerial moves to practice, but no worries she can cater to all levels so that everyone can enjoy the fun!

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Jenn Fox

Certified Aerial Technique Instructor
Aerial Hammock Level 1
Bungee Fitness Level 1

Certified Aerial Technique Instructor
Aerial Hammock Level 1
Bungee Fitness Level 1

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If you met the Jenn of 12 years ago before starting her first few classes, she wouldn’t believe you if you told her she would be instructing it and neither would anyone else close to her. As someone who has always struggled with fitness and weight, as well as being someone who gets bored with fitness easily, Jenn went to a few aerial classes, and then life got busy. Fast forward 12 years, a wedding, a career, and 2 kids later, and Jenn was in a rut. After deciding to get back into taking better care of herself, Jenn “jumped” back in the hammock and has been there ever since. 

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If you met the Jenn of 12 years ago before starting her first few classes, she wouldn’t believe you if you told her she would be instructing it and neither would anyone else close to her. As someone who has always struggled with fitness and weight, as well as being someone who gets bored with fitness easily, Jenn went to a few aerial classes, and then life got busy. Fast forward 12 years, a wedding, a career, and 2 kids later, and Jenn was in a rut. After deciding to get back into taking better care of herself, Jenn “jumped” back in the hammock and has been there ever since.

Her favorite thing about this fitness is the ability to reach all sizes, shapes, abilities, ages, and interests. The community that is built at the studio is supportive and fun, not something you find everywhere. Jenn is a full-time middle school teacher in the Appoquinimink School district and currently is teaching Intro and Level 1 apprentice classes. She will soon be instructing bungee fitness and cardio drumming as well. Jenn loves coming to the studio to practice with her husband, two boys, and any family member or friend who will try it.

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Sarah Willsey

Certified Aerial Technique Instructor
Aerial Hammock Certified Level 1 and 2
Aerial Hammock Level 3 Apprentice
Bungee Fitness Level 1 Apprentice

Certified Aerial Technique Instructor
Aerial Hammock Certified Level 1 and 2
Aerial Hammock Level 3 Apprentice
Bungee Fitness Level 1 Apprentice

Sarah brings to the studio over 12 years of gymnastics experience and many years of aerial practice. She specializes in children and teen aerial classes.

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Eileen Edwards

Certified Science of Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

Certified Science of Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

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Eileen guides others in healing their mind and body. Whether it’s experiencing pain, stress, anxiety, or simply the desire to improve overall mental state, she’s here to help others become the best version of themselves.

As a result of what Eileen provides, participants experience an abundance of peace and gratitude, a heightened sense of awareness, and a greater sense of control. She’s always on the look-out for individuals who are looking to eliminate tension, put an end to stress, and reduce their overall suffering.

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Eileen guides others in healing their mind and body. Whether it’s experiencing pain, stress, anxiety, or simply the desire to improve overall mental state, she’s here to help others become the best version of themselves.

As a result of what Eileen provides, participants experience an abundance of peace and gratitude, a heightened sense of awareness, and a greater sense of control. She’s always on the look-out for individuals who are looking to eliminate tension, put an end to stress, and reduce their overall suffering.

Eileen currently works for Evolvr+Tripp offering group meditations in VR daily. She also volunteers with a couple of online places leading group meditations for different Facebook groups and Discord servers.  She’s excited to add the in person option with Uplift Aerial Arts.

COMMUNITY PROGRAM

We proudly support Foster Well

Uplift Aerial Arts is pleased to support the Foster Well organization by offering recurring, complimentary aerial classes to the foster care community.  See studio’s sign up calendar for dates and times.  Foster Well’s mission is to see children and families in the local foster care community thrive, by providing loving, tangible support through connections with churches and community members. 

www.fosterwell.org

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Get in touch

700 Ash Boulevard

Northside Shopping Center
Middletown, DE 19709

302-212-0616

Joanne@upliftaerialarts.com

COME IN FOR A CLASS TODAY!

Get in touch

302-212-0616

Joanne@upliftaerialarts.com

700 Ash Boulevard

Northside Shopping Center
Middletown, DE 19709
(Same Center as Tom Foolery’s Bar & Restaurant)