Hi! My name is Nicky, and I’m an aspiring aerialist. I take aerial silks and static trapeze, and I’m very much a beginner. After many hours searching for as much info as I could, I didn’t find a lot for absolute beginners. I started this blog as a way to track my progress and to find others who are also looking for support and advice.
Some mostly relevant basics:
I started aerial silks in April 2011, and static trapeze in September 2011.
I was a cheerleader from 5th grade until I was about 19. I took gymnastics when I was very young, but was pretty terrible at it.
I go to a local gym and also do a lot of conditioning at home to get stronger in the air.
I’m in my mid 20s and was worried that maybe I started too late to get good, until I met people of all ages doing amazing things on the silks. I realized that putting in a lot of work was the important thing, not age.
If you’re here, great! I hope you’ll find something that you can relate to. If you’ve got any tips, advice or experiences let me know. Or just say hi. I’d love to meet more people in the growing aerial community.