WHAT WE OFFER
Sky High Studios, Inc. is a dance studio specializing in Pole and Aerial arts and fitness.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
It is our mission to not only provide a fabulous workout for teens and adults regardless of ability, gender, or age, but also offer an experience that will help build strength, both physical and mental, challenge you to perform in ways you never thought you could, and get you out of your comfort zone. We believe that fitness is vital to all around well-being and strive to provide a community that will foster personal accomplishment and greater joy of self.
ABOUT POLE AND AERIAL ARTS
Pole Fitness has been around for centuries, tracing back as far as China about 2,500 years ago, though in recent history it is mostly associated with the stigma of strip clubs. But more recently and more notably it has been part of circus and aerial acrobat companies like Cirque du Soliel. Five to seven years ago pole fitness started to make its way into more mainstream fitness, attracting gymnasts, dancers, and acrobats. In the past 3 years pole fitness studios have been popping up around the country bringing this old, but new, form of fitness to people everywhere. Now, nationally and internationally, there are professional and amateur competitions with both men’s and women’s divisions.
Aerial acrobatics as we know them today evolved in the late 18th century with the development of the large traveling circuses ranging from rope walking, aerial silk, slings, and trapeze. Today, many of these acrobatics are done in theaters rather than in large circus tents, yet are still enjoyed by people of all ages. With the advent of these shows, more and more people are getting involved in these activities.
Both pole and aerial fitness allow for a full body workout, not only employing strength, but also balance, agility, flexibility, and motor coordination. They also incorporate such athletic elements as dance and gymnastics.
ABOUT SKY HIGH STUDIOS
Sky High Studios was founded in 2013 By Lauren Forest (Lily King) with the goal of establishing a space for those who want to do something different with their workout.
We offer a variety of activities included (but not limited to) pole fitness and dance, aerial silks, aerial hoop (lyra), flexibility, fly gym, conditioning classes, floor dance and Liquid Motion, hand balancing, and anything else we can think of that people will come to.
At Sky High Studios we take students through programs ranging from introductory classes all the way up to advanced levels, so that even the most novice students can participate. It does not matter if you have worked out your whole life, or for only a day, we will make sure you are able to participate in a safe, healthy, supportive environment where you can progress at your own pace and be involved as much as you want. We offer a wide range of classes to supplement your pole and aerial experience including strength training, flexibility, and dance. In addition to our current schedule, we will be constantly expanding to include a greater variety of classes and programs.
We set out not only to create an awesome environment for you to learn something you can’t find in a regular gym, but also to inspire a community of people that support one another in their goals and accomplishments, want to participate in each other’s lives, and grow as human beings.
To become the largest facility in central Massachusetts for young adult and adult alternative fitness. It is our goal to continue growing and expanding over the next 5 years into a space that spreads over 6000+ sq.ft., has the largest variety of classes, instructors, and ability levels. And is the place that everyone wants to be not only for fitness but for the community.
Safety – Our first priority is to provide a safe environment for our students. This includes facility, equipment, rigging, and technique. As well as creating an environment where individuals feel mentally and emotionally safe. While each individual should know that any fitness activity has its risks, we strive to build the safest environment possible so you feel free to try new things.
Acceptance – Everyone is welcome here regardless of gender (including unicorns), race, religion, weight, age, ability, etc. This is a place for all people to explore themselves, come together, and appreciate the beauty of others.
Knowledge – We provide a range of classes and instructors to make sure that you are able to learn many different things in different ways. This comes in the form of variety in technique, ability, communication, exploration, and challenging you to move outside of your comfort zone.
Self-exploration – Aerial arts is not simply about fitness, it is about exploring movement, dance, style, emotion, and pushing the boundaries of what you believe you are capable. We know through movement exploration and personal challenge you will gain a greater sense of self-confidence, see yourself in a new light, and know that with discipline and an open mind you can accomplish anything.
Community – When you join Sky High Studios, you aren’t just joining a gym, you are joining a community of people who will support you, love you, celebrate your successes, share your challenges, and become your friends and family.
Experience – Fun. Memorable. Crazy. Confident. We don’t create workouts, we create experiences. Our goal is for you to leave every class feeling accomplished, happy, fulfilled, and always wanting more. This won’t be just a gym, it becomes a lifestyle.
What makes us Unique?
Standard – Sky High Studios is building a standard of quality and professionalism that goes beyond simply just coming to a class. We strive to provide the best all-around member experience, from their first visit in the door, through every aspect of their interaction with other members and staff.
Variety – We have the largest variety of classes including times and types of classes, but also in instructors, levels, ages, and purchasing options.
Community – While every studio has its own community, ours is larger, more diverse, and more interactive than any other studio in our area. We create plenty of social interactions combined with learning and performance experiences.
Our Philosophy on Teaching
Aerial fitness of any kind is a personal journey that will allow you to explore and express yourself. Each student should have opportunities to grow and develop in as many ways as possible and be treated with patience, support, and a kind but firm hand. We believe that learning is a progressive experience encompassing physical growth, emotional exploration, and mental fortitude.