Aerial Hoop


The Pole Studio is proudly affiliated to The Lyra Project SA

Benefits of Aerial Hoop:
Aerial Hoop is one of the most fun ways of building strength, toning up, improving mobility and getting fit using your own body weight.


Competition Preparation:
Alison Ballard, co-owner of The Lyra Project is a certified IPSF Aerial Sports judge and accredited Lyra/Hoop Instructor. So if you need assistance preparing for Aerial Hoop competitions get in touch to book a class.

Bookings and queries:

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Aerial Hoop sessions are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Please contact:

CLASS RATES – Aerial Hoop with ‘The Lyra Project’

Membership Options
Rate Information
Drop in rate (per class) R 160.00 Pay as you go
Credits x 6
(one credit per class)
R 900.00 Valid for 8 weeks from date of purchase
1 Class per week (monthly) R 570.00 Not transferable to the following month
2 Classes per week (monthly) R 990.00 Not transferable to the following month
3 Classes per week (monthly) R1120 Not transferable to the following month

*POLE STUDIO: drop in rates and credits for current members of The Pole Studio*

Rates Monthly Rate Notes
Drop in rate R 150.00 “Pay as you go”
Credits x 6 (R 130.00 x 6) R 850.00 Valid for 8 weeks from date of purchase

About Aerial Hoop/Lyra:
Exercising on the Aerial Hoop is one of the most fun ways of building strength, toning up, improving mobility and getting fit! It is a unique piece of apparatus originating from circus arts. It is a 100cm diametre circular steel ring that provides the perfect frame for acrobatic, body weight exercises. It provides an excellent platform for an endless combination of transitions and fluid movements!

The Aerial Hoop requires a skillful balance of strength, stamina and flexibility, something which you will progressively work on during the classes. As with any aerial skill, the core muscles are essential in being able to execute moves with confidence. The Aerial Hoop particularly targets upper body muscle groups, improving your range of motion and active flexibility.

FAQs Aerial Hoop

I am a beginner can I join?

Yes, the courses are suitable for absolute beginners as well as people who have done a hoop course before. Basic techniques are carefully worked through, before progressing to the next level. The teachers of the course will modify exercises to suit different ability levels.

Do I need to have reached a certain level in pole fitness before I can do Aerial Hoop?

No, you can just do Aerial Hoop if you want to, even if you have never done pole, or do not intend to start pole.

The techniques and combinations of each level on the Aerial Hoop need to be achieved before progressing upwards. This means that you can repeat each level as many times as you like.

Do I need to be flexible to do Aerial Hoop?

You do not need to be flexible to do Beginner Level Aerial Hoop. We do include conditioning and flexibility as part of the course to help you improve both strength and flexibility.

What to wear and what to bring for Aerial Hoop:
Tight fitting, long pants/leggings and a T-Shirt or vest top. You can also bring a pair of shorts to wear as you may prefer training in shorts due to the additional grip behind your knees. No shoes or socks are worn during Hoop training. Please bring a sweat towel and a bottle of water.

Where are the Aerial Hoop Courses/Classes held?

The Pole Studio Office 2 Upstairs, Lynnburn Centre, Lynnburn Road. Pretoria