19 June 2020

Show Your A52 Pride

At Aerial Fifty Two we believe it is our responsibility to keep our squad up to date with the latest developments in aerial arts, music, food and drink, but never more so than now. In the current, unsettled climate, we will always keep you informed of the latest pole trends, hottest clubs, bars and restos and news from around the globe.

Speaking of bars and restos, Mississauga will soon be in phase 2 and the squad is excited to kick off patio season. El Mariachi Tacos And Churros anyone??  The weather is warmer, the days are longer and Mercury’s not in retrograde so we hope you’ll RSVP yes when those evites go out. More importantly, June is LGBTQ Pride Month and this year we’ve been using our online studio to raise funds for the Rainbow Railroad and #Sayhername. Can you imagine living in fear of persecution, torture or murder for the color of your skin or because of who you love? That is a reality for so many LGBTQI individuals and women of color around the world, and organizations like the Rainbow Railroad and #Sayhername help hundreds of individuals find a path to safety to start a new life. So log into MindBody, purchase a donation class, Virtual Memberships or a $5 Outdoor class [outdoor schedule will be announced as soon as Mississauga enters phase 2] Not only will your purchase go towards two movements that solely focus on the protection of our basic human rights, but you’ll get a great workout in at the same time!

9 June 2020

Quick Pole History & Why Aerial Fifty Two is a Trail Blazer

Pole dance and fitness started way before JLo at the 2020 Super Bowl. The use of pole in a fitness capacity can be traced back to over 800 years ago in India with the use of Mallakhamb and Chinese Poles. Mallakhamb involves the use of thick wooden poles to perform acrobatic and yoga-inspired tricks; whereas Chinese Poles, 20-foot-high silicone or powder-coated, allow performers to complete their climbs and inversions fully-clothed.  Pole performances have since taken on various styles ranging from lyrical/contemporary to theatrical and exotic. The rise in pole dance fitness studios started in the 90’s in the U.S, as strip club entertainers wanted to fuse acrobatic tricks in their erotic live performances.

Fast forward to March 2019, Aerial Fifty Two, a hidden gem among pole studios, is born. Aerial Fifty Two is the premier destination for all things alternative fitness in Mississauga with classes ranging from pole dance and tricks, strength conditioning, flexibility, aerial silk hammock and aerial hoop (also known as lyra). Founded by pole sisters Natasha and Vanessa, the studio is recognized as a safe space for all people to participate and feel included. As one of the only pole studios in Canada that is owned and operated by visible minorities, this dynamic duo regularly promotes diversity and embraces community – regularly giving back to various charities including Essence of Mind, Say Her Name and The Rainbow Railroad. Their community of dancers share a passion for health and wellness and a desire to embrace their inner erotic beast. These boss babes have swapped the boring, traditional gym workouts for a variety of in studio and online classes that are guaranteed to improve core and upper body strength and overtime, define the muscles in the entire body.  The studio is also available as an event venue hosting everything from pole, chair, twerk, to burlesque or heels dance. Bachelorette party? Birthday party? Girls Night Out? Just because? They’ve got you covered!

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