Aerial Hoop (Lyra)

AERIAL HOOP, also known as Lyra, is an exciting fun challenge to add to your workout routine. Lyra is a metal hoop suspended from the ceiling that is used to perform various acrobatic and circus-like tricks. We offer beginner and intermediate level classes that will help build strength and increase flexibility. This class is perfect cross training for pole or aerial silks students, but no experience is necessary to attend your first class. Each student progresses at a different level and classes are individually tailored to each student.

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Beginner Lyra 1

Lyra uses an aerial hoop suspended from the ceiling to do acrobatic tricks that strengthen and tone the body while creating better body awareness and control. This is a beginner level class focusing on moves on the bottom bar and spins. No prior pole or aerial experience needed.

Beginner Lyra 2

Lyra uses an aerial hoop suspended from the ceiling to do acrobatic tricks that strengthen and tone the body while creating better body awareness and control. This is a beginner to beginner intermediate level class progressing more to top bar hands and beginner level drops. This class is suitable for clients who have taken a few lyra classes.

Intermediate Lyra

Lyra uses an aerial hoop suspended from the ceiling to do acrobatic tricks that strengthen and tone the body while creating better body awareness and control. This is an intermediate level class progressing into drops and more tricks on the top bar. Previous experience is recommended.

All Levels Lyra

Lyra uses an aerial hoop suspended from the ceiling to do acrobatic tricks that strengthen and tone the body while creating better body awareness and control. This is a mixed level class that can range from beginner to intermediate. The instructor will modify to fit each students level and students will progress at their own pace.

Open Practice Time

Open studio time to come and work on your tricks on your own time. Someone will be around to monitor, but there will be no instruction at this time. This is a time to work on the moves you have already learned during class time. Must be a member of Be Fitness for open practice. If you are not a member or are from out of town, please call us for approval to attend open practice. Open practice rate is free for members and $10 per hour for non-members once approved.

**LATE CANCELLATION POLICY**

DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE TEMPORARILY CHANGING OUR LATE CANCELLATION POLICY TO A $10 FEE WITH A 6 HOUR NOTICE. THE $20 NO SHOW FEE STILL APPLIES.

Due to our limited class size, Be Fitness has a strict late cancellation policy. All students are required to have a credit card on file in case of a late cancellation or no show. A $15 fee will automatically be charged for any cancellations that occur later than 12 hours prior to scheduled class time. A $20 fee will automatically be charged for any no shows or cancellations that occur an hour before class time.

Memberships

$129 NEW STUDENT SPECIAL
One month of unlimited classes and open practices
Valid towards any class at the studio
Valid for new students only
Can be purchased after Groupon deal

Monthly memberships are great for students who want to work on their practice on a regular basis. Memberships are valid for all class types, so be sure to mix and match! Choose the best option that fits with your schedule and how often you wish to practice.

Your membership contract automatically charges to your MindBody account on a monthly basis. You can cancel your contract at any time, however, we require a 7 days notice prior to cancellation. To set up a membership contract, please call the studio or visit our MindBody website and select Contracts under the “Online Store”. This option is not available on the MindBody Connect mobile app at this time.

Students who choose to purchase their membership out of contract on a month-to-month basis will be charged a $3 processing fee each month.

Students receive up to 20% discount when purchasing 3, 6, or 12 months at a time! Ask for more details.

BE SEXY

1 class per week
$ 69 Monthly
  • 1 OPEN PRACTICE PER WEEK
  • 10% OFF WORKSHOPS
  • 5% OFF APPAREL
  • MEMBER ONLY EVENTS
  • FREE PORTION FOR YOUR HOSTED PARTY
  • ADDITIONAL CLASSES $12.50
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BE STRONG

2 class per week
$ 109 Monthly
  • 1 OPEN PRACTICE PER WEEK
  • 10% OFF WORKSHOPS
  • 5% OFF APPAREL
  • MEMBER ONLY EVENTS
  • FREE PORTION FOR YOUR HOSTED PARTY
  • ADDITIONAL CLASSES $12.50
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BE BRAVE

3 class per week
$ 159 Monthly
  • 1 OPEN PRACTICE PER WEEK
  • 10% OFF WORKSHOPS
  • 5% OFF APPAREL
  • MEMBER ONLY EVENTS
  • FREE PORTION FOR YOUR HOSTED PARTY
  • ADDITIONAL CLASSES $12.50
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BE YOU

UNLIMITED CLASSES
$ 235 Monthly
  • UNLIMITED PRACTICES
  • 10% OFF WORKSHOPS
  • 5% OFF APPAREL
  • MEMBER ONLY EVENTS
  • FREE PORTION FOR YOUR HOSTED PARTY
  • ADDITIONAL CLASSES $12.50
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  • Classes do not roll over per week. If you miss a week, you lose the classes.
  • Open practice for Pilates Reformer are not offered
  • Contracts can be suspended or cancelled for any reason
  • Memberships cannot be shared
  • Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount
  • Must give 7-days notice to cancel

Class Packages

Class packages are great for students who do not want to commit to a monthly membership and want more flexibility with their schedule. Like memberships, class packages can be used for all of our class, so be sure to mix and match!

DROP IN

$ 20
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FIRST CLASS

$ 10
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SPECIAL

5 class package

$ 95
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10 class package

$ 180
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20 class package

$ 300
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  • Packages expire within 90 days.
  • Packages can be shared with immediate family.
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
  •  First class discount only available for brand new students.

Specialty Workshops

Throughout the year we offer various workshops dedicated to specific skills such as choreography, technique, free-style flow, and more. Students who participate in these workshops are able to perform in our upcoming showcases. Workshops range from 75 to 90 minute classes and can be done separately or in a series. Members receive discounts for all workshops (exceptions may be made for touring pole athletes).

Check out our schedule on MindBody under “Workshops” for the upcoming workshops.

75 min Workshop

$ 25 non-members
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90 min workshop

$ 30 Non-member
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Private Instruction

Individual or small group training is for those who prefer personalized attention and a class that is designed to cater to your specific needs. This option gives you the extra focus on your personal intentions and goals. Private lessons can significantly increase skill and confidence of the individual. You may prefer private lessons for personal growth, goals for competition, a performance, or for preference of anonymity or privacy.

Options for instruction include:

  • Strength and grace/control
  • Tricks
  • Combos
  • Choreography
  • Apparatus fluency (chair, silks, hammock, pole, lyra, floor)
  • Dance style (exotic, low flow, contemporary, sensual, etc)

The studio has space to hold multiple individual training sessions simultaneously. There is a privacy fee if you would like to have the space available for only you and your friends.

To schedule your private or small group lesson, please contact us or request an appointment on our MindBody site under the “Private Lessons” tab. If requesting an appointment online, please note that we cannot guarantee a time or instructor. We will give you a call shortly after placing your request to confirm your lesson time.

Please note packages expire within 90 days.

Single private class

$ 60
  • 60 MIN LESSON
  • +$40 PRIVACY FEE
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5 class package

$ 275
  • 60 MIN LESSON
  • +$40 PRIVACY FEE
    PER LESSON
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10 class package

$ 500
  • 60 MIN LESSON
  • +$40 PRIVACY FEE
    PER LESSON
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semi-private

2 students
$ 30 per person
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  • +$40 PRIVACY FEE
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semi-private

3-4 students
$ 30 per person
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  • +$20 PRIVACY FEE
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semi-private

5+ students
$ 30 per person
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  • +$0 PRIVACY FEE
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**PRIVATE LESSON LATE CANCELLATION POLICY**

Be Fitness has a strict late cancellation policy. A $25 fee will automatically be charged for any no shows or cancellations that occur late than 24 hours prior to schedule private instruction. Students are required to have a credit card on file in case of a late cancellation or no show.

Our Team

Emily

Rachael

Colleen

Iris

Maribel

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Emily G

Emily loves all aspects of aerial dance but, when it comes to choreography, she prefers to keep it slightly more aggressive. She likes fast paced, high silk climbing with dramatic drops. She loves aerial silks because of the endless possibilities that they provide to express yourself. You can be great at floor work and incorporate a lot of it in your routines. Or you can be awful at floor work and focus more on aerial tricks. Your dance style can be graceful or aggressive, or a mix of both. The creativity is endless!

Emily started doing aerial silks as a fun, easy way to work out because she hated going to the gym. She had no idea how much it would become a part of her life! She has been doing aerial silks since 2012 and teaching since 2015. She hopes that her students gain the tools they need to find their own style of dance, while also pushing their limits to conquer routines and transitions that they may not master right away.

Outside of aerial silks, Emily loves her pets and rescuing fur babies. She likes to ride her motorcycle and she also has three kids who take up most of her time. They spend their weekends camping, fishing, and boating. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Cleveland State University and really just loves anything science related.

Rachael

Rachael’s aerial style is dramatic. She loves to dance to darker song lyrics to show there is grace through life’s toughest times. She started her aerial journey with pole dance because she wanted to exercise in a way that created art. For a long time she struggled with severe depression and with the help of pole she was taken off of medicine and found joy in every aspect of life. Rachael’s favorite thing about aerial arts is the expression of love for one’s self. She learned to love herself through depression because of pole. She wants to share that love with her students and hopes that her students feel encouraged in class. She wants them to know that they are capable of amazing things they did not know they could do. Rachael has been involved in aerial arts since 2015 and started teaching in the spring of 2017.

Outside of Be Fitness, Rachael enjoys knitting, adventuring to new places, trying new foods and working to make others’ lives more fulfilling. She also loves to design clothing and studied fashion at the University of Akron.

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Iris

I started taking Lyra classes in January of 2018. After I took that first class I signed up for the studio’s first aerial workshop. It was A LOT harder than the class I had taken and I started to get frustrated that I just wasn’t going to get it. I stuck through it when another student said to me  “it’s just the moves that are getting harder” and it gave me a perspective that really got me through. The very first class I had taken at the studio was for aerial silks yoga and then a couple of beginner pole classes. When I was leaving one evening, I saw a lyra hoop setup and it just spoke to me, you know? The instructor had said this is the lyra and it hurts when you’re on it, but you should try it!  After that class I felt like I had finally found my apparatus! By the end of class we had a routine that we could record ourselves doing and I was just hooked after that. 

I completed my Aerial Hoop Professional Teacher Training certification in August of 2019. I began teaching in January of 2020, almost exactly two years after I had taken my first Lyra class! I was stirred to start teaching after some positive feedback I had gotten after my showcase performance. “Teach me your ways”, is what a fellow performer had said to me after I performed to Queen’s “I Want To Break Free.” It was during a time of great transition, loss and growth that I decided to go for it! I started teaching to sitr others on to see what their bodies and minds can accomplish, even if just for an hour. I would like my students to feel strong, light and free. I guess I would say that my class is dance based.  I like to put moves together in a sequence. I think it helps to teach a couple of moves that flow into each other when you are learning. I feel it gives you a bigger picture of the whole craft. 
 
Outside of class I am raising an eleven year old boy who teaches me a lot about myself, the world we live in and how to stay relevant haha! I am a cat mom to Cove Diddy Pumpkin. (that’s his full name) lol. 
I am an Enrollment Specialist at Orchard Park Academy. I ride my bike and skateboard on occasion. I knit but have not yet graduated beyond making scarves. I am a Black Lives Matter ally. Born and raised in Cleveland. Lakewood High School Alumnae. Recovering perfectionist. 😉
 
I believe that everything is in the process of becoming (Rob Bell) and that above all the meaning of life is to live it as if it were a work of art. (Abraham Heschel)