Christa Carey

July 10, 2018

Flexibility at Any Age

Flexibility is possible…at any age! Some of the most frequent questions we hear from new students are in reference to flexibility.  Everyone wants to be as flexy as possible as quickly as they can so they can get in to all of the fun new moves they’ve seen on the internet.  Just like it takes time to build your strength so that you can do new moves safely, it takes time & patience to improve your range of motion in a healthy manner.  Trying to force yourself into stretches improperly can lead to hypermobility rather than flexibility. Flexibility vs. Hypermobility: […]
May 8, 2018

Instructional Variety: The Spice of Training

Why only sticking with your favorite instructor could be holding you back… Our instructors play an important role in our pole & aerial journeys.  They do so much more than just teach us moves & combos. Motivational speaker, drill sergeant, & therapist are just a few of the many hats an instructor sometimes wears.  Just like we do with all of the other categories of people we have in our lives, we tend to have favorites. It may be their personality, their style of teaching, or the style of music they play in their classes, but most of us tend […]
April 13, 2018

Bungee Fitness is Here!

Bungee Fitness You asked for it, we got it…Bungee Fitness has arrived at Bittersweet Studios!   Bungee fitness is here & we are so excited to have this brand new workout at our studio! Many new students are apprehensive about their current level of fitness when it comes to aerial arts like our pole fitness or aerial silks classes. The bungee workout will help students build their strength and fitness in order to feel more comfortable trying out something new & gravity-defying. Bungee fitness is for EVERYONE. Bungee training will help you gain strength, control, and cardio to build your […]
March 16, 2018

Find Your Fitness

I’m not sure where the time goes, but somehow we are already three months in to 2018!  So…how are those new year’s resolutions going? By now you should be making great strides or, if you are like the vast majority, they’ve already been completely abandoned.  While that may sound a bit harsh, it’s true. Statistics show that the majority of resolutions never make it past the first quarter of the year…especially fitness related resolutions. Why is that?  The most common answer is LIFE.  Life happens. We get busy & things just fall by the wayside.  Most of us are already […]
February 15, 2018

Pole Sports and Arts World Federation (POSA) Championships 2017

On December 15th and 16th three of our youth athletes competed in Vaduz, Liechtenstein at the Pole Sports and Arts Association (POSA) World Championships. Haley Pafford, Athena Roberts, and Jayden Vyne spent months preparing for this international competition after qualifying in March 2017 at the US Pole Sports Federation Championships here in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida.   Haley, age 16, has been dancing her entire life and first started taking aerial classes with us, but soon fell in love with pole sports. Her incredible flexibility and grace are always inspiring and her performances are beautiful. She has […]