"In life, hidden in the forces that pull us down is the energy that lifts us up." - Christopher Harrison
AntiGravity® is the trademarked, Chris Harrison approach to aerial and Studio Vitality is the only studio in the area offering the true AntiGravity® experience! Our current offering includes:
This introductory course includes zero-compression inversions, suspended stretching and fun! The movement is broken down incrementally, and is recommended for first timers. All students welcome and must complete the fundamentals before taking aerial yoga
AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga
Explore moving in all directions of open space with the AntiGravity® Hammock as you swing and soar your way to greater health & wellness! This class is open to all students who have completed the AntiGravity® Fundamentals
Q: Can anyone participate in Antigravity® Fitness?
A: Provided one does not have any of the contraindications listed herein and barring any physical abnormalities, anyone who can do at least 3 consecutive sit ups can do AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga and Antigravity® Fundamentals. To do participate, it is easiest for someone who maintains a consistent fitness regime and has a strong core.
Q: What are the contraindications and precautions for AG Fitness techniques?
A: Pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery (esp. shoulder, eyes, back, hips, hands or wrist), heart disease, very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, osteoporosis / bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity for fainting, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, hiatal hernia, disc herniation or acute discogenic disease, recent stroke, artificial hips, radiculitis (inflammation of nerve root in spine), severe muscle spasms, botox injections (within 6 hours)
Q: What should I wear to class?
A: Comfortable clothing and long sleeves are recommended. Wear workout wear that covers armpits (sleeve) and legs. Cotton or cotton blend fabric is best (non-slippery). No socks (unless they are gripping). PLEASE NO JEANS AND NO JEWELRY
Q: Do I need to be a yogi?
A: No. But you will need an open mind.
Q: Do I need to be physically fit?
A: Not necessarily. The AntiGravity Hammock supports you in your poses. However, AG Fitness is easiest for someone who maintains a consistent fitness regime and has a strong core.
Q: Are all aerial yoga classes alike?
A: AntiGravity® Fitness is the original aerial yoga technique. Over 7 years went into the development of the technique after Mr. Harrison created the apparatus. He created a very specific nomenclature and sequencing that can be done safely. AntiGravity® is the only aerial yoga/fitness technique certified by the AFAA.
Q: Are you sure the Harrison AG® Hammock will hold me?
A: Every portion of the Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock is rated for well over 2000 lbs. (9 Kn)(908kgs). The points in the ceiling in an AG Fitness approved center have been placed by a professional contractor and certified by an engineer and are rated to hold at least 1000 lbs (4.5kn)(454kgs) per set up).
Q: Can AntiGravity® Fitness make me taller?
A: Yes! Our promise to you is that after class you will be stretched to your maximum height, varying between ¼” to 1 ½” taller, unfortunately, the effects are not cumulative.