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Here’s are some answers to the questions many people ask us. Please visit our About Us page for further details about Studio Essence.

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Pole: We want you to feel as comfortable so for beginners joggers/trousers you can roll up are fine for the first few lessons. After that shorts are a benefit, skin sticks! And a comfortable top is fine.

Please avoid using body lotions or oils before class as these transfer onto the poles making them slippery.

Hoop: You want your legs covered so leggings are perfect. If you are just starting out on the hoop we’d also recommend long leg warmers to give the back of your knees a bit more protection.

Participants must be at least 16 years old to take part. There is no upper age limit. Anyone can participate no matter what gender, size or shape.

If you have had a baby we ask you wait 6 weeks before starting if you have had a natural delivery and 10 weeks if you’ve had a cesarean section.

No. We ask you to take off any rings, bracelets and watches, as they scratch the poles and hoops and they will also scratch your jewellery.

We advise you not to start if you are pregnant. If you are already a student and find out you are pregnant please speak to your instructor. This will be in total confidence. Poling and participating in aerial hoop while pregnant is an individual decision.

Yes of course, your strength grows with you through your pole/hoop journey.

Not at all. We do, however, run a weekly Stretch & Flex class on a Sunday morning, which does compliment any aerial training.

Not necessarily. Get in touch with us and we will asses your level and advise which class we think would be most suitable for you.

It not only depends on your skill level but other factors; how long ago did you do it, are you still training at home.

In a normal timetabled class we have 5-6 poles up and 2 to a pole. We currently have 3 aerial hoops and no more than 3 to a hoop.

We ask for all phones and video cameras to be left in the changing area to avoid class disruption. There will be times your instructor will allow phone and video cameras into lesson to capture some action shots.

There is plenty of parking in the business park outside the studio.