Frequently Asked Questions:
What time zone are Aerial Terril classes in?
US Pacific Time Zone.
How do I take an online fitness class?
All classes are taught through Zoom. You can log on through the internet or download the Zoom Application from the App. Store on your device. Terril will send you an email reminder for class with a link to Zoom, Meeting ID & Password.
What device is best for online fitness classes?
IPad/ tablet, laptop or computer are best as a cell phone may be too small for you to see Terril demonstrating exercises.
How do I prepare my device for an online fitness lesson?
Your device should be set up, or propped on a secure stand, with the camera showing you from head to toe when standing and lying on your mat. Please use Zoom (not your device camera) to set up the best place for you to see me as well.
How do I prepare my space for an online fitness lesson?
It is best to have space to move freely on and around a Yoga/ Pilates mat, away from furniture, while exercising. Roughly 6’x 6’ minimum floor space should work.
Why do I have to take an introductory private lesson?
An Introductory Private Lesson is a great way for me to get to know you, your personal goals and unique medical history. It is also a way to introduce exercise concepts to you if you are new to Yoga, Pilates or Aerial. This meeting ensures a safe an effective workout for you in your private lessons and especially in a group class setting.
What is aerial fitness?
Aerial Fitness, taught by Terril Teran Mire, incorporates elements of Yoga, Pilates Suspension Method and Aerial Circus Arts performed on a Low Aerial Hammock.
What is an aerial hammock?
An aerial hammock is made of over 100 inch wide nylon fabric. The ends are safely tied with a special knot and hung about shoulder width apart.
What is low aerial hammock?
Low aerial hammock facilitates a minimum rigging point height of about 9 feet to accommodate a roughly 6 foot hammock hanging roughly 3 feet from the floor.
Is aerial hammock the same as aerial sling?
Yes, Terril calls it Aerial Hammock as there are open fabric poses and considers sling to stay closed in a loop of fabric.
Is low aerial hammock hung from 1 or 2 rigging points?
Low aerial hammock is hung from 2 rigging points, for safety, as it is easier to find the middle or each side of the hammock, when navigating movement in the air.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a method of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century. He called it ‘Contrology’ and his original 6 principles are: concentration, control, center, flow, precision, and breathing. He created the mat work and exercises performed on handmade apparatus such as the Universal Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Guillotine Tower, Ped-o-pul and with the Magic Circle, Foot and Toe Correctors, Breath-a-ciser and more!
pilates suspension method
What is Pilates Suspension Method- PSM?
Pilates Suspension Method was developed by Rebecca Beckler. It combines traditional and contemporary Pilates exercises derived from Pilates apparatus and performs them on a suspension trainer.
What is a suspension trainer?
A single piece of portable exercise equipment comprised of straps, handles and a foot loop. It can be easily hung from a door & frame and facilitates body weight exercises.
How do I install a suspension trainer?
You can easily install a suspension trainer by placing the mounting strap over the top of the door and closing the door. Please note that the door must close toward you for safety.
How much space do I need for a Pilates Suspension Method lesson?
You should have enough clearance on either side of you to move your arms and legs freely without the possibility of hitting a wall or piece of furniture during suspension training.
What is a bone safe class?
A bone safe class is safe for people with osteopenia, osteoporosis.
What is osteopenia and osteoporosis?
Low bone density or brittle bones.
Is Pilates or Yoga safe to do if I have low bone density?
Pilates and Yoga can be safe movement practices if modifications to certain exercises are made to protect people from the possibility of a bone fracture.
Why do I have to modify my exercise if I have low bone density?
Exercise modifications for people with low bone density are made to prevent fractures of the spine.
What movements should be practiced by people with low bone density?
Maintaining a Neutral Spine (Natural Curves in your Back), Strengthening Back Muscles, Good Posture and Balance.
How are exercises modified to protect someone with low bone density from a fracture?
By eliminating forward flexion of the spine (front bending) and focusing on neutral spine. Other movement contraindications are extreme side bending, extreme rotation and flexion with rotation.
What is a contraindicated exercise or movement?
One that is not recommended for certain populations and/ or medical conditions.
The following are contraindicated movements for low bone density as spinal fractures may occur:
What is an example of forward flexion?
Lifting your head while lying on your back as in a sit up or crunch.
Rounding the spine as in a forward fold.
Placing body weight on the neck and shoulders as in the rollover or plow pose.
What is extreme side bending?
A deep bend of the spine in a sideways motion.
What is extreme rotation of the spine?
A forced rotation or twisting of the spine, to end range, particularly in seated or standing.
What is an example of forward flexion with rotation?
A sit up or crunch with rotation of the torso