Calisthenics and Body Weight training are two buzz words often found in the fitness industry at the moment. Both highly successful methods of strength and conditioning training, without the use of weights, easy to start but incredibly difficult to master.
But what about aerial skills and training methods derived from gymnastics and acrobatics? Gymnasts are surely some of the most talented strength athletes around, for one, there are multiple Olympic disciplines dedicated to it. And what happened to acrobats? Suspended gracefully in the air at a great height, making standard calisthenics suddenly look very tame…
We would like to introduce you to Michaela Finnan, of “Falkor Aerial Fitness”.
Former British champion Sports Acrobat, professional dance graduate from the renowned Urdang Academy, Aerial fitness instructor and Personal Trainer. If there was ever a person to demonstrate outright strength with pure grace and ellegance then Michaela is that. With over 20 years experience in the world of Acrobatics, gymnastics and stage performance, Michaela brings a new spectrum of talent to the growing diversity of the TuffWraps UK team.
If the above isn’t enough to grab your attention then please keep reading. With performances under her belt at the Royal Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Pauls Cathedral and Wembley Stadium, performing for clients like Puma Sportswear, The Pussy Cat Dolls, The Vamps and ITV to name a few, not a lot phases her.
To say we are excited to be able to associate ourselves with Michaela is a massive understatement. We seriously urge everyone to go follow her on all social platforms to keep up to date with her progress in the Aerial fitness industry!
After this introduction we don’t blame you for being interested in learning to do what Michaela does. Practicing what she preaches and being an inspiration to others on a daily basis while carrying strength and fitness in a physique girls can aspire to. Currently based out of what could be the South of England’s premier strength and conditioning facility, “Locker 27” Michaela also works one to one with clients from the Finnan Fitness Studio in Surrey.
Follow Michaela's progress on the social media platforms below.
Our blog page: https://tuffwraps.co.uk/blogs/news
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Falkor Aerial: http://locker27.com/programs-services/aerial-fitness/
Photo Credit: Max Ellis
|Length (inches)||26 7/8||27 1/2||28 1/8||28 3/4||29 3/8|
|Width (inches)||15||16||17||18||19 1/2|
*These are not preshrunk.
How to Size: Measure circumference of the knee (mid-patella) in a locked position (muscles must be relaxed). If your calves are bigger than your knee measurement, we recommend using the circumference of your calf.
We recommend going down at least one size from your measurement.
|Sizes||Comfort Fit (cm)||Competition Fit (cm)|
|XS||28 - 30.5||30.5 - 34|
|S||30.5 - 34||33 - 37|
|M||33 - 37||37 - 40|
|L||37 - 40||40 - 43|
|XL||40 - 43||43 - 45|
|XXL||43 - 45||45 - 47|
|3XL||45 - 47||47 - 49|
|4XL||47 - 49||49 - 51
For general elbow pain or support we recommend that you measure the circumference of your elbow joint. We recommend going down one size for general elbow support. So if you measure 12”, purchase the 11” Cuff.
For tendonitis pain in the forearm or elbow we recommend that you measure the circumference of your forearm roughly 1" below your elbow joint. We recommend going down two sizes for tight compression. For example, if you measure 10" then purchase the 8" Cuff.
We advise you to measure your arm when in a locked out with your muscles relaxed. Select the size below that best fits both measurements.
IF YOU WANT A TIGHTER FIT PLEASE MEASURE AS ABOVE AND GO DOWN ONE SIZE FROM THAT MEASUREMENT.
|Sleeve Size||2" below elbow (in)||2" above elbow (in)|
|X-Small||8.20 - 10.20||9.40 - 11.80|
|Small||9.40 - 10.40||10.60 - 13.20|
|Medium||10.60 - 12.60||11.80 - 14.60|
|Large||11.80 - 13.80||13.00 - 15.90|
|X-Large||13.0 - 15.0||14.20 - 17.30|
|XXL||14.20 - 16.10||15.30 - 18.70|
Measure circumference of the knee (mid-patella) in a locked position (muscles must be relaxed). Unisex sizes.
|S||11.8 in. - 13.0 in.|
|M||13.0 in. - 14.2 in.|
|L||14.2 in. - 15.7 in.|
|XL||15.7 in. - 17.0 in.|
|XXL||17.0 in. - 18.3 in.|
*If you prefer a tighter fit please order one size smaller than your measurement.
Measuring Up For Your New Belt:
Use a soft measuring tape, measure around your waist approximately 4 inches above where your pant would sit. Please do not suck your stomach in and keep everything relaxed when measuring.
|S||24 in. - 29 in.|
|M||28 in. - 33 in.|
|L||32 in. - 37 in.|
|XL||36 in. - 42 in.|
|XXL||41 in. - 46 in.|