Our Ground Classes (FITclasses) cover many unique skills and offer multiple daily classes to choose from. Whether it’s flexibility, strength and endurance, or a good stretch you’re after, we have a class for you. Ground classes are a great addition to an already active workout routine, in circus or everyday life, or perfect for introducing a new and exciting fitness goal.
STRONGfit, STRETCHfit and FUNCTIONALfit make up the core of our FITclasses. They are the bread and butter of conditioning, strength building and mobility improvement. If you are looking to up your game in a discipline or get in the best shape of your life, these classes will push you into your goals.
Gain strength for both Circus training and everyday life. From upper body to lower body, STRONGfit enhances large muscle groups by using body weight exercises and aerial apparatus. STRONGfit whips you into tip-top shape for your next CrossFit, Pilates, or Circus class!
STRETCHfit teaches the art of stretching. With proper warm-up, extensive activation, and targeted stretches, STRETCHfit allows you to push your flexibility to new limits through safe, guided instruction. Ache no more.
FUNCTIONALfit is a class dedicated to those who are working on targeting specific areas of the body. Be it a prior injury, or a movement that you want to improve upon, FUNCTIONALfit will guide you through the necessary exercises to rebuild range of motion and stability.
ACROfit, CONTORTIONfit, and YOGAfit make up our specialty Ground Arts disciplines. These classes are progressive and increase in difficulty to keep you challenged as you attend.
Acro Yoga (or Acro) is partnered acrobatics that incorporate balance and geometry to create breathtaking movements and poses. Our classes are taught by certified Acro Yoga instructors who have extensive experience in helping students achieve their Acro goals.
CONTORTIONfit class picks up where StretchFIT leaves off. Students will work on improving their passive and active leg flexibility, as well as starting work on contortion skills such as splits, bridges, and elbow stands. The class primarily focuses on hamstring, hip-flexor, back, and shoulder mobility.
YOGAfit is a Vinyasa Flow class with focus on flexibility, breath control, strength building, and coordination. The class unifies flexibility and strength in harmonious balance. This is a slower paced dynamic flow class that incorporates movement through sun salutations and standing poses. You will be guided, step-by-step, in a clear manner to the essentials of a flowing practice. This class is suitable for beginners, and for those integrating a new approach to an existing yoga practice.
FITclasses are a $15 drop-in individually, but with your FITpass or FITpass Black Membership, you’ll be able to attend as many ground arts classes per month as you want, for free. The best part is, there is no commitment. Sign up when you want, and cancel anytime.
Upgrading to the FITpass Black includes our favourite deal: bringing a friend with you--for no extra charge. Any class you attend yourself, your partner-in-crime can join as well. We believe the buddy system keeps us all motivated, and two goals achieved are better than one! Students in Ground Classes learn safe fitness progressions every class, and the instructors work with you to find the best workouts for your body and skillset. Being a FITpass or FITpass Black member also gives you access to Open Gym to practice all your new skills at no extra cost!
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Students ages 14 and up can enroll in Adult classes through semester enrollment or on a drop-in basis. Our adult programming has four semesters per year: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
DROP IN ENROLLMENT (Class Packs) This method of registration allows a student to use individual class credits to register for individual dates of a class. Drop in enrollment is paid for with class credits (Class Packs) that can be purchased individually or in 5 or 10-packs for a discounted price.
Adult class credits can be applied to less expensive classes with the exception of Tier A and B class credits, ie a Tier B credit can pay for a FITclass or Open Gym. Likewise, a Tier A class credit can pay for a FITclass or Open Gym. But a Tier A class credit cannot pay for a Tier B class and visa-versa Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have the class credit changed. From the date of sale, all adult class credits must be taken within:
If a student has not arrived in class within the first 15 minutes of class, they will not be admitted into the class for any reason. Waitlisted students will be permitted to take the class if space becomes available due to late students. The exception to this rule is Open Gym where students may join anytime it is held. Please see the front desk to sign in to Open Gym. Students who arrive more than 15 minutes late are marked as a “late cancel” and the credit is forfeited.
MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT FITpass, FITpass Black, UNLIMITED M2M, and UNLIMITED 12-Month Commitment are all monthly recurring memberships that permit students to attend classes as they wish. The FITpass and FITpass black allow students to attend any FITclasses and Open Gyms they wish as many times as they like. The UNLIMITED M2M and 12-Month Commitment allow students to attend any Tier A, Tier B, FITclasses, and Open Gyms as many times as they wish.
WAITLIST POLICY It is necessary to “opt-in” for emails on your MindBody account to use the waitlist feature for classes. An email will be automatically sent to the email address on your account when you are added to a class from the waitlist. Please keep this information correct and make sure to add email@example.com to accepted addresses in your email to ensure your notification. You may choose to respond to this e-mail, accepting or declining your space on the roster. By utilizing the waitlist feature, you are agreeing to cover the cost of any class in which you are registered. You can be automatically enrolled in the class from the waitlist until 24hrs before the start of class so if you are on one or more waitlists, please monitor your email. If you place yourself on a Waitlist, it is your responsibility to check on your status, and remove yourself if you are unable to attend the class. You will not be automatically added to the waitlist if a space becomes available less than 24 hours prior to class start time. Please feel free to check class roster or contact front desk to see if last minutes spaces have become available. These policies are in effect whether you have been “confirmed” from the waitlist or not- this means that once you are dropped into a class and notified, we do not need any further confirmation from you that you will take the class. If a student has available credits in their account, MindBody will allow them to register for a waitlist without purchasing a credit. If a student does not have available credits, they will be prompted to purchase a credit. If you do not wish to purchase a credit, please contact the front desk who will put you on the waitlist for no charge. If you do purchase a credit but do not get into the class, that credit will remain available on your account until its expiration date.
PREREQUISITES In addition to the minimum age requirement of 14, many adult recreational classes at Windsor Circus School have skill prerequisites. In order to receive approval, please indicate for which classes you would like to be approved and send training or performance videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Videos should be 2-4 minutes long and ideally show the student moving through skills (ie not just a backbend, but the student getting into and getting out of the backbend, not just a drop on silks, but the student preparing for the drop). Alternatively, attend the intro level class to request approval from that instructor (e.g. Intro to Aerial Silks, Intro to Mixed Aerials, Open Gym, etc.).
Open Gym is offered on a first come, first served basis. It is designed for current students to work on improving their practice of moves they have been taught by Windsor Circus School instructors and can safely perform. There is absolutely no teaching or instructing allowed from fellow students. This practice is not only dangerous but undermines the safe progression of classes. If you are having trouble with a move that was taught to you in a class you took at Windsor Circus School, you may ask the Instructor or Manager in charge of Open Gym that day for help performing the move. It is at their sole discretion whether they believe it is appropriate to teach the move being requested. Other instructors may be present and practicing their private routines, please be courteous of them and direct all questions or requests for instruction to the Instructor or Manager in charge of Open Gym that day. Open Gym is offered at a discount for students currently enrolled in classes. A current student is defined as a student who has taken a class within the last 30 days.