Academy of Aerial Fitness
Academy of Aerial Fitness is a nonprofit alternative fitness center specializing in aerial and circus arts. As a nonprofit organization, our goals are to provide a supportive and positive environment for the community focusing on the promotion of: physical and emotional growth, confidence and trust building and creative expression through movement. The Academy of Aerial Fitness is proud to be accessible to the community through our many class options throughout the day, into the evening and on weekends. Traditional gyms and workout programs lack the group atmosphere and support system we provide here at the Academy of Aerial Fitness. We strive to enrich the southwest community seeking a healthier, happier and more expressive way of life regardless of their age, gender, physical abilities, or economic status.

Causes: Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness, Youth

What started out as a dream has become a reality for two El Paso businesswomen, founder and director, Karolyn Nevarez and co-founder Ana Glacken.

The Academy of Aerial Fitness (AAF) combines fitness, finesse, fun and family and provides El Pasoans an opportunity to fly and express their inner circus acrobat. Located in the newly redesigned Sunland Park Mall, the AAF offers an array of aerial fitness programs and classes including, the graceful hoop-like Lyra apparatus, the colorful and flowing silks device, the powerful yet graceful pole apparatus, a relaxing and Zen-like experience with Aerial Yoga, and the challenging and strength building straps program. An array of ground-based programs also helps patrons improve their flexibility, strength, balance and agility. Have you ever wanted to do a handstand? Well, now you can! The AAF welcomes people of all ages from 8 to 80. “Children have an incredible ability to climb and soar with no fear,” mentions Karolyn. “We have incredible teachers with years of experience teaching and performing. We are very fortunate to have such amazing talent and performers here in El Paso.” The AAF is available for both outdoor and indoor performances. Their members have performed with such notable artists like hip hop legend, Snoop Dog, and internationally recognized DJ and producer, Deorro, collaborated with The El Paso Ballet Theatre, and most recently took the stage on the nationally recognized America’s Got Talent television show. As a nonprofit organization the Academy of Aerial Fitness strives to provide a supportive and positive environment for the community focused on promoting physical and emotional growth and creative expression through movement. We are slowly coming out of quarantine El Paso. We know it’s been difficult. We provide a safe, sanitary and uncrowded space as well as online courses and encourage people of all ages, and fitness levels to get moving, try new things, and develop the confidence and strength that breeds a healthy and fit lifestyle. We need your help El Paso to donate money and join us as we grow ever stronger and keep El Paso fit. Come fly with us!

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Our Goal $36,000
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