September Student Spotlight

Carrie

Tell us something about yourself! What do you enjoy doing outside of RGF?

I love spending time with my two rescue dogs, Amos and Blanche. They make quarantine much more bearable! I also enjoy listening to true crime podcasts (current favorites are Wine and Crime, Murder Squad, Morbid and Dateline).

What brought you to RGF?

I found RGF through Groupon when I was looking for a place in the suburbs to take hoop dance classes. I didn’t expect to fall in love with aerial at all, but after trying out hammocks I just had to come back. I then moved on to add lyra and pole to my repertoire.

What inspires you? 

Honestly, I’m inspired by my fellow Goddesses. It’s amazing to see my classmates progress, and witness what their hard work has helped them achieve. It pushes me to keep trying for those tricks that give me trouble.

What advice do you have for someone just starting their aerial journey?

A few things. First, try everything! You never know what you will fall in love with. Lyra was the last apparatus I tried but quickly became my favorite. Second, don’t ever compare yourself to someone else. We all have strengths and weaknesses and it’s all about recognizing the progress you’ve made. Finally, I have learned that there are some moves my body just won’t do, and that’s ok. I may never be able to do a Cupid, but it’s not worth getting frustrated when there are so many other things that are accessible to me!

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