HIGH ABOVE is a boutique aerial fitness studio located in Hamilton Central with a unique atmosphere that will leave you feeling empowered.
Our boutique studio
We are passionate about all things aerial. To us, pole and aerial is so much more than an just exercise class, it’s an experience.
Our aim is to provide a safe, judgement-free environment where adults can feel comfortable and have fun while becoming fitter, stronger and more confident version of themselves.
Our beautifully designed studio offers classes in pole fitness, AntiGravity Fitness aerial yoga, aerial hoop and flexibility. The best part is you don’t need any fitness or dance experience to join in the fun – we’re serious about that. If you don’t have much upper body strength, perfect! That’s exactly why you should sign up. From absolute beginners to advanced athletes, we cater to all levels.
Whether you’re looking for an after work social activity, a new exercise class to complement your current fitness lifestyle, a restorative style class or an exciting hen’s party, we have options to suit your needs.
What’s more, you can trust you’re in safe hands as we only use equipment from industry-leading brands, X-Pole and AntiGravity Fitness.
We’d love to show you around, so if you’re in the Hamilton, Cambridge or the wider Waikato area and would like to check us out, please get in contact to arrange a tour of our studio.
Behind the scenes
HIGH ABOVE owner and head instructor Laura has over 10 years’ pole dance experience, having trained and taught in studios in both London and Melbourne. Her passion comes across in every single one of her classes, with her knack for making her students feel comfortable, yet invigorated.
Laura’s a qualified AntiGravity Fitness Instructor trained by Australasia’s master trainer. She has trained aerial hoop with That Circus Freak and her list of regular pole instructor include some of the world’s best -Amy Hazel, Fontaine, Gracie Buntine and Elena Gibson.
She is a competitive pole dancer and placed 3rd in Miss Pole Dance New Zealand 2019 and was a finalist in the prestigious Aerial Rising Stars 2017 in Melbourne.
Laura’s decision to open her own aerial fitness studio in 2018 was based on her desire to share her passion with other like-minded people across the Waikato.
She understands first-hand the incredible ability pole and aerial fitness classes have of making all your daily worries instantly disappear. The feeling was so powerful that she eventually decided to leave her corporate career and turn her love for aerial into her full-time job.
To Laura, pole and aerial is an escape from the daily stresses and a chance to have real childlike fun. Being able to pass that feeling onto others is a privilege.
Pole fitness classes are one of the most fun ways to get fit. Drawing on a combination of dance, gymnastics, yoga and Pilate style exercises.
Aerial yoga involves using a waist height hammock to perform a series of exercises. We guarantee yoga is even better with your feet off the ground.
Aerial Hoop is a circus apparatus on which acrobatic tricks are preformed while suspended above the ground. Incorporating spins, beautifully flowing pose and daredevil drops.