Astral Harvest Music & Arts Festival

Aerial Straps - Circus and Strength

Aerial Straps are always one of the highlights of our performance. Excelling in straps requires a lot of strength and discipline but getting started is as easy as coming to this workshop! Come try something new and find the thrill of your feet leaving the ground.
Five years ago Erik fell in love with aerial straps after being introduced to it by his best friend Patrick Chan (known to themselves as “The Meathook Bros”). Previous to his circus obsession, Erik was competitively involved in CrossFit at the Regional level for three years, then transitioned to gymnastic rings training for one year. Erik started his aerial straps tutelage under Ian Holmes at Ascension Fitness in Calgary. Since then Erik has performed at a variety of events and travelled to Las Vegas & Montreal, to train with some of the world’s best straps coaches. Although Erik enjoys the thrill of performing live, his passion lies in growing the Alberta circus community and coaching aerials.