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Hanging Boot Camp

Exercises to help you perfect your fundamentals

Join us for this boot camp to help you find the muscles you should be hanging from, get them strong, and improve your aerial skills.

With each of four sets of exercises of this course you will learn about all of the aspects of hanging you need to have perfect form. Shoulder positional and alignment awareness; shoulder mobility; rotator cuff strength and stability; and scapular stability.

For each exercise you will have the opportunity to see a video demonstration and then record your own performance for review and critique by physical therapist Dr. Emily Scherb, a circus medicine specialist.

This program will jump start your shoulder strength to give you a strong fundamental on which you can build all of your other skills!


Note: The schedule for this first course of 2019 will be slightly altered due to Emily's travel schedule. (She is going on her honeymoon!!!) Emily will be unreachable from January 25, 2019 through February 11, 2019. If you would prefer to start this course after this time please email [email protected] to be notified of the next start date.


Your Instructor


Dr. Emily Scherb
Dr. Emily Scherb

Dr. Emily Scherb is a physical therapist with a lifelong passion for understanding human movement.

She’s been a practicing aerialist for over twenty-five years and has dangled from balloons, danced in the air, and swung from trapezes. That background inspired her to specialize her practice on circus and aerial artists. She has a proven track record of helping patients who have not seen results with traditional physical therapy due to her unique perspective on how the body works both on the ground and in the air.

As an educator, she travels the country teaching circus artists, instructors, and healthcare professionals about the unique physical demands and challenges of training the body to do incredible feats.

She received her graduate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and now lives in Seattle, where she works with professional and pre-professional circus artists through her positions as Resident Physical Therapist at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts and as the Company Physical Therapist for the contemporary circus company Acrobatic Conundrum.

Her first book, Applied Anatomy of Aerial Artists was released in August 2018


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is not open for enrollment.