ABOUT US​

SPV Blue stands for “Studenten Paalsport Vereniging Blue”. We are a studentsport association based in Eindhoven.
We offer weekly classes in Pole Fitness, Aerial Silks and Aerial Hoop at different levels, especially for those who want to know how it feels “to fly”. You can choose between one of our disciplines, however if you wish you can also attend multiple classes in different disciplines (a lot of our members do so!).

Disciplines

Pole fitness

Pole Fitness is a form of exercise which incorporates the entire body. Pole Fitness (pole sport) originates from pole dance. It combines artistic dance, acrobatics and strength exercises. Through this sport you will build up strength, flexibility and endurance. The sport involves exercises such as climbing, spins, positions and flips. You often use your skin to create friction, thus sitting or hanging in the pole. Today Pole Fitness is widely recognized as a fitness form that can be used as aerobic and anaerobic training. Many people think that you should have strength even before you start doing Pole Fitness, but this assumption is not correct. Everyone can start doing Pole Fitness, even if you have never exercised before. You build up muscles in pole fitness through strength exercises on the pole with your own body weight. 

We have open class every Wednesday from 21:00-22:00. Please feel free to join and to try it out 😉

Teachers:
– Astrid Hoekstra
– Anna van Limpt

Aerial Silks

Aerial Silks, also called Tissue, is known from the circus world. Aerial Silks is a full body work-out which appears acrobatic. The silk is hung from the ceiling and is long enough to at least reach the floor, divided into two silk pieces to make acrobatic tricks and exercises. You will train both flexibility and strength, and learn several tricks to do high up in the air. In Aerial Silks you often combine exercises like climbing, swings, binding, hanging or drops to create an impressive and breathtaking performance.  Aerial Silks performers use only their strength to stay up in the silk.

Teachers:
– Ashley Heuijerjans
– Mirjam de Haas

Aerial Hoop

Aerial Hoop, also known as Lyra or Aerial Ring is a form of exercise that only recently emerged. It has roots in the circus and the world of acrobatics and is related to both pole dance and Aerial Silk. Aerial Hoop therefore combines both strength exercises, agility and grace. An Aerial Hoop is an enlarged hula hoop ring of steel suspended from the ceiling, in which hoop artists can exercise spins, tricks positions and drops. In Aerial Hoop you conduct the exercises in fast motions and you often practice rather long combinations. You wear long pants and a top when you do Aerial Hoop, as you have to hang a lot in your knees and therefore want to protect them a little. Aerial Hoops come in various sizes and variants and can either have one or two hooks for hanging and can be either static or put on the spin, so you can twirl around.

Teachers:
– Anne Eggels
– Daria Mikhailovskaia

Class schedule 2021 - 2022

Pole Fitness

Day/Time

Class

Monday 18:30 - 19:30

Beginners 1

Tuesday 20:00 - 21:00

Beginners 2

Wednesday 19:00 - 20:00

Intermediate

Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00

Advanced

Wednesday 21:00 - 22:00

Open class (also open to SSC members for tryouts, they can send an email to info@spvblue.nl to sign up!)

Aerial Silks

Day/Time

Class

Monday 20:00 - 21:00

Beginners

Thursday 19:30 - 20:30

Intermediate

Thursday 20:30 - 21:30

Advanced

Aerial Hoop

Day/Time

Class

Friday 17:00 - 18:00

Beginners

Friday 18:00 - 19:00

Advanced

As a member of SPV Blue you can freely practice the moves that you have learned in class.
You can reserve the Pole Fitness studio (for pole) or Gymnasium (for silks and hoop) when they are free.

There is only one important rule regarding safety: it is mandatory to practice with at least one more person!

Activities

To make it more fun for our members and give them something extra among just Pole, Silks and Hoop classes, we organize regularly fun activities and workshops throughout every year. Please check our Facebook.

If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know via info@spvblue.nl 🙂

Want to join our aerial family?

If you want to join SPV Blue:

  • First, you need to have Eindhoven Student Sportscenter sport-card and be a student (If you are not a student anymore, some exceptions are possible, please check here).
  • Second, you need to have sufficient experience with Pole Fitness / Aerial Silks / Aerial Hoop (depends on the class you would like to attend). If you already have experience in any of those and would like to continue, please contact us, so we can place you in the class according to your level. If you don’t have any experience, you can join an introduction course that we provide for each discipline. You have to complete it before joining the regular classes. Every course consists of 8 lessons in which you learn the basic techniques that you need. It is organised by Students Sport Centre Eindhoven. If you are interested, please register through the SSCE Website. After completing the beginners course you can join SPV Blue as a member and continue classes at a higher level.

Workshops

If you are interested in getting a Pole Fitness, Aerial Silks or Aerial Hoop workshop from our teachers, please contact us!

All we need to know is the following details:
– Preferred date
– Preferred time
– Preferred length of the workshop (1 or 1.5 hours is recommended)
– Amount of people who will attend

The Board of SPV Blue 2020-2021

Our board of enthusiastic students for this academic year:

Chairman: Julia Claassen
Secretary: Manon van Vegchel
Treasurer: Carina Ribeiro Barbio Correa
Internal Relations: Dim Wierenga
Commissioner of Activities: Dorothée Mader

CONTACTS

Students Sport Centre Eindhoven