Megan Gaida Interview, AAU Community Member

Megan Gaida on lyra
Megan Gaida on lyra

What is your favorite apparatus(es)?
It’s a tie between static trapeze and lyra – I just can’t get enough of the steel! I love that so many skills are transferable or adaptable between the two apparatus. And the most fun I’ve had was taking bungee workshops with Nancy, it felt like being a kid again!

How did you get interested in aerial arts?
As a kid, i was always climbing, swinging and tumbling, but i took a 20 year break and forgot all about it. One day i came across the intro classes in a newsletter and decided to give it a go. I fell right back in love, and have been a passionate student ever since!

What do you love about aerial arts?
Where to start? I love that it both challenges and inspires me to be better. I’ve become stronger, fitter and more flexible without suffering through a single dull gym workout! I’ve made friends at the studio, and the support ( both literal and moral!) and encouragement that everyone gives each other is amazing. The creative and performing aspects push me out my comfort zone and have made me a more balanced and confident person.

What are you currently working on?
I’ve been working on heel hangs and side planche for a while, and I will be for a while yet – they are going to take some strong muscles! You can always catch my progress on Instagram @megan.greenie.