Male Pole Champion Josiah “Bad Azz” Grant Joins Aeriform Arts Studio Before Leaving for Australian Tour

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North Hollywood, CA – Television executive Lea Walker holds an expansive dream for her Aeriform Arts Studio. Born from her desire to find refuge from the busy demands of her work in the entertainment field, Walker’s Aeriform Arts Studio is an oasis of dance and fitness offerings that take working out to new heights. From pole, to aerial yoga, to lyra and hanging silks, the studio is a virtual playing field for airborne conditioning adventure.

Walker has elevated her vision however with the announcement of a totally co-ed curriculum, opening the doors to men who may want to partake in the fitness fun. Men can now workout right alongside the women and take their exercise agendas to new altitudes. The beautiful mirrored space, which houses ten aerial yoga hammocks, a lyra, hanging silks and five brass dance poles is truly a playground for all now!

To highlight the new agenda at Aeriform Arts, Walker has bought on pole champion, Josiah “Bad Azz” Grant to conduct specialized pole instruction during the month of August before returning to the studio in January from his Australian “BadAzz Aussie Artistic Black Out Tour 2012.” World renowned professional vertical dance artist, international performer, instructor and competition judge, Grant has appeared on numerous national television shows including “America’s Got Talent,” “The Doctors” and “Jerry Springer.”

TV executive and Aeriform Arts Studio owner,
Lea Walker
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“After opening my studio, I was amazed by the number of men who contacted me about wanting to learn pole fitness and aerial arts. I kept hearing complaints that many of the studios around Los Angeles are mostly women-only,” expresses Walker. “I’m excited to open the doors to men at Aeriform Arts. And I actually think the women even appreciate it! In addition, we are just blown away to have Mr. “Bad Azz” Josiah Grant come teach with us. He is not only a pole legend but also a wonderful and gifted instructor.”

Aeriform Arts boasts an impressive roster of some of Los Angeles’ best fitness instructors including Leigh Acosta, specializing in pole, lyra and aerial fit; Amber Porter for aerial fit; Lacy McGarry for pole & floor; Kristina Serna for BUTI â„¢ and Saharah Ali and Victoria Platt for aerial yoga. Walker is also bringing on Juju Namjai for additional BUTI â„¢ classes and adding a “Sexy Silhouettes” class for improving dance and flow technique.

“Aeriform Arts is a fantastic alternative to the gym,” adds Walker. “The classes are cozy and intimate with great personalized instruction. And with that said, I’d like to say to the men, ‘Hey boys, come hang out with us!'”

Check out Josiah “Bad Azz” Grant at Aeriform Arts is located at 5625 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA. Take flight at Aeriform Arts at or by calling 818-980-AERI (2374).