Trainer Spotlight :: Megan Phillips // our blue-haired, bite-sized little engine that could.
Megan found aerials one Friday when former trainer Kait brought her in to try something new. Previously a gymnast, most moves came easily, until she met one she couldn’t quite master. Intrigued, she came back, and has never looked back since. "I love the challenge of aerials. There’s always something new to learn, or something to work on and improve. Plus, it’s SO much fun and so rewarding to share the fun and build confidence. I’m passionate about teaching because I see confidence grow in my students. I love passing along knowledge, strength, and positivity to all of my students. I LOVE when people come in and surprise themselves with what they can do. It’s very fulfilling." Megan uses free-styling to develop new transitions on the Lyra, and the song choices are constantly changing and flowing with her mood that day : "peppy or electronic when I’m happy, slow and mood when I’m sad, hard rock when I’m mad at the world," but a good go-to is anything by Odesza.
In the studio she teaches primarily Lyra, as well as Aerial Yoga and Multi-Apparatus conditioning. After training with MAYA, she certified with Aradia Fitness USA, Circus Arts Institute, and Levity Aerial Yoga. At her day job, she is a speech pathologist and currently works with wee ones.
In her very little free time, she tries to be outside hiking and adventuring with her dog, or traveling. Her fur baby (“her world”) is Malibu, aka Monster, Bu, or Grumbles.
Studios she loves : @detroitflyhouse , her favorite and in her hometown. She also loves @empyreanarts in Asheville, Gravity Aerial Arts, Cirque City and Boulder Circus Center. "I have had a great time and learned something new everywhere I’ve been, and every studio has something to offer.” Follow her on IG at : @m.alice_intheair