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CBS names Heliummm Top Fitness Class in NYC!

It’s time to step it up in 2013 and take class at the top of the class – Heliummm named Top 5 unique fitness classes in NYC!

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What a Year It’s Been!


What a year it’s been! Thanks for making 2012 Heliummm’s best year ever. We couldn’t have done it without you. We are thrilled to welcome new clients and friends to the Heliummm Family. And, we’re looking forward to continued growth and great events in 2013.

Highlights from 2012 include:

  • Winning “Entertainment Act of the Year” from BizBash’s Reader’s Choice Awards – Thanks to all clients, family and friends who voted for us daily!
  • Appearing “Law & Order: SVU” – We even got to meet Ice-T and pat his dog.
  • Stories on Fox News 5 and CBS’s ‘Live from the Couch’ – Definitely working on our 15 minutes of fame
  • Writing a chapter “Entertainment That Reflects the Couple” for the e-book “Insider’s Know How – Planning Your Perfect Wedding” by Kizzi Nkwocha. – Available on Amazon. Click here.
  • New light up costumes
  • Presenting on aerial conditioning at the Circus Instructor’s Gathering
  • Being one of the three co-founders of the New York Aerial Teacher’s Alliance, with Adam Woolley and Laura Witwer

2013 is already shaping up nicely, with travels, features and great events with you!

Dare to dream and make those dreams come true.

Heliummm’s one of NYC’s Hottest Tickets in Town says Time Out New York

We got an early holiday gift from Time Out New York. With so much to do in NYC, we’re thrilled to be named as “one of the hottest tickets in town”).

Watch us in the video for Time Out Offers.

Be sure to check out our classes here and even bring a friend. If your friend purchases a class card, you get a free class. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

And, be sure to tell your family and friends they can get you a Heliummm gift certificate in our online store. Click here for more info.

Thanks for helping us achieve new heights – we’re here to help you achieve yours!

Big aerial and holiday love,

Heliummm Student Showcase “Special Gifts” December 1, 2012

Heliummm Aerial Dance’s Student Showcase “Special Gifts” was a resounding success. The house was packed, the mood was festive, and acts were superb!

Big thanks go out to our fabulous students and to our volunteers:

  • Heliummm President Jeep Ries for box office, cleaning, set up and intros
  • Wes Krygsman for helping set up the backdrop curtains
  • Julie Krygsman for doing sound
  • Professional videographer Katrin Haiba for taping
  • Professional photographer Christine Nguyen for superb photographs
  • Lola Picayo for making yummy chocolate chip cookies
  • Zoe Picayo for the case of water
  • Jack Crawford for rigging
  • Cierra Martinez, Ariel Sheldon, Yuka Kawazu and Lola Picayo for set up and tear down
  • Jacob Robinette and Embody Collective for having us teach and perform there

And, a big thank you to the awesome audience members, who came out to support their friends and family.

Achieve your dreams. Come to class. Set a goal. Work hard. Have fun!

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Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Big aerial love,

PS: Don’t forget – gift certificates are available in the Heliummm online store at

Stick with the Winners

We are proud to be named one of BizBash’s Winning Event Professionals. And we know we can help make your next event shine. So stick with the winners, and call us for all your event needs.



Heliummm awarded BizBash New York Readers’ Choice Entertainment Act of the Year!

We won!! Thanks to your amazing support Heliummm has been named BizBash New York Readers’ Choice Entertainment Act of the Year! Awards were presented Wednesday afternoon at the New York BizBash IdeaFest.

A big thank you to all who voted and the following people who were instrumental in making the trade show and voting process a success:

  • My dear spouse and Heliummm President, Diane Jeep Ries for moral support, manning the booth
  • Laura DeBuys for fabulous marketing advice and a stellar email voting campaign
  • Cody Schreger for great salesmanship and being a great duo partner
  • Jamie Pirowskin for excellent administrative assistance
  • Katie Sue Nicklos for bringing my light up costume idea to life
  • Amy Hecht for graphic design
  • Madeline Hoak and Airin Dalton for working our new costumes on the Bizbash Trade Show floor

We are so excited – and so grateful!

Heliummm featured on CBS 2’s Morning Show!

In addition to airing on “The Couch” last week, Heliummm is featured on CBS 2’s Morning Show!

Lisa Kerney tell us “It’s certainly not your average workout – aerial silks is the hot new way to work out that may have you joining the circus.” Click here to check out Lisa getting a lesson in the art of aerial dance.  It’s a workout disguised as fun!

We’ve been announced!



Our entertainer of the year nomination has been announced – – and the vote is on!

You can vote daily from now until October 21st at 11:59 pm here!

Please cast your vote today! We need your support!!

Heliummm puts CBS’s Lisa Kerney through the Aerial Dance Paces!

Heliummm Nominated for Entertainer of the Year!



We are super thrilled to be nominated for Bizbash Reader’s Choice Award!

We need YOUR support! Voting opens on Tuesday, October 2, at 9:00 am EST. Everyone is encouraged to VOTE once a day until voting closes on Sunday, October 21, at 11:59 pm EST. Please tell your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, whoever to vote as well!

Let’s make this happen!!! Thank you so much for your support!

Big aerial love.