It all began in a garage back in 2016. Many successful companies began in a garage such as Disney, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. It’s a pretty good place to start. Lori Aragona thought so too. AntiGravity® Fitness, founded in 1991 by world-class gymnastics specialist and Broadway aerial choreographer Christopher Harrison, caught her eye when searching for a low impact exercise that was both healing and fun. Lori’s husband, Carmen, setup the necessary beams in order to support six Harrison AntiGravity® Hammocks. After Lori completed her AntiGravity® Fundamentals 1 & 2 Certification, she opened her garage and offered classes. There is a specific breathing technique required to obtain the full benefits of poses, and Lori would cue “just breathe” to her students, thus she named her business Just Breathe Aerials. Week after week her classes began to fill, and it didn’t take long before her classes had waitlists.
After seeing photos on Facebook, a friend of Jennifer Wiggins asked her to come and try out an Aerial Yoga class. The two of them went and Jennifer fell in love. After a few weeks of going to classes, Jennifer noticed how popular it was becoming, and how many classes now had waitlists since there were only six hammocks available. Jennifer has a background in Business and Marketing, and runs her company Clear SEM Solutions here in Port St. Lucie. She and Lori became friends, and Jennifer shared many ideas about how to get the business running. Jennifer helped Lori move the business out of her garage and into a studio. Together, they got the business setup and running. Over the course of the next year, the business really began to grow. Lori and Jennifer would occasionally meet and share business ideas. In 2018, Lori asked Jennifer if she would officially be a part of Just Breathe Aerials as Co-Owner, and of course she said yes.
In June of 2020 they expanded into a beautiful new studio in St. Lucie West where they could offer both aerial yoga and traditional yoga classes.