Aerial Bodies Fitness

West Palm Beach, Florida
Aerial Yoga, Pilates, Yoga, Personal Training & Massage Therapy

Sciatic Pain Relief
30 minute private session using the newest techniques for spine and back pain. No drugs, just relief - you’ll feel it immediately!

Let WPB’s #1 restorative fitness expert, Lydie Robsham, help you now. By appointment only

30 Minutes for $49
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Introducing Mobile Massage
Home appointments are now available from our expert staff. Give us a call today to learn more!
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Sports Massage
Includes Graston Technique, trigger points, cupping and myofascial release.
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Intro Class
*1st time client only - $78 private session. Introductory class.
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"It not only benefits the body, but the mind too, providing an outlet to release stress and concentrate on breathing exercises. "

Just a Few Google Reviews

Nada Ann Shade
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"Lydia is awesome!!!!! I spent 3 months, 3 times a week at a physiotherapist and she did more in three weeks than they did in the 3 months. She listened to my issues and then used her vast knowledge to help deal with the problems. When I walked in to her studio, I was limping and walking like an old lady. I may still be old (Lydia can't fix that) but I am no longer walking like it. Not only did her Pilates knowledge help me begin to get more flexible again, she is an awesome masseuse. I had a hip tendon that had seized up. I complained to the doctor, I complained to the physio and no one did anything. Lydia released that tendon in one massage. I love riding and the fact that she was able to relax the tendon made a huge difference in my riding seat. I could go on and on but the best is just work with her and let her do her magic."
Debra Tomarin
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"I have been attending Aerial Bodies for ten years! I have done Massage and pilates rehab! I suffered herniated disc pain for years from an accident! The Medical massages and rehab exercises have allowed me to work in my daily life as a realtor who has to walk & drive constantly! Very qualified and professional services which I highly recommend!"
Nina Gerson
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I give the highest recommendation possible for the Pilates classes at AerialBodies. Lydie is far and away the best Pilates instructor I have ever had. The classes are extremely small and everyone gets such individualized attention on how they can improve their performance of the exercises, as well as how to modify them in the event of an injury. I have had a toe issue for a number of years now, and as a result, I have had other injuries due to altering how I walked. Lydie immediately noticed this and helped to correct the root of the problem--which included improving form, posture, and doing toe strengthening exercises. As a result of her guidance, I am now able to walk without severe pain with every step--for which I am so grateful!
D. Henry Thimas
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Lydie's knowledge of the body is amazing. My doctor said my shoulder and back pain (bad at night and especially after golfing) needed Pilates and yoga stretches. Having done PT with no real results, I decided to give this place a try. Lydie listened to my problem carefully and had me do some Pilates moves (never done that before - it was so easy) and some positions on the floor and standing up. She stood by me the whole time pointing out where the pain was coming from and how it gets fixed. Then she gave me a 30 minute back and shoulder massage that felt great. And gave me exercises to do at home. What Lydie does in one session far outstrips any physical therapist I've ever been to - she's on another plane altogether. I'm going once or twice a week now and I honestly feel great now.
William Stolberg
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Thank you Lydie! After years of chemo and other cancer treatments including 2 stem cell transplants, I had a stroke in April. My muscles in my arms, legs, hands and feet were so stiff and weak that I could barely walk or open a jar. Having gained 20 pounds of water weight due to swelling in my arms and legs I was miserable. After a few pilates sessions and lymph massages with Lydie I have lost the 20 pounds and am able to feel my toes again! She is helping me stretch my muscles and gain strength again in my core and limbs. I had tried for months to do it on my own but soon realized I needed Help. Thank you Lydie!
Joseph Mueller
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I'm a professional athlete in the gym training several hours twice a day. Ive competed in multiple international events representing the USA and I've had my fair share of massages. I've always tried different people and had my body manipulated by alot of different practitioners. Lydie I would have to say is the most knowledgeable individual I've been worked on by. Highly recommend.
Belinda H.
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"I am a breast cancer survivor. Chemotherapy and radiation left my muscles weak and energy level extremely low. I am taking private sessions in pilates from Lydie and in 1 month, I ALREADY feel more energized and I am gaining muscle strength in my arms and legs! I am "learning" how to breathe properly which helps with cell regeneration. I am progressing at my own rate, no pressure to do more than my body is ready for. Lydie is patient and encouraging . I ENCOURAGE all cancer survivors to call, talk to Lydie and see what she can do for you. She has added a Yoga Class for Cancer Survivors and that will be next on my agenda. Aerial Bodies is a great gift that you can give yourself."

What's Different at Aerial Bodies?

About Aerial Bodies

We are a small, private fitness studio conveniently located in West Palm Beach, 5 minutes from City Place. We specialize in restorative and corrective exercise for all ages, all physical conditions and disabilities. Age, weight gain, illness, accidents, surgery and childbirth cause our body to lose strength, balance and flexibility.  We then lose our confidence in how we move, look and feel, even in everyday activities. At AerialBodies we help you regain the level of fitness you need by using the proven techniques of Pilates, yoga, medical massage and other specialized methods. Our therapy tools include the pilates cadillac, chairs, reformers, spinal corrector, red cord suspension and anti-gravity yoga, foam rollers, DC current electrical stimulation, chinese cupping, kinesiology taping and graston technique.

For those whose needs are sports specific training or body enhancement or shaping, we can take you there!

Come and enjoy our approach to fitness and health in a calm environment where the focus is on YOU! 

Medical Conditions We Treat

Jump Start Fitness Program

Join our Jump Start Health & Fitness Program ~ we’ll customize your workout for your needs.

Apply for your 1st transformation session, click the get started button and fill out the associated form! 

Pilates & Yoga

Pilates consists of a slow, sustained series of exercises done 5-10 times on a comfortable platform raised 16” off the floor. There are over 500 Pilates exercises.

For men and women equally, Pilates increases muscle strength with emphasis on the most important “core” muscles (abdomen, lower back, hips, buttocks) and this relieves lower back pain, improves stability and balance.

Pilates is also used to increase weight loss and improve body toning so your body’s shape improves, clothes fit better and energy increases. Recommended by doctors for relief of lower back pain and other stresses and strains that cause pain.

Yoga is a no-impact method of exercise particularly helpful to relieve stress and chronic pain in particularly many forms of back pain and sciatica.  Yoga lowers blood pressure, increases flexibility, muscle strength,, improves breathing, increases energy and helps balance your metabolism. In addition, it is helpful to lose weight, improve cardio and circulatory health, and improve athletic performance. Yoga is for everyone, any age, any shape.

This newer form of yoga uses assistive slings that allow you to increase your body flexibility while maintaining your balance. Better and less risky than an inversion table, you control your movements that allow you to release tension in your bones and muscles. Outstanding for spinal and shoulder pain and flexibility. Easily done by novices or advanced athletes and worthwhile for all.

Medical Massage

Works on trigger points, fascia system of the body, tendons attachments and ligaments, to help give muscles the tension/length that is needed to heal injuries. Excellent for scar tissue build up and bunched up muscles due to stress, workouts and bad ergonomic posture at work. Focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in muscles after injuries or overuse – very helpful for relieving pain

Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions, scar tissue/fibrosis resulting in improved patient outcomes. GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy and, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function. Why scar tissue matters? When viewed under a microscope, normal tissue can be organized in a couple of different fashions: dense, regular elongated fibers running in the same direction, such as tendons and ligaments; or dense and loose, irregular with fibers running in multiple directions. In either instance, when tissue is damaged, it will often heal in a fibrotic, haphazard manner and may appear radio-dense under diagnostic ultrasound. The tissue may show thickening, irregular organization or less precise margins as compared to non-injured tissues, which results in a restricted range of motion and, very often, pain and functional limitations. GT is not designed to be painful or cause excessive bruising.Occasionally, as with any form of manual therapy and depending on the patient’s condition, minor discomfort during the procedure and some bruising afterward may be experienced. Historically, the Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in 75-90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, pre- and post-surgical patients and maintaining optimal range of motion.

NeuroKinetic Therapy® (NKT) is a corrective movement system protocol employing a system of precise muscle tests. This sophisticated bodywork modality has the ability to change the programming of the Motor Control Center (MCC) in the brain and can be used as both an assessment and rehabilitative technique for pain and injuries.

Created by David Weinstock, this application of Motor Control Theory, neuroscience and functional anatomy will help unravel the cause of faulty movement patterns. The MCC coordinates and regulates all movement patterns in the body (movement requires motor control, stability, balance, postural control, coordination and perception). It has the ability to stores these patterns and directs their completion through the spinal cord and muscles. The human brain also has an affinity toward habits. Repetitive behaviors become patterns and these patterns require reprogramming when they become problematic (Faulty Movement Patterns).

The brain learns from failure, the motor control center recognizes movement therefore a manual muscle test. A failed manual muscle test lights up the motor control center and makes new learning possible.

After an injury, the MCC adapts to a compensation pattern and holds that in its memory forever unless it is convinced to change, ex: a whiplash accident in which the posterior neck muscles brace for the anterior neck muscles. This pattern can endure forever unless there is some intervention.
The practitioner tests the weak anterior neck muscles, they fail thus opening the MCC to new learning. After the balance is restored, the MCC is “reprogrammed” and recognizes the anterior neck muscles. To complete the reprogramming, specific rehab exercises are assigned to “burn in” the new functional pattern.

Myofascial release. Myofascial release was created by John Barnes a pioneer in its field 40 years ago. The results have been outstanding and yet not fully understood and recognized as such. Nowadays research on fascia and aberrant fibrotic tissue growth is important and can be linked to autoimmune disorders, myofascial pain and scars. Forty per cent of muscles are made of fascia and when dysfunctional (length to tension ratio, surgeries) they lead to pain, postural deviations and compensations, lymphatic congestion and blood flow restrictions.
Our envelope that is deep and superficial fascia links our organs, muscles, skeleton and ultimately tracks functional lines in our body to be able to move, absorb and dissipate shocks, sustain gravity weight of everyday modern life.

To release fascia, take time, pressure and heat and cannot be summarized as a regular massage as each practitioner has to think outside of the box and take into account one’s injuries and trauma. The journey is as unique as each patient and its history.

The Aaron Mattes method of stretching is wonderful to counteract the effects of muscle shortening due to posture or injury. Although this is not a passive modality, it will help reprogram the nervous system and muscle length through movement, excellent for athletes and Parkinson patients.

A light and soothing medical massage used to relieve lymphedema following radiation treatment, infection, trauma, liposuction surgery, breast surgery or childbirth. Lymphedema may occur immediately after radiation or surgery, or weeks, months and even years later. Fractures and sprains may also cause lymphedema swelling that does not resolve itself. Chronic constipation and weight loss also addressed by this type of massage. A combination of Vodder and Leduc techniques used.

Lypossage moves fluids stored in your body fat and lets your body remove them naturally. This is a non-invasive clinically proven medical massage technique used to flush toxins and medications from the system naturally. Can alleviate pain due to fascia restrictions, as well as help with weight loss, constipation, pain, and scar tissues from injuries and surgery.

Lypossage also helps remove lymphatic fluids which, when stagnant can create bumps, bulges and lumps of cellulite. It breaks up adhesions that create dimples. This is the most respected and used body contouring technique in the US and Europe with average loss of 6” (or more) with the full program. (Called “Lipossage” in Europe.) Increasingly popular for its many benefits. Best results occur with set number of treatments.

Kinesiology taping is not only a sports injury modality treatment but a myofascial and decongestion treatment throughout the lymphatic system. It helps with pain management and swelling, supports muscle function by shutting down the pain receptors at the skin level therefore increasing Range of motion.

 Sports massage is a combination of deep compression strokes and stretches to prepare athletes for events.

Pricing At Aerial Bodies

AerialBodies is a small health and fitness studio focusing on personal attention to every client either in our small group classes or in private sessions. Each individual has a different goal to reach. We use most favorite customer pricing to ensure that all clients get the best price for the program that will meet your specific goal.

We offer packages and a variety of membership levels. Our focus is custom personal fitness and restorative/rehabilitative and corrective exercise at a professional. We are not a gym or a franchise.

(We are an independent studio and do not accept Classpass – thank you for understanding)

Lydie Robsham

Fitness Guru / Owner

West Palm Beach's #1 Fitness Guru

My specialty is providing professional corrective exercise and techniques to increase physical fitness to improve movement, flexibility, balance and muscle tone.

With over 25 years experience in corrective and restorative exercise, medical and neuromuscular therapy, massage therapies and lymphatic drainage, I’ve helped hundreds of people regain a useful level of fitness, more mobility, better balance and significant pain reduction by using a combination of proven techniques.

Some people come for help with weight loss and overall fitness to look and feel better, get stronger. Many come for drug-free pain relief or to regain lost range of motion.  Many conditions benefit greatly from the proper techniques that relieve pain and swelling, improve balance, and overall ability to move with confidence again.

Why Pilates? Pilates allows slow and easy movement without stress on the joints or taxing the body. It strengthens and lengthens muscles are needed to improve the body’s overall condition from the assaults of injuries or illnesses.

Yoga positions and stretches are valuable to relieve back or neck pain and improve muscle tone.  The new “aerial anti-gravity” or “assisted” yoga allows users to stand up, aided by body slings hung from the ceiling, and use yoga positions and stretches when getting on the floor is not possible. 

Massage is an integral part of pain relief, as well as allowing the body to de-stress itself naturally. Doctors prescribe massage techniques for many conditions.

Lymphatic drainage is a specialized technique to move fluids from the lymph system so that it can drain rather than causing discomfort, swelling, and loss of motion.

For high level athletes, amateur or professional, “sports massage” techniques, range of motion/flexibility protocol and strength-training principles are used to achieve a specific goal with proper timing, technique and intent.

Lydie's Certifications:

I have a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports Physiology and have worked as a gymnastics coach and sports massage therapist to high level sports athletes (U.S. Waterski Nationals and US Open;  Wellington Equestrian Festival;  Daytona 500; Palm Beach Marathon; The Strongest Man in the World Competition and others), as well as working at all levels of physical rehabilitation and fitness with local PT experts such as Dr. Lisa Corsa (PT)  and Dr. Alex Keith (DC), and other experts. 

As a lifelong athlete myself (14 international medals in Waterskiing including 4 World titles and 2 National titles) I have suffered bad sports injuries and major surgeries.  Restoring your fitness is essential to get moving again – the way you want to. I can help you even when you think no improvement is possible. Call and talk to me. You have nothing to lose!

Location & Parking

Plenty of parking right outside our door! Conveniently located in West Palm Beach 5 minutes from City Place and around the corner from PBI. 605 Belvedere Road - Suite # 9 West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

605 Belvedere Rd - Suite #9, West Palm Beach