Taking your workout to new heights

aerial fitness
Short of running away and joining the circus, aerial fitness may be the closest most of us will get to the flying trapeze.

(WFLA) Short of running away and joining the circus, aerial fitness may be the closest most of us will get to the flying trapeze. Aerial fitness classes usually include a trapeze, a hoop known as a lyra, and long drapes of silks.

“It wasn’t at the time accessible for everybody. You had to either be in a traditional circus or a circus school in order to learn this skill,” says third generation circus performer Jessica Watson.

Watson and her partner Kaley Gay just opened a new aerial fitness studio to bring those skills to more people.

“It’s a fun way to work the body,” says Gay. “You gain all kinds of strength and flexibility, but it’s fun, and you don’t even realize you’re working out.”

It is a full body workout that targets the back, the chest, the arms and the core, and it will increase upper body strength.

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