For $22, today’s side deal helps you spark a calorie inferno with a 90-minute circus-arts fitness class at the Circus Arts Institute (a $44 value). This deal is good for the institute’s Tuesday evening beginner class only.
The circus-arts fitness classes employ the tricks and equipment of the big top to help students become stronger, more flexible, and better coordinated. Based on the notion that circus aerialists are the strongest and most agile members of modern society, the classes use the performers’ unique maneuvers and tools to provide a one-of-a-kind workout that relies on the resistance supplied by human body weight rather than conventional weights. Participants work at their own pace using such circus apparatuses as the low trapeze, balance boards, Spanish web, and circus rings to tax their muscles and hone their balance both in the air and on the ground. On top of strength-building exercises, the classes also give students the chance to tone up their brains with activities such as juggling.
Participants must be age 16 or older. Classes by reservation only; email in advance to reserve your spot.
- It could prove to be your greatest whoa on Earth. – DailyCandy
- I can't tell you how much fun I had and what a workout! If you are looking for something new and exciting to try, are looking for a good workout, or just always dreamed of being in the circus (even for just one night a week) this school is for you! – chantal D., Citysearch
Circus Arts Institute
For more than 20 years, Carrie Heller's life has been a balancing act between honing her circus talents and helping others. Today, the licensed clinical social worker, a founding member of the American Youth Circus Organization, blends therapy methods with big-top techniques at the Circus Arts Institute, benefiting children and adults alike with mind-and body benefiting acrobatics that send students swinging, twirling, and laughing through the air.
Carrie and her team of instructors acquaint students with circus performance fundamentals using the trapeze, tight wire, Spanish web, and juggling balls. They bolster core and upper-body strength during Circus Arts Fitness workouts, which have been featured on CNN for their exciting approach to toning. For students with special needs, such as sensory challenges or ADD, they host Circus Arts Therapy classes. These sessions channel playful and positive energy as small groups learn to navigate circus equipment, enhancing their confidence, social skills, and physical coordination in a much more natural way than going on a handstand speed date.
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