With the exception of that one remarkably talented walrus, acrobats tend to be fairly trim. Today's Groupon lets you in on their fitness secret with a two-hour trapeze class from Emerald City Trapeze Arts for $30 (an up to $70 value). With classes scheduled every day of the week and weekend, fly in on your own time and experience the blissful perspective of someone no longer glued to the surly bonds of earth.
Few things in this life outside of giant dads can provide adults with the sky-splitting thrill of being flung through the air, and the flying trapeze is one of those things. Whether you've been trapezing since birth or are brand-new to the ancient aerial craft, Emerald City's instructors will welcome you with dependably sturdy arms. Your expertly guided and completely safe trapeze adventure begins with a succinct stretching session before you develop your balancing skills on a practice bar. From there, you'll add the basics of proper take-offs, swinging, and body positioning to your acrobatic tool belt. Learn at your own pace and obtain new techniques with ample demonstrations by the circus-grade instructors. When you're ready, you'll be able to leap through the air and catch their hands in mid-air—proving to your doubting third-grade gym teacher that you can in fact trapeze with ease.
Soaring to and fro will give you an energizing physical workout to go with the airborne experiences you've daydreamed and nightdreamed about since childhood. Join the vaunted company of dancing bears and moustachioed iron-women and let your inner circus star take literal flight with today's Groupon.
While writing a review is made difficult by the lack of Wi-Fi in mid-air, a trio of Yelpers give Emerald City Trapeze Arts a perfect five stars:
Emerald City Trapeze Arts
Once upon a time, the Canal Boiler Works building in SODO housed Seattle's blacksmiths, who spent their days harnessing the power of fire and steel. Today, the building is still around, but its tenants tap into a different kind of power. Beneath a wood-beam ceiling, the aerialists of Emerald City Trapeze Arts fly through a 20,000 square foot studio, learning classic circus and trapeze skills from instructors with decades of experience. During aerial arts classes, students engage with silks, hoops, and ropes suspended in midair, mastering artful, fluid motions while simultaneously boosting their strength and coordination. Trapeze classes take things even higher; the studio's full-sized trapeze rig towers 30 feet in the air, recreating the thrills of big-top flips for beginners and seasoned aerialists alike. The space also invites students to try their hands at several other classic apparatus, including Trampoline and Cyr Wheel.
Although the air is their natural habitat, Emerald City Trapeze Arts' instructors teach earthbound classes, as well. Tumbling classes unlock youngsters' inner acrobats with cartwheels and somersaults, while pole fitness classes introduce the tricks and transitions needed to develop a full dance routine.