Naturalists theorize that silk-suspended workouts evoke genetic memories of our simian ancestors, who swung from tree to tree using wrist-mounted spinnerets. Soar toward svelteness with today's Groupon: for $39, you get three aerial silk fitness classes at The Fitness Loft in Manhasset (a $135 value, tax included). Classes are currently scheduled Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and more will be added to meet demand. This Groupon is not valid for aerial yoga.
This year, the flexible flyers of The Fitness Loft proudly introduce ceiling-suspended workout classes. This meteoric mutation of ground-bound fitness hones agility and windsock impressions as aerialists gracefully shift from one defiance of gravity to another. Groupon customers can choose from the entire selection of aerial fitness classes on offer, including aerial silks and static trapeze. Overcome the hammock's lazy reputation in hammock classes, or perfect your hoop-jumping skills in cloud-swing and lyra classes, with each session trimmed to a feet- and hands-on group of two to six students. The Fitness Loft's Facebook photo galleries demonstrate some of the superterrestrial feats within reach of fearless fabric graspers, which are available for both first-timers and advanced aerialists.
The Fitness Loft
Under the direction of Cynthia Conde, gym founder and lead trainer on VH1's Bridal Bootcamp, The Fitness Loft's expert instructors offer classes that tone muscle, build stamina, and burn fat. The sprawling Fitness Loft—teems with activity, from professional circus aerialist tumbling on free-flowing silks affixed to the towering ceiling during aerial-silk classes. Beneath the mélange of dangling gymnastic rings and resistance straps, students work with the expert instructors to figure out the right routines for their goals and fitness levels. They can work specific muscle groups on the cardio and strength-training machines, or swing Russian-style kettlebells. They can also participate in Interval training bootcamps, personal training, barre classes, small group classes.