Thursday, February 10, 2011

And Then I Decided to Join the Circus...

...well minus the clowns and the elephants and fire and stuff.

I really meant to post this on Monday, but I got tired/lazy/distracted.  And I couldn't get the pictures to upload, and they're kind of important to this post.

AnyADD, on Friday I finally used my Living Social voucher and tried aerial acrobatics!  It was beyond fun! (Minus the fact that it took me an hour to get there-it should take half that-and the fact that Katie didn't make it due to aforementioned traffic.)

The instructors split us into groups and we got to try three stations: silks (like Cirque du Soleil style), the rope, and trapeze (not the flying kind (bummer)).  I had three middle-aged Jersey ladies in my group who were hilarious and also kind enough to take pictures for me.

Silks! We cheated a little-I'm standing on a knot.

Rope-a lot harder than the silks.  It was a nylon (maybe) rope, not a gym class rope.

Trapeze!  I liked this move because it stretched out my hips.
 The ladies in my group insisted that I do the move in the last picture because they needed to see someone do it.  They were pretty awesome.  Overall, I'd DEFINITELY suggest this class to anyone who wants to try it.  I took it at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, but something like this could be offered at a gymnastics school or something.  Eventually, I might try to take one of the extended courses.  They're 6 or 8 weeks or something.  I'm so excited that I crossed this item off of my Life List! 

I still have rope burn on my foot.  Worth it.


  1. SOOOOOO JEALOUS! Stupid traffic...

    PS you look so skinny! Upside down and skinny! nice work!

  2. OH MY GOD I have ALWAYS wanted to do something like this! I don't think we have anywhere around here to take classes though. I might have to make a trip up to Philly just to do this!