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A Guide to Alternative Fitness Programs - Aerial Silks, Lyra, and Trapeze Programs


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/07/2014 -- One can tell by looking at aerialists or acrobats that their fitness regimens keep them extremely lean and healthy. Though often thought of as exotic, out of reach, studios specializing in aerial training programs are popping up in various cities throughout the country.

Swinging through the air on a trapeze bar, or swinging on a suspended hula-hoop, may sound to some like playground activities, and that is exactly what they are. “It’s like a playground for grown-ups,” said one participant at a studio in Ankeny, IA. “I haven’t had this much fun since I was a kid, and I’m getting in shape at the same time.”

Not only are the activities enjoyable for participants at all fitness levels, the exercises are physically challenging and meet fitness recommendations issued by the American Heart Association. Climbing, swinging, lifting and supporting the weight of one’s own body works both cardiovascular and muscular fitness, not to mention the amount of stamina and muscle control required to hold the positions and poses taught in classes.

Many exercises require the same muscle movements one would do in a Pilates or yoga class, increasing flexibility while improving coordination and mental focus at the same time. The strength built up by practicing aerial arts also assists in preventing injury, and hanging upside down in certain poses can decrease pressure in the spine, providing some relief of back pain. The toning, strength building, and cardio fitness participants experience aids in the reduction of weight and body fat, providing a fun and effective workout for those who wish to revisit their childhood playground days.

Aerial fitness has no strict dress code or required equipment, though participants will build up a sweat during each workout. Browsing the selection of clothing at offers plenty of comfortable, stylish choices to stay cool both in the air and on the ground.

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