Bored with traditional gyms? So are many other people, which is why they decided to take their workouts to a whole new level.
One of the newest exercise trends is circus arts fitness, a full-body workout that uses traditional circus equipment to work a person’s core, as well as their upper and lower body muscles.
Created by professional trapeze artist Carrie Heller, the workout provides athletes with a exercise regimen that works the mind and body, as the payoff from learning to do a trick can be as rewarding to some people as the workout itself.
Depending on where you take a class, participants can perform traditional tricks while climbing ropes and juggling, or move to apparatus you’d see under the big top like the trapeze and the tight wire.
The Cincinnati Circus Company is one of the biggest proponents of the exercise trend in the Tri-State. The group offers aerial hoop and fitness classes at its Newport on the Levee venue, and flying trapeze classes at the Western Hills Sports Mall.
Workouts with the Cincinnati Circus Company cost $45 per class. The group told 9 On Your Side that Thursday, Jan. 3 is the earliest new participants will be able to take part in a class.
For more on the Cincinnati Circus Group, go to http://www.cincinnaticircus.com/family-entertainment/family-entertainment.php or visit the group on Facebook .
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