When I was a little girl and went to the circus for the first time, I was entranced by the gravity defying aerial acts…flipping around on ropes, wires, and ribbons…launching people through the air…I mean, what could be cooler?!
And finally, last night, I got to act out a childhood dream…I took my first Aerial Dance class! I had always wanted to go to a class, but quite frankly, I wasn’t so sure about it. I figured that I would spend most of the class falling on my face…but, like always when I try new things, my body pleasantly surprised me.
This type of exercise was like nothing else I have ever done! I got to stretch, swing, hang upside down, and spin (full disclosure, this Momma’s body has changed since having two kids, and I don’t do so well with motion-type activities anymore), but this experience was well worth the dizziness at the end of class! Not only did it challenge me physically, but it also gave my body a much needed alignment and muscle stretch. Also, it’s a very “pretty” type of exercise…the poses make you feel dainty, graceful, and feminine.
And of course, having awesome ladies to try this out with is always a plus! By the end of the class, when I wrapped up inside my ribbon cocoon, I had a huge smile on my face…it’s so liberating to do new things, especially something that you have always wanted to try!
Am I going to turn into a professional Aerial Dancer? Umm, yeah no, that’s not going to happen…but for an hour last night…I pushed my body to do things it never had before, I had a LOT of laughs, and I got to do something that was on my fitness bucket list.
So I challenge you Leasurelings…push your body and do something physical that you have ALWAYS wanted to do! What’s on YOUR fitness bucket list?! Happy Friday!