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OK, not actually running away to join the circus. But I might visit occasionally.

A friend brought her lyra hoop to an event recently and I got to play around on it, and realized yet again that a) this is fun, and b) I know how to do approximately nothing on it. So finally I decided to do something about it, and I signed up for a beginner lyra class from Fullbody Fitness, a local aerial fitness studio.

It was fun! I arrived a little early and there was a silks class and also a pole class in progress, so I watched them for a bit. I was pleased to see that there was a variety of body shapes and ages attending. My class had five people in it, and the other four had been doing this for a while. I was definitely the least skilled and also the least flexible, but also the strongest (or at least highest strength-to-weight), and that plus my experience in climbing other things let me jump right in to their level. We went through quite a few moves and got to practice as much as desired. The other participants all set up their phones to record themselves which is probably a good idea that I might do in the future.

By the end of the class I was definitely feeling tired and bruised, although not muscle-sore. I suspect the unevenness of what gets worn out will balance out with time and practice. I chatted with the instructor for a bit after and got some tips on how to stretch out my hips more as well as talked up some of my bostonish friends' aerial experiences and skillz. I mentioned that I thought the class was pretty fast-paced for being beginner and she said that was only because she felt all of us were really strong for beginners and experienced enough in other things that enabled her to push us a lot more. She also mentioned that the studio was planning a move to the South Side neighborhood soon, which would be lovely as it would cut my commute in half (and make it feasible to bike there).

Sooooo I think I'm going to go back. Maybe see if I can get some local friends to go with me, heh.

Date: 30 Mar 2017 23:28 (UTC)
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yay circus! I wish I had time for more.

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