Aerial yoga helps improve flexibility and strength with a series of poses and breathwork, only now there's a silky-fabric hammock involved and you get to hang upside down.
You can work on overcoming a mild fear of heights with beginner lessons, practice and plenty of positive self talk, but if you'd like to do some climbing and still stay within comfortable proximity to the nice, safe, friendly ground, Evo Rock + Fitness in Portland has options.
There are so many engaging and fun ways to work out, get fit, and sweat our brains out in Maine. So let's keep doing those things in 2017! Deal? Deal!
Body rolling stretches out those muscles and tendons that get so darn tight, allowing for improved range of motion, injury prevention, and much-needed tension release (which means less ache in the hip for me).
For anyone who's ever watched performers gracefully climb and swing and dangle and dance on an aerial hoop or silks and thought, "holy wow, that looks amazing, I want to do it but I could never..." I say: Yes. You can. You must.
Does everybody dress retro? I wondered. Will I stand out if I'm wearing modern-day (and totally not neon) gym shorts? Where does one even buy a leotard these days?
I planked and popped to the beat of the music, sweating plenty along the way, and it felt more like dancing than exercise. And it felt spectacular.