I absolutely love trying new things, especially new kinds of workouts. So, when I read about Flying Fantastic aka “the greatest gym on earth”, a dedicated fitness center which focuses on aerial silks, hoops, slings and trapeze, I couldn’t wait to attend a class. I mean, I always wanted to join the circus when I was little….
1. Barely broke a sweat
2. Too out of breath to sing along
3. In the zone!
4. Couldn’t move the next day
1, 3 and 4. The 20 minute Pilates warm up is a muscle warmer and the class is intense when you’re on the hoop and chill when you’re not. My arms, back and core were all burning just after one move. As the class went on, the moves progressed for those who wanted to try harder things, so of course I was trying it all. The hoop is hard so the backs of your knees get a bit beaten up but I would assume you get used to it after a while. Your hands also get a bit sore but the amount of fun you have makes it all worth. You leave thinking about how much fun it was until two days later when you wake up and can barely hold your toothbrush!
1. I would rather be in bed
2. Glad I tried it once
3. Such fun!
4. Sign me up now
3, maybe 4 if I was really focusing on my arm definition. From the moment you arrive and see the hoops hanging from the ceiling, you feel like you’ve entered a magical place. This doesn’t feel like a another “get me outta here” fitness class but like a “this is so freaking cool” kinda thing. You leave feeling proud of yourself, you don’t feel the pain until two days later. While I wouldn’t go every week, this is a fun thing to break out of your routine and change it up a bit. Or if you really want to tone those arms, this class will do it.
The Fine Print
Flying Fantastic currently run classes from 4 central London venues. Battersea, Farringdon, Old Street and Wimbledon. All venues are easily accessible via public transport. A drop in class is £22
but with bundles you can get the price down to £17 per class
. They offer hoop, static trapeze, silks and sling aerial classes.
I highly suggest attending a class, it’s so much fun that you’ll feel like you’re a kid again. It’s also a great reminder to not take fitness so serious all the time, that it can be fun. Plus, you get some great pictures out of it!!!
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