Well I did leave home for an hour last night to go to circus school.
In an attempt to try out some new and fun fitness activities to compliment all these hard workouts I am doing, I decided to give trapeze and silks a try. My two friends, Ali and Mandy and I all went to Upside Downside Circus, ran by Zoe Gould for an introductory class.
After a warm-up Zoe had us straight on the trapeze, doing a few tricks, then onto the silks (which are actually not silk, but a two-way stretch polyester - which makes them very bouncy!). We had such a brilliant time, it was so much fun. We surprised ourselves by how well we did, we expected bigger failure I think. And I highly recommend you trying something fun like this too, it made us feel young and daft, like big kids!
Here are a few photos to give you an idea of how this introduction class went:
This was called a birds nest, it felt great!
Mandy doing the splits on trapeze
Ali hanging around in the silks
this was called sleeping beauty or a corpse (you decide!)
Finally we ended the class learning how to climb the silks, we were all pretty intimidated by it, but managed to get our heads around it. It was so much fun climbing to the top of the room! I fear now that our days out with the kids in the park will never be the same - WATCH OUT MONKEY BARS, HERE WE COME!!