Saturday, January 9, 2016

WOMEN'S GYM

On the outside, nestled close to railroad tracks, the place looks like an old warehouse. Stepping inside, it turns into a classroom for canopy students. The same feel, appearance, and odors mark it as a gym. But where most people go to exercise and box and lift weights, this gym is for aerial students. Most of them are female. So it's like a gymnasium for women!

This photo shows two classes going on. Trapeze class is in the front and the silks class (the pink and blue streamers) is toward the back.


Here is a closeup of some trapeze students:


And here are the silks students behind the trapeze students:


And here is a closeup of a silk student in the air:


If they fall, they have a thick mat on the floor but no nets. Scary, huh? Don't know if I'd be brave enough to try it!

6 comments:

  1. Ah, I've seen buskers do this sort of thing!

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    1. This seems to be taking the place of dance for girls and women nowadays!

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    1. It does! Not that I'd be able to do any of these things!

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  3. Goodness, this looks like fun and lots of fun when you have to inside in the winter.
    Are you going to try ?
    Love the colors.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. It does look like fun but I'd have to be in a lot better shape than I am to even climb up on the trapeze!

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