26 Before 27: Learning the Art of Aerial Silks


(photo credit: Groupon for a place here in Lexington offering classes. I almost immediately hit “Buy” - but then I started to think about it a little more.

The wheels turned in my mind: I have almost no upper body strength - I’m going to be horrible at this! OR what if I fall in love with it after a few classes? It will be EXPENSIVE if I want to continue doing it after my 5 classes are over. And then I realized that this is the reason why I don’t do anything for myself. I overanalyze everything. I take things too seriously. I ‘what if’ everything to the point that I can’t decide on anything, I get frustrated, and say NEVER MIND. I drive Nate bonkers with this kind of stuff because he simply decides to do things and then he does them. So after telling him about it and receiving some encouraging words I decided I have to try it. There is no doubt that it will be difficult. I’m in no way delusional about how this will start out at first - frustrating and very probably, painful. Haha. But I can stick with it for at least 5 classes! I’m hoping a friend will go with me. Though I’m pretty sure she’ll be a natural with her history as a dancer/gymnast and I’ll be over there flopping around and trying to hang on. ;]

So, this is the first addition to my “26 Before 27″ list and I’m well on my way to achieving it. I think this will be a fun and hilarious journey to take you guys along with me on so stay tuned! In the mean time… I’m going to go do some pull ups and attempt to delude myself into thinking that I’m going to eventually quit my day job and join the circus. The circus without clowns… because.. you know.. Nate hates clowns.

Have you ever tried anything like this? I’d love to hear all about it!!

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10 thoughts on “26 Before 27: Learning the Art of Aerial Silks

  1. I think this is awesome! there's a dance school near me that has classes to do Aerial Skills but I can't afford them. I tried a Pole fitness class and loved it, but again can't afford to continue to do it right now. I think you will love it!

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    Stephanie Reply:

    They really are so expensive. I never would have decided to try it if not for the Groupon. If I do end up absolutely loving it so much I can't live without it, I guess I will cross that bridge when I get there! ;)

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    Stephanie Reply:

    They really are so expensive. I never would have decided to try it if not for the Groupon. If I do end up absolutely loving it so much I can't live without it, I guess I will cross that bridge when I get there! ;)

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  2. My friend tried this and she said it really wasn't about upper body - you mostly rely on your core! So might be something interesting to try :]

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    Stephanie Reply:

    That's a little comforting - I think I have more core strength than upper body strength - but not a lot! I'm going to start working on that a little bit before I go to any classes!

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    Stephanie Reply:

    That's a little comforting - I think I have more core strength than upper body strength - but not a lot! I'm going to start working on that a little bit before I go to any classes!

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  3. I started classes about six months ago. :) It's funny how suddenly it's popping up everywhere! It's so much fun, and honestly, I never did gymnastics as a kid, or dance, and I still manage! It's a lot about core strength so do loads of push ups and sit ups and you'll be fine. ;) I'm warning you though - it's addictive!

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    Stephanie Reply:

    Ahh, yay! So glad to hear from someone who is currently taking classes. :) You give me so much hope that I will love it! I'll definitely be working on my core before I go!

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    Stephanie Reply:

    Ahh, yay! So glad to hear from someone who is currently taking classes. :) You give me so much hope that I will love it! I'll definitely be working on my core before I go!

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  4. I think I saw that Groupon and it looks really fun!! Let us know if you try it!

    I've done lists like that before (26 before 27 and 28 before 28). I've also on my second time of doing 101 in 1001.

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  5. Congrats!! It really is such a fun exercise. For me, it has become more than a work out, really…it’s a way of life! (Yes, I’ve been drinking the Kool-Aide) I hope you enjoy it, can’t wait to read all about it. :)

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