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Have you ever seen graceful dancers up in the air, suspended upon colorful swaths of silk, twirling and tumbling at special events? Ever wanted to give it a try for yourself? Well I have, and I did! Check out this week’s episode of HealthiNation’s TryOut Workout: Aerial Silks!

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Heliummm Aerial Dance is headed up by Heather Hammond, international dancer and celebrated aerial artist. I caught up with her at Hype Gym, where she introduced me to a workout like no other. First off was the warm-up: in particular a stretching, yoga-type pose; and an intense abdominal exercise that left me panting!

And now for the fun part: Time to climb the silks and put some distance between me and that floor mat! Heather started me off easy – teaching me how to grip the silks with hands and feet, and led me through a few techniques to get me used to them. Next thing I knew – I was upside down! Seriously, how could this get any more fun?

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There’s even more to this workout in the video, so don’t forget to check out the full episode here.

Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to bringing a group of friends back to take this awesome class again, and encourage you all to do the same! :)

Hugs,

Desi

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