{InFlight Fitness}

I had been looking forward to our InFlight Fitness class with the Blog Squad for months.

I went in with an open mind as I had no idea what to expect the class to be like. I was a little bit nervous going into it but also knew it was going to be a lot of fun.
What is AntiGravity Fitness you may ask? It is a unique hybrid of yoga and aerial art. It involves performing a series of exercises inspired by yoga, Pilates, gymnastics, dance, and calisthenics in a hammock-like apparatus, in order to achieve a total-body workout. 
Think Cirque du Soleil for gym-goers and yoga buffs. It’s YES it was indeed incredibly fun.

The hammock attaches to the ceiling from 2 overhead points and we were reassured each hammock would hold up to 2000lbs - it was even safely tested using a baby elephant!

When we arrived, Alison the owner of the studio and our awesome instructor for the day told us a bit about AntiGravity Fitness and showed us around. The studio itself just opened in May so is beautiful, bright and airy with lots of windows and a great color scheme. Alison adjusted all our hammocks to hip height for each of us and we were ready to fly, flip and invert! 

{You must wear grip socks during class, are required to wear shirts that cover your armpits and must remove all jewelry.}

Alison started us off showing with some basic poses and hangs to warm up and to get us comfortable in the hammock. The hammock itself was really comfortable and very relaxing.

The she got us right into some fun hangs and inversions. The inversions were a really great stretch. I felt they were good for flexibility and elongating muscles and definitely some core work.

We also got to swing on them as high as we could!

Christopher Harrison is the founder of Antigravity Fitness and the creator of these Harrison AntiGravity Hammocks and he promises that you leave class happier and and an inch taller!

This was by far the hardest inversion we did called the vampire pose. It was much trickier than it looked and was a great core burner as well!

I think we all surprised ourselves and did inversions we didn't think we'd be able to do. Alison really talked us through each move and pose so well that I was never confused or felt I couldn't do something. She demonstrated everything for us or went through it step us step with us. She also toured the room to make sure we were all performing everything safely which I really thought was reassuring.
It was an exciting class, challenging at times and a ton of fun. I even laughed so hard I was crying {upside down} - thank you Nicole for being so hilarious.

There are many options for trying out classes - there is an introductory offer for a monthly pass, you can pay a drop in price for 1 class or buy a 5, 10 or 20 class pass along with many other packages. 
InFlight Fitness is up in West Spring, SW with tons of free packing. 
Her husband Jeff also runs Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at the studio as well.

Thank you again Alison for the awesome private class and Ange for organizing.

Jen, Ange, Brie {& baby}, Leigh, me, Nicole & Leslie.

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Bex said...

Why the grippy socks and sleeves? i didn't have that when I did aerial yoga here. Looks like you had fun!

Angela Williams said...

I'm so glad everyone enjoyed the class! I think most of us were unsure of what to expect and we all ended up having a ton of fun!

Leigh said...

It was such a fun class!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

So fun!!! I'm glad you found my fear hilarious! ;)

Darlene S said...

The grippy socks and sleeves are primarily for hygiene purposes as your feet go in the hammock and many moves require it be positioned in the armpits. It is secondarily for comfort - having a hammock bunched up in bare armpits can be quite uncomfortable. The grippy socks also help with stability in many of the balance positions.