But the latest fitness hybrid takes the (gluten-free, dairy-free) cake.
Say hello to Aerial Yoga.
Brought to our attention by Starting From Now actress Rosie Lourde, it’s a modern, anti-gravitational take on yoga that can also incorporate elements of cardio and pilates.
One word: Impressive.
No, you don’t have to be a bonafide acrobat to do it and yes, we want to try it IMMEDIATELY.
The Aussie actress who now resides in the US went to AIR Aerial Fitness in LA, the city where the workout started gaining traction a few years ago.
The studio has several different classes that use the hammocks, ranging from a pilates-inspired ab classes to a high intensity workout combining conditioning, Pilates, ballet and HIIT – all while hanging upside down.
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While the silky hammocks hanging from the ceiling look delicate, they’re very safe and are designed to support your full body weight.
As anyone who does yoga knows, the classes are far from a breeze and aerial yoga cranks the notch up even further.
A study done earlier this year by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that hybrid classes, like aerial yoga, offer a great workout.