I’ve been seeing this 32-feet structure every time I would pass by the Football Field area in BGC, Taguig City and each time, I would remind myself to book a class. For people that I know, they wouldn’t expect me to go into something as daring as this. I am quite a lover of everything conventional and traditional when it comes to fitness (not really an extreme sports kind of chick), so it takes me a while to muster up courage to try out new things as daring as this. I am actually thankful that I have this blog that gives me the extra push that I need to try out new fitness activities, equipment and products and hopefully, this blog will also serve as your own ‘push’ to try out new things. So with that, I’m proud to say that I finally took the Flying Trapeze Philippines class yesterday with my husband.
Flying Trapeze Philippines’ aims to make the sport of flying trapeze available to anyone seeking an alternative fitness regimen, inspiration, artistry and a few hours of fun. Their mission is to excite, entertain and challenge students of all ages (6 and above), shapes and sizes to live life to the fullest within a safe and trusted environment.
We joined the 6:15-8:15 class yesterday. Our class was at Php 1250 per person. For the rates, you can check out the Flying Trapez Philippines Website (Click here).
I was honestly really excited to try this out. Just to share how excited I was, I was already dressed an hour before the class. I even checked if I got all the reminders right. Just to reiterate though, if you have long hair, like mine, please tie it in a pony since I don’t think you’d want hair flying all over your face. Also, try to use contact lenses. Ej kept on forgetting to take it out during the class, so I had to remind him over and over again. Wear fitted clothing, both your shirt and your shorts. For males, you can just wear shorts and have cycling shorts underneath it. You need not wear rubber shoes since everyone will go barefoot anyway when you hang on the trapeze, so when you ready yourself, just wear flipflops or slippers.
When we got to the venue, we signed a waiver then they placed a belt for the harness right away.
The target for each class is to have 10 students at the most. When everyone who signed up for the class arrived, we started immediately. Richard, who had a vast experience as a circus instructor, briefed us on forms and positions. He told us what we were about to do. The first few poses seemed quite easy to follow, since it was really about the correct position for swinging. The next thing he did, after going through the positions, was to lead us to a bar that was hung low (it was around 6 feet high only). I thought we were just going to hang on to it and swing back and forth, but then he told us that we were practicing how to hang upside down, with our legs hooking on to the bar! I was scared to do it on this bar. We all needed help in hooking our legs. Richard told us not to worry since the momentum of the swing will help us hook our legs.
After that short introduction on what will happen, it was time to to climb up to the 25ft high platform. For those who are scared that they structure will collapse, you need not worry since this structure is from the latest and best equipment designed by Jackie Tan, the most trusted and well respected circus equipment supplier in the world.
These are the videos of some of our attempts.
I was really scared but after taking that first attempt, I felt amazing! It was such an exhilarating experience! I loved that they coaches were so friendly and funny. It helped create a relaxed atmosphere. I also loved our fellow classmates (Myra, Trish, Moni, Carol, Jo (hope I got your names right!), since each one was willing to lend support to each other by cheering and giving the encouragement that each one needed!
We each got to go up the ramp four times, but three from the class (including EJ) was ready to take it to the next level by having will catch them on the other end of the structure.
Here is a video of EJ’s attempt! Yey!
Overall, it was a great experience. I think it doesn’t only teach you athleticism, but it also teaches you how to listen to instructions and to work with a team. I’m sure we will be back for more! Thank you to Will and his team. Thank you Flying Trapeze Philippines.
To know more about them and to book a class, please visit: http://www.trapeze.ph