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Workout Wednesday: Aerial Classes at Ignite Studio

June 27, 2017 10:11 AM

Want to feel like a kid again? Or maybe pretend to be a circus performer? How about feel taller? It's all possible thanks to Ignite Studio's Aerial classes.

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Co-owner and instructor Dawn Magnuson says she tried an Aerial class elsewhere and just knew she had to bring the class to Ignite. They moved into their new space in the Holiday Center in downtown Duluth earlier this year.

"Aerial is a decompression of the spine. You can have fun with it, you can use the silk for fitness, but you can also hang upside down to make yourself longer and leaner," explained Magnuson.

The Aerial room at the fitness studio consists of 10 "silks" hanging from the ceiling.

"The silk is made out of a tricot fabric that holds up to 2,000 pounds, connected to climbing equipment, [connected] to a steal beam. All are rated at a 10-to-1 safety rating," she said.

For this Workout Wednesday, Meteorologist Dan Romano came along as a special guest. Magnuson says the classes have been popular among men.

"We've had more guys, I think, for this class than we've had for any other class that we offer here. So, guys are really interested in it, especially the "fit" part, guys seem to like it because it changes up their routine," she said. 

Magnuson showed the GMN crew a snippet of all the Aerial classes they offer at Ignite:

  • Be Fly Intro: "The principles of using aerial silk hammocks for fitness and spinal decompression."
  • Be Fly 1: "The perfect class in which to learn or to brush up on the foundations of Aerial."
  • Be Fly Float: "Restore and relax with yoga and meditation inspired Aerial Hammock session."
  • Be Fly Fit: "Elevate your average workout, burning calories and turning the usual fitness routine upside down!"

She says anyone can do Aerial because everything is modifiable. Aerial classes are offered 7 days a week at Ignite and pre-registration is required to hold your spot. You can find more information, here. You can also follow updates on Ignite's Facebook Page


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