Fly­ing High

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Beauty Road Test -

“I’ve al­ways fan­ta­sised about be­ing a cir­cus artiste. They’re so grace­ful – which I’m in­nately not,” Jaime con­fesses. So in the spirit of giv­ing her ex­pe­ri­ences to en­rich her life, we got Leron Tan, aerial in­struc­tor from Fly Acro Po­lates, to show her the ropes in aerial silks.

1 Get­ting Ready

To get her heart rate up, Leron asks Jaime to do 15 seconds of plank­ing and 30 jumping jacks. “This quick, fuss-free ex­er­cise ac­ti­vates ma­jor mus­cles to get the blood cir­cu­la­tion go­ing,” she ex­plains.

After that, Jaime learns how to do a sin­gle foot lock – a ba­sic step in climb­ing the silks – by wrap­ping one leg around the out­side of the silk, then pulling a length up to wrap around the foot.

2 Giv­ing It a Lift

Once her foot lock is se­cure, Jaime pulls her­self up onto the silk ropes, hands high above her head. “This is more tir­ing and painful than it looks – you’re sup­port­ing your en­tire weight on only one foot!” says Jaime, with some sur­prise.

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