2015 Reflections & Global Summit Video!

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Dear AntiGravity Team Members, Associates & Friends,

As 2015 comes to a close and we get the chance to reflect on the time and energy we spent, it is important that we remember to Be Light

To Be Light is to tune into higher consciousness and see the beauty in our world. There is so much to be grateful for!  Although challenges continue to swirl all around us, both on this planet and perhaps in our own lives, there is still sunshine and music and babies being born and miracles taking place every day. To see the glass as half full rather than half empty is to perpetuate goodness, to renounce graveness and embrace antigravity. 

Thank you all for your contributions to our success. I hope you can take pride in knowing that together we are “inspiring the world to be lighter in body and mind; spreading health and happiness through innovative movement; and living up to the name AntiGravity in both senses of the word.’

This “AntiGravity® Fitness Global Summit” video says it all!  Enjoy!

Happy Happy New Year!

Christopher Harrison, Alexander Schlempp, & Team AntiGravity®

Congratulations AntiGravity® India!

Big congratulations to AntiGravity India!

In addition to having the biggest booth at India's First International Fitness & Sports Convention at Ahmedabad, they also took home the prize for BEST PERFORMANCE!

Pictured here L-R is Guy Beckerlegge our AntiGravity® Vice President of Sales, Mr. Jignesh-our Master Licensee in India, Mr.Madhukar Talvalka, Nital Raval our 2 Star Instructor Trainer in India, and Vanessa McCowan our Master Instructor. 

Pictured here L-R is Guy Beckerlegge our AntiGravity® Vice President of Sales, Mr. Jignesh-our Master Licensee in India, Mr.Madhukar Talvalka, Nital Raval our 2 Star Instructor Trainer in India, and Vanessa McCowan our Master Instructor. 

AntiGravity® Classes in Paradise-The Adventure of our Instructor Ellany Lea Continues to BALI...

Ellany Lea of InnerOuter Weath is also a Certified AntiGravity® Fitness Instructor. She's traveling around the world, taking AntiGravity® classes along the way. Here, her adventure is landing her in one of the most beautiful and glamorous place on earth. Read on for her heartfelt, breakthrough experience: 

So far, all I’ve ever known are AntiGravity Lab in NYC and AGY studios (stand-alone or part of a larger wellness center).

Are you ready for this? Are you ready to have your mind blown? I wasn’t… until my driver in Bali, Indonesia pulled up to the grand magnificent grounds of the Four Season Bali in Jimbaran.

An abundance of white and yellow frangipani hovered over our heads. I brought my bestfriend to try her first ever AGY class. Not to shabby a location, eh? I think I may have spoiled her though for future AGY experiences. Oops.

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay-Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay-Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts

As we walked up to reception to introduce myself as a guest, we were greeted by deliciously scented ice towels (It was over 33C / 90 F with 88% humidity!), natural ginger iced tea, and a grand sweeping view of a white sand beach and blue ocean.

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay Spa-Photo Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay Spa-Photo Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts

Ringga, the public relations coordinator came straight out to greet us, arranged for a golf cart to take us to the spa, which houses the AGY studio. Whaaaaat?!? Did I just step into Wonderland?

For a moment, a tear rolled down my cheek, part sorrow, part gratitude. The sorrow came from 3 decades of beating myself up relentlessly and ruthlessly for not being the perfect eldest doctor son my dad/culture wanted. Whether it’s your society, your culture, your parents or yourself, a part of us all hold this image of who we “should” be and how far we are from that perfect image.

Ellany Lea at the Four Seasons Bali Sayan

Ellany Lea at the Four Seasons Bali Sayan

What makes us all the same though, is this constant hustle for worthiness, this chasing of an invisible external validation that we are enough: smart enough, good enough, beautiful enough, rich enough, loved enough, wanted enough, etc.  When such luxury, hospitality, warmth, and tenderness embraced me in one fell swoop, it’s only natural that residues of “unworthiness” get triggered up to the surface.

At the same time, having done sooo much self-work, the overwhelm swiftly faded away, to be replace by tears of gratitude and appreciation.

The love and serenity in this place is palpable. It has it’s own heartbeat. Our class was held in a studio, which opens up onto the lush green gardens of the Four Seasons Bali resort in Jimbaran. Everything is exquisite here, the people.

Kenneth, our AGY teacher, lead our warm up and we were soon giggling upside down, with ooohs and aaahs from the two newbies in the class at how delicious the spinal decompression inversions felt. I love, love, love this displaced look of wonderment and twinkle that AGY puts back into an adult's eyes!!!

Photo courtesy of Sam Tolli

Photo courtesy of Sam Tolli

By the time we reached Savasana, we were a sweaty mess, swaddled in soft AGY hammocks, warm tropical breeze, soft rustling of palm leaves, delightful chirping of tropical birds, wooshing of ocean waves, and meditative music (but not before I asked Kenneth to sing to us, he has such a soothing voice, he laughed thinking I was joking, I was quite serious). Now THAT’s how Savasana is done! Booya!

I felt so, so, so grateful in my heart to the friends made along the way and to Christopher Harrison for his courage in overcoming adversity and realizing this global vision of airfully light hearts and magnificently strong minds and bodies.

Four Seasons Bali Sayan

Four Seasons Bali Sayan

And now that I have indeed spoiled my bestfriend, we also attend an AGY class in Sayan, near Ubud, Bali. Holy smokes, was our studio spectacular. It was outside, amongst the lush green rice fields! Our teacher Purnama pushed us harder and let us play. My bestfriend tried all sorts of moves she didn’t think she could. That’s how easy AGY can be if we fill ourselves with the spirit of play!

Thank you Thao-Nguyen, Guy, Ringga, and the entire Four Seasons Bali team for co-creating one of the top experiences this globetrotting overachieving lifestyle entrepreneur has ever experienced, ever!


$5,720 DONATED to Breast Cancer Fund!

The AntiGravity® family is very proud to have raised a total of $5,720 towards the Breast Cancer cause from our October campaign!

 

We donated to Breast Cancer Fund!

 

Thank you all the clients who took classes and attended my workshops.  A special thanks goes out to the participating studios, to the instructors who donated their time and to those who purchased signature Pink Harrison AntiGravity® Hammocks. Together we helped. 

It is my fervent prayer that no one will ever have to raise money for this cause again --- until there is a cure, however, I am proud we can do our share.  For anyone who has dealt with the challenge, either first hand or with someone in your life, know that here at AntiGravity --- we care.  

 

Come to AntiGravity, turn yourself upside down and help your body flush out any toxins from your system.  An inversion a day just might keep the doctor away.

 

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Christopher Harrison 


Around the World taking AG Classes: Tina in Korea!

Read on for Part 2 the hilarious adventures of our CAGI, Ellany Lea  traveling around the world taking AntiGravity® classes. 

I knew a little Japanese, so booking my AGY class in Tokyo was an adventure, but a manageable one. I don’t know a lick of Korean. So… this is bound to get interesting.

Ellany Lea of www.innerouterwealth.com in 2013

Ellany Lea of www.innerouterwealth.com in 2013

One of my bestfriends was coincidentally meeting me in Seoul. We coincidentally met on the job while working in the building coincidentally next door to SkyLab in NYC, where I coincidentally first smacked into that AGY a-stand.

We were having so much fun that it only occurred to me on Friday to book a class for that weekend. What are the chances of a class being available on such short notice?

Let me tell ya, using Google translate to understand a Korean website one sentence at a time was harder than graduating from McGill University with an Electrical Engineering degree. But I never lost faith.

My AirBnB host made several calls for me and eventually got a hold of someone who was driving. They said they would check the booking system once she arrived at her destination. When I got home that night, my host told me they called back and I'm registered. Yay! See, miracles happen all the time. Talk about a trust exercise before the class ever began!

I showed up at the Chung Dam studio, which was in the swanky part of town. Finding the studio is always a challenge and dang, the class was almost twice as expensive as one in Vancouver. But when you’re the world’s biggest AGY fan, you’re the world’s biggest AGY fan.

Walking into a brand new place not knowing the language, the people, nor the studio policies always shocks my system. I couldn’t tell my nose from my navel, which reminded me of my very first AGY class in NYC.

As an overachiever, I push myself hard. I wanted to be as good as the slim, powerful, acrobatic women in the class doing flips and tricks. By the end of the class, I was so nauseous, my teacher had to sit me in the corner. And in the corner I sat... for 45 whole minutes... before I could remember where I lived and walk home without feeling like I was going to throw up.

But because I bought a 3-class pack, I was determined to use them all up. By the 3rd class, I finally honored my own pace like a proper yogi.

Three things I learned that day:

⁃            The magic happens outside my comfort zone

⁃            Don't compare my beginning to someone else's middle

⁃            Upper body strength is actually a thing! And a thing that one can acquire over time.

Back to Korea. I signed up for a Suspension Fitness class because I didn't want to attend Fundamentals 1. I wanted a challenge. Be careful what you wish for.

My teacher, Lucia, asked me if I understand Korean. I said no, with a forced smile that showed all my teeth, and hinted at me being the kind of eager beaver who'd always raise their hand in the classroom, with all the right answers and asking a million of questions.

Ellany Lea with her AntiGravity® Instructor in Seoul, South Korea 

Ellany Lea with her AntiGravity® Instructor in Seoul, South Korea 

She had a look of both "oh, boy, she's gonna be trouble" and "she's cute, this could be fun". Laughter ensued from the whole class, and I just kept smiling. To really thrive in this world, you gotta develop a sense of humor.

I learned two new moves that day. My teacher had to come untangle me for both moves lol! I could tell she wanted to laugh out loud, but bless her for only laughing to herself. Lucia is wicked strong! She pushed us hard. And wow were the women in the room strong!

I'm always irritated by shy Asian girls who cover their mouths when they laugh. I want to flick them on the head, rip their hand off from their mouth and have them laugh out loud from their gut like a hyena, until they cry of joy. That is what I want. So to witness these beautiful, strong and graceful women break that shy stereotype was such a powerful moment for me.

I was always 1/4 step behind in every move since I guestimated the verbal cues, but wanted to wait just long enough to mirror my follow students. Safety is important here, so you may not want to try this at home.

Each time my teacher counted down, all I could think about is, “God I hope she's at 3, 2, 1 and not at 7, 6, 5. I really, really should have learned my Korean numbers.

At the end, during savasana, Lucia came to still my hammock and spritzed me with delicious aromatherapy and off I went into "I want to lie here and never move again" land.

Besides, after that class, I couldn't move anyways.

See you in a few days Bali!

Thanksgiving Meditation from Christopher Harrison

Thanksgiving is the kindest of holidays because we spend time with those we love in gratitude; the ultimate form of prayer.

 

For your Thanksgiving Meditation, as you count your many blessings, remember that your health, it is your wealth.  Give thanks for the gift of life; every moment you breathe is such a wonder.  Allow this feeling to fill you to the brim until you remember your oneness with all living things. This practice of gratitude will only attract more of what you are grateful for.  

 

Finally, find some way to selflessly give on this day and know that as you give, you will receive, in equal measure.  Use this holiday of Thanksgiving as a reminder to make every day, a day for thanks giving.


No matter where in the world you reside, here at AntiGravity Headquarters, we are wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving season.

Decompression Inversion Can Help Eliminate Cancer-Causing Agents

October is an important month for our global network because we get to do our part in helping to eradicate breast cancer. Our global campaign not only raises money, but also raises awareness, helping to educate people about what they can do to help rid themselves of toxins that cause breast cancer. 

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When someone dies of cancer, during the autopsy, the lymph nodes are checked to see what toxins are in their system. If one tips upside down every day, they refresh their endocrine system, aiding the lymph nodes in eliminating cancer-causing agents.

Consider the body as a pond that gathers silt if a river doesn’t run through it. Inversions stir the body up and allow a refresh (which is why we always suggest drinking a lot of water after a class).

 

Take an AntiGravity class every day and minimize your risk, or if you are a male, join us in our campaign to turn the world upside down and know that there are benefits that support your mothers, sisters, wives, and friends.

AntiGravity® Fitness Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

AntiGravity® Fitness Partners With The Breast Cancer Fund To Help Find A Cure
*Funds *Propel *Fight Forward With Classes & PINK Hammocks


In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AntiGravity® Fitness is partnering with the Breast Cancer Fund to find a cure.


WHAT: During the month of October, AntiGravity studios will donate proceeds from designated classes, to the Breast Cancer Fund.


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Additionally, limited edition PINK Harrison AntiGravity® Hammocks will be available on www.antigravityfitness.com, with 100 percent of proceeds
 benefitting The Breast Cancer Fund. As added incentive to participate, the studio that raises the most support will also receive a pink hammock
 signed by Founder Christopher Harrison.


WHY: With one in eight women facing the disease, Breast Cancer blindly touches all.
AntiGravity Fitness takes prides in empowering women in over 50 countries, including Saudi Arabia.
Click here to learn more about why this cause is near and dear AntiGravity Creator, Christopher Harrison.
HOW TO DONATE: Join AntiGravity in the quest to find a cure and donate here. To find a participating studio, look for the “featured studio” icon
on AntiGravity’s location finder — http://antigravityfitness.com/locations.