Introducing a 1-Day AntiGravity® Training Program for Personal Trainers. This special 1-day training from the creators of AntiGravity® Yoga & Fitness is specifically designed for Personal Trainers (PT) who care about the "Decompression Factor" to promote balance for their clients. In order to minimize injuries and shorten recovery time, a hard training session should be balanced with a decompression activity.
Time Flies - And So Do We!
2016 marks AntiGravity’s 25th Anniversary!
Get ready to celebrate!
Happy New Year!
Christopher Harrison, Alexander Schlempp & Team AntiGravity
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Partners With The Breast Cancer Fund To Help Find A Cure
*Funds *Propel *Fight Forward With Classes & PINK Hammocks
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.