***ONLINE ZOOM CLASSES ARE NOW GO!***
...a video connection is essential for this class for individual feedback...
🌈🌈🌈10% of the proceeds of online classes will be donated to charities helping those affected by the current situation.🌈🌈🌈
Expect a fun, sociable, music led cardio warm up, a little HIIT, core conditioning and 'floorial' for gymnastics and circus movement, handstand drills, followed by flexibility training and rehab work, including opening shoulders and upper back, active flexibility for splits, bridges, pancake, pike, roll throughs, and progressions towards more advanced flexibility shaping including back bends, forearm stands, Y-lifts, arabesques, bow and arrow, scorpions, needlescale and more.
Tuesdays 2.30 - 3.45 pm
Thursdays 2.30 - 3.45 pm
Saturdays 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
11.00 am - 12.30 pm
An extended class so that those working during the week don't miss out! Maximum attendees 10 to allow for more individual feedback and requests.
To attend, book on as normal with Move GB, and you'll be emailed the joining info.
We can't get up in the air right now, or bounce around a gym, but these classes will prepare you to achieve your flexibility goals and to be stronger in your discipline as soon as we get back to it!
💥some free space around you
💥free wall space for stretching and handstands
💥a hard/spikey ball for trigger point release
💥a stretchy band (or improvise: a pair of tights/stretchy leggings)
💥a yoga mat / rug
💥two yoga blocks (or improvise - books, cans of baked beans, two water bottles)
💥cushions to support your knees/hips
🤸♂️💥🌈Stay well everyone, and I hope to see you soon!🤸♂️💥🌈
Friday classes at the Island (when re-opened):
A fun, music fuelled, weekly circus class incorporating acrobatic and aerial technique, conditioning and flexibility. Circus Fitness&Flexibility is designed to inspire and invigorate, as well as improve your flexibility in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. You will always learn something new in these classes.
Circus Fitness & Flexibility is a good introduction to circus for complete beginners and an opportunity for skill specific conditioning for current circus students, including the opportunity to drill movements for aerial routines. Whatever sport, fitness or flexibility background you have, our eclectic classes will benefit and improve your performance. The circuit activities allow you to work at your own pace, so you can move fast or slow depending on your Friday feeling! We prioritise good technique and injury prevention as well as a thorough work out. Whatever your level or goal you should try this class. Check out our reviews.
15 min: cardio warm up and mobility, focusing on legs, shoulders, back, abs and core.
30 min: Aerial Conditioning and Technique - complete beginners to advanced level for Rope, Trapeze, Hoop, Silks, Straps.
30 min: deep stretch, including front and side active splits conditioning for tight hamstrings, quads, calves and hip flexors. Opening exercises for tight shoulders and upper back. Bridges, handstands and walkovers. We have progressions for all levels!
Bring water and leggings for aerial work, high waisted shorts or a leotard may also be useful. Bring warm, loose clothes for the flexibility section.
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We also run specialist workshops with amazing guest instructors.
Previous specialist workshops include:
Intro to dynamic aerial technique with Alex Allan 2020
Circus Legs with dancer and aerialist Jude Whitburn 2019: https://www.facebook.com/events/2530282596994096/
Call Donna to get into the building or to ask any questions. We'd love to hear from you! If you have something in particular you are working on and would like to improve, please drop us a line.
Wish I could give this class more than 5 stars... Donna is a highly knowledgeable, kind and encouraging teacher. This is a challenging class that covers a huge amount of head to toe flexibility, conditioning and strength work. I really enjoy these classes and I trust Donna completely, not easy to find a good flex or handstand class online but would hugely recommend this class as a great example of remote teaching, delivered in a safe and well thought out manner by a lovely teacher who really knows her stuff
4 Apr 2020
Challenging and fun! Highly recommend it!
30 Jun 2019
Fun, friendly, challenging!
9 Jun 2019
23 Aug 2018
best classes in bristol are in the island excellent space, creative knowledgeable teachers