Celebrities and socialites spend, on average, five days a week seeking innovative ways to keep their bodies lean, healthy, and camera ready… and we can learn a lot about fitness from the entertainment industry – they are masters of superfast body transformation. In 2006, we traveled to Crunch on Hollywood Blvd. for a cardio-striptease (strip aerobics; high heels, pole and all) that was guaranteed to chisel definition into the abdominals and frequented by the likes of Carmen Electra. Hilary Swank and Jennifer Lopez have used Israel’s reigning martial art and self-defense method that packs a super powerful punch: Krav Maga (now used by U.S. intelligence.) And now, men and women worldwide are achieving results from a lower impact workout that is slowly gaining popularity around the US and Western Europe: AntiGravity Yoga.
Traditional yoga requires endless hours of practice to learn and complete advanced inverted positions properly. (Practicing postures properly is crucial because extending your limbs and spine beyond your ability level can cause severe and long-term damage to your body.) With AntiGravity yoga, you can explore movement without the burden of gravity. Suspended from the ceiling in the patented “AntiGravity Hammock,” the student can focus on difficult yoga postures while incorporating other effective techniques of dance, Pilates, and aerobic activity. AntiGravity Yoga provides a challenging and effective workout, realigning and relieving stress with minimal impact on joints. Not only does Gravity yoga provide a non-brutal and unobtrusive workout, it rivals one of the fitness-industries best core workouts… ever-popular Pilates.
The phenomenon developed by Christopher Harrison of NYC has been used in many celebrity stage acts and by fitness-goers alike. Learn more about taking AntiGravityYoga class with creator Christopher Harrison at the Om Factory in NYC.
For AntiGravity Yoga classes in your area, perform a simple Google search of AntiGravity Yoga + [Your Area].