Aerial arts to be offered at Origins Family Fitness gym – St George News

April 14, 2019 - Comment

A woman performs aerial arts, soon to be offered at Origins Family Fitness, Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Origins Family Fitness, St. George News CEDAR CITY — In keeping with its goal to offer a variety of fun and empowering activities for kids and adults, Origins Family Fitness is launching an


A woman performs aerial arts, soon to be offered at Origins Family Fitness, Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Origins Family Fitness, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — In keeping with its goal to offer a variety of fun and empowering activities for kids and adults, Origins Family Fitness is launching an aerial silk program with trial classes starting this week.

Owners Terral and Mary Fox have chosen to include aerial silks as a unique way to increase strength, mobility and control in the entire body. It is also a beautiful, fun and expressive mode of movement that allows students to build confidence and showcase their athletic and creative abilities, they said in a press release.

Students ages 9 and older will learn foundational skills that will keep them safe and give them the tools to competently perform aerial sequences.

“We are excited to offer this to the community because it falls in line with our desire to make holistic activities available to families,” Mary Fox said in the release. “You use your entire body when doing aerials, and I guarantee you will ‘discover’ new muscles, even if you are already physically active. It will also challenge your brain as you start to think in new dimensions. And, to be honest, it’s become my therapy.”

The Foxes opened the gym in January. They offer parkour, RAMP Martial Arts and yoga classes, as well as adventure stories for young children. Open gym slots are available so that customers can use the equipment. They are also planning to offer restorative strength classes.

A girl performs aerial arts, soon to be offered at Origins Family Fitness, Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Origins Family Fitness, St. George News

Mary Fox said while they were searching for a parkour curriculum, they came across a gym in California that had whole families attending a range of classes, including parkour and aerial silks.

“The structuring of classes and the variety of offerings were a large part of what attracted and enabled these families to participate,” she said. “Since we really wanted to have a family focus for our gym, we took note.”

The more they learned about aerial arts, the more the wanted to offer it at their gym. After much hard work, they now have an engineer-approved beam and ongoing training from an aerial company in Colorado.

The first session of level 1 classes will begin in May, with trial classes on April 18 and April 25.

Origins Family Fitness is located at 1450 W. Industrial Road, Cedar City. For more information and registration click here.

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