by Kerri Kresinski/founder of Circus Fit at Casa Chango Mexico
Get ready to be excited!
CIRCUS FIT is a fun and functional way for any person of any age/shape/size to get in shape circus style. Each class has a series of exercises incorporating circus acrobatics and aerial with modern fitness, core strength and yoga to make a fun, 360 degree full body workout. You will leave the class feeling empowered, invigorated, worked, embodied, and inspired. Your self-perceived limits will dissolve, and you will realize your fullest potential is greater than you ever knew. You will have new skills to practice at home, impress your friends, and these new skills will inspire more physical and creative potential.
Throw away your boring old fitness gym program, and step into our paradise gym and monkey around! Our CIRCUS FIT classes balance strength, flexibility, stability training with functional movement skills such as handstands, cartwheels, aerial skills (trapeze, silks, hoop, hammock), partner acrobatics, and monkeying around!
I know what you are thinking...I am too old, too out of shape, too fat, too skinny, too weak, not flexible enough, not coordinated…. OK. You might be any of these things, but this is not a reason to keep yourself from feeling better and doing fun things with your body. Just because you are older and haven’t worked out in years doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Your body is an amazing vessel of potential. If you let go of your fears and just try, you will be surprised of what you can do.
Every exercise has modifications and progressions, so everyone at any level age, or experience can get what they need from a Circus Fit class. It all comes down to finding stability, strength, core connection to provide a foundation of for freedom in the body. When we feel strong and free physically, we can thrive in our lives! This is our mission with Circus Fit.
Now you can have a full body workout that is fun, functional. You can learn about your body and explore your limits safely. Everyone has different limits, strengths and weaknesses at any given time. Our Circus Fit classes are designed to challenge you at your level. Every exercise in our class will have modifications or progressions to make it easier or harder depending on each person’s needs. By the way, who cares what it looks like? We focus on what it feels like, and when we are moving in a safe yet challenging way, it always feels great!
We have Circus Fit Programs for varying Levels and Goals:
All CIRCUS FIT classes balance strength, flexibility, and active mobility training with aerial skills, conditioning drills, basic floor acrobatics, stretching and flexibility. Using these techniques, we can customize the needs of everyone!! #circusforeveryone
These days aerial classes are taught ‘popcorn’ style with different tricks and sequences in every class. How does it all fit together? How do you remember all of the tricks and differentiate between them? It can feel nearly impossible to remember a trick let alone integrate many tricks. This CIRCUS FIT intensive retreat will deepen your understanding of how all skills are related and help you integrate the skills you learn. You will leave with a fundamental understanding of everything acrobatic in the air and on the ground. In addition you will learn how to use fitness science, anatomy, and lifestyle choices in order to to train safely, efficiently, and affectively.
Circus Fit General – for people who want a fun workout and a few new tricks
You might be a yogi, dancer, martial artist, ex-athlete, or just someone who likes to be fit. You don’t want to dedicate hours and years to mastering aerial arts and acrobatics. You just want to explore exercising in new ways and have fun doing it. Circus Fit General is a way to explore your limits, feel sore in new places, and learn skills that will impress your friends at parties…or on Instagram. Our workouts are focused on ‘get in shape circus style’ workouts as well as techniques to learn new skills.
Circus Fit for Beginner and Compromised Bodies
Just because you started your physical journey at an older age or are dealing with physical injuries and/or limitations doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and expand your limits! This program is for people who want to move a little more slowly and still explore the magic of flying and playing circus style. We are less focused on tricks that impress, and more focused on experiencing the body and all it can do. We put significant attention on safe techniques for stretching and strengthening the body knowing that each body has different limitations and needs.
Circus Fit Teacher Training
Are you ready to teach aerial arts and acrobatics? Or maybe you are already teaching and need some continuing education. Join us for one of our Circus Fit Teacher Trainings to get the tools you need to teach anyone with any body in smart, efficient and fun ways.
Check out our Circus Fit programs:
Here are some of the things you might do in a Circus Fit class at Casa Chango.
- Climb a rope or the silks.
- Stand on your Hands!
- Stand on your head!
- Invert your body in the air.
- Bend forwards and backwards in new ways.
- Iguana lunges, banana abs, froggy squats, donkey kicks…
- Open your hips, back, chest and shoulders.
- Partner Acro and AcroYoga
- Jump, dance, and play!
- Did I mention go upside down?
Each Circus Fit class is different and always covers a balanced range of pushing, pulling, inverting, lunging, squatting, stretching, core strengthening, climbing, and maybe even dancing.
Here are just some of the benefits you will get from a Circus Fit workout.
- A deeper sense of knowing your body.
- Core connection, strength, and stability exercises to support any and every body movement/discipline.
- Active stretching and stability to compliment our body mechanics and keep us safe.
- Passive stretching and movement to remind our neuromuscular system that strong does NOT equal stiff.
- Our new associations are: Strong =Free, Strong=Open
- Celebrate your body, your accomplishments-small and big, and feel supported by others.
- Freedom and confidence in movement 360 degrees.
- Inspiration to keep moving and feeling better!
At Casa Chango Mexico, we have created programs to give you a balanced, sustainable movement practice. Get ready to be transformed.
My background of over 20 years in dance, theater, gymnastics, personal training, yoga, massage/bodywork, acrobatics, and aerial arts has given me a deep understanding of the human body and its potential. (You can read more about me here.) It excites me to use my knowledge and experience to safely challenge each of my students in a way that is stimulating, educational, empowering, and most of all breaks through self-perceived barriers. I want to show you that your potential is infinite. Your self-judgement is the only thing holding you back. Let’s do this!
Stop making excuses that your are too this or too that, that it is too late for you. Stop trying to do the same boring gym routine. Stop telling yourself that you don’t have time for yourself. You do have time. This is your time. This is your life. It is your chance to live.