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MOM'S LITTLE BLACK BOOK | Looking for a New Favorite Escape? Try Aerial Yoga

AERIAL FUN! I felt like I ran away and joined the circus with a bunch of happy, giggling, silly teenagers. Ahhhh breathe. Aerial yoga might be my new favorite escape - and judging by the positive energy in the room of teens, the spirit was certainly contagious.

Having never tried aerial yoga, we were all a bit hesitant, especially the two teen boys I brought with us to test the laws of gravity. With guided instruction by owners Lorial and Michelle, we all quickly became pros, and learned a variety of new poses that had us hanging upside, perching like a lion in a tree, or lying in a meditative state in a hammock like position. With each new move, we gained confidence in our silk from the ceiling, and the giggles and laughter were such a positive release of energy in our space. We also quickly realized the true workout in aerial yoga while we engaged muscles in our bodies that I am not sure we even knew we had!

This class was geared toward kids ages 9-17 and the step by step instruction, and hands-on support, made even the most uncoordinated person a star for the day! The hour of instruction flew by and we definitely enjoyed taking some Snapchat worthy moments for our social media.

As I was checking out the other offerings at Rising Goddess Fitness, I noticed parties for kids and adults and thought that would be such a unique twist to the age-old ideas. They offer scouting badge opportunities, workshops, events, summer camps, and yes ladies – Pole Fitness. I have to say, when we passed through the Pole Fitness room, I thought about inviting all my readers for a mama adventure that would be sure to be filled with hilarious memories – with the perfect excuse of, “hey honey, I’m going to work out!”

Another highly recommended adventure for just about any age!

OVERVIEW Rising Goddess Fitness specializes in aerial arts fitness, yet their program allows students to select from a multitude of aerial and ground-based class options, either on an A La Carte basis or through membership. Consider aerial art, pole fitness, Hooping class, and a variety of other flexibility and cardio based classes.

Rising Goddess Fitness 208 E. Chicago Avenue, Westmont (630) 824-7485

Hours: Check website for class, workshop, and summer camp schedule

Price $: Memberships, Intro Rates, Drop-In Rates, Plus Youth and Adult Rates

ABOUT THE WRITER Naperville mom Kristen Kucharski graduated from Illinois State University in 1992 with an International Business Degree. She is married and has two energetic daughters and her house is always full of children. Kristen’s column titled, Mom's Little Black Book, is a monthly feature written for moms who are looking for ways to keep their kids busy.

For Hundreds of Mom’s Little Black Book Adventures for All Ages,Written by Kristen through the Years, Visit




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