Add it to “The List”: Acro Yoga – Video from Equinox Blog

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September 9, 2012 by Darlene McC

I don’t mention my employer much because it’s rarely relevant to this space; but after an article in the Times a few weeks ago I had a bad taste in my mouth.  It didn’t feel like what Equinox has taught me to believe as a fitness professional or my values as a human being; or at ALL with my sense of the community in my own club.  For those unfamiliar with Equinox, it’s an award-winning gym chain, known for its well-designed spaces and for the well-to-do and well-connected clientele that workout there.  I’m proud to say that I train at the NYC Flagship location, the largest in the city with the most members.  I’m proud of that, and of my club; so I was a right bit pissed when someone being represented as a face of our brand talked so much smack about wellness… fortunately, not everyone at EQ feels the way she does…

To my great pleasure something else was released this week on the Q blog that much better fits the image I see of the body and it’s potential:

Equinox yoga instructors Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein, recently wed, have inspired me.  Yoga is something I have toyed with for a long time, but I would hardly define myself as a “yogi”.  The balance, strength, focus, and communication (non-verbal obviously) required to pull this off is the very definition of fitness.  I’m in awe.

Acro Yoga is going on “The List“.  There’s a lot between me and doing hand-stands on someone else’s hands; but all in good time.

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