About the Buffalo Bucket List Challenge: Getting healthy, nailing that promotion, sorting our your finances – they’re all respectable resolutions. But frankly, they’re boring af, which is why we here at Step Out Buffalo are challenging you to really step out of your comfort zone with the Buffalo Bucket List Challenge. We know it can be difficult to constantly come up with new and exciting ways to enjoy your time here on planet earth, and more specifically Western New York, so we’re doing the work for you. Every Wednesday this year we’ll publish a new Buffalo Bucket List Challenge post with a fun / interesting / exciting / unique “task” to try.
Week 3 Challenge: Try an Aerial Fly Class
This week’s challenge is to take your workout to the extreme by trying an Aerial Fly class at BikeorBar. During Aerial Fly you ‘decompress’ which includes zero-compression inversions, aka going upside down. Don’t worry, you ‘invert’ only if you are comfortable doing so. The class is said to increase your kinesthetic awareness for better agility, build core strength, elongate your muscles and get a low-impact cardiovascular workout while suspended.
I didn’t think this would be as much of a challenge as it was. It seems like anytime I’ve seen pictures of people using silks for workouts, or even performances, they make it look graceful. Well, I learned really quick that it’s much harder than it looks. In the beginning of the class, I was struggling big time, but if you put your mind to it, it’s definitely possible to accomplish some of the more challenging moves in your first class. This workout really pushes you to use every muscle and once you can get yourself into a pose and stretch, it’s like you can feel your spine aligning. The class was very supportive! Experienced class members were quick to jump in and help, and the instructors were encouraging and patient.
BikeorBar’s Aerial Fly Class
904 Elmwood Ave in Buffalo
Hours: Monday-Friday 6am-8:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-1:30pm
Price: Tickets can be purchased through the website and are $8 for first class and $13 for a single class after that. There are package deals to choose from like their Anti-gravity/Aerial 6 class pass for $59.
Where to eat: Head to Ashker’s afterwards for a smoothie or juice made from fresh fruits and veggies to keep that health kick going!