I’ve always wanted to give it a try and now I can happily add it to my resume and check it off my Life’s bucketlist! 📝✔️ 👸🏽We were told by a friend that there was a Trapeze School in Bridgehampton called Trapeze Experience so we finally built up the courage, errr actually we finally got out of the pool long enough to do an hour private lesson!
It was harder then I thought but not as scary and definitely more fun and a bigger rush then I expected! 🎉 Of course we chose the hottest day of the summer to try it 🌞, equipped with our long pants and all we climbed the ladder and set off on our adventure. ⬆️You stand on the platform, lean forward and grip the handle with both hands and on command you JUMP. 😳
First trick is swinging your legs up and hooking them on the swing.🔄
Then they tell you to let go and “reach” your hands out for the pretend catcher. 🙌🏾
Then you drop your legs back down and swing a big swing back and forth ↔️
That’s about the part where your ready to give up and drop to the net, exhausted, your body weight pulling you down⬇️ but NOPE there’s one last trick you have to accomplish.
You have to pump your legs 3 times and tuck them up and over for your flip off the swing. If you’re me you stick a nice landing! 🙋🏽💁🏽Then you flip off the side and greet the cheering crowd! 👏🏽👍🏽
Of course my girls had no problems whizzing past these tricks!
At the end you try your hand at “the catch”. A well timed careful trick where you flip off the swing as the catcher grabs you by the wrists…aka the “catch trap”. Listening and following precise instructions are integral to making this catch work!
This was the highlight of our lesson! 😁😁
Thankfully they were nice enough to give Jillian her third and last chance to nail it after 2 initial poorly timed fails. 👎🏽
We ended on a high note and an awesome time was had by all! I’m thinking we have a future in the Olympics 2020!!!👍🏽👏🏽🙌🏾 Spider, Hillary and Andres were great instructors and made it very easy and enjoyable to follow along and excel! 👨🏻👩🏼👨🏽✌🏽️👏🏽🙌🏾
And of course a little highlight from my A+ performance!