Aerial fitness is the newest workout trend, offering a Cirque du Soleil-style experience rather closer to the ground. Fabric hammocks, silk ribbons, or hoops hang from the ceiling of workout rooms. Participants suspend themselves in midair, using slow, controlled movements to strengthen the body.
Now Saratoga Springs has the newest exercise studio to feature the sport. Zume Fitness, located at 4295 Rt. 50 in the Design Center Complex. This fall, the business is open in its Studio Space #2 around the back of the Design Center and will offer classes starting the week of Oct. 12. Besides aerial fitness, you can take aerial yoga, trapeze work, Zumba, and spinning, with some sessions taught by the owners, former New York City Ballet principal dancer Miranda Weese and former corps de ballet dancer Henry Seth. Michelle Palladino, whose background is in theater and costumes, makes the third of their group.
Zume Fitness studio will emphasize complete health, not merely weight loss, according to Lizzie Sorensen of Hip Hello public relations. Instructors will be certified for yoga and antigravity classes.
The owners are building a juice bar and an oxygen bar in the part of the 9,000-square-foot space undergoing construction. Zume will offer personal sessions and information on nutrition.
Complimentary aerial yoga group classes are available through October 11. Classes are available now for free on Sundays. This fall, a Zume Pass will allow unlimited group classes for $65 monthly.
A grand opening will happen in the beginning of January. For an up-to-date class schedule, see zumefitstudio.com.