But don't let that stop you from going all Cirque de Soleil when trying out . I couldn't get at the 2010 Grammy Awards (chills, people) out of my mind from the moment I hoisted myself into the AntiGravity Hammock for the first time. Luckily for the weak-stomached (me), there was no upside-down twirling in the first class, but there was enough acrobatics to make this workout fun and challenging.
Established in 1991, the practice was , which staged entertainment shows. The center director, , created apparatus and contraptions for the show. He found that his antigravity hammock also benefited the general public. He then introduced AntiGravity Yoga and Fitness.
Originally launched at Crunch Fitness clubs in 2008, AntiGravity Yoga will be available in more than 50 locations by the end of the year, half in the U.S. and the others around the world, from Italy to South Korea. The AntiGravity hammock is trademarked — though a few other companies now offer similar programs and products — and trainers must go through a certification process to ensure safety for participants.
The AntiGravity hammock has made its way into numerous award shows and rock tours. Pink sang while flying on the hammock during the 2010 Grammy awards. Even President Obama’s inauguration featured performers on the hammock.