Sat, Jul 08|
Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness
Building Beautiful Backbends
Feeling stuck in your backbends on the floor or in the air? Join physical therapist, Dr. JJ to unlock the mobility and strength needed to master this fun trick!
Time & Location
Jul 08, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness, 2241 Hanford Rd #103, Burlington, NC 27215, USA
About the Event
Are you feeling stuck in your backbends on the floor or in the air? Do you do the same drills and feel like you're not making progress, or just don't even know where to begin? Come to this 1 hour workshop! Designed with you in mind, this workshop will breakdown the backbend into its components, help you assess *your* limitations, and give you multiple tools to unlock the mobility and strength needed to master this fun trick! We'll talk about injury avoidance, pain relief tools, and sexy strengthening exercises!
Intended for anyone who has a back and wants to be able to move it more (ages 16+)
About the instructor:
Dr. JJ Hurst (they/them) is a pelvic floor and sports performance physical therapist who works specifically with circus artists to help them meet their goals injury free. JJ is a also a dancer, long distance runner, lifter, handstanding bendy human, and a trauma informed provider. JJ grew up as a competitive rower, and fell in love with dancing in college. Their background as an athlete, dancer, and acrobat is what makes JJ truly believe that movement is medicine, and a path to empowerment when facing trauma. JJ has a doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNC and their movement training also includes Kettlebells, acrobat training, handstands, AcroYoga, and barbell lifting. JJ chose to specialize in treating acrobats, aerialists, pole dancers, unique movement artists because they love the complexity of these performers and the unique stresses put on the body when you’re upside down (or some variation thereof). They have a passion for building bodies and movement patterns that are durable, beautiful, and functional from the inside out.
- Ticket type
Building Beautiful BackbendsPrice$35.00