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Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness

Hips & Splits!

Join physical therapist, Dr. JJ, to learn how to unlock your front and straddle splits!

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Hips & Splits!
Hips & Splits!

Time & Location

Mar 04, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness, 2241 Hanford Rd #103, Burlington, NC 27215, USA


About the event

Learn how to unlock your front and straddle splits with this 1 hour workshop with physical therapist, Dr. JJ! We'll dive deep into the anatomy of both types of splits, common limitations, and each participant will be given tools to assess where they are at. We'll discuss the hidden motions that have to happen in the hip to allow a successful split and equip you with the mobility and strength tools you need to make progress. This workshop is appropriate for all levels.

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. 


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