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A playful training venue which movement-lovers of all kinds call home with vibrant movement group classes, open play times and communal events.  Classes offered: Parkour, Acrobatics, Aerials, Monkey Conditioning, Flexibility, AcroYoga, Hooping, AcroBalance and more!

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Josh Trotter during Parkour class at Athletic Playground

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Sep
14th
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Ocello in Action!

Ocello starting taking classes at Athletic Playground 7/11/2012 and has attended so far 412 classes!  Mainly Parkour & Acrobatics!

First class was Parkour with Andrey!

When Ocello started he did not know how to flip!  Look at him now!

Way to go.. keep up the good job!

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Kids & Teens classes at Athletic Playground!

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Kids & Teens Programs at Athletic Playground!

Ages 5-17!

Ongoing classes: Parkour, Acrobatics & Aerials!

Winter/Summer Camps:  winter/summer camps are 3 hours/day program that covers: Parkour, Aerials, Acrobatics, Partner Balancing, Hooping, Capoeira, Handstands, Human Pyramids, obstacle courses, Slack-lining, Games and other fun stuff!

Check out our schedule today!!

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Upcoming Acrobatic Skills Workshops
with Zach Fischer!
Click here to full details!
 

 

 

Back Handsprings!
9/13 (Sat) 5:30-7:30pm 

 

Learn how to do a back handspring! In this special workshop offered by Athletic Playground, we will show you how. Learn the fundamental skills and strengths you need for this acrobatic skill in a safe and fun environment. We will break down the components of the back handspring, and practice them individually. We’ll assemble the parts in a step by step progression, and by the end of the class all students will have a firm understanding of the move, and how they will be able to practice on their own.


 

No Hands Cartwheels!
9/20 (Sat) 5:30-7:30pm 

 

Learn how to do a no-handed cartwheel! In this workshop, we’ll learn the fundamental skills and strengths you need for this acrobatic skill in a safe and fun environment. We will break down the components of the no hands cartwheel, and practice them individually. We’ll assemble the parts in a step by step progression, and by the end of the class all students will have a firm understanding of the move, and how they will be able to practice on their own. In this class, we’ll cover how to do both the capoeira version of the move, as well as the classical gymnastics cartwheel, and how they differ from each other.

Back Flips (part 2): You Can Really Do Them!
9/28 (Sun) 6:00-8:00pm 

 

In the second part of this back flip workshop, we’ll focus on polishing our existing backflip skill. We’ll learn the steps to take our standing back tuck from the pit mat to the floor, and talk about safe mental preparation for practicing on your own. We’ll cover some combos and variations on the back flip, and do some skill specific conditioning.

Each workshop: $40 ($25 for members)
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Sep
11th
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Handstand Workshops:
Handstand & Flexibility Training
with Kerri Kresinski
9/13 (Sat) 5:15-7:45pm

  


 

How does training the splits enhance your handstand practice? Handstands and flexibility go hand in hand, and we often train them separately. Here is your chance to put them together and find how to deepen your understanding of how do use your body more efficiently and with more connection in your handstand training.

We will work on various handstand exercises with varied levels of practice from holding a straight body to straddle pressing. Be prepared for splits, straddle, pike, shoulder, hips and back bending. Hooray!

$60 ($50 for members)

10% off by 9/5


Another workshop with Kerri: 

9/14 Aerial Wheeldown

  

Handbalancing

with Yuri Marmerstein
Beg: 9/21 (Saturday) 6:30-8:30pm
Int/Adv: 9/26 (Friday) 6:00-8:30pm 


 

Beg: This workshop is meant for students to understand the process towards as well as to refine and develop their freestanding handstands. We will cover joint preparation for handstands, proper and improper alignment, and learning how to bail out of a handstand safely. Lastly, we will go over how to develop the actual balance involved in holding a freestanding handstand as well as how to modify the entry for more control. All levels are welcome.

 

$50 ($40 for members)

10% off by 9/15


 

Int/Adv: This is for students who are already comfortable with a freestanding handstand. We will cover some more complex balancing techniques such as learning how to save a fall by breaking alignment, dynamic handstands, different positions, press handstands, and handstand pushups. Time and skill level permitting, we will get into the process of learning one arm balance.
 

$60 ($50 for members)

$5 off by 9/19 

   
CYBER YOGA/Handbalancing
with Lamonte Tales Goode
Beg: 11/1 (Saturday) 4:00-6:00pm
Int/Adv: 9/26 (Friday) 6:15-8:15pm


 

CYBER Yoga - New Age Integrated Fitness Training for the Future and Beyond

CYBER Yoga is a state-of-the-art integrative fitness regimen combining elements of various disciplines in a unique and fun hybrid training program.

The term CYBER, is an acronym for Calisthenics, Yoga, Bboy, Equilibrium & Revolution!

CYBER Yoga borrows strength-building from calisthenics and traditional gym workouts, alignment, flexibility, balance and stretching from Yoga, and break dance moves from Bboy. It’s a revolutionary approach to fitness!

 

Limited to 15 participants per workshop!

$60 ($50 for members)

10% off by 10/15

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Sep
6th
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NEW AERIAL TEACHER!
Kayleigh has been dancing since she was young. Her passion in musical theater as a teenager enabled her to perform at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Disney World, Florida, and Carnival Cruise Lines. Once discovering aerial arts she had a whole bag of ideas for material to apply to the vertical world. After completing a short tour with an aerial dance group in Northern California, performing at Zaccho Theater in San Francisco, she took off to Boulder, Colorado to participate in the 9-month Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Professional Training program. Kayleigh has also completed an 80 hour month-long intensive training at the San Francisco Circus Center as well as a brief intensive at NECCA with Serenity and Elsie Smith. Other teachers who she has trained with include; Laura Stokes, Allie Cooper, Laura Witwer, Lisa Natoli, Kristin Young, Ana Prada, among others. She has performed independently on corde lisse, tissue, and trapeze throughout New York, California, and Colorado.
Check out our 22 weekly adult Aerial classes:

Mondays:

9:20am Aerial Skills L1 with Kayleigh Stack

10:30am Aerial Conditioning with Kate Hutchinson
8:15pm Aeiral Conditioning with Danielle Butler



Tuesdays:

9:40am Intro to Aerial with Caitlyn Kilgore
10:45am Aerial Skills L2 with Caitlyn Kilgore
12:00pm Aerial Conditioning with Shaly Borgen
5:45pm Intro to Aerial with Bobbi Dulaney



Wednesdays:

5:35pm Aerial Conditioning with Danielle Butler
6:45pm Aerial Skills L1 with Caitlyn Kilgore
7:45pm Intro to Aerial with Glenn Davy
9:00pm Aerial Skills L2 with Caitlyn Kilgore



Thursdays:

3:10pm Intro to Aerial with Kate Hutchinson
5:40pm Aerial Conditioning with Kate Hutchinson
8:10pm Aerial Skills L1 with Kate Hutchinson



Fridays:

10:45am Aerial Conditioning with Kate Hutchinson
3:35pm Aerial Skills L2 with Kayleigh Stack
4:45pm Intro to Aerial with Kate Hutchinson
6:00pm Aerial Skills L1 wth Kate Hutchinson



Saturdays:




8:45am Intro to Aerial with Maia Adams
10:00am Aerial Conditioning with Maia Adams



Sundays:

12:30pm Aerial Conditioning with Kate Hutchinson
1:45pm Intro to Aerial with Shaly Borgen








Online:  Weekly Aerial Classes,  Daily Open Play SessionsWe highly recommend that you RSVP online and arrive early to classes to assure you have a spot in class.  Check our website for the latest schedule changes!
 
Click Here to Print Schedule (PDF)

NEW AERIAL TEACHER!

Kayleigh has been dancing since she was young. Her passion in musical theater as a teenager enabled her to perform at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Disney World, Florida, and Carnival Cruise Lines. Once discovering aerial arts she had a whole bag of ideas for material to apply to the vertical world. After completing a short tour with an aerial dance group in Northern California, performing at Zaccho Theater in San Francisco, she took off to Boulder, Colorado to participate in the 9-month Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Professional Training program. Kayleigh has also completed an 80 hour month-long intensive training at the San Francisco Circus Center as well as a brief intensive at NECCA with Serenity and Elsie Smith. Other teachers who she has trained with include; Laura Stokes, Allie Cooper, Laura Witwer, Lisa Natoli, Kristin Young, Ana Prada, among others. She has performed independently on corde lisse, tissue, and trapeze throughout New York, California, and Colorado.

Check out our 22 weekly adult Aerial classes:

Mondays:
9:20am Aerial Skills L1 with Kayleigh Stack
10:30am Aerial Conditioning with Kate Hutchinson
8:15pm Aeiral Conditioning with Danielle Butler
Tuesdays:
9:40am Intro to Aerial with Caitlyn Kilgore
10:45am Aerial Skills L2 with Caitlyn Kilgore
12:00pm Aerial Conditioning with Shaly Borgen
5:45pm Intro to Aerial with Bobbi Dulaney
Wednesdays:
5:35pm Aerial Conditioning with Danielle Butler
6:45pm Aerial Skills L1 with Caitlyn Kilgore
7:45pm Intro to Aerial with Glenn Davy
9:00pm Aerial Skills L2 with Caitlyn Kilgore
Thursdays:
3:10pm Intro to Aerial with Kate Hutchinson
5:40pm Aerial Conditioning with Kate Hutchinson
8:10pm Aerial Skills L1 with Kate Hutchinson
Fridays:
10:45am Aerial Conditioning with Kate Hutchinson
3:35pm Aerial Skills L2 with Kayleigh Stack
4:45pm Intro to Aerial with Kate Hutchinson
6:00pm Aerial Skills L1 wth Kate Hutchinson
Saturdays:
8:45am Intro to Aerial with Maia Adams
10:00am Aerial Conditioning with Maia Adams
Sundays:
12:30pm Aerial Conditioning with Kate Hutchinson
1:45pm Intro to Aerial with Shaly Borgen
Online:  Weekly Aerial Classes,  Daily Open Play Sessions
We highly recommend that you RSVP online and arrive early to classes to assure you have a spot in class.  Check our website for the latest schedule changes!
 
Click Here to Print Schedule (PDF)
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