Circus-Style Fitness at Trapeze School

Sarah Jessica Parker might have kicked off the trend a few years back when she took trapeze lessons on "Sex and the City." But these days anyone can fly through the air with the greatest of ease—and get a little exercise in the process. "Sex and the City" 's flying antics took place at Trapeze School New York (newyork.trapezeschool.com). Club Cirque at Crunch in the Big Apple offers classes in trapeze skills as well as fusions like aerial yoga, which combines trapeze movements with plain old yoga (crunch.com).

The Hangar, a funky circus-training studio in East London, gives lessons in singles and doubles trapeze (hangaruk.com). In Paris, Les Noctambules offers flying classes with trapeze, rope and aerial rings. Daredevils Down Under can get off their feet at Australia's National Institute of Circus Arts in Victoria (nica.com.au). Running away and joining the circus has never been easier.

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