Xtreme 13: Trapeze School

Xtreme 13 has begun… Our inaugural event was the Trapeze School of New York located in Washington, DC. There isn’t much to say other than we had a really good time. The class was 2 hrs long and we did about six jumps and my Babe did one catch. You have to call and schedule your visit and they take you in groups of 10. (You aren’t required to have 10 people in YOUR party) They give you a quick verbal lesson and then show you an actual example. The staff instructs you every step of the way so don’t worry.

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When I say instruct I mean instruct, they say go, bring your knees up, let your hands go, put your hands back up, thumbs under, swing forward, backward, forward, flip, let go… Since I can show you better than I can tell you here goes. WAIT!!! They have a photographer snapping pictures if it’s your first time and you can buy them at the end. They aren’t really expensive either. Okay now, look! 

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I thought I would be afraid of the height but no, climbing this ladder was the scariest part. This is a regular ladder and it was wobbly when you put your weight on it.

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I was so unsure the very first time. You have to lean out to the bar and it naturally wants to carry you off. (Someone is holding me from behind to make sure that doesn’t happen until I put both hands on and jump off) Once you conquer that part you are golden.
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This is a great shot, both hands are on and I just had to jump. 
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Hanging by my knees
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I was so proud, I wasn’t so sure I could kick my legs up to even put them on the bar.  

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I was having fun swinging

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Smiling for the camera
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Now you want me to do what?
(I did a backflip to get down)
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Landing safely is funny apparently…
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Flipping off the ropes like a pro. HA!

Here is a video of me in complete action!
My Babe took it up a notch because he is just so damn good at EVERY SPORT so he did a catch!
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He was really nervous but he did it!
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Now watch him do it.

The next morning the following things hurt, my hands, raising my arms up, my calf muscles hurt the most, walking up and down the steps, and my mid-section which will someday house a flat stomach.  All year I will share our Xtreme 13 activities here on my blog, I hope you are inspired/empowered to add some into your 2013.  Next up indoor scuba diving.

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Would you ever try this? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Dennis

    Wow. That seems real fun. I’m going to see if my fiance wants to try it.

  2. donna dorrane

    u go girl!!!! I wanted to do that when they set one up outside, here in philly. But I chickened out, and watched others instead…looks like so much fun.

  3. Sherry U.

    Thank you for sharing this Mimi! My daughter and I are going to do this during her spring break next month!

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  5. Kat

    So cool! You are my mom-shero, if that is a word. lol I need to find a similar class in NY and give it a try too.

  6. Evelyn Reese

    Wow, what a brave soul! It really appears to be a lot of fun and an experience of a lifetime. I don’t know if I would be brave enough to give trapeze school a try. I love the pictures and video of your experience.

  7. Natasha

    Lord this made my heart beat faster! I love that you do so many things like this. I’m SO afraid of heights, but I try MOST things once. Because there is a safety net, I’d do it, but I’d probably be a screaming fool! LOL!

  8. Tonia

    This looks like so much fun. I left school early to join the circus, so the thrill of swinging in the air is one I totally understand.

  9. Lia World Traveler

    This is awesome and looks like fun! I love your athletic pants too!

  10. Carissa

    Looks like fun! I would have been terrified to try it but it looks fun!!

  11. Kita

    I remember this from Sex & The City. You go girl. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  12. Sapphire Kharyzma

    This looks like so much fun! My fear of heights would have to die by fire so I can do this lol

  13. Terri

    I loved this post. I’ve wanted to try trapeze for a while now. This may have been the push I needed to get it done.

  14. Kiwi

    Girl you are bold. I dunno if I could do this I would spazz but maybe i might change my mind!

  15. Bernetta

    ok ok okaaayy!! this looks like too much fun!! I would so do something like that if they had it here in Florida

  16. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Holy amazing, Batman! I would love to try that! I have always been son fascinated by the trapeze.

  17. steph parrell

    Wow! You are so brave, this looks super cool. I honestly would try it out but I don’t know how I would do as I am very afraid of heights and falling.

  18. Crystal

    This is freaking AMAZING! I LOVE that you can take classes for things like this. I’m really adventurous and would like to think I’d try this but I’m terrified of heights and would completely chicken out!

  19. Carol Cassara

    How amazing is this experience! I’m sure you learned a lot during that day, especially about yourself. I’m glad that you gave it a try and shared your experience with us. It looks like a lot of fun, to be honest.

  20. Liz Mays

    This is so cool! I’d be nervous doing it for the first time but it’s great that the instructors are there to walk you through everything.

  21. Sara Welch

    I had no idea they had schools for this sort of thing! That is so cool! I would have loved to do that when I was a little younger!

  22. Heather

    That would be sooo much fun! I don’t think I’d be great at it right off the bat so having instruction would definitely help.

  23. Tim B

    My kids would love to do this! Haven’t seen anything like this near where we live. Looks like you had a great experience!

  24. Cyn Gagen

    I’ve always wanted to try this! It looks like so much fun (especially to this adrenaline junkie). It sounds like you are having such an exciting adventure!

  25. Lynndee

    That looks like a lot of fun and you made it look so easy. I think there’s a trapeze school here. I would love to try it out one of these days.

  26. Adaleta

    Wow what an amazing job you did! I would be so scared, you make it look easy!

  27. ricci

    How awesome is this post?! I would LOVE to go to Trapeze School!! Maybe this would help me get over my fear of heights??

  28. Nanekia Ansari

    2 things- 1. I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT!, 2. you got some amazing pics, mine would have not been of me smiling. This looks like a lot of fun.

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