Getting Into the Swing of Things

April 24, 2015 3:22 PM

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I recently celebrated a milestone birthday and wanted to mark the occasion by doing something adventurous, something that would push me beyond my comfort zone. I pondered the possibility of skydiving but realized I have no desire to free-fall from a plane. After considering a number of options from parasailing to riding in a hot air balloon, I rallied a group of friends and, together, we participated in a flying trapeze class.

The class began with some on-the-ground training; we learned how to hold the fly bar, position ourselves, and jump. We then practiced hanging upside-down by our knees on a stationary bar. So far, so good. Then it came time to climb a 25-foot ladder and replicate these moves up in the air, a far more...

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