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Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Due to rising cases in Philadelphia, the city has put up new restrictions on gyms, and we see ourselves closing our doors yet again to in-person group classes.

Although we do not see think of our studio as a gym in any sense of the word, it is the responsible thing to do to help mitigate risk as best we can to keep our coaches and all of you safe. We will be closed for all of December for our normal schedule, but we have lots of fun things in store for you while you stay safely at home.


We will still be offering private lessons and allowing our pro-members to train at limited capacity. If you are interested in booking a private lesson you can do so HERE by searching our availability calendar and submitting a request, or by emailing info@secretcirc.us if you are not sure who you want to schedule with, so we can find the best fit for your needs.


Pre-professional and Professional Members will have extended hours during this time. See our new times on our "Pro-Membership" page.


So what is in store for us this December? We have lots of virtual classes of all kinds to offer, from old favorites to new delights! We are also putting on "Sunday Secrets!" 1 hour virtual skill workshops that you can attend LIVE or watch the recording later. Study, ask questions, and learn all the secrets to your favorite skills and drills.


"Sunday Secrets"

Aerial skills workshops Secret Circus style.


We are so excited to host these virtual workshops and brain children from a few of your -in favorite coaches! Remember that you can log-in live and ask questions or play along, or watch later when we send you the recording. Sign up 90 minutes prior to class start time to get your zoom link.

WHAT ARE THESE WORKSHOPS YOU ASK?

Cody is offering a 4 part series on C-shaping and dynamic pathways and how to put them all together! Jackie is offering a Lyra lovers "how-to" on mounts and snakey bar moves, while Niff gives beginners aerials the fundamentals for success and later a spin technique extravaganza!


11/29 - 1pm "Round the bar "Lyra mounts and around the bar skills w/ Jackie

12/6 - 1pm "Vol 1. Beat pathways

12/6 - 2:30pm Aerial Beginners- "fundamental elements to success" w/ Niff

12/13 - 1pm Vol 2. Introduction to C-shape w/ Cody

12/20 - 1pm Vol 3. More Dynamic Pathways w/Cody

12/20 - 2:30pm "Spun Magic" Spinning technique for Dance Trapeze w/ Niff

12/27 - 1pm Vol 4. Advanced C-shape applications w/ Cody



Here's the deets:

11/29 1-2pm EST

"Round the Bar" Lyra mounts and around the bar skills with Coach Jackie Zalewski / $25


Hey Lyra fans! This virtual Workshop we will go over all of the beginner to intermediate ways to mount up on your fav circle- and then shift gears to all the ways you can circle your body around the bar. SIGN UP HERE



12/6-12/27 1:00-2:00pm EST each week.

How to Float (in 4 parts): C-shape and Beats

with Coach Cody Hayman

Learn how to defy gravity on rope and fabric with c-shape and dynamic techniques. Roll-ups, gooey poses, floaty beats, and drops that don’t clunk but just curl back into themselves like fern fronds unfurling in reverse. Volumes I and 2 will cover the fundamentals of dynamic techniques and C-shape, respectively, while volumes 3 and 4 will offer more advanced applications of both C-shape and dynamic movement. Students are encouraged to take the whole series or only the parts most appropriate for them.

Sunday 12/6 1-2pm: Vol. 1. Beat Pathways

Sunday 12/13 1-2pm: Vol. 2. Introduction to C-shape

Sunday 12/20 1-2pm: Vol. 3. More Dynamic Pathways

Sunday 12/27 1-2pm: Vol. 4. Advanced C-Shape Applications



Sunday 12/6 1-2pm:

How to Float Vol 1: Beat Pathways

Part 1 of 4 of How to Float (in 4 parts): C-shape and Beats. Volume I covers basic beat pathways (e.g., bell beats, scissor beats, etc.). For intermediate students. Pre-reqs: Proficient in the basic wraps (e.g., hip key, catcher's, s-lock, etc.), windmill/wheel down, strength to invert repeatedly. Best for Intermediate level students but great for anyone interested in rope technique. SIGN UP HERE This class needs 4 to run!


Sunday 12/13 1-2pm:

How to Float Vol 2: Introduction to C-shape

Part 2 of 4 of How to Float (in 4 parts): C-shape and Beats. Learn how to defy gravity on vertical apparatuses.

Volume 2 covers C-Shape and its introductory applications (e.g., hip key roll-up, back balance, etc.). For intermediate students.

Pre-reqs: Proficient in the basic wraps (hip key, catcher’s, s-lock, etc.), windmill/wheel down, strength to invert repeatedly. Best for Intermediate level students but great for anyone interested in rope technique.

SIGN UP HERE


This class needs 4 to run!


Sunday 12/20 1-2pm:

How to Float Vol 3: More Dynamic Pathways

Part 3 of 4 of How to Float (in 4 parts): C-shape and Beats. Learn how to defy gravity on vertical apparatuses.

Volume 3 covers more dynamic pathways, including directional changes and applying beat pathways to wraps and drops. (e.g., flares, slack drags, j-flips, etc.). Pre-reqs: Proficient in the basic wraps (hip key, catcher’s, s-lock, etc.), windmill/wheel down, strength to invert repeatedly, comfortable with basic beat pathways. Best for Intermediate/Advanced students. SIGN UP HERE

This class needs 4 to run!


Sunday 12/27 1-2pm:

How to Float Vol 4: Advanced C-Shape Applications

Part 4 of 4 of How to Float (in 4 parts): C-shape and Beats. Learn how to defy gravity on vertical apparatuses.

Volume 4 expands on all previous lessons, applying C-shape to drops and dynamic techniques. Roll-ups everywhere. Beat from anything.

Pre-reqs: Proficient in the basic wraps (hip key, catcher’s, s-lock, etc.), windmill/wheel down, strength to invert repeatedly, comfortable with basic beat pathways, hip key roll-up and/or back balance. Best for advanced aerialists. SIGN UP HERE


This class needs 4 to run!




Sunday 12/6 2:30-3:30pm:

Aerial Beginners

"The Fundamental Elements to Success."

with Coach/Founder Niff Nicholls


Are you a beginner aerialist or maybe an aerialist who just seems stuck and has trouble inverting, feeling strong in your body, or has plateaued? This workshop with coach Niff will help you understand proper body positions and mechanics for aerial work as well as some secret tips and tricks you may be missing to understand and accomplish your goals. So many students want to rush ahead and learn all the big tricks, and end up with shoulder injuries, or bad habits that are super hard to break! This workshop will help you better understand the body positions that can help you best utilize your muscles and their force coupling power of working together!!

Great for any level, but awesome for those new to aerial.

SIGN UP HERE


This class needs 4 to run!




Sunday 12/20 2:30-3:30pm:

"Spun Magic"- Spinning technique for dance trapeze


Join coach Niff as she breaks down the magic of spinning technique on dance trapeze. Learn the fundamental tools to a great spin and how to apply them to bar heights, shapes, and movement. You will learn to float and transfer your energy to dynamic and self expressive shapes.


Best for students who can tuck under the bar cleanly, and are ready to spin!

SIGN UP HERE

This class needs 4 to run!


Aside from all these SUNDAY SECRET goodies, we are also offering a whole host of daily delights for your home workout and flexibility gains!


Check out the full calendar HERE


Make sure to click on the name of each class on our schedule page or in your mindbody app to see details, cancellation polices and more.


All 1 hour classes are $15 and all 30 minutes classes are $10! We can also send you a link if you can't make the class but you MUST request it ahead of time by emailing us at info@secretcirc.us


QUICKVIEW of DECEMEBERS VIRTUAL SCHEDULE!

Mondays:

7:30am: Yoga for Sanity w/ Jackie

10am: 30 min Legs for the end of days w/ Chi-wen

6pm: Conditioning for Beginners w/ Chi-wen

7pm: 30 min Barbell Club w/ Niff


TUESDAYS:

12pm: 30 min Lunch Crunch w/ Stacey

6pm: LEG DAY w/ Chi-wen

7:15pm: Full Body Beat Down w/Cody

WEDNESDAYS:

7:30am: Yoga for Sanity w/ Jackie

12pm: CORE-ONA core workout w/ Stacey

5pm: Mobility w/ Chi-wen

6:15pm: Creative Movement w/ Cody

7:30pm: 30 min Intro to Pull-ups w/ Jackie

8:15pm: Late Night Stretch w/ Jackie


THURSDAYS:

7:30am: Yoga for Sanity w/ Jackie

10am: Thera-BAND TOGETEHR w/ Niff

12pm: 1 hour LUNCH CRUNCH w/ Jackie

6pm: Apoca-SPLITS w/Jackie

7:15pm: (45 mins) Pull-up bar workout for Inversions w/ Cody or Niff alternating

8:15pm: Restorative Yoga w/ Jackie


FRIDAYS:

9am: Strength & Conditioning w/ Jackie

6pm: Full Body Beat Down w/ Cody

7:15pm Conditioning for Beginners w/ Chi-wen


SATURDAYS:

8am: Strength & Conditioning w/ Jackie

10am: Stretch for Backbends and Forward Folds w/ Jackie (ADULTS ONLY)

12pm: 30 min Lunch Crunch w/ Jackie

7pm: Restorative Yoga w/ Jackie


SUNDAYS:

10am: Thera-BAND TOGETHER w/ Niff

11:15a: 30 min Flex! w/ Niff

1pm- SUNDAY SECRETS WORKSHOP

2:30pm-- SUNDAY SECRETS WORKSHOPS (12/6 AND 12/20)

6pm: Apoca-SPLITS! w/ Jackie

7:15pm: Intro to Pull-ups w/ Jackie


AND THERE YOU HAVE IT FOLKS!

We sincerely hope that we can weather this storm, and the only way we can do it is with your support. Please sign up for our classes, participate in our community, rate and share our classes with your family and friends and we can not wait to see you in the new year with better flexibility, more strength and understanding and eager anticipations to get back in the air! Now enjoy this photo of Coach Cody showing off his C-shapes on the beach!



Love and Pull-ups,

Niff





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