Learning how to balance on your hands takes more knowledge, strength, and body awareness than you might think

This is a mixed level series that will be suitable for everyone from those focusing on the foundation of handstands to those who are balancing away from the wall. We will explore all the details of handstands, such as how to place your hands correctly on the ground and how to get your body into correct alignment in order to build endurance and strength so you can progress faster. This class will involve a variety of conditioning exercises and stretches designed to help you achieve your goals. You will learn different ways of jumping up to the wall, such a straddle or tuck up, as well as various progressions that break down the movements into smaller pieces.

Course curriculum

    1. Recommended Equipment

    2. Zoom Meeting

    3. Recording link

    1. Zoom Meeting

    2. Recording link

    1. Zoom Meeting

    2. Recording link

    1. Zoom Meeting

    2. Recording link

    3. End of Course Survey

About this course

  • $120.00
  • 4 lessons
  • 4 hours of video content

Sagiv Ben

Circus Performer

Sagiv is an internationally-known circus artist living in Los Angeles. Born in Israel, Sagiv’s gymnastics training started at early age. His passion for performing combined with his growing gymnastics skills, inspiring him to move to the United States where he could study and work in the circus arts. Once in Los Angeles, Sagiv trained with a small group of circus artists in a variety of aerial apparatuses and acrobatics. This soon led to more advanced training at the world-renowned San Francisco Circus Center. Sagiv has played Spiderman in Universal Studio’s popular stunt show “Spiderman Rocks” for 3 years, performed motion-capture work for the feature film “Polar Express”, and been in productions with Teatro ZinZanni, Cirque Mechanics, Cirque De La Symphonie, Cirque Production, Cirque du Soleil Special Events, and Troupe Vertigo. He has also performed with artists as Taylor Swift, Cher, and the Black Eyed Peas, just to name a few. Sagiv’s hard work, passion and discipline is demonstrated in his large body of work. He performs to inspire and entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

FAQ

  • Are there any pre-reqs for this course?

    No! This course is for everyone from the complete beginner to those who can balance away from the wall. The exercises can be scaled up and down depending on your level.

  • Do I have to attend the class live?

    While we encourage as much live attendance as possible so that you can benefit from the instructor's feedback, each class will be recorded so you can train at your convenience. The course will be updated within 24-48 hours of the live class with the link to the recording.

  • How long will I have access to the videos?

    Recordings will be available for the duration of the course.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    Livestream course cancellations must be made by emailing admin@fitandbendy.com at least 24 hours in advance of the series start date or you will be charged the full tuition. Cancellations made after this date will not be given a refund. There are no make-up classes or refunds for missing individual sessions.

  • What equipment do I need?

    This class will use a mat, sliders, blocks, a foam roller, resistance bands, light dumb bells, a firm surface for your handstands (if you are on carpet we recommend piece of MDF from your local hardware store), and wall space. The first lesson of the course will include sources for equipment, should you need any. It also lists any common household alternatives that could work instead.

  • Are there any pre-reqs for this course?

    No! This course is perfect for you if you are a complete beginner at handstands and even those who can balance away from the wall to give you more practice on the fundamentals, because let's be honest, handstands is all about continually honing those fundamentals.

  • Can kids take this course?

    Our classes are best suited for people ages 13 and up. Occasionally a very focused kid younger than 13 will enjoy our classes. We have found that our younger students benefit the most from private lessons where the instructor can focus entirely on them. Please check out our Private Lesson Request option for more details.

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    Yes, we want our courses to be accessible for as many people as possible! For our courses that are one month or less, we can arrange a payment plan, we just need to do it slightly differently so email us at admin@fitandbendy.com to get set up.

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