My Next Adventure In Motion

My Next Adventure In Motion

I’ve been following the trapeze artists each week at Pier 40 as they do their thing way up in the sky. I’m just a soccer mom standing on the field below, but my soul is up on the trapeze. The other day I actually felt butterflies in my stomach watching the girl begin her ascent on the city-scape-framed ladder leading to the platform. Such an OMG moment– waiting for her to take the big leap. But then she does it– she flies high in the sky! Roaming free with the clouds, she turns upside down…and then lets go!

Trapeze School

Is she afraid?
She must feel trust.
What happens if she falls?

She just went for it!

I must get up there.
So far I’ve made it inside their office to inquire on the deets. Stay tuned for my next move in this fly-high adventure.

Elysha Lenkin
Elysha Lenkin helps women express themselves through fashion so they look current, feel confident and stay true to themselves. For over 20 years, she's worked on commercial shoots styling women in all shapes, ages and sizes including Carrie Underwood, Tina Fey and Serena Williams. Now her focus is to make fashion fun and approachable for real women so they show up feeling like superstars in their lives.


  1. palomino says:

    Ive ALWAYS wanted to do this 🙂

  2. SirenaTales says:

    I know you’ve written about this desire before. If you want to do it, I hope you go for it! Sending positive vibes.xoxo

  3. Me Too! See you on the trapeze!

  4. Thank you! I’m hoping to get up the courage, and just go for it! (sooner rather than later!!) xoxo

  5. JennyO says:

    AAAAA! I LOVE it, I can’t wait to see if you get the chance to try this! Would you do it? The closest I could think it would feel might be a zip line, but you have no harness with this. Exciting!

  6. I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile now… So we’ll see if I finally get the nerve to get up there. They do have a type of harness though–it’s not totally free-flying… But pretty close though. I love the zip lines!!! Flying through the trees!!!!

  7. I like flying too 🙂 I’ve never been on a high trapeze before, but I took a low-flying trapeze workshop once. It was both exhilarating and sobering. Major upper body strength required! And hand calluses develop over time, for people who stick with it. Be prepared, but don’t give up! Other flying options that I have enjoyed in the past are aerial silk and contact improvisation. I recommend both of these 🙂

  8. Sandra, I’ve heard about aerial silk classes but never realized they gave that “flying feel”. For some reason I thought it was more yoga-related….or perhaps it’s flying yoga? Regardless, they offer plenty of classes around here so I most definitely will check it out. Maybe this is the stepping stone I need to get to the trapeze! Thanks so much for your comment! It makes me happy to know you like flying too!!

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