"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
— widely attributed to Leonardo da Vinci
If you're looking for a form of exercise that's down to earth, this isn't it.
If you want a workout like you won't believe — largely focused on core muscles and upper-body strength — check out aerial dance, a suite of moves on trapeze and "silks," (long, silky ropes) that takes some learning and is FUN.
"It's a freestyle dance where you can be so creative, but you're off the ground! You can fly! It's so freeing. I was exhilarated," exclaims former professional ballet dancer Diane Horbacewicz, who leads an aerial dance class in Ashland.