Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Exercise on a Flying Trapeze

The first time Lori Rhodes saw Cirque du Soleil, 15 years ago, she was mesmerized by the performers on the trapeze and ropes. 'I remember thinking to myself, 'Wow, wouldn't that be amazing to do?' I was the adult fantasizing about running off to join the circus,' says the 44-year-old senior vice president of Lividini Weisenfeld Partners, a marketing communications firm whose clients include Liz Claiborne, Lord & Taylor and Josie Natori. Ms. Rhodes now lives out those dreams three days a week as part of her workout regimen. She takes aerial-conditioning classes, where she climbs 17-foot ropes and hangs upside down by her toes from the trapeze, among other exercises. Ms. Rhodes lives and works in New York City. Ms. Rhodes tries to exercise...


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