Roman Acevedo on Aerial Yoga and Opening His Own Studio, Ra Yoga, in Downtown Phoenix

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"Working out" might bring to mind images of slaving away on machines at the gym, running long hours in the heat, or generally toiling away somewhere, anywhere that you don't actually want to be. But getting in shape doesn't have to feel like work if you love what you're doing.

Yeah, you've heard that before -- probably from the few people who genuinely enjoy doing three sets of 15 reps for each muscle group on a carefully planned schedule. But what if there was a workout as tough as cross-training that retains the joy of bounding around the playground as a kid? No one's making any promises here, but to some, at least, that workout is aerial yoga.

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Dominique Chatterjee