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6 Celebrities Who Have Tried Trapeze


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In 2009, Pink shocked audience members at the MTV Video Music Awards when she performed while swinging circus-style from the ceiling (and she didn’t even lip sync). Her singing-stunt was so successful; she did it again at the 2010 Grammy Awards—this time, while soaking wet.

Carolyn Hennesy

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Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy has been enjoying trapeze lessons for the last 9 years.

“I've found that if you can stand on a 12x48-inch platform with two other people already on it and hurl yourself up into the air 25 feet above the ground, you can pretty much do anything that's ever asked of you... anywhere,” Hennesy says.

Molly Sims

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In 2009, Reebok teamed up with Cirque Du Soleil to create an acrobatic workout called Jukari Fit to Fly, which has since been enjoyed by the likes of Molly Sims, Mischa Barton, and Kim Kardashian. The combination of suspension and cardio “gives the sensation of flying while strengthening and lengthening the body,” the company said at the time of its launch.

Shannon Miller

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From gymnast to aerialist! Former Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller got into the high-flying art for a Florida-based fundraiser—and was hooked.

“Trapeze was beyond exhilarating,” Miller says. “As a survivor myself, I was honored to bring with me another cancer survivor so that we could "seize the day" together as a part of my mini-series last fall. Trapeze is definitely my new adrenaline rush!”

Tracie Dinwiddie

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In what she calls ‘unconventional exercise,’ star of the CW’s Supernatural Traci Dinwiddie says it keeps her workouts fun and exciting. As a regular at California’s Kinetic Theory Circus School, Dinwiddie enthuses “Swinging from the Trapeze totally rocks my world and turns it up-side down too! I totally recommend it!”

Hugh Jackman

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Heartthrob Hugh Jackman is known for being in great shape, and has some alternative ways of getting those famous muscles. Jackman, seen here running in New York last fall, said in a recent magazine interview that he does trapeze as an alternative to lifting weights.


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