Teacher Feature: JUKARI Fit to Fly - A Playground for Big Kids

Isabelle Kroeh

Class: JUKARI Fit to Fly

I teach this class at Gym du Plateau, in Montreal

Website: Reebok JUKARI Website

JUKARI Fit to Fly is a class format that I have been teaching for over 3 years, and it’s my favorite class to lead. Although I have a lot of fun teaching dance-based classes such as QiDANCE and Zumba,  JUKARI Fit To Fly is the class I look forward to teaching the most in the week, and it’s the class I try to offer as often as possible. I’ll tell you why in a moment, but first let’s begin with where it all started.

JUKARI: One of a Kind

JUKARI Fit to Fly was developed in 2008 in Montreal at the Cirque du Soleil headquarters. It was then launched in 2009, also in Montreal, with the intent of making exercise more fun for women. Although it was initially designed for women, JUKARI now appeals to both men and women.

A Playground for Big Kids

JUKARI Fit to Fly is a 60 minute class format that allows you to fly. This flying sensation is made possible by the equipment, a FlySet that hangs from the ceiling, and a 4.5lb attachable bar, referred to as the FlyBar. Here is a quick clip for you to get a feel of what JUKARI is all about:

Daring to Be Different

What makes JUKARI Fit To Fly so special? It’s different, and it’s just plain fun! It brings you back to childhood where it wasn’t about working out, but rather having a ball. It’s about losing track of time, and letting go. Before you know it, the workout is done, you’re all smiles, and you’ve sweated your heart out. The time to go home (or head back to your job) comes around just as fast as it did when, as a kid, you were having the time of your life playing outside, and it was suddenly time to come in for supper and homework.

Time Flies…

It’s as pleasurable for the instructor as it is for the participant. One hour flies by when you’re jumping, turning, and flying. I never get enough of teaching JUKARI. Few gyms have the installations, which makes it an honor for me to be so lucky as to teach it.

Try a Class in your Area

For instructors interested in teaching this program, Reebok is the go-to for information on how to become part of the JUKARI Fit To Fly instructor team. Cirque du Soleil and Reebok are always looking to introduce this class format in fitness facilities around the world. Contact Reebok if you would like to know more about JUKARI. But first, experience a class in your area to discover this playground for big kids! You will find that you can’t get enough, I promise!

Isabelle Kroeh Jukari


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