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How to build strength like a trapeze artist

Tilly Lee-Kronick doesn’t have much time for the outdated idea of the female trapeze artist as a “pretty little thing in the air”. She said, “I want to be seen as strong, robust and creative. Badass, I guess.”

Her daring, funny and thought-provoking performances require both physical strength and mental resilience. After all, you need a steady hand and a strong heart to deal with the sensation of flying high.

As a member of National Lottery-funded Extraordinary Bodies – the UK's leading professional integrated circus company and the partnership between Diverse City and Cirque Bijou – Tilly makes sure she has a good supply of both. She said, “The stronger I am the more creative I am with my trapeze. I train 4 or 5 times a week, 2 to 3 hours a day.”

The National Lottery has funded more than 625,000 good causes across the UK. This video series introduces you to fascinating people involved with just 5 of them and asks them to share some tips, techniques and secrets. As well as learning how to build strength from a trapeze artist, you’ll find out how to steady your nerves from a comedian. A filmmaker has advice on directing real people, a counsellor explains why it’s vital to put wellbeing first and a stargazer tells you how to find the North Star (no telescope required!).

Check out Tilly’s video below.

How to build strength with Extraordinary Bodies

1st March 2021

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