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The Lady Gaga of Fitness and AntiGravity Yoga

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Cherie Lily is the Lady Gaga of fitness. She's a cheeky fitness diva...a true one-of-a-kind. She'll raise your eyebrows and heartrate with a brand of music that's truly her own, called Houserobics. Cherie defines Houserobics as "a high-energy, dance project blending house [music], fitness culture, and inspirational lyrics." Why house music? Because she grew up in Chicago and like most raging Chi-town hipsters, permeated the house music scene. She eventually moved to NYC as a fitness pro but her love of music never died. Cherie used her musical inspiration (Madonna), fitness hero (Richard Simmons) and life experiences (she fell deathly ill in India during yoga certification but pulled through) to create Houserobics and unleash her onstage alter ego. She puts on a hella good show. Watch the video below for a preview.

 

 

Off-stage and in class, Cherie Lily is an approachable and outgoing fitness pro who swears by Lululemon V Bras and Natural Fitness Yoga Mats. Her classes are all about adrenaline and fun. My favorite Cherie Lily class is AntiGravity yoga, taught at Crunch Gym on 59th street. This class is a blast because you'll laugh in anticipation and a bit of fear as you twist and invert with acrobatic silks (attached to the ceiling) into positions you never imagined yourself in before. AntiGravity yoga is all about suspension, concentration and balance. Your feet will touch the floor for yoga-inspired moves but expect to wrap the silk around your legs and dangle upside down a few times. Just relax...the hanging silks (or hammocks) are strong and can hold over 1,000 pounds.

 

 

The most challenging part of class is activating your core to hold each position. Flexibility isn't required but will definitely be enhanced as you stretch your muscles using the resistance of the silks. The most important element of AntiGravity yoga is listening. The moves are do-able and safe as long as you follow Cherie's instruction. AntiGravity is a popular class. Get there early, write your name on the sign-up sheet and ask for assistance adjusting the height of your silk before class starts. 

ANTIGRAVITY YOGA - Mondays 6PM @ Crunch on 59TH St. NYC

Find all of Cherie Lily's classes and her website HERE. She teaches at Crunch, Equinox and Reebok Sports Club. Catch her next Houserobics performance at Santos Party House on March 27th.

Photo credits: Natasha Gornik (Cherie Lily), Crunch Gym (AntiGravity)

 

written by Bianca Jade a.k.a Mizzfit

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15 comments
Chris March 6th, 2010 1:37PM

Cherie Lily is awesome! I saw her perform music at Santos in NYC. I've done training at her cycling classes and it was the best I ever felt! Thanks to your article, I'm gonna check out this hanging yoga too. Nice!

sia March 6th, 2010 4:27PM

she is my personal trainer and absolutely magic pants! can't recommend her enough! a total sweetie!

MizzFIT March 7th, 2010 4:51PM

Totally agree! Cherie is inspiring and engaging in class, plus she brings something new to the table with Houserobics.

Cherie Lily March 12th, 2010 11:25AM

I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH! THANK YOU! I'm looking forward to seeing you in class soon!

For more info on classes or to get free passes, you can email me at houserobics@gmail.com or visit www.cherielily.com

With love - Cherie Lily

Dan June 27th, 2010 8:23AM

Man she sure is a beautiful female bodybuilder.

Nate Ellipticals July 14th, 2010 4:23PM

Wow that looks like an intense yoga workout.

Jhon August 25th, 2010 5:36AM

It is truly said that if you waste a minute discussing to someone who is not interested in that, you haven’t wasted much of your time or theirs. Thanks for the nice post.

Matt August 27th, 2010 6:34AM

Wow, she really is beatiful. I sure I would try a lot harder in the gym if she was my personal trainer

San Jose DUI Lawyer October 15th, 2010 7:44AM

I have never heard of antigravity yoga, but now I really want to try it. I do yoga now, and am a big fan of inversions. This seems like the next natural progression. I wish I could try out one of her classes, but unfortunately I am on the other side of the country. Oh, and, the video was beyond awesome!

MizzFIT October 21st, 2010 5:36AM

Hi San Jose Lawyer,

Love that you love inversions! They're great to get your blood circulating and sometimes it's just good to view the world from upside down! A total bummer that you're on the west side and can't easily get to Cherie Lily's classes but put it on your TO DO list for when you next visit NYC and I'll make sure it happens! Yes, that video is quite the production. I love it and everything that Cherie Lily does. Stay well and fit and keep commenting!

Massage Insurance June 20th, 2011 7:10PM

This is the first time I have seen this type of Yoga and Fitness practice. It can be very attractive to the new people who are never able to find time for fitness exercises.

Wigs Blog August 14th, 2011 3:04AM

Houserobics and AntiGravity Yoga, this sounds interesting to me. A pity they don't offer these courses in my hometown. I should move to NYC ;o) .

SR22 Insurance October 17th, 2011 9:57AM

It looks that she is doing her yoga practice. She is looking awesome.

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