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Flying Lessons - Rings of Santa Monica

Experience hosted by Joshua

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

We'll meet just south of the Santa Monica Pier, there is a small parking lot by “Hot Dog on a Stick." We will start with a brisk 10-15 minute jog on the beach to warm up, then circle back to the original "Muscle Beach" in Santa Monica, where the traveling rings are located. We will turn up the music (your choice or mine!) and do a few more warm-up exercises (10 minutes), then 10 minutes of stretching. Finally, we'll chalk up your hands, fit you with leather gymnastics grips and wrist guards, and you'll learn how to fly on the Santa Monica traveling rings! You’ll be trained by a seasoned gymnast with over 15 years of experience on the rings. Get ready for an amazing good time! We'll be sure to document your experience with pictures and videos of you on the traveling rings.

I am happy to give individual lessons, groups up to 3 people. If requested, I can pick you up around LA, or we can meet at the parking lot just south of the pier (see map). Be sure to bring water, hat, sunscreen, etc...be ready for a workout and to have fun!
We'll meet just south of the Santa Monica Pier, there is a small parking lot by “Hot Dog on a Stick." We will start with a brisk 10-15 minute jog on the beach to warm up, then circle back to the original "Muscle Beach" in Santa Monica, where the traveling rings are located. We will turn up the music (your choice or mine!) and do a few more warm-up exercises (10 minutes), then 10 minutes of stretching. Finally, we'll chalk up your hands, fit you w…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Gymnastics Grips and Wrist guards (placed under the grips). Gymnastics chal...
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/ person
Sun, 25 Apr
$98 per person
$98 per person
Sun, 25 Apr
$98 per person
$98 per person
Sun, 25 Apr
$98 per person
$98 per person

Meet your host, Joshua

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I grew up doing gymnastics, then began teaching gymnastics. When I discovered the “traveling rings,” also known as the “flying rings,” at Santa Monica beach, I fell in love. This unique activity, found in perhaps only a dozen places around the world, combines skills of gymnastics, trapeze, dance and martial arts. I have been loving the rings since 2004 (almost 15 years now!) and people rutinely stop to take pictures, record videos, and tell me how fun it looks. Many ask if I can teach them how to get started. This is what inspired me to start this Airbnb Experience. I have now taught children and adults of all ages—even people into their 70's who have a strong fitness base. There are all levels of abilities and individual capacities for improvement, but almost everyone enjoys the experience.
I grew up doing gymnastics, then began teaching gymnastics. When I discovered the “traveling rings,” also known as the “flying rings,” at Santa Monica beach, I fell in love. This unique activity, found in perhaps only a dozen places around the world, combines skills of gymnastics, trapeze, dance and martial arts. I have been loving the rings since 2004 (almost 15 years now!) and people rutinely stop to take pictures, record videos, and tell me how fun it looks. Many ask if I can teach them how t…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet just south of Santa Monica Pier and walk a bit towards the pier. We will then jog, down at the water line, and circle back around to the original “Muscle Beach,” Santa Monica. We'll warm up a bit more, (10 min) stretch, (10 min) then hit the rings. After the rings we will walk about 4 blocks south for a delicious lunch at my favorite local Caribbean restaurant—outdoor seating, reggae usually playing, amazingly good food and drinks.

1 review

Subah
October 2019
It’s a great experience and y’all should totally do it if you’re into outdoor activities. Though I will say it needs some amount of strength to do the rings. But overall really nice experience and had fun

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Sunblock

athletic clothing, such as shorts (or sweatpants) and a T-shirt/sports bra.