Saturday, 22 November 2014


This month I turned the big 21, it fell on a Friday and with all my friends joining me in Cardiff on the Saturday I needed an activity that wasn't going to leave me in a hungover state when a bunch of my excited girlfriends come spinning into our small student house. There is no way I would be able to escape the enthusiastic gossiping, loud chit chat, outfit screenings and girly giggling. None of these go well with a hangover. After having a huge brain storm, I remembered that while I was working at Cardiff Times they had started advertising for NoFit State, Cardiff's very own circus. 

I found out they were doing a trapezing class on my birthday so I collected my bravest friends and went over to their studio to run away with the circus. After a quick warm up, it was time for me to climb the rickety stairs up to the platform and get ready to make the jump into mid air with nothing to hold me up but the strength of my arms (and an instructor pulling a few ropes). All my friends forced me to go first as this was my brainchild so I was very nervous and cautious. Everyone knows you always let a friend go first to check the harness is working, and it hasn't malfunctioned over night. The first time I got up there and reached towards the bar, it felt as if I was back up the Burj Khalifa after a little reassuring from the coaches I took the plunge.

Me and the girls then had an hour of such fun, each time you flew off it got a little easier and landing ungracefully on our bums just became part of the fun. Before long we were spinning, kicking, flipping, going upside down, it was all such care free fun.

If you would like to book a class with NoFit State you can do so here. They offer a wider variety of activities, from the flying trapeze class that we completed, to aerial hoop, aerial yoga, hula hooping and just general fun circus skills. I know that I will be going back for more!


  1. This looks so much fun! xx

  2. It was very fun! Something I would definitely recommend if you ever get the chance :) xx