Fly Festival to celebrate fitness studio’s second anniversary
Published 4:40 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Starting in June 2021, The Fly Witches – a bungee fitness studio on Redwing Drive- has provided clients with low-impact exercise opportunities.
And the studio, named after The Eagle’s song “Witch Woman” are taking the time to celebrate this weekend.
On Saturday, June 24th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the student will present Fly Festival featuring the Bedford Band, their first-ever community vendor event celebrating two years in business.
“We wanted to give back to the community,” said Callie Thornton, studio owner. “They’ve been so great. We thought, ‘Let’s host Fly Festival’ and do a community concert and have vendors and food trucks.’”
After viewing TikTok videos, Thornton came up with the idea of the bungee fitness studio, which has since been established at 252 Redwing Drive and received wide acclaim.
While different classes range from “Intro to Bungee” for beginners to “Searing Witches” for those ready to take on a more advanced routine, the studio also incorporates Bounce group fitness classes.
Described as focusing on “cardio endurance, accountability, and fun,” by Thorton, the courses incorporate trampolines in a total body workout.
The Fly Witches also provide yoga and will add step classes and different pilates classes beginning in July.
One such class is slow-flow pilates.
“That is something great for all people, but specifically those that may be struggling with body issues whether that just be arthritis, or previous surgeries, or maybe weight,” Thornton said. “This is such a slowed-down form of pilates that there [are] no limitations.”
Many of the newer opportunities are possible following the opening of a second classroom, which will also be celebrated on Saturday.
“We can offer twice as many classes,” Thornton added.
The 2nd birthday celebration will begin at 5:00 p.m. with an open house for those who wish to learn more about the studio.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the Bedford Band – which has previously played at community events such as the Legacy Nights Series – will start to play.
Food vendors will appear, including Bell on Wheels, Abettor Brewing Company, Lucky Dog Cafe and Mona’s Kettle Corn.
The event will also host non-food vendors such as Enlazar Permanent Jewelry, Cozy Girl Boutique, High Speed Collectibles, Juju Dolls, Hinkston Handmade, and more.
“We realized not everyone wants to work out, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not supporting us or telling friends that [might] be interested,” Thornton said. “We just wanted to thank everyone for that by having Bedford [Band] come and play and getting vendors.”
Individuals interested in attending are asked to bring a chair.
They can learn about parking and other details through The Fly Witches’ Facebook page or by calling the studio by phone at (859) 556-7538.
“It’s free and everyone’s welcome,” Thornton said.