May 22, 2024

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How Suspend Louisville creates inclusive aerial fitness space

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How Suspend Louisville creates inclusive aerial fitness space
Anne Miller on the ropes at Suspend

Anne Miller is flying high as founder, creative director and aerialist in her own modern circus space. 

A professional dancer turned performer, Miller is also an academic with a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology. So how did these diverse identities come together to inform her practice as both a psychologist and fitness teacher?

Mental and physical health are intertwined, Miller said. “Circus is a really wonderful tool for helping people become mindful of where they are.” 

After moving to Louisville from Connecticut, Miller wanted a place to practice circus-based fitness and wanted to create a place with a culture of inclusivity. That’s why she created Suspend, which teaches a variety of aerial and ground-based classes.

It’s the notion of inclusivity that makes Suspend special, Miller said. “There’s no element of a person not belonging here.”