POW2 524x349POW Circus is a small community circus for women aged 50 and over and they’re looking for new members in their Acrobalance class.

Robyn Peck first joined POW (Performing Older Women’s) Circus in 1995. She thought the idea of a circus for older women was fantastic.

Robyn loves the idea of older women doing extraordinary things. She has Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin–dependent) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and finds that Acrobalance reduces her blood glucose levels, her blood pressure, her lipid levels and the risk of heart problems.

Highlights for Robyn are the stretches and warm-ups, the fun and games, and putting together segments for their shows. She loves the fact that their shows and community performances relate directly to their own experiences.

The idea of challenging ageism and ageist assumptions is wonderful. All of the participants are aged over 50, some of them are in their 60s and 70s. The POW Circus team certainly promotes well-being and fitness for older women of any sexual orientation, ethnicity, class, experience and physical ability.

They have fun and work safely. The trainers are excellent, and do everything they can to give each of them a chance to achieve, as well as enjoy themselves.

Some people have asked Robyn why she has stayed in POW for so long. She thinks it’s because for her, it’s still a challenge. However, the main reason Robyn has remained is because of the camaraderie and friendship of POW Circus, and the sense of well-being it promotes.

POW participants train at 66 Cecil Street Fitzroy every Saturday afternoon. Come for a free class to see if you like it. No experience necessary – They all started that way!

For more info and to book in, email powcircus@yahoo.com.au or contact T. Sheryl on 0417130983; or Robyn on 98029732

© Robyn Peck 2013