Teaching ‘Athletic Arts’

In a town that’s anything but conventional, it only makes sense that the Woodstock area should play host to an athletic space that mirrors its forward-thinking, progressive ideals. Enter the Jungle: Athletic Movement Studio: a new center for imaginative fitness that has sprouted up on Route 28. Envisioned and actualized by owner and instructor Richard Ferrono, a long-time member of the Woodstock community, the Jungle is no ordinary gym or gymnastics studio. Rich and his fellow instructors teach the athletic arts — a combination of circus arts (aerial silks, stick spinning, acrobatics, and poi), parkour (the avoidance of . . .

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