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Fit Folks: Joanna Wright

Pam LeBlanc
Joanna Wright.

Joanna Wright, 28

My name is Joanna, and I’m an aerialist and teacher at Sky Candy, East Austin’s Aerial and Circus Arts Studio. For me, being fit is part of my job — literally! The aerial arts are extremely physically demanding, so I spend a good deal of time doing pull-ups and other exercises to make sure my body is strong and flexible enough to perform in the air. I never really liked exercising until I found aerials, and now I can’t get enough of it. The circus arts are a great physical and mental workout, and I always feel like I’m working toward an artistic goal. It’s super fun, and where else do you get a workout while hanging upside down?

We’re looking for Central Texans who keep fit with interesting activities. Tell us — in 100 words or fewer — about yours. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 or e-mail it to