AntiGravity® Fitness is the original aerial yoga and suspension fitness technique created by Christopher Harrison. After spending over 7 years on the development of the technique and the creation of the apparatus, he launched the first classes in 2007 and a new genre was born. Christopher created very specific nomenclature and sequencing that can be done safely and is accessible across age, size, shape, and fitness level. AntiGravity® is recognized by NASM and AFAA as a Preferred Provider and our Teacher Training Certifications earn Continuing Education Credits. The Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock was first developed by Christopher for his performance company, AntiGravity® Entertainment (est. 1991), and is still used in aerial performance today. The Hammock was adapted to a shorter length, bringing it down from 20-60 feet in the air to 9-12 feet and hanging it off two points for fitness purposes, instead of one for performance, to only spin intentionally.
AntiGravity, established in 1991, has its headquarters and fitness training center in midtown Manhattan. The AntiGravity Theater & National Aerial Performance Training Center is based in Orlando, Florida where they have a long-running show. Team AntiGravity maintains a roster of over 80 physical entertainers and hundreds of certified AntiGravity fitness instructors around the globe.
Mr. Harrison has created entertainment for a stellar array of worldwide icons including; Rihanna, Pink, Mariah Carey, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Franco Dragone, George Lucas, Paul Newman, Bill Gates, Steve Forbes, Richard Branson, George Soros, Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs, Hal Prince, Franco Zeffirelli and The White House. As the Director of AntiGravity®, he has created works for the Metropolitan Opera House (ten seasons), Radio City Music Hall (three seasons), six Broadway shows (helping to garner 2 Tony® Awards), numerous TV specials & award shows including the Oscars, the VMA’s and the Grammys as well as extravaganzas for the NFL, the NBA and two Olympic Games.
Performers from Mariah Carey to Britney Spears to Pink have also used the AntiGravity Hammock in rock tours and on the Grammy Awards. Most recently he created the Opening Segment featuring his team with Supermodel Adriana Lima for The Victoria Secret Fashion Show. His choreographic work was also featured on the TV show SMASH.
Mr. Harrison discovered that the AntiGravity® Hammock also had health and fitness benefits for the general public as an exercise device and thus created “AntiGravity Yoga & Fitness”. His trademarked techniques are now proliferating in gyms and studios in over 30 countries including in Madonna’s Hard Candy Fitness and in Richard Branson’s Virgin Active. The technique has been endorsed by Ironman’s Gwyneth Paltrow as the secret to her health and fitness.
Along the path Christopher made numerous discoveries about the body and the mind, which he compiled into a methodology and philosophy now practiced around the world. His health and wellness creations are known as AntiGravity® Fitness techniques. Now considered a leader in the global expansion of the field of movement, Harrison’s groundbreaking creations and kinetic inventions have inspired health and happiness through innovative performance and exercise techniques around the world.