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These frequent flyers do it for fun and fitness

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Tony Steele (top), the 71 year-old trapeze artist, flying in a "passing leap" in a performance with the Gamma Phi Circus at Illinois State University in April. (Photo by Darin Basile)

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Tony Steele, the 71 year-old trapeze artist, flying into the hands of his catcher when he performed with the Gamma Phi Circus at Illinois State University in April. (Photo by Darin Basile)

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People first did it at Club Med and now they're older and they're still doing it. Men and women nearing retirement age are flying on a trapeze at an increasing number of schools and retreats that offer the exhilarating activity.


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