Every summer, I like to spend my weekends at the beach people-watching. It’s fascinating to check out the diverse range of tourists, locals, surfers and weirdos that populate the shoreline. The people that fascinate me the most are the street performers on the boardwalk, especially the ones who put on a spectacle involving feats of strength, extreme backflipping and some breakdancing in between.
The guys at Strength Project are exactly the types of performers you’d find on any Southern Californian beach, except that they feature many of their beachfront performances on their YouTube channel. It isn’t just their acrobatic street performances that are getting these guys attention — the most popular content on their channel is their tutorials, where Arash Baboo, one-fourth of the group, teaches people things like how to do a backflip or the proper way of doing a pull-up. Their fitness videos and beach performances are a thrilling addition to the NextUp Creator program.
Watch Arash train future acrobatic performers by showing the best way to do a backflip in the video below.
About the piece:
Out of YouTube’s thousands of creator channels, 30 promising creators are picked every season to participate in the YouTube NextUp Creator program — a sort of Hogwarts Academy for the very best of the YouTube best. They spend a week training at the YouTube Creator Space in Los Angeles, attending seminars, learning advanced filming techniques and interacting with some of the YouTube greats. In short, it’s a pretty cool honor. Since YouTube thinks they’re worthy, NMR thinks you should know about them.
So we’re featuring the Winter 2013 class of Nextup participants — 2 a day for the next 15 days. Learn about these fresh faces, love their content and then subscribe to their channels, because these are the next generation of YouTube innovators.
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