If you had any doubt that Troian Bellisario (Spencer) is a badass, watch this video of the Pretty Little Liars star kicking butt while training for more gravity-defying stunts via aerial silks. Her trainer Mark Wildman just posted an Instagram vid of a “one-minute higher pressure drill” and, as far as we can tell, Troian is rising to the challenge. Check it out!

“This is part of a 1 min higher pressure drill,” Mark explains in the caption of the video, which shows Troian throwing kicks while Mark tries to take her down. “Her goal is still to throw kicks and knees but I'm moving in (as if for a tackle or takedown) and pushing her around a lot. The goal is to force her to adapt to a constant disruption to her balance while letting her practice staying focused on striking real targets with some power. With @sleepinthegardn.”

Yeah, we’re impressed — though we shouldn’t be surprised that Troian is working hard and progressing at a new skill. This woman already seems to have a fair few under her belt. In addition to her acrobatic and elegant aerial silks moves, she can also sing in French; write, produce, and star in a short adapted from Romeo and Juliet; and she’s not a bad photographer either. Basically, being cast as an accomplished, independent, and confident Spencer Hastings wasn’t such a stretch from her real-life persona.


Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!