Trampoline fitness classes aren’t just about high-intensity cardio. There’s strength work involved, too.
Remember how much you loved jumping on your bed when you were a kid? And how much grief it caused your mum? With trampolines being introduced into workout classes, you can now relive that fond childhood memory of bouncing up and down without a care in the world – minus the screaming mum, of course.
Enter Boogie Bounce Revolution, a high-intensity circuit routine that incorporates the use of a trampoline in each station. Introduced by boutique gym Pounce Fit, each session lasts about 40 minutes as you power through two rounds of the circuit. We gave it a go, and here’s why you should jump on this trend too.
1. It’s a legit workout
It isn’t just cardio – the different stations are designed to target specific muscle groups, so you get a full-body workout. On the trampoline, you’re instructed to run, stomp, and perform jumping jacks, and off the trampoline, there’s kettlebell swings, planks, and dumbbell side raises involved.
2. Your body continues to burn calories even after you’ve stepped out of the gym
Because it’s a high-intensity exercise, you’ll get that sweet afterburn. What that means is that even after you’ve completed your session, your body continues to burn calories. “You can go and eat whatever you want after this!” our trainer shouted at us as we were dying halfway through the second round. We’re not sure if this is good advice for those who are trying to create a calorie deficit, but it’s good to not feel too much guilt as we’re tucking into a plate of char kway teow after.
3. It’s friendly to your joints
Did you know that trampolines are also used in rehabilitation treatments for people with injuries? That’s because the pad absorbs 85 per cent of the impact, which means it’s less hard on your joints even though you’re exercising quite intensely.
4. You work out barefooted, which comes with additional health benefits
You have to take off your shoes and wear anti-slip socks when doing trampoline workouts, so you’re basically working out barefooted. This will help to build stronger ankles and improve your posture.
5. It’s fun!
I mean, there’s a reason why your four-year-old self loved jumping around on the bed so much, right?
Pounce Fit is at 223A River Valley Road. Classes can be booked via the Activpass app, which allows you to go for a range of fitness classes without the hassle of packages or membership fees.
This article first appeared on www.cleo.com.sg.