Boogie Bounce

 

My thighs are burning as I bounce up and down.

Sweating and out of breath, every muscle in my body aches, and I’m pretty sure I’m exercising muscles that I didn’t even know existed.

“Now let me see those high knees!” shouts the instructor.

I grudgingly oblige, lifting my sore legs as far as they can go, trying to enjoy my first experience on a trampoline since I was a child.

A ten minute trampoline workout is the fitness equivalent of running a mile

Boogie Bounce is an all over aerobic work out which claims to torch calories.

It is claimed that just a ten minute trampoline workout is the fitness equivalent of running a mile.

The hour long class also includes a short conditioning session which further tightens up those wobbly bums, tums and thighs.

Whilst this high energy fitness class has been around for approximately 18 years, it has recently had a surge in popularity, with new classes popping up all over the UK.

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Trampoline is a safer alternative to jogging, which can put strain on the joints

Trampolining is also considered to be an alternative to jogging, as unlike pounding the pavements, bouncing on a trampoline is considered to be a low impact sport, which means that your joints will be protected whilst exercising your muscles.

It is also believed that the repetitive bouncing movement helps build up the skeleton and improves bone mineral content- perfect for preventing brittle bone disease or osteoporosis.

The repetitive bouncing movement helps build up the skeleton and improves bone mineral content.

To discover what all the fuss is about, I decided to attend a class at Coleshill Social Club in Birmingham.

The majority of the class was spent bouncing on the mini trampolines, maximising the calories burnt during the session.

As well as simply bouncing up and down, the class saw us doing mini star jumps, doing small jumps backwards and forwards, hamstring curls and Russian twists.

It was the Russian twists which proved to be a real killer, with every single person in the room wincing in pain as the instructor cheerfully informed us that we had to do them for a whole minute!

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Boogie Bounce sees participants take on a variety of exercises, all whilst bouncing up and down on a mini trampoline

The end of the class saw us stretch our aching bodies on the floor for a 20 minute conditioning session.

This was a really great way to end the class as it enabled our bodies to cool down whilst trying to enhance our flexibility.

Although I found it quite hard, the class overall was really fun, and a great alternative to regular fitness classes.

My legs and abs ached for a good few days after, proving that the class gives you a really good work out!

Fancy bouncing your way back into fitness?

Check out the details of classes. 

Have you ever been to a Boogie Bounce class?  Tweet me or comment below!

Watch the video below to discover more about Boogie Bounce

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