As a former competitive trampolinist at the University of Edinburgh, I was eager to try a trampoline-based fitness class when I saw the option on GuavaPass. Competitive trampolining is a form of acrobatics: one bounces up to an average of 5 to 7 meters above the ground, completes a skill, then lands back on the trampoline bed. The length of time it takes to complete a 10-skill routine on a trampoline can only last 20 seconds. Fitness trampolining, however, has very different parameters.
Jumping ® Fitness began in 2001 as a sensation in South Korea and has since manifested as a full body exercise programme. As a low impact yet high intensity cardio class, it is a great alternative for those who are daunted by conventional running or cycling.
Fitness trampolining boasts burning up to 1,000 calories in one session and after 60 minutes, I believed it! Fast paced songs guide you through the different segments of the workout – not only are you exercising your legs and heart but a portion of the class targets abs, arms and everything in between.
The class is suitable for all fitness levels. Even as someone who considers herself adept at the trampoline, I struggled to jump low in order to stay in rhythm with the instructor and the rest of the class. Each upbeat song guides a new series of bounces that challenge your coordination along with your cardio strength. The main trick to this form of trampoline bouncing is to jump low and quick as opposed to high and slow.
Find daily classes in Bukit Jalil on GuavaPass at Jumping Malaysia studio and come ready to sweat!