I love trying new classes but I think I might have tried the most fun one yet!
Rebounding is an exercise class done on mini trampolines with hand weights. You basically dance and bounce around to epic music for an hour whilst getting an awesome sweat on. What’s not to like? P.S Lexie I think you should shoot your next campaign lookbook with all the models on rebounders!
We began with a warm up on the floor before we hit the trampolines. We began just by jumping then picked it up with some mini dance style routines…If you’ve read this blog for a while, you will know that dancing/co-ordination is NOT my strong suit. Luckily for me, Sophie struggles a little with this too (her admission!), so the two of us danced like loons in the corner despite often being one step behind the teacher, or going left instead of right!
Our instructor was a ball of energy, and despite my lack of co-ordination (or maybe because of it) I found myself grinning throughout the class.
The music was brilliant and included old school classics such as the Spice Girls! Using hand weights definitely made it feel like a full body workout, however next time I’d grab a heavier set as I didn’t feel that the recommended 1kg weights were enough.
Tips if you take on a rebounding class:
- Tie your hair up securely. I ended up putting my in a tight bun on top of my head so that the pony swish bit didn’t get annoying.
- Bring water- you will get hot, sweaty and thirsty!
- Women please wear a properly fitting sports bra…you’re bouncing around for an hour- enough said.
- Enjoy it, this is not a class to be taken seriously. Have fun!
After jumping for 50 mins, we used the rebounders to get in some ab work, performing normal planks, elbow to hand planks and sit ups on our mini trampolines. I was quite surprised just how great a workout it was, and how much fun I had. It would definitely be a great class to bring non-fitness friends to!
Have you tried rebounding? What’s the most fun class you’ve ever taken?