Hop To It: Why Bungee is the Latest Fitness Trend
It’s a class that will literally have you jumping for joy–Bungee Fitness is the latest craze to hit the gym!
A workout that’s fun? Absolutely! Who wouldn’t want to try it? Bungee classes have been popping up around the world, and it’s no wonder. With strong ties to its Cirque du Soleil style, this class offers some serious caloric burn and a core challenge beyond what a standard plank can offer, plus pure, giggle-inducing, flat-out fun!
Though it may have you high-flying like Peter Pan on a shave ice sugar rush, this class packs a powerful cardio punch, bringing your heart rate up as you soar through the air.
Students are strapped into harnesses and then clipped to a bungee, which is attached to the ceiling. The beautiful benefit to the bungee is that it can make some exercises harder and others easier. The bungee actually pulls you up, so exercises like the lunge or the dreaded burpee are not only easier, but also so much more fun (that’s right, I just put the words ”burpee” and “fun” into the same sentence). But that’s not to say that this is an easy workout. Though it may have you high-flying like Peter Pan on a shave-ice sugar rush, this class packs a powerful cardio punch, bringing your heart rate up as you soar through the air.
It’s cardio, it’s core, and it’s fun all wrapped up into one killer workout. The constant stabilization, rotation, and concentration required will activate your muscles in a totally new way, while the high-intensity bouncing will elevate your heart rate without destroying your joints.
If you’re looking to try this aerial endeavor, there are a few things you should know. Proper clothing should be one of your number one considerations. There is nothing more style-cramping than a harness wedgie, so be sure to wear leggings or longer shorts to prevent chaffing. Tennis shoes or trainers will also be a must for all the jumping and ankle stabilization requirements. And if you are at all worried about personal limitations, don’t be afraid to seek out a one-on-one training session until you get the hang of it.
So, suit up, strap in, and let the smiles begin! Jump on this fitness trend now!