Ah, do you remember the trampoline? How I loved that at school but for some reason our teachers never allowed us to get on them!
Years after I left though, I remember buying one of those mini trampolines as a way of keeping fit, and totally wore it out – literally!
One of the springs went and I went right through it.
Anyway, I was reminded of these antics, after being contacted by sports bra maker Shock Absorber, about their launch of a new workout inspired by the acrobatic sport.
With the Olympic Trampoline competition at London 2012 on the horizon, trampolining has become increasingly popular as an organised sport.
Shock Absorber has collaborated with fitness expert and celebrity trainer Caroline Sandry and Boogie Bounce to develop the Bounce Attack workout inspired by the trend.
Boogie Bounce is a complete exercise programme devised by Jenny Belcher on a mini trampoline.
The routines are choreographed to funky, fun inspiring music to include aerobics, bums, tums and thighs.
It’s an overall cardio workout but using the trampoline means it is low impact on joints, making it the perfect exercise for all ages and levels.
What better way to reignite that New Year’s fitness regime?
Just 10 minutes on a trampoline is the equivalent of running one mile!
- ‘Funky hops’ involves jumping from one foot to the other, whilst waving the opposite arm at the same time. This routine uses the core muscles and works the glutes and biceps.
- ‘Bongo Drums’ begins with a squat position with arms wide, banging on imaginary bongo drums. As the routine continues, the arms move in and out to the beat. This exercise uses the thigh muscles, whilst getting an overall upper body workout
- ‘Highland Fling’ uses the upper arm and the inner thigh muscles. Begin with arms in the Highland fling position with the opposite hand touching the knee, repeat to touch the ankle whilst continually bouncing. This is also great for an overall cardiovascular exercise
Each sequence should be done for eight counts on each side to achieve maximum results.
For more information about Bounce Attack routines, visit the Shock Absorber Facebook page www.facebook.com/shockabsorberUK
Oh and top tip – if you’re a female, wearing the right bra is dead important so invest in a good sports bra.