Fit club: Jumping Fitness
Taking a thousand leaps of faith
Trampolining usually reminds me of bouncing around in a friend’s yard, soaring high up in the air attempting somersaults. Yet this was the furthest thing from my mind as I was pogoing like a jackhammer at Triumph’s Jumping Fitness class to introduce the brand’s new anti-bounce Triaction sports bras. Jumping is an intense cardio workout, with participants rebounding on mini trampolines to techno remixes of pop music. Over the course of 20 minutes (a regular class is 50 minutes), we were led through a choreography of rebounds, running in place, and basic dance moves like heel touches and toe taps to a pounding 4:4 beat.
It was challenging trying to coordinate my moves, so my first instinct was to grab the handlebars. Totally counterproductive. Only by the second song did I realise that keeping your torso low and using those core muscles to stabilise was the entire point. Meanwhile, aiming for higher leaps builds hamstrings and glutes. So what were those handlebars even for? I soon found out when trainer Katie introduced the stomp, a hardcore jumping move where, arms against the bar, you pull your knees up to your armpits with each leap, trying to remember to breathe. As for the Triaction bra, I’m flat chested and don’t usually have an issue with sports bras, but fellow participants reported that theirs worked as promised, staying snug and comfortable throughout the high-intensity jumping. Jumping Fitness Malaysia. RM30 for drop-ins, RM300 for a month of unlimited classes. jumpingmalaysia.com
Classes combine dance music, bouncing on a trampoline and camaraderie