Fit club: Jump­ing Fit­ness

Tak­ing a thou­sand leaps of faith

ELLE (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS -

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

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