MAIREAD How hard can jumping on a trampoline be? Deceivingly tough! Yes, this seems like a fun workout, but don’t let that fool you – this is serious cardio and a full-body workout. Instructor Juliette is highspirited and full of encouragement, which you’ll need after the first 10 minutes to make it through the whole hour. From jumping with high knees and high kicks to mid-air twists and running up vertical trampolines, this is a super workout that burns loads of calories. Core stability is key, but all muscle groups get a workout. This is also a test of endurance (yes, I lasted the whole hour!). As breathless as you get, it makes you laugh as you can’t help but feel like a kid having fun.
MARK The last time I jumped like this was on my parents’ bed when I was about six. So how hard could this be? Quite, I soon realised. Following Juliette, I started with a few gentle jumps, adding kicks and turns whilst trying to remain in the centre of the trampoline. As I leapt up over a metre or so, I could really feel the burn. But my stint on the trampoline was short-lived. When asked to land on my bottom, keeping my legs stretched out, I felt a catch and realised I was no longer a sprightly six-year-old. Excusing myself from the class, I was led off the mats for a medical check-up. I was given a bag of ice and watched the rest of the class from the sidelines. I now have a newfound respect for the sport. It’s no child’s play. TRY IT YOURSELF Where: Bounce Trampoline Park, Al Quoz Price: Dh80 per session To book: bounce.ae/bounce-fit or call 04 3211 400.