in Buffalo Grove, IL, holds a trampoline aerobics class every Tuesday, and my friend Jen invited me to go. I was a little nervous (my coworker’s daughter recently needed surgery due to a trampoline accident and my insurance-agent father is forever pontificating on the dangers of trampolines), but I decided that I need to say yes to more things in life–and so I went.
If you are getting bored with your usual routine, I highly recommend investigating whether you have a trampoline aerobics class near you! Bring a towel and lots of water–and be sure to pee before you get started. :)
I used to think I had stamina, rhythm and coordination — until I tried trampoline aerobics. The jumping, the knee lifts, the toe taps . . . Individually I could manage them, but combining them all in a routine timed to music was a whole other ball game.
Trampoline aerobics, or rebounding, is having a moment. Maybe it’s because Rosie MacLennan’s high-flying acrobatics cinched Canada’s first (and only) gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics, or perhaps it’s that the joint-friendly sport suits all ages, burns 600 calories per hour and is ridiculously fun. Whatever the reason, specialized jump-training workouts (think aerobics, dance, yoga and even dodge ball — all on a trampoline) have skyrocketed in popularity, with classes popping up across the country.