If you’ve never been to a Jump Fit class the idea of rocking up with a group of people you don’t know might seem daunting, but in reality we’re proud to say that judgement is left at the door. You each have your own designated trampoline, so if you don’t want to you don’t even have to chat to the person next to – but there are times when a good laugh with your neighbour is necessary. Here are a few answers to help you feel a little more prepared, and so you know what to expect…
- What to wear
This question crops up a lot, and the answer is – something comfortable and lightweight. We suggest activewear – gym leggings and a loose top, girls don’t forget a training bra as the g-force is strong with this one. You don’t need your gym trainers as you’ll swap your regular socks for our Jump Inc safety socks (£2.00) at reception.
- Where to put your stuff
We have lockers at side of the parks to bundle your coats, bags and shoes in for safe keeping, just make sure you have a spare £1 coin to pop in which you will get back at the end.
- The trampolines are safe
Each square trampoline is around 1.5m x 1.5m – smaller than your average back garden trampoline, but plenty of room to perform the moves instructed by our awesome Jump Fit instructors. The springs are safely tucked under padding, away from any toes or fingers that might get in the way, it also provides a softer landing for if you get ahead of yourself and lose your footing. Your instructor will demonstrate how to stop before the lesson begins, so that if you ever feel as if you’re going too high, you can bring yourself back down to Earth and to a comfortable bounce height for you.
- Your instructors are trained
Our team of Jump Fit instructors are fitness professionals, first aid trained with their own insurance. They are there to get your blood pumping and raise spirits as well as keep you safe and comfortable on the trampolines during the class.
- You will probably need the loo
Bouncing about for 45 mins – 1 hour will most likely to cause you to need to run to the loo, so we suggest quickly going before. But if you do find yourself needing to go mid way through, no worries, just stop as safely as you can and walk along the padding to the footway. No judgement here, just join back in when you’re ready.
- You will most likely ache the next day
Even if you’re an avid gym goer, or consider yourself pretty nimble and healthy, you will most likely ache a little bit the next day. When trampolining you are using your muscles in a different way to how you would on a jog or at the gym. The main muscles used when trampolining are: abdominal muscles, leg and thigh muscles, and glutes. Trampolining also has positive effects on your lymphs and immune system, triggering the removal of toxins in the body.
- How many calories will I burn?
For a 10 stone adult, jumping for 30 minutes can burn 167 calories! Our classes are usually 45 minutes long with a cool down at the end to help you stretch out those muscles. The heavier you are, the more calories you burn while jumping.
Fun fact: NASA researched the benefits of trampolining and found that 10 minutes of bouncing on a trampoline is a more efficient cardiovascular workout than a 30 minutes of running.
If you’re not sure, we have Jump Start classes on at the start of every month which are FREE for you newbies, what’s your next excuse 😉
You book onto one of our classes here.
If you’re feeling super motivated and want to sign up for more than one, check out our package deals here.