Hey guys! Alright alright alright. How have you been? Today it’s going to be a info-loading post, but I hope it can answer some of the many questions I’ve been asked about Bouncelimit/rebounding/bouncing/trampolining.
1) Why bounce/rebounding?
I don’t know about you, but this basic b*tch that’s trying to live well is not the person you’ll find prioritizing gym/health over everything in my life. Yes, I may sacrifice sleep for a 7am class, or spend Friday nights at the gym… But you know what I DETEST? Bring a pair of dirty, smelly sneakers everywhere with me. With Bounce, all I need is a pair of cute ass grippy socks (those with dots on the bottom so you don’t fall on your face).
Also – it’s really gentle on your joints, not to mention heaps of fun bouncing to a different playlist and WOD, or workout of the day for you non-gym-rats tsk, every time.
2) What is rebounding?
Bouncelimit works with rebounders or mini trampolines that are fitted into the floor boards. This means that you wouldn’t risk moving the trampoline with your bounce. You can also do more floor exercises incorporating the trampoline – for example, burpees or TRX.
Rebounding is more than just jumping around on the trampolines. See below.
3) What do you do? Is it just a trampoline park?
It most definitely is NOT just a trampoline park. A lot of people get the confusion that it’s an easy workout. It does not have to be.
There are a handful of classes available, from familiar ones like Pilates, Yin Yoga or TRX, to more trampoline-oriented ones like Beginner/AirBounce (cardio-centric classes) and Tabata (the hottest workout trend to go round in HK rn, it is a kind of HIIT circuit with 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off).
The way you bounce is also wildly different. Instead of bouncing up, you’re bouncing DOWN. It’s hard to explain unless you try one of the classes, but it essentially means you are lifting your legs when you bounce, and you’re trying to achieve quick bounces without letting your body and muscles go out of control and flap about.
4) How do I choose which class I go to?
I think all first-timers should go to the beginners at least twice. Or once if you’re extremely well coordinated. This is not to say you’re not “fit” or anything like that. It’s just saying rebounding is a workout that takes some getting used to. You gotta learn you way around the rebounder, you have to get used to the terms used and commonly used moves – clowns, basic bounce, etc. It’s best to get the postures and techniques down pat before you move on to other things.
After you’re happy with the basic stuff, you can move on to whatever you want really! Burn calories with cardio, get toned with TRX and go hardcore with TRX circuit or Tabata. I’ve not done combat before but I also heard that gets pretty intense!
Look out for Megan’s classes, she’s the one who’ll teach you all about the right postures down to the tiniest details so you can use the skills in other classes. Chelsea’s classes are wonderfully energetic, Gedville’s Tabata or Airbounce is always a challenge, and Natasha’s classes always make you feel so good and happy. We all have instructors/classes that we prefer, so don’t be afraid to try the same class with different people.
5) How much is it?
You can check out the price table here, with trial classes starting at $400HKD for two classes. They always have different monthly offers as well, so definitely keep your eyes peeled.
I really hope this helped answer some of your questions! Hmu any time or comment below with your thoughts though. xxx