I love trying new classes but I think I might have tried the most fun one yet!
I was invited to Slice Studios with Lexie Sport to try out a Rebounding class and check out some of their fancy new kit. Little bit in love with the navy and floral mesh leggings!
Rebounding is an exercise class done on mini trampolines with hand weights. You basically dance and bounce around to epic music for an hour whilst getting an awesome sweat on. What’s not to like? P.S Lexie I think you should shoot your next campaign lookbook with all the models on rebounders!
We began with a warm up on the floor before we hit the trampolines. We began just by jumping then picked it up with some mini dance style routines…If you’ve read this blog for a while, you will know that dancing/co-ordination is NOT my strong suit. Luckily for me, Sophie struggles a little with this too (her admission!), so the two of us danced like loons in the corner despite often being one step behind the teacher, or going left instead of right!
Our instructor was a ball of energy, and despite my lack of co-ordination (or maybe because of it) I found myself grinning throughout the class.
The music was brilliant and included old school classics such as the Spice Girls! Using hand weights definitely made it feel like a full body workout, however next time I’d grab a heavier set as I didn’t feel that the recommended 1kg weights were enough.
Tips if you take on a rebounding class:
- Tie your hair up securely. I ended up putting my in a tight bun on top of my head so that the pony swish bit didn’t get annoying.
- Bring water- you will get hot, sweaty and thirsty!
- Women please wear a properly fitting sports bra…you’re bouncing around for an hour- enough said.
- Enjoy it, this is not a class to be taken seriously. Have fun!
After jumping for 50 mins, we used the rebounders to get in some ab work, performing normal planks, elbow to hand planks and sit ups on our mini trampolines. I was quite surprised just how great a workout it was, and how much fun I had. It would definitely be a great class to bring non-fitness friends to!
We left class feeling pretty exhausted but in a great mood. I’ve actually already signed up for the Monday morning class next week- Slice is on Classpass which is great news for me!
Have you tried rebounding? What’s the most fun class you’ve ever taken?
Haha in NYC I took a class at Equinox called Urban Rebounding. It sounds IDENTICAL to this.
Looks like so much fun! I couldn’t find the class on classpass though?
Oh my goodness – 80s flashback! I remember my friend’s Mum having a mini trampoline back in the early 90s – not sure sports bras were good enough then though!! This looks super fun.
At first I thought – I would love this! but then I remembered that I’ve had two kids 😐
Oooh this sounds hilarious! I’ll def put it on my list of places to try with ClassPass 😀
This sounds like so much fun! Definitely one for me to try sometime. I wonder if this has made it to Lincoln yet…!
This sounds like a right laugh! Then like Mrs B, i remembered i have two children…bouncing after two kids is not advisable…not without Tena lady!!