By Sam Davis, BHS, CPT, FNS
This bungee workout is a high-cardio, core-strengthening, and low-impact fitness program that replicates the same movements in dance and in the circus. The idea is to get an intense dance-like workout while having fun with friends and fellow classmates. The twist? You’re suspended and hooked up to the ceiling.
The harness goes around your waist and legs to keep you secure and comfortable. You will be constantly moving, bouncing, twisting, and jumping, channeling your inner dancer during this high intensity workout.
The primary benefit to this type of exercise is the consistent increased heart rate. You will build endurance, build muscle, and quickly burn calories within an hour workout. You will completely exhaust your core, legs, arms, and back. The harness creates a low-impact workout while still increasing your cardio and strength. You can expect the majority of the class to be cardio with a large amount of jumping. This unique form of exercise allows you to get out of your comfort zone, and also get through 45-60 minutes without feeling out of place.
Anyone can do a bungee workout. Because it’s high intensity but low impact, all capable ages are invited to join and exercise, even if you’ve had past injuries. In fact, this is an awesome way to get intense workouts in after knee, hip, or back injuries, since most of these injuries limit you from cardio on treadmills.
This type of workout class is quickly gaining popularity across the country, so if you are interested in this strange, but intense form of exercise, here are studios currently offering Bungee fitness.
Tough Lotus, Chandler Arizona
The Aerial Classroom, Sylmar California
Exercise in Disguise, Springfield Massachusetts
FitColumbia, Columbia South Carolina
Bungee Workout TX, Magnolia Texas
Chaise Fitness, New York City, New York