Article by the Drummond Team
Bungee fit: This recent exercise trend is gaining popularity according to recent news reports!
Its kind of like a big baby bouncer for adults – this whole new kind of “flying” class was inspired by a fitness trainer (who is also a mom!) whilst watching her son in his baby bouncer. Its described as “a cardio workout while attached to a bungee cord” and gives people a sense of floating in the air.
So what is it, exactly?
Bungee fitness is a fun alternative to traditional workouts – you wear a harness attached to bungee cords that will provide assistance and resistance throughout the class. The harness goes around your waist and legs to keep you secure and comfortable throughout the workout.
The harness and bungee give you a low-impact workout without a compromise in intensity. Bungee fitness classes work the entire body with a combination of cardio and strength moves. A standard class is 70 percent cardio and 30 percent strength training and includes lunges, squats, push-ups and loads of jumping.
This unique workout actually originated in Thailand. A Bangkok-based fitness studio claims to be the first to hold classes for the workout, then made its way to America where it gained further popularity from there.
Source: BBC News