A new exercise class starting in Holbeach cannot fail to be a whole lot of fun for those involved.
Performing froggy leaps and impossibly high jumps on trampolines, there should be plenty of laughter when instructor Emmeline Jones begins leading Boogie Bounce Xtreme classes at The Hub.
And what with the giggling and the jumping, the inevitable might just happen... many women who have had babies know all about that.
Emmeline has already had women talking to her about the classes, but worried that their pelvic floor muscles might not be up to the task of jumping on a trampoline!
However, Emmeline says not to worry: in fact she has found since taking up Boogie Bounce that a stronger pelvic floor is just one of the many benefits of the exercise.
Others include better posture, toned muscles and overall improved fitness, with better heart and lung efficiency. Emmeline says bouncing on trampolines, as opposed to exercising on a hard surface, is also kinder to joints.
The exercise is also fat burning – Emmeline says it’s possible to burn up between 500 and 800 calories per session.
Having trained as an instructor, Emmeline has invested in 17 special trampolines with T-bars to hold on to that will take up to 31 stones in weight – another concern for some.
Classes are all conducted on the trampolines and, after the warm-up, people will be bouncing, stretching and dancing to upbeat music, with time for stretching and cooling down.
The class should exercise the whole body, with arm, leg and side movements, all while balancing on the trampoline, and Emmeline says it’s also aerobic exercise.
Emmeline plans to tailor classes to suit the ability of those taking part, and says routines are changed every six weeks.
She said: “It’s very good fun. People laugh at it because you do your froggy leaps as well as everything else. When we were doing the training, we were laughing so I am expecting it will be a laugh really.
“It’s something different. I think I am the only one around this area doing it.”
The classes begin on Tuesday, October 25, and session times are Tuesday (9.30am), Friday (5pm and 6pm) and, from October 31, Monday at 8.30pm.
Wear comfortable exercise clothing with either non-slip socks or soft, indoor trainers.
Emmeline also advises that there are special pants that can be bought to prevent leakages, but she will give details at the class.
Classes cost £4.50 and last about 50 minutes.
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