Trampo-Line Jumping Fitness
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Bounce like nobody’s watching in this fun new workout
Remember those summer days on the trampoline, bouncing towards the blue sky while your siblings tried to soak you with the garden hose? Well, a fitness studio in Surry Hills is combining that sweet nostalgia with beats from Beyoncé and Rihanna to create a high-intensity, low-impact workout. At Trampo-Line Jumping Fitness, you’ll start your 50-minute bounce routine like a newborn baby giraffe, and finish feeling like the elegant, booty-popping gazelle you were born to be.
The studio houses a sea of mini tramps, with waist-high handles for balance, which face mirrors and (very necessary) cooling fans. As you and your fitness cohort clamber onto the trampolines, the music starts pumping and the workout begins. You get straight into a cardio-heavy routine, which combines basic aerobic movements, dance and bouncing to energetic beats. It’s a little difficult to master right away – the springy surface reduces the impact on your joints, but the dreadful double-bounce can throw you off centre.
After you’ve covered a few separate, easy-to-copy bounce-dances, you throw them all together and see your hard-won technique crack at the edges as you fumble between moves. You’ll finish on more focused movements and stretches, isolating core, leg and glute muscles. It’s fast, but fun and the outstandingly energetic instructors are welcoming and non-judgemental. Plus, in all the mad movement, you barely notice the high calorie burning minutes fly by.
Trampo-Line is one of the few gyms of its kind in Sydney, and the fit-as-hell founders reckon they were the first to introduce the trend to the city when they opened almost a year ago. Justyna Bieganska and Magdalena Rudzka are both originally from Europe, where trampoline fitness is king among cardio. They’re trampoline-obsessed, and they’ve calculated that ten minutes bouncing is equivalent to nearly half an hour of jogging. Ouch.
They hope to see more of the hugely popular European activity in Sydney. They have plans to open a second city studio and will also be bringing their tramps into the sunshine from November 17, when they introduce their series of outdoor classes that will pop up every second Saturday around the city this summer.