Jump Fitness? (Mini trampoline cardio)

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Hey everyone!

Have you tried jump fitness? If so, please tell me about your experience with it! Is it fun? Is it easy/difficult? How many calories do you burn in about an hour? etc. I know these responses will be individualized, but i'm curious!

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  • DancingMoosie
    DancingMoosie Posts: 8,613 Member
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    I have my own mini tramp and just bounce to music or find online workouts. Search for "rebounder" in the database for calorie burn approximations.
  • rainbowbow
    rainbowbow Posts: 7,490 Member
    edited October 2016
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    I have my own mini tramp and just bounce to music or find online workouts. Search for "rebounder" in the database for calorie burn approximations.

    I'm more curious what other people are burning.

    I'm actually asking because i've been offered a position as an instructor and i'd like to give this information to the newbies in my class. :) I'm also curious about the general difficulty level expected for beginners as I consider myself very fit and want to pace my classes appropriately. i.e. I know i can read the class, but I'm just curious how others run their classes, i don't want to kill them on their first sessions!

    But since you've done it before.... how would you rate the difficulty of just keeping up pace for about an hour? Similar to other cardio modalities (running, eliptical, etc.)?


    P.S. there are no other locations that offer this type of exercise in my area so we're all brand new trainers who specialize in other things (i specialize in weight lifting and gymnastics). So i can't just take another class to see how it is. :)
  • Need2Exerc1se
    Need2Exerc1se Posts: 13,576 Member
    edited October 2016
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    I used to have one of those mini trampolines back in the late 80's early 90's. It was fun to workout on while watching TV or something. My kids LOVED it. Who doesn't love to bounce?

    I have no idea what I burned using it.
  • TeaBea
    TeaBea Posts: 14,517 Member
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    I have a JumpSport trampoline. Calorie burns are probably a little less than running (I'm not a runner). Lower because it's so low impact.

    I'm not real coordinated so I just do my own thing while watching TV. Not really big on choreographed stuff anyway. Google Bellicon workouts on YouTube....you will get lots of ideas.

    I'm guessing Jump Fitness (German) is related to Bellicon in some way. Depending on the firmness of your trampoline, you may have to modify moves.
  • DancingMoosie
    DancingMoosie Posts: 8,613 Member
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    I think it is difficult to get your feet and calves used to it. I used to dance and do gymnastics, and now run and do all kinds of cardio routines, but rebounding makes me very sore. I started with 2 minute intervals and gradually increased to 20 minutes at a time. I've never bounced for an hour, but I can run for an hour. The calories burned are going to be very individual, just like any other exercise. I don't burn the same calories running as a person 30 lbs heavier...but I do think the calories burned from rebounding are similar to those burned running, just not sure what pace to compare it to.
  • rainbowbow
    rainbowbow Posts: 7,490 Member
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    I think it is difficult to get your feet and calves used to it. I used to dance and do gymnastics, and now run and do all kinds of cardio routines, but rebounding makes me very sore. I started with 2 minute intervals and gradually increased to 20 minutes at a time. I've never bounced for an hour, but I can run for an hour. The calories burned are going to be very individual, just like any other exercise. I don't burn the same calories running as a person 30 lbs heavier...but I do think the calories burned from rebounding are similar to those burned running, just not sure what pace to compare it to.

    interesting! thanks! :)
  • rainbowbow
    rainbowbow Posts: 7,490 Member
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    Oh god... i have like a week to try it out in-home before i start teaching. Now i'm nervous. :lol:
  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
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    I normally hate cardio-type classes but this actually sounds fun.
  • rainbowbow
    rainbowbow Posts: 7,490 Member
    edited October 2016
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    jemhh wrote: »
    I normally hate cardio-type classes but this actually sounds fun.

    I generally hate cardio (all types), but I agree this sounds fun and like I might be able to sustain it. It's the only reason I agreed to give it a shot. :wink:


    Edit: except racquet ball or tennis
  • TeaBea
    TeaBea Posts: 14,517 Member
    edited October 2016
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    rainbowbow wrote: »
    Oh god... i have like a week to try it out in-home before i start teaching. Now i'm nervous. :lol:

    One thing I've heard (not an issue for me). But bad form or weak abdominals can actually give you a sore lower back the next day. People with a weak core should start slow.

    Regarding sore calves, etc. There are mini trampolines that are very stiff. A Bellicon is said to be like jumping on a cloud. Your classroom will likely have high end rebounders. My Jump Sport is middle of the road in stiffness (I think). I tried a less inexpensive mini trampoline that was much stiffer, it felt like I was jumping on the floor.
  • rainbowbow
    rainbowbow Posts: 7,490 Member
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    TeaBea wrote: »
    rainbowbow wrote: »
    Oh god... i have like a week to try it out in-home before i start teaching. Now i'm nervous. :lol:

    One thing I've heard (not an issue for me). But bad form or weak abdominals can actually give you a sore lower back the next day. People with a weak core should start slow.

    Good to know! I've also been told it's incredibly important to ensure my class has proper posture as any alteration in the kinetic chain can lead to injury. Especially in the ankle and lower body (which is common if people have been inactive OR have had previous injuries).

    As another poster said it's very important to land with flat feet which I imagine will take some getting used to!
  • natashasiddall331
    natashasiddall331 Posts: 27 Member
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    I have my own mini trampoline and I'm also a member of Total body transformation with Tracy Campoli she has a couple of routines are there for the mini trampoline. I find it hard work but fun.