Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Trendy Tuesday - Trampoline Fitness

As you know, one of our New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 is to live a healthier lifestyle, and beyond eating right, that includes exercise! In my opinion, the best way to stay active (besides running after our kids) is to participate in a fun fitness program. The more fun it is, the more likely you are to stick to it! That’s why I’m loving this new Trampoline Fitness trend.

The first time I heard of this was while I was watching the Kardashians. (Yes, I have no shame, I love to Keep Up with the Kardashians!) In Kim’s baby shower episode that aired at the end of September, Kourtney and Khloe went for a fitness class at Sky Zone – an indoor trampoline park. I immediately texted Yussie and said that it looked like so much fun and that we would totally have to do it one day.

So, I searched online to see if this existed in Montreal, but the closest Sky Zones were in Ontario. Luckily just a few weeks later, low and behold, I read about Isaute on Facebook - a brand new trampoline park in Laval. In fact, Isaute is the first extreme indoor trampoline facility in all of Québec, with plans to expand and open other locations throughout the greater Montreal area. (yay!)

Of course we had to give it a try, so during the holiday vacation we went together, with our familes to check it out! Let me tell you, it really was as amazing as it looks! We felt like children again, the babies loved the foam pit, our 3 year old boys could not get enough and I’m pretty certain the men had the most fun, showing off their stunt jumps and slam dunks. See for yourself, and you be the judge! (Me & my fam on the left and Yussie & her fam on the right)

Excuse how utterly insane we look, but hey! You don't really care about that when you're having that much fun! lol

Jumping really gets your heart rate going, and it’s so fun, you don’t even realize you’re exercising! (no matter how out of breath you may be) Fortunately, within the next month or two (Feb/March), Isaute will be offering fitness classes at their facilities! Trampoline aerobics anyone? Count us in! Check out their website or facebook page for updates!

If you can’t make it out to Laval, but still want to jump on this trend, check your local gyms for rebounding classes. Rebounding is an ultra-low-impact, full-body form of exercise which consists of bouncing up and down on a mini trampoline. Studio Reboundfit in Montreal  is the first fitness studio in Montreal to offer this revolutionary form of exercise. Not only is it super fun, it has tons of health benefits including weight management, strengthening of the immune system, stimulating your metabolism and more! 

Even if you can’t make it out to a jump park or the gym, you can still enjoy this fun fitness trend from home with a personal mini trampoline and fitness dvd which you can find at Urban Rebounding Canada. You can even get the kids to enjoy exercising with these Urban Rebounding Kids DVDs from amazon.ca or simply jump on together for some regular freestyle fun!

Aren't we all looking for that perfect workout that will leave us wanting more? No matter which way you decide to do it, the key element to this fabulous new fitness trend is FUN! Best of all, it’s not just for you but the ENTIRE family can enjoy it together.

With this hot trend on the rise, keep a lookout for even more classes and fitness centres offering trampoline fitness fun around you!

So what do you think? Are you ready to Jump on this new fitness trend and watch the weight bounce off?