Hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s! I am looking forward to 2018 and the adventures it will bring and I hope you are too! Have you set a resolution for the year? I know a lot of people opt not to set resolutions, but personally, I really like the idea of resolutions and fresh starts. I know I know, you can reset whenever, but there is something about the start of a new year to take stock and refresh.
For me, I want to focus on taking better care of myself in 2018 – mainly I want to find a better balance in my life by focusing more on mental and emotional well-being. I spend too much time running around and not quite enough ensuring that my energy reserves are where they need to be. Not sure that makes sense, but that is my goal for 2018. While I know what I want to do, I am just not sure how to go about it. Any suggestions?
Any way … sorry for the ramble and if you are still with me, I would love to tell you about a recent adventure a trampoline bounce class. It was a little intense! Maybe in 2018, bounce class will become a staple in my life … or maybe not! 🙂
During the Christmas break I took an hour-long trampoline aerobic/strength training class. Simply put … it was intense. I am not sure I have felt that uncoordinated in a LONG time! Do you have any idea how hard it is to do high-knee jumps while bouncing on a trampoline?! As you all may have picked up on, I am not graceful, AT ALL.
Bounce class provides an all over work-out – cardio and strength training all-in-one. Almost feels like the modern version of the jazzersize classes I used to go to with my mom and the local fire station. As I am sitting here, a day after the class, my calves are still sore from all my jumping! If you are routine bouncer, I think amazingly sculpted legs would be a given!
Class was an hour; 60 minutes of jumping. Dont be fooled, it’s a lot of jumping! When was the last time you jumped for an hour on a trampoline? For me, I think its been since I was 12. While I wasn’t the only newbie, but I was probably the least coordinated newbie. Even with a few other newbies in attendance, most participants were experienced. Some I would wager have been long-time attendees based on their level of coordination! Compared to these rock star ladies, I have a LONG way to go! A LONG way. No matter what part of the routine we were at, I was perpetually several beats behind. Not a shocker since I lack rhythm in addition to coordination! 🙂
Even with my lack of coordination and rhythm, I am pretty proud of how I held up in class. At least for the first 50 minutes. I faded hard and fast during the last 10 minutes! The class kept bouncing and rocking trampoline burpees (which are as miserable as the sound) and trampoline planks and high knees and sprints … needless to say, I modified a lot of the last 10 minutes (or maybe all of the last 10 minutes).
One sign, for me of a good work-out, the nice red-face that stays red for an extended period after the workout ….
While it is a great workout and I really did enjoy, I am not sure I will make it back to trampoline class. For me, the cost of the class on a routine basis will be prohibitive. I will be looking into similar classes at other venues hopefully for a lower price point.
While I think routine fitness will be a part of 2018 focus to help me maintain my mental and emotional balance, we will have to wait and see how trampoline class will fit in!
Happy New Year’s Everyone! Wishing you health, happiness, and growth in 2018!