Nestled in the heart of downtown Manhattan lies a little exercise studio filled with mini trampolines called JumpLife. While JumpLife has created and branded their own classes, they are pretty much a spin-off of the classic urban rebounding classes you can find at other gyms. Urban rebounding is a low impact, high cardio workout, which also incorporates a set of light hand weights to sculpt and tone. Sounds fun, right? It is!
A few years ago, I had taken a series of urban rebounding classes at my old gym so I kinda knew what to expect going into my first JumpGym class at JumpLife. The 45-minute class was a blast and was also surprisingly challenging (my advice – opt for the 3 lb weights instead of the 5 lb for your first class). The enthusiastic instructor led us through a series of movements synced to trendy pop songs and concluded the class with an ab routine and cool down. I would have preferred the class to be 60 minutes long, but I’ll still give it two thumbs up.
Even though I thoroughly enjoyed JumpGym and couldn’t wait to return for another class, I thought it’d only be fair to give JumpDance a try as well (its touted as JumpLife’s signature class). JumpDance is 45 minutes of straight up dancing and jumping around – none of the weight lifting that’s included in JumpGym. I have to be totally honest, I wasn’t a big fan. I didn’t feel like I was engaging my upper body enough and it wasn’t as challenging as JumpGym. However, the people around me seemed to be having a blast, so I guess it goes to show there’s a class for everyone to enjoy.
A single class costs $28, but first-timers get a special intro rate of $18. For more info, check out the JumpLife website.
Disclosure: I did not receive any type of compensation to review JumpLife. All classes were purchased by me and all opinions are strictly my own.