I Tried It: JumpGym & JumpDance

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).  jump-life-urban-rebounding-reviewThe 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. 

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