Friday, June 29, 2012
Remember a while back when I told you about that trampoline class ... and how I was dying for it to come to LA? Well, it did! For the past month or so since they opened, I've been having the time of my life at this workout class. I've even been driving an hour each way in traffic to get to it because it's not exactly close to where I live.
Here's the deal -- it's called Sky Zone. They have them all over the country with new locations opening all the time. I describe it as Chuck E. Cheese but with trampolines. See that photo above? That's about a third of its size -- it's a giant warehouse filled with trampolines. It's mostly for kids and birthday parties -- and there are more trampoline arenas that are used for dodge ball, basketball and doing flips into a foam pit. Before they open to to the public a few times a week, they offer aerobics classes in the morning called SkyRobics. Each teacher is a little different but essentially you free jump for the first 10 minutes practicing all of the fun moves like tucks, toe touches, seat drops, side-to-side (it feels like skiing!) and such. You will be laughing hysterically and having a blast ... and then you'll realize that you are totally out of breath and sweating buckets. Then for the rest of the hour, you do different workout moves -- on the trampoline -- with some resistance bands and medicine balls. You are usually in little teams. While your teammate is doing a toning drill, you bunny hop down the entire length of the trampolines -- hopping into each of those squares and back. It's exhilarating! And exhausting. I can't stop talking about it and have brought lots of friends who are now buying packages and bringing their friends. It's literally the best workout because it's so fun and you don't feel like you are working out. Your first class is free, and then classes are about $15 each. I hope you try it! Let me know what you think.