Trampoline Workouts are HIP

trampoline workouts

Written by: Kayte Corrigan

As a kid, rebounding is so much fun, from jumping on the bed to mastering a pogo stick. However, this quality of movement has greater benefits then nostalgia from your youth. Trampoline workouts improve balance, bone density, coordination, cardiovascular fitness and organ function. A study by NASA Scientists has shown that rebounding for 10 minutes is better workout than 33 minutes of running.

The fitness trampoline makes a normally high impact exercise, low impact by absorbing 80% of the shock. The period of acceleration and deceleration is increased. This is much easier on the joints compared to running or jogging on a hard surface with no give at all. It also allows bones to become stronger as they respond to the pressure of the rebound over time.

Rebounding can actually help you get rid of toxins in the body. Bouncing on a trampoline stimulates your lymphatic system that helps rid toxins and waste. The change in gravitational force increases blood flow more than exercises on flat land, thus increasing the amount of toxins flushed from the body by around 15%!

With your core stabilizing your balance, you’re toning and getting cardio in one! HIP Studio incorporates the fitness trampoline in Bag of Tricks and 30/30 Burn Classes.

The Science Behind High Intensity Interval Training

high intensity interval trainingWritten by: Kayte Corrigan

You’ve heard of it, and you’ve seen it. If you’ve taken Bag Of Tricks, you’ve done it. High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is a great time saver for your workouts and science backs the benefits.

HIIT is a set of short bursts of intense exercise balanced with short breaks for quick recovery. Studies of young healthy college students have shown this type of training produces the same benefits of long duration endurance workouts. Push a little harder, a little faster for a shorter amount of time? Yes please!

Going “all out” and pushing yourself slightly beyond your comfort zone for that day in the intervals helps deliver fuel and oxygen to muscles more effectively, burning fat and calories just like endurance exercises. In a high intensity set you go beyond the upper end of your aerobic zone burning calories as you recover from the burst. Burning it off while you take break, that’s right. All while boosting your overall cardiovascular fitness!

Although Scientists are still researching HIIT and the secrets to its success in half the time, they can say it stimulates many of the same cellular pathways responsible for the results seen from endurance training. Remember that warming up and cooling down is important for HIIT, don’t stop abruptly. Listen to your body during exercises. Pushing it to your limit is different then going beyond your limit.

Get HIP with HIIT, incorporating it in your weekly routine it backed by science, after all. If you have any questions be sure to ask your Bag Of Tricks instructors.

Exercise Explorer: TRX Workouts

Written by: Kayte Corrigan

Everything You wanted to Know about TRX workouts… But were afraid to ask.

What does TRX stand for?

You won’t be jogging with a Tyrannosaurus Rex, it’s Total-body Resistance eXercise.

What kind of workout is TRX?

TRX is suspension training using your own bodyweight and gravity to create intensity for building muscle, strength, power, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability.

TRX workouts

Who invented this, anyway? 

TRX was designed by a Navy Seal who needed to workout in limited space and stay in impeccable shape.

Is TRX only for advanced levels of fitness?

You don’t need to look like a Navy Seal to participate. TRX is for all levels of fitness! You are in control of the challenge. Move closer or further away from the anchor point to add or decrease resistance. No need to change weights. You choose the intensity of each exercise and tailoring the workout for your body.

Why is TRX effective?

TRX maximizes your workout by switching between exercises in a matter of seconds. Not only that, but there are literally hundreds of exercises that can be utilized to connect and strengthen your body. Additionally, TRX moves on a multiple plane, training your body for functional fitness. You aren’t just pushing and pulling or lifting up and down with one or two major muscle groups. The increased range of motion reduces the chance of injuries while developing a strong stable core and working all the limbs.

TRX is so versatile, no wonder its all the rage! Sign up for a class today!