Kangoo Jumps Fitness Classes
are fun way to keep fit and lose weight.
Kangoo Jumps Classes
“Leave your inhibitions at the door and have fun”
Mobile Rebound Exercise – A Gym In A Bag
Boing! The incredible bouncing boots that transform you into… a human kangaroo • Featuring a spring-loaded sole, the mini-trampolines for your feet were initially invented to help people recover from sports injuries • As well as gaining popularity in Britain, Kangoo Jumps are becoming a hit in America, South Africa and Australia
• PROTECT JOINTS, MINIMIZE THE IMPACT UP TO 80%
• PREVENT NEW INJURIES]AND RE-INJURY
• SHORTEN RECOVERY TIME
• INDUCE RAPID, FAT LOSS
• INCREASE ENDURANCE SIGNIFICANTLY
• PROMOTE CARDOVASCULAR HEALTH
• INCREASE YOUR ENERGY
• ACT AS NATURAL FACE LIFT
• ENHANCE OVERALL HEALTH
• INCREASE BONE DENSITY (FIGHT OSTEOROPSIS)
• STRENGTHEN YOUR SPINE, ELIMINATE MOST BACK PAIN
• HELP FIGHT DEPRESSION & STRESS
• PROMOTE IDEAL POSTURAL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCE
• ALL BENEFITS OF REBOUND EXERCISE
BOING! Boing! Boing! It’s the exercise regime that puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step – literally.
…And now an amazing pair of bouncing boots – which turn you into a human kangaroo – look set to be the summer’s most bizarre fitness trend. Featuring a spring-loaded sole, the mini-trampolines for your feet were initially invented to help people recover from sports injuries by taking away the impact of running on their joints. But now they’re a fun way of enjoying all the benefits of a tough gym or aerobics workout – without anyone bawling ‘no pain, no gain’ in your face.
The boots are also being used for aerobics and dance classes in a growing number of gyms, although – if you aren’t afraid of attracting the odd snigger – you could wear them while walking the dog. The manufacturers claim they protect your knees and other joints when exercising by taking away up to 80 per cent of the impact, and increase endurance, improve weight loss and help sculpture your thighs and buttocks. They also claim that the act of bouncing for 30 to 40 minutes twice a week boosts your lymphatic system by encouraging the removal of toxins from your body. Kangoo Jumps are fastened like roller blades or ski boots, with quick-release buckles and sturdy straps. Once they’re on, you need to do a little march on the spot to get yourself used to the sensation, which feels rather like jogging on a trampoline.
But after a few moments, you’re ready to start running on the spot, moving off – or bouncing up to 3ft in the air.
Exactly how the boots are made is a closely guarded secret because of fears of copycats violating the patent, but the outer boot’s hard shell is made from polyurethane and the two spring arcs underneath from what the manufacturers call ‘space-age plastic’. In between the arcs is a tension spring – acting a little like a rubber band – which can be adjusted according to your weight. The boots were first created in the Nineties by a Swiss entrepreneur called Denis Naville and he has been gradually developing them ever since.
As well as gaining popularity in Britain, Kangoo Jumps are becoming a hit in America, South Africa and Australia. And Nasa has used them to help astronauts get used to terra firma after a spell in outer space. Paul Clarkson, 42, is the head of Kangoo Jumps in the UK. He started working with them by accident five years ago, after seeing them on a fitness DVD and realising they could help with his own health problems. He says: ‘I was born with spina bifida and have had health complications all my life. My left leg is three-quarters of an inch smaller than the right and I have only half the ligament in my left knee. ‘I can now use Kangoo Jumps as part of my rehabilitation and for keeping my general health in order. ‘I use them three or four times a week for 45 to 60 minutes a time. I just put my iPod on and bounce and gently jog. They help with my posture, spinal and leg-strengthening.’ Paul is campaigning for the child’s version of Kangoo Jumps – the Power Shoe – to be used in schools to tackle obesity. ‘In secondary schools, the boys want to run on them and see who can bounce the highest but also play basketball and rounders wearing them.’