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Trampoline Cardio

by Meghann on September 16, 2009

Check this out.

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Trampolines as fast as the eyes can see. On the wall, in the center, on the floor. It’s every little kid’s dream come true! Seriously, where was this place when I was a kid?!?!

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At brunch on Sunday Sarah had mentioned there was a trampoline gym that offered cardio trampoline classes during the week. You can’t mention a new form of cardio to a group of fitness freaks and not have them all get a little excited. After a quick chain of e-mails we had 5 girls ready and willing to jump it up at Rebounderz tonight.

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From Left to Right: Rosie, Mary Beth, Sarah, Kelly, Me, & Katy

Rebounderz reminded me of the skating rink I used to go to as a kid. There was a snack bar complete with candy, junk food and ice cream. There were rooms set up for birthday parties. And its rumored that every Friday night all of the local teens and pre-teens take over the place. I wonder if they do a slow song where everyone jumps around holding hands?

When I arrived I was excited to hear everyone’s first class is free. Every other cardio class after that is $!0 or you could purchase an unlimited monthly pass for $30. A girl I met in the class said she attends the class every evening!

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Check out the special trampoline shoes you have to wear. Who knew there were trampoline shoes?

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I was also curious about the boards you can rent. I would have loved to see one of these in use!

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You could tell it was all of our first class, while all of the veterans were standing around talking on the trampolines, us newbies couldn’t help but jump around.

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The class itself was an awesome work out. My heart rate was pumpin and the music was rockin. The class incorporated a lot of jumping, running, crunches and even some strength training thanks to these medicine ball and ropes.

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The trampoline cardio was a great change of pace from my normal running routine. I would love to come back once a month to shake things up a bit. It also helps to goof around with a great group of girls during the class.

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Up on the agenda for next week is the rock gym. I can’t wait!

I knew dinner was going to be on the later side so before I left work I had this awesome bar to fuel me through.

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Check out the simple ingredient list.

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Loved it! Tasted great and kept me full. Just what I wanted. ๐Ÿ™‚

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After my great work out, it’s safe to say my stomach was beginning to grumble. It was almost 8:30 and I was HUNGY for dinner. Luckily, everything was waiting patiently for me in the fridge. Not even 5 minutes after I walked in the door, I was chowing down on my delicious pre- prepared meal.

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Last night while my Cranberry and Feta stuffed chicken was cooking I went ahead and took the second chicken breast in the package and made mini chicken nuggets. I dipped my nuggets in an egg white mix and then coated them with almond meal. They baked in the oven at 375 for 15 minutes and after a 30 sec reheat in the microwave, they were perfect.

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To go with the nuggets I mean a Honey BBQ sauce by combining BBQ sauce and Honey Mustard.

I also had a pre-made salad of Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Mushrooms, Basil, EVOO, and Balsalmic Vinegar ready to go.

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To finish the plate of a few Pita Chips.

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For dessert I had one of the few Montana Whoppers I saved for myself. I’m happy to say the rest are safely out of my apartment.

Alright, I’m beat. Who knew jumping on a trampoline would be such a work out? I’m interested to see how my legs feel tomorrow!

Good Night!!

{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kristen September 16, 2009 at 10:16 pm

I LOVED the trampoline when I took gymnastics as a kid! Looks like you had so much fun.

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2 Emily September 16, 2009 at 10:23 pm

That looks amazing!!! What a fun way to get in cardio. I have to find that in my area! What is the rock gym?

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3 Liz @ intheskinny September 16, 2009 at 10:25 pm

That looks like fun! When I went to Healthworks in Boston about 8 years ago they had a trampoline class. Each person had a mini-trampoline. Your class looked so much more fun!

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4 Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) September 16, 2009 at 10:27 pm

That looks SO fun!!! I wish we had something like that in Mpls!

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5 megzzwinsatlife September 16, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Looks like soo much fun!!! I wish they had one by me!!

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6 Jenna September 16, 2009 at 10:30 pm

wow meghann! those trampoline workouts look like soo much fun!!
jenna

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7 Raya September 16, 2009 at 10:31 pm

I’ve been to Rebounderz a few times, but never for the workout class. It’s so fun though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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8 Mica September 16, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Wow, that place sounds awesome. Though I imagine that my legs would feel like death afterwards.

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9 Niki September 16, 2009 at 10:33 pm

That looks awesome! Glad you had a good time and a good workout!!

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10 Lizzy September 16, 2009 at 10:38 pm

what a fun looking cardio workout…these little girls that i sometimes babysit for, they have a tramp and we’ve gone on it before, and my heart rate was def up! who woulda thunk right?

Having dinner prepared was such a great idea, cause i know when i get home late, anything that is in my site that is edible i will scarf down, but having something pre-made helps me from not doing that! ๐Ÿ™‚ hope you have a good night! ๐Ÿ™‚

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11 Kate September 16, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I am beyond jealous! And that reminds me how much I want to go rock climbing!

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12 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) September 16, 2009 at 10:42 pm

I love when places have a ‘first class free’! Looks like a fun class ๐Ÿ™‚

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13 Rachel September 16, 2009 at 10:49 pm

That looks SO FUN! Jumping on a trampoline is such good cardio too!!

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14 runandrejoice September 16, 2009 at 10:50 pm

HAHA! that looks freakin awesome! I bet you are wornnnn out! so fun :]

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15 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm

i wish we had a class like this near me!

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16 christina September 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm

omg!! your idea for the almond chicken nuggets is so exciting to me! haha. i’ve had pecan crusted chicken and sesame crusted, but almond crusted! HELLO! thank you for this idea!

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17 christina September 16, 2009 at 10:56 pm

oh yeah, did you just grind up the almonds to make almond meal?

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18 inmytummy September 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm

That looks so fun. When you said a trampoline cardio class, I pictured those little circular trampolines.

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19 Sheri September 16, 2009 at 11:28 pm

OMG! That trampoline gym looks like some much fun!

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20 broccolihut September 16, 2009 at 11:50 pm

An entire room of trampolines? Sounds like my dream come true!

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21 verbalriot September 17, 2009 at 12:07 am

That looks like a BLAST! I would LOVE to take a class like that!

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22 Jac September 17, 2009 at 12:08 am

Wow! the trampoline looks awesome. I remembered when me and my friend would jump on the trampoline together.hilarious! And the bar looks yumm!

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23 Leianna September 17, 2009 at 12:20 am

That looks like so much fun, I need to look up if theres one around here!

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24 [email protected] September 17, 2009 at 1:14 am

What a fun workout, I need to see if i can find one around me.

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25 Tay September 17, 2009 at 3:59 am

That looks ridiculously beyond fun. Oh how I miss giant trampolines!!

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26 Erica September 17, 2009 at 5:38 am

Oh my gosh- how freaking fun! Love that you did it with a group too- I bet that made it even better ๐Ÿ™‚

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27 Susan September 17, 2009 at 6:43 am

I’m kind of torn as to whether that place looks crazy fun, or like a death trap! ๐Ÿ˜›

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28 Matt September 17, 2009 at 7:25 am

Wow that actually sounds like a tough workout. Sounds fun too!

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29 Brandi September 17, 2009 at 7:26 am

wow, that looks awesome!

You will LOVE the rock gym. we use to climb, my husband especially, and they’re a lot of fun.

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30 Anne P September 17, 2009 at 7:46 am

Oh my gosh that sounds AWESOME!!!! I am obsessed with trampolines… I remember one of the best nights ever was when during gymnastics we had an all-night lock in and played on the trampolines all night long! ๐Ÿ™‚

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31 Madelin September 17, 2009 at 7:46 am

Looks like you had a bouncing good time! I would love to do that! I reckon it would be an awesome lower body workout ๐Ÿ™‚

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32 Amari September 17, 2009 at 8:29 am

Oh my gosh that trampoline gym looks WAY fun! I bet you don’t even realize you are exercising! Do you think they have on of those kind of places in Chicago? I would love to give something like that a try!

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33 Derek September 17, 2009 at 8:41 am

what?! no double bouncing??

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34 Shannon September 17, 2009 at 8:43 am

You’re right, that is every kid’s dream! What fun! Exercise that feels like play…that’s the way to go!

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35 Morgan September 17, 2009 at 8:56 am

That looks like one of the most fun workouts I have ever seen! I am trying to find a time to come to Disney, but I think if I do a detour to trampoline class is a must!

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36 jentrinque September 17, 2009 at 8:56 am

That. Is. SO. COOL!!!

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37 ohsnapitsMegan September 17, 2009 at 8:57 am

I’m so jealous! I’m still trying to figure this whole life-after-college thing out. I can’t wait until everything settles and I can start having more adventures! That looks like so much fun… thanks for bringing attention to healthy, calorie burning activities that don’t have to just be running!

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38 healthy ashley September 17, 2009 at 8:58 am

I love trampolines!!!! I’m totally going to go there next week!

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39 Mellissa September 17, 2009 at 9:06 am

I really want to try this- I wonder if there is one near Minneapolis. This would be so much fun!

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40 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) September 17, 2009 at 9:09 am

That is seriously one of the coolest workouts I have seen in a long time! I hope I can find one near me someday ๐Ÿ™‚ What a fun way to get in that cardio!!

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41 Whit September 17, 2009 at 9:23 am

That looks like FUN! ๐Ÿ˜€ I wanna come.

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42 Breanne September 17, 2009 at 10:13 am

Wow! Where is that place at? That looks like SO much fun!!

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43 Jaimie September 17, 2009 at 10:15 am

That gym is AMAZING. I immediately googled for one in my area after reading your post, but no such luck here ๐Ÿ™

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44 Kate September 17, 2009 at 10:15 am

That workout looks UNREAL! Definitely something I’d pay extra for. I’ve never seen a gym like that before.

Your pre-made dinner looks delicious too!

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45 JHunt September 17, 2009 at 10:16 am

That trampoline cardio is too cool! Wish I had something close like that!! And ‘yum’ to the chicken nuggets.
-Jessica @ http://howsweet.wordpress.com/

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46 Melissa September 17, 2009 at 10:18 am

I did gymnastics growing up so I’ve been on trampolines all of my life…but nothing as cool as that! What a great workout and a fun class!

I’m so jealous that you live near a gym like that!

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47 eatolive September 17, 2009 at 10:29 am

i totes wish they had one of those near me! trampoline cardio looks awesome!

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48 Anne Marie@ Her New Weigh September 17, 2009 at 11:03 am

Wow-that trampoline workout looks like so much fun!

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49 Pam (Highway to Health) September 17, 2009 at 11:04 am

That looks like SO much fun!! I wish that had that around here!

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50 bananaandchocolate September 17, 2009 at 12:06 pm

That looks like so much fun!

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51 Julie @savvyeats September 17, 2009 at 1:59 pm

This looks amazing! I totally need to see if I can find one near me!

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52 Kristin September 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm

THAT LOOKS SO FUN!!!

xo
K

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53 livelaughloveandrun September 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm

That looks like so much fun! I have to see if they have a place like that near me!!

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54 Erin September 18, 2009 at 12:38 pm

That class looks super fun, I wonder if Austin has anything like that!

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55 Liesl September 19, 2009 at 12:41 am

I used to be a competitive gymnast so that trampoline place totally looks like heaven! What a blast!!
Love your balanced approach to life, running, and food. Keep up the great blog!

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56 Steve December 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Christmas is coming, I have booked a trampoline from trampoline-australia.com.au online shop for my 7 years daught, and I’m sure she would be happy to see this christmas gift. Can’t wait to see the smiles on her face.

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57 Becky February 24, 2010 at 8:46 am

I know this post is super old, but I just went to Rebounderz last night for the first time and it was awesome! We all went from work and it was so fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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