We tested weather condition for one hour or bumper rubber fitness was suspended from the ceiling with elastics. This discipline is a mixture of aerobics, dance and acrobatics. Our opinion? It’s fun, great for protecting your joints, and… lots of cardio!
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Friday, October 20, 14:00, I park in front of the facility great fit In Marsannay-la-Côte, behind the bowling alley. Purpose: to test airborne suitability (or bumper rubber fitness), hanging fitness with an elastic band, is an innovation that has been implemented in the metropolis of Dijon for two weeks. I really don’t know what to expect, the teacher asked me to come with a bottle of water, clean sneakers and a cyclist. I bought sweatpants because I didn’t have any…
Émilie Boulay has twenty years of experience as a teacher, fitness and sports coach. She is the one who just opened this 80 m2 room. I change, then he explains discipline to me in a few words: bumper rubber fitness comes from Thailand, was imported to the United States before coming to Europe, but is still little known in France, even though it is used in the world of entertainment. We will perform dance moves, fitness moves and acrobatics by being tied with a certain number of elastic bands according to our weight and body shape.
THE bumper rubber fitness comes from Thailand, was imported to the United States before coming to Europe, but is still little known in France.
Émilie Boulay, professor bumper rubber Fitness
Ok, here we go then… This test is a one-person course, but normally it is a collective course, the atmosphere is more fun. Émilie Boulay currently has 23 subscribers aged between 18 and 60, most of them women…
The fact of suspension, withdrawal is quite surprising
I put on one of the climbing type harnesses, then attach elastics to the ceiling (there are seven “dots” plus the teacher’s). Five yellows, each with 20 kg of resistance. I weigh 75 kilos. We start with small warm-up exercises in front of the large mirror, hanging the abdominals: we fall to the floor, belly up, then we rise again, tightening the abdominal muscles. First we raise one arm, then the other in the “Superman” position, then both arms and both legs in the “spider” position.
Oh yeah, that’s cardio, it works great!
The fact that he was suspended, withdrawn, is quite surprising. I find myself a bit clumsy, my movements not well coordinated with the strength of the elastics. We return to the standing position. I bring the harness towards the outside of my hip, it tends to ride up by the elastics and the friction is uncomfortable. Therefore, it is better to wear a reinforced cyclist at the groin level… We continue with open, closed squats (flexion) and then lunges to the right and left. Oh yeah, that’s cardio, it works great! We only started 10 minutes ago, but I already feel like I need a break. I’m a little pale… I actually just had lunch and I realize it was a mistake, I’m in the middle of digesting. Besides, I’m yawning…
“But you shouldn’t train on an empty stomach either,” the coach told me. I also plan to take it easy, I have a slight sprain in my left ankle, I want to prevent it from getting worse.
I feel like I’m really taking off out there
After a 5-10 minute break, I prepare myself again. But I only had four tires left; at five I felt too tense, too tense, too “dummy.” Oh yes, it’s better this way, I’m more comfortable. We start doing a few flights – running a bit and pulling the tires back before taking off – going up from our knees, right, then left. It’s beautiful, we feel quite airy… We stand again. I untied my tires. Émilie Boulay reassures me: “You must proceed at your own pace, it is normal to take breaks in the beginning.”
I’ll be back in five minutes. This time I got to try doing handstand push-ups and hanging my feet on the elastic. Paradoxically, I find this exercise simpler than the others, my past as a gymnast resurfacing. We’re about halfway through the session and things are already getting better, I’m feeling more comfortable with the harness and tyres. We continue with little runs towards each other, giving each other high fives as we pass each other. I feel really lifted now, which is great! One, two, three, four… OK, pause!
Weightless… 30cm off the ground!
We are approaching the end of the session. I loosen my seat belt, which is too tight, and we go to do a little choreography.
We stand a few meters away, face to face. We pull the tires back again, then take a step or two forward and dive in as if we were flying, holding each other by our ankles. And boom, we both fall to the ground, me slightly heavier than the ram. Okay, we’ll need to add elastic…
I go up to 120 kg of resistance and we try the figure again. Yes it works ! We find ourselves in weightlessness, suspended by tires and cuffs. It looks like a free fall figure… but we are 30 cm above the ground!
It uses all the muscles, it’s fun, it’s great for protecting your joints (ground impacts are lighter), and…it’s very cardio.
Anyway, this time it’s over. I only did it for an hour bumper rubber to place , interspersed with four or five pauses. I had a little trouble finding my way around the harness and tires and mastering the proper movements, but I found it nice.
It uses all the muscles, it’s fun, it’s great for protecting your joints (reduced impact on the ground) and… lots of cardio!
And it seems to me that it is suitable for both beginners and experienced athletes: elastic facilitates certain movements, but also allows you to gain speed and sequential movements.
(1) n°562 rue des Vignes Dardelain, Marsannay-la-Côte, www.funkyfitdijon.com 1 session €15 (free discovery session), €45/month (12 month commitment) for all unlimited courses ( Bungee Fit + Bungee Dance + Pilates + Stretching + Fit)