This is what most of our clients say after they have tried their first HôB class. There is something about the act of bouncing on a trampoline that brings the kid out of you. The feeling of weightlessness, feeling free and just having FUN! Bouncing is also a movement that is so different from what our bodies are used to. We are so accustomed to moving laterally with our feet planted on the ground, bouncing provides us with a different kind of up and down movement that provides instant relaxation and emotional relief! It has also been found to improve sleep. You can guarantee that after a Bounce Party sesh, you will sleep like a baby.
So, what exactly is happening in your body during the bounce that makes you feel all mellow and relaxed? Well, here is a bit of science. So the up and down movement provides automatic tension and relaxation in your muscles. This increases your blood flow, gets the oxygen pumping, loosens up your muscles and joints and all this results in immediate relaxation and the stressors of the day simply, float away! Bouncing also increases your endorphins, and we all remember what Elle Woods from Legally Blond has to say about endorphins: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands”