I’ve always consider myself somewhat athletic. Though I’m not one of those guys with a muscular build who pump iron the whole time, I had involved in various sports teams, training camps, competitions all my school years.
During my college years in the U.S., going to the gym was considered one of the key entertainments. You get to see people, that could be your classmates, teaching assistants, to-be NBA players, or just other familiar faces. While I was in university, the Rec Center (school gym) was literally just behind the apartment i used to lived in. It had an indoor pool, multi-function courts, dance room, boxing room and more. I had no excuse not to train up my body even outside was covered with ice and snow.
It eventually had turned into a habit more than a commitment to the body. Ever since after my graduation, I’d been missing the time spent in a gym. Exercise do make human feel good, a physiological effect as the scientists say. Given that, I’ve not skipped my basic core workouts since then. Still, it’s nothing i could compare to a gym.
I’ve recently visited the Asia’s first rebounding fitness studio ‘Bouncelimit‘. This cool workout place reminds me of a futuristic spacecraft. And in fact, it does feel a lot like floating in mid air if you step near the windows. Their trampoline workouts can burn at least half more calories than traditional workouts. To ordinary people like me, it just adds fun to the equation. I guess that’s why we love bouncing on our beds so much!
You may think workouts like these would mainly focus on your lower body, in fact combining with the TRX system it also helps strengthen the mid to upper body and even cardio; making it a full body workout.
I spoke with the Bouncelimit Master Trainer Dicky. He has been active in sports ever since he was a kid. Rugby, soccer, basketball, windsurfing, wall climbing, he plays it all. I was lucky enough I’m not too noobish to get into the details during the conversation with him.
Their genuine equipments are there to provide maximum safety to the students.
Students must understand everything has to start basic slowly and surely. Then progress when it reaches the level.
It’s a common misconception that workouts that look simple are not as easy as you think when do it properly. You can’t skip intermediate to advance when you’re just entry-level.
You can workout alone and you should for health sake. You don’t need a buddy to hit the gym together with.
Crossfit was like a trend. It has its upside and downside. Upside being, you can be super fit in shorter amount of time. Downside is, it can wear people out if not injuring. That’s why these days pilates, yoga, and other types have its steady fans.
Advance classes are exhausting. Each instructor would train 3 sessions per day to make sure they also have enough rest.
Some students are becoming more in shape. He’s glad to see the desired progress on them.
It’s a wish for him see more innovative workout spots such as the Bouncelimit in Hong Kong. The rent is always the problem. Just like his favorite paintball game, the owners of these venues aren’t able to afford the rent. They’re disappearing..
Special thanks to Antonia @ GuavaPass for giving me the access!
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Bouncelimit is one of the fitness studio partners of GuavaPass, locates in Sheung Wan.
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Master Trainer Dicky and Daniel.