What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘trampoline’? Probably jumping around as a kid, having a grand all time. With the limitless energy of a kid, you probably weren’t thinking about how it got your blood pumping, worked out your legs, or sculpted your muscles. You were just trying to have a good time!

Now, jumping on a trampoline has been utilized to create an amazing and dynamic workout. trampoLEAN has reinvented the mini-trampoline workout, and we’re in love with it. Where else can you bounce away from a fifty minute class and get to use moves like “raising the roof” and “fly like a bird”? With motivating music to keep the pace fun as well as energizing, trampoLEAN fulfills a unique workout that we haven’t gotten a chance to experience before!

To find out if trampoLEAN is for you – we totally think it could be – we had the founder of the company, Louis Coraggio, sit down and tell us all about trampoLEAN:

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Tell us about your background as a fitness instructor?

My first fitness certification was from ACE (American Council on Exercise). I started training out in the Hamptons, then moved into NYC to privately train my Hamptons clients and build my fitness business. Soon after I returned to Long Island to complete a degree in Exercise Science from Adelphi University. I also received another certification from ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine). I returned to NYC to expand my newly formed fitness company Body Architect LLC, which focused on private training. My clientele consisted of fashion, actors and corporate clients. Over the years I expanded my knowledge with Yoga training, kettlebells, NKT (Neural Muscle activation Techniques) and lifestyle/health coaching.

Why did you decide that you wanted to start a trampoline-specific fitness program?

I always had a trampoline in my backyard growing up and loved cardio experience of it. When I assisted Tracy Anderson w/ the opening of her NYC studio she shared her method with me which included trampoline. This is when I was first re-introduced to what is also know as “rebounding”. Then a few years later I was teaching a mind body class at Chelsea Piers Sports Center and they started up a trampoline class using mini Jump Sport fitness trampolines. I was trained and asked to teach classes for them. I created and developed the trampoLEAN class for Chelsea Piers, then trademarked it and continued teaching the class outside of the Sports Club.

What are the benefits of working out on a trampoline?

There are many benefits of trampoline training. Here are a few:

  • Vertical Acceleration and Deceleration cause a unique up and down motion which hydrates and detoxifies cells. This motion has been stated to have great benefits detoxifying the lymphatic system, forcing toxins out via sweat glands and excretory system. this motion also improves muscle activation and energizing our internal organs including the thyroid, adrenal glands and digestive system.
  • It is low-impact. It supplies similar cardiovascular benefits as running without damaging the joints. Burns as many calories as spinning and activates more muscles.
  • Improves coordination, balance, spatial awareness, reaction time.
  • Improves Fat loss and muscle sculpting by adding in light hand weights, elastics and body weight exercises.
  • Studies show bouncing between sets helps to nourish and increase muscles recovery.

What types of classes do you offer?

I offer 5 classes that target specific muscle groups:

  1. Total Body Burn
  2. Booty Sculpt: Legs & Butt
  3. Arms & Butt
  4. Abs &  Interval Training
  5. Core Conditioning (Abs & Butt)

Is there anyone who is not suited for urban rebounding?

The following people are not suitable for rebounding classes or would need a private lesson:

  • People with sever back issues
  • People with very poor coordination
  • Pregnant women should consult their doctor

Do you need to have experience?

No experience is needed. The first 5 minutes of class we go over proper jump technique and warm up exercises that serve as good modifications through out class if needed.

How often should people come to Trampolean if they want to see results?

2-3 days a week is recommended.

The American Heart Association recommends an average of 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity 3-4 days per week.

To see a reduction of body fat a clean healthy diet is recommended.

A 50 minutes class also increases your daily steps. Each class is equivalent to 3-4,000 steps.

What’s your go-to pre-workout snack?

I like having a protein shake with fresh, 1/2 banana, greek yogurt, blueberries, flaxseed, almond butter and spinach. I use a blendtec blender and love it.

What’s your favorite workout jam to jump to?

Each play list has remixed music and tends to have it’s own sequences and themes. A few play list have a congo drum theme that really gets everyone moving. One of my favorite play list has a dance them to it that really gets people moving. Here are the songs:

  1. Talking is Hard: Shut Up and Dance
  2. Madonna: Vogue
  3. Katy Perry: Firework
  4. Beyonce: Single Ladies
  5. Pussy Cat Dolls: I Hate This Part Right Here
  6. Scissor Sisters: Let’s Have a Kiki
  7. Bee Gee’s: Stayin Alive: Club remix
  8. Pink: U & Ur Hand
  9. Gorge Kranz: Din Daa
  10. Kanye West: Runaway
  11. Rihanna:  Shut Up and Drive
  12. Rihanna: Don’t Stop the Music
  13. Omi: Cheerleader
  14. Triggerfinger: Follow Rivers (cool down)
  15. Groove Jet: Why Does it Feel so Good (cool down)

Any trampolean horror stories? Has anyone flown off and hurt themselves?

I have been teaching trampoline training for 4 years and I have no horror stories. The majority of the class is focuses on pushing into the trampoline rather than bouncing high. I explain its more important to have good control rather then bouncing high. Over the years I have seen a few people bounce off the trampoline, land on their feet, smile and get right back on.

To sign up for a trampoLEAN class, visit their website. You can find more stories like this on our Fitness Page. 

 

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