If you thought HIIT workouts were all burpees and box jumps, think again.
JUMPGA IS A total exercise programme.” Combining HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and yoga flow: an easy way to get fit with a 20-minute cardio-focused workout blast of jumps, squats, lunges and sprints on a rebounder (mini trampoline), followed by a toning series of Yoga moves. Rapid results and minimal joint impact ‘Namastè’ to that.
The short duration of a JUMPGA HIIT workout (just 20 minutes) motivates you to smash all physical and mental limits. It features bursts of intensity where the class work as hard as possible, followed by periods of rest that prepare the body for the next effort. The payoff is you burn calories for hours after – just as a good HIIT workout should be.
The Yoga element is the perfect complement to rebounding, with its emphasis placed on breath awareness, while increasing flexibility, focus, and imparting a sense of serenity. Wayne says; “JUMPGA manages to ‘marry’ both of these disciplines without the risk of strain that beginners to exercise may experience. It can also rejuvenate your body and act as a stress-release valve in every session.”
It is for everyone; the great news for calorie counters is that rebounding puts the numbers on your side. If you weigh 75 kilos and go for a 30-minute jog, the energy you expend will be equal to about 175 calories. The same time spent doing JUMPGA cardio burns 205 calories and it’s more fun!
It was developed by Wayne Lèal, a trained yoga, fitness, jumping, martial arts and boxing enthusiast. He has been blending East and West philosophies, into his training sessions for over 25 years. He said, “Rebounding is rebounding and yoga is yoga. To combine the two in this way would be unthinkable to many, but I love to jump and I love to do yoga: peace and tranquility over sweat and tears!”