Remember the joy of bouncing on a trampoline as a kid? The Kangoo Jumps workout is reminiscent of that, minus the trampoline. Kangoo Jumps is a cardio rebounding workout that achieves its trampoline-like effect through specially designed boots. The result is an incredibly fun, dance-like workout. So if you feel bored by your current fitness regimen, or you’re simply searching for an exercise that will motivate you to get in shape, Kangoo Jumps may be just the thing for you!
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Kangoo Jumps was developed as a licensed fitness program in Europe in the early 1900s by a doctor to help patients recover from knee, hip, and back injuries. The Kangoo Jump boots are designed in a way that allows for exercise with very little impact on one’s joints, providing a pain-free workout for those who would otherwise experience discomfort. However, the program also proved to be an effective cardio and muscle workout, offering many health and fitness benefits: it strengthens your core, abs, and glutes, promotes weight loss, improves posture, helps prevent osteoporosis, and increases overall endurance. Most importantly it provides a low impact – high-intensity workout: The spring system of the shoe absorbs the impact (by 80%!), while the rebounding action helps burn 20% more calories than walking or running in regular sneakers.
Kangoo Jump classes are offered in several gyms by certified trainers. You can also purchase Kangoo Jump boots on Amazon or through exercise equipment stores. However, make sure to consult with a trained instructor or someone with experience as these shoes are specialized and require knowledge using and maintaining them. You may feel a little skeptical about the boots themselves, as they can look slightly bulky and intimidating, but they are very safe, stable, and comfortable. I don’t know about you, but I’m sold on this fitness trend.