Well if you're looking for a bungee fitness or bungee dance class, there's a few things you need to know prior to attending your first session.
Bungee fitness is gaining popularity for a good reason. The equipment allows a simulation of being in the swimming pool, in such a way that it provides buoyancy, by thrusting your body weight upwards. This can mean a lot of things for the consumers:
What this means
Just as it is with being in the pool having more buoyancy, you get less of your weight bearing on your joints, which means you can now take this opportunity to get the body to move, re-engage the muscles to help with stabilisation and strengthen up those deep stabilisers to get you stronger and increase more synovial fluid at the joints. When your brain doesn't engage the pain receptors, it will allow you to move freely!
Where did it start
We don't actually know who started the bungee first but according to this article, it started in Thailand, and have spread throughout the globe with instructors and courses all over offering bungee fitness course and classes. There is so far no other courses offering a specialised class for pain or health conditions as the bungee itself does the work by adding, as mentioned above, more buoyancy.
What to expect during a typical Bungee fitness class
If it's your first class, be ready to learn what you can do and can't do(most probably not do). Give some time to have the height of the hammocks custom for you(come early), as it may take up to five minutes to do this in a big class(up to 10 minutes). Usually a warm up consists of you getting yourself acquainted with the bungee and how it feels to leave your body weight on it, this is to ensure your own safety and increase confidence in doing some of the poses as they may look terrifying, however most of the poses, if done correctly, is very safe.
What not to wear during the bungee session
While most classes are quite straightforward, for aerials, you need to have long pants or leggings(think yoga pants). For those still keen to wear shorts(pictured above), make sure you're wearing shorts that don't ride up, as it may be quite an uncomfortable sensation in between your bits, but nevertheless, you can always spend some time adjusting during the session(though you don't want to spend half the session doing that).
Is it really safe?
Other than you not following instructions and not strapping yourself in properly, it will be safe enough for you to enjoy the class without any mishaps or injuries. At the moment of this article, there has never been a case where someone has been hurt in the slightest manner in a bungee class except this one! However, jokes aside, always ask what's the max loading for the bungees if you're unsure about the bungee taking your weight, it never hurts asking and a provider would be more than happy to help you get through any doubts you have prior to start your first session!
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