New exercise craze springs into town

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A new exercise craze has sprung into Burnley all the way from America.

Boogie Bounce classes combine a traditional aerobics-style workout with bouncing on a mini trampoline.

The sessions are being run at Energize Dance and Fitness, in Barden Lane, and Stephen Reece-Buck, who runs them, said they have been inundated with people, mainly women, wanting to take part.

“We’ve got 20 mini trampolines. It’s really good fun. It’s good for people of all ages, from people in their 70s to children who come along with their mums.

“It’s good for people who have problems with their joints or bad backs because with bouncing on the trampoline there’s no pressure from the solid floor.

“It’s really good cardio and it burns around 650 calories a class.”

Stephen said the craze started in America and has spread to the UK through internet exposure on websites such as YouTube.

Though it has become popular in Scotland, Stephen said Boogie Bounce is relatively new to the North-West with the nearest classes being held in Southport.

“I think it will really catch on, like zumba was a craze. We’ve had a massive response. We’re going to start putting some classes on for children as well because it’s been so popular.

“It’s good for people of any age. Boogie Bounce has been around in America for a long long time, there have been videos on YouTube and people have shared it. We are one of the first in this area to run the classes.

“There are 150 types of moves you can do and routines are choreographed to set pieces of music. It’s conditioning but you can still work your abs, arms and core muscles.”




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