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PUBLISHED: 09:03 07 August 2015 | UPDATED: 09:03 07 August 2015

Jump Street

Jump Street

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Essex Life finds out more about a new trampolining centre in Colchester that is helping residents to reap the health rewards of rebounding

Jump Street is a popular trampoline park in Colchester which opened in June. It has been greeted warmly by crowds of enthusiastic jumpers of all ages, including X Factor finalist Stevi Richie. Based in the Cowdray Centre in Colchester, Jump Street has already vastly exceeded the team’s anticipated number of customers and is now planning new fitness classes to exploit the health benefits of trampolining.

Back in June, Jump Street was opened by Team GB trampolinists Kat Driscoll and Joshua Newman who put the 20,000sq ft park through its paces, wowing onlookers with impressive flips and routines.

In its first month, the park has welcomed more than 10,000 customers through its doors to enjoy the free-jump area, basketball nets, foam pit and dodgeball courts, as well as many more spectators to its mezzanine café which offers barista coffee plus a range of hot and cold snacks.

Jumping to Fitness

The health benefits of trampolining are well documented. In fact, as early as 1980 NASA confirmed that 10 minutes bouncing on a trampoline is a more efficient cardiovascular workout than more than 30 minutes of running. The report states that, ‘for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running’.

Fittingly, Jump Street plans to expand the range of activities it offers this month by introducing a range of trampoline-focused fitness classes. Although the finer details are still to be confirmed, the team has shared their intention to introduce group classes, to gauge popularity, in early September. The exact format and price is yet to be confirmed, although it is probable that from early September there will be morning classes three-times-a-week.

Outside of the fitness classes, for which pricing is yet to be confirmed, current pricing for an hour’s session is £10 although jumpers must also wear Jump Street non-slip socks which cost £1.75 and can be kept and reused on subsequent visits. Jumpers must be aged five or over.

Gavin Levene, director of Jump Street, said: ‘We’ve had lots of enquiries about fitness classes already and we’re keen to respond to the demands of our customers. The benefits of trampolining for fitness are well documented and we want to make it easy and comfortable for people who want effective, low impact aerobic exercise to use our facilities to get fitter and have some fun. We have some excellent instructors lined up to deliver interesting and enjoyable classes, so we can’t wait to get going in September.’

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