Spirit Bounce

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.spiritbounce.com
Address: 650 N La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$150
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: high

Working out should be fun. That’s what initially got me off of the elliptical and on to the barre. I was tired of the same old movements for 60 minutes and found that group classes were what really got me motivated. I love to try new things so I signed up for a trampoline class, knowing that this would transport me back to childhood while getting in some good cardio.

Pre Sweat

I left my house 30 minutes before class started because traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood can be a bit crazy. When my GPS said I had arrived, I started looking for parking. Spirit Bounce does not have its own lot so the only option was metered street parking. Because there are so many great restaurants nearby, I thought this would be a problem but I found a spot pretty quickly on the next street.

I had my maps app open as I started walking towards the studio. As I looked around, my blue location dot kept passing the red destination marker. After some more searching, I decided to give them a call. Elissa picked up the phone and directed me to Fitness Factory, where the Spirit Bounce studio is currently located.

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Sweat

As we casually jumped on the trampolines, Elissa started class by explaining why she created this workout. She, like most of us, was getting sick of being miserable while working out. She wanted to do something that was fun and made the time go by quickly. Elissa encouraged us to smile throughout the class and be playful on our rebounders.

We started off by doing some quick jumping with different arm moves. Let me say, if you are unsure if your sports bra fits, you’ll figure it out pretty quickly here. As we listened to Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off, we got to free dance to the chorus. Think about the moves you do when you scream that song in your car. We got to do that while bouncing! And it was FUN!

During class we alternated jumping on top the trampoline with lying down on it doing different exercises. While jumping, we sprinted in place, did high-knees, kicked to the sides, and even did an entire song punching the air with hand weights. Not only was my heart rate way up, but also I was really enjoying it.

During the “floor” exercises, we did a variety of abs work: planks, side planks, bicycles, crunches, leg lifts, and more. These moves were a little more difficult considering that we weren’t on solid ground.

For the last song, we did three 30-second sprints on the trampoline. Elissa encouraged us to give it our all for this last part of class. When we finished, we did some stretching and the class was complete.

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Post Sweat

Spirit Bounce is sandwiched right in between Melrose Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd. There are amazing restaurants within walking distance. If you’re looking for a nice cocktail on a gorgeous patio, check out the vegan Mexican restaurant, Gracias Madre. If you prefer a giant piece of the most amazing lasagna, definitely head over to Bossa Nova, always a crowd pleaser. Spirit Bounce is also across from Nektar, my favorite juice and smoothie bar that I mentioned in my Flywheel review.

Tricks of the Trade

  • Don’t forget to smile and have fun during this workout. The free dance parts might feel awkward but who cares! No one is looking at you!
  • Bring water! The room was pretty hot and you’ll start to sweat soon into the workout.
  • You can either wear shoes or go barefoot, but socks would be way too slippery on the trampolines.
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