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Kangoo Jump Like The Kardashians

Fitness - Fashion/Gift

 

 

As if you really need 33 reasons to strap these babies on. Kangoo Jumps are HOT...and you probably didn't even know it. They are popular everywhere...well, everywhere except for here in the U.S. But now that the Kardashian sisters are bouncing around in them perhaps we'll see this European fitness trend take off. When I first read about Kangoo Jumps, I thought Oh no, rollerblades 2.0!! But thank god, that's not the case. Kangoos are low impact, rebound sport shoes originally developed in Switzerland for joggers and now designed for all ages and fitness levels. They're supposed to be safe on your joints and versatile for exercise. They're currently used for power walking, cross-country jogging & running, group fitness, athletic training, rehabilitation & injury prevention, dance and children's recreation. Kangoos are a laugh-out-loud crowd pleaser. Everyone likes to bounce, right? So why haven't they hit it big in the U.S.?

Here's the problem: Americans are skeptical of new fitness trends. Why? Because the Shake Weight and 3 Minute Legs have turned fitness gadgets and inventions into fodder for SNL skits, which I must admit are hysterical...but aren't really helping Kangoo's cause. It's a shame because Kangoo Jumps inspire fitness with intrigue and recreation. They help people with running ailments experience injury-free running that can strengthen shins, weak spines and bad knees. Kangoo Jumps reportedly burn 20% more calories than running. I'm sure if you consistently use them for exercise they'll aid in weight loss as well as toned thighs and calves. The questions is, can you make the leap to try them? Personally, I think Kangoo Jumps are so bad they're good. Kangoos are a novelty that initially strike you as embarrassing--something you wouldn't be caught dead in. There's no denying it...they're over the top...and that's what makes you (and the Kardashian sisters) secretly want to try them until one day you find yourself joining forces with the rollerbladers and their crazy dance party in Central Park.

Fitness isn't just about lifting weights, it's about engaging in physical activity that generates good vibes. I've said it before and I'll say it again--laughing burns calories! We all need to take a day off from our posh gyms and celebrity workouts to try something bizarre and ridiculous. It's easy to get bored with our workout routines. You have to mix it up. Add some laughter and humility to your fitness lifestyle and don't be afraid to embrace trends like Kangoo Jumps. I love the fact that the Kardashian sisters Kangoo jumped together...looks like they had fun. Check out Boing with Kangoo, a Kangoo Jump class offered at Crunch. I haven't tried it yet but I'm hoping that my friends at Crunch will read this and invite me to a class...hey, a girl can dream can't she?

Official KangooJumps Website; For stylish KangooJumps check out Boing Fitness (prices range from $179 to $275)

 

Kardashian photo courtesy of PopSugar; Video courtesy of YouTube.

written by Bianca Jade a.k.a Mizzfit

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13 comments
aaron May 1st, 2010 6:51AM

Sorry but this looks like a broken ankle waiting to happen...

MizzFIT May 1st, 2010 8:25AM

Tried it. It's actually easier and even more fun that it looks. Most fun I've had working out in a long, long, long time!

MizzFIT May 1st, 2010 8:25AM

Perhaps it will come to STL soon and you and the family can try it out! Would you? It's kid safe and they love it!

nicolle kirk June 2nd, 2010 9:17AM

hi , my name is nicolle i also teach kangoo jumps in northumberland in england , its so up lifting the class loves it and schools .

MizzFIT June 2nd, 2010 9:31AM

Hi Nicolle,

It's so exciting to hear you teach a Kangoo Jumps class! I would love to hear more about it. What kind of music and routines do you use? Or, is your class more free style and improvised? Please check out my review on "Boing with Kangoo" taught by Mario Green. I'm sure he would also love to hear from you. He's making an impact here in the US with his dance party Kangoo classes!

http://mizzfit.com/view/post/boing_with_kangoo_dance_party_workout_with_bounce_taught_by_mario_green/

Please tell him I sent you and thanks so much for reaching out!

mizzFIT

Sylvia July 5th, 2010 4:38PM

I take a great Kangoo based boot camp class at AZ on the Rocks in Scottsdale, AZ. It's completely addicting; you miss a class and you WILL suffer from Kangoo withdrawals! Class info at: http://www.kangooclubarizona.com/

MizzFIT July 5th, 2010 5:13PM

Hi Sylvia!

Thanks for letting me know about this class. What's addicting about it? The music...the routine...the instructor? I'd love for you to list it under my best classes directory with a short description about why it rocks! Please link to the AZ directory here: http://mizzfit.com/get_motivated/classes/AZ/

I'll check out their website too. Thanks so much!

Dr. Stewart November 4th, 2010 10:23AM

I've never seen these before. What a fun way to work out! This looks great I'm going to have to check and see if there is a club in my area.

MizzFIT November 4th, 2010 1:52PM

Hi Dr. Stewart,

Definitely email Mario Green if you're looking for Kangoo classes in your area. He can definitely recommend a few locations where it's taught as he knows everything there is to know about the Kangoo movement! Check out my write-up on Mario by clicking the link below:

http://mizzfit.com/view/post/boing_with_kangoo_dance_party_workout_with_bounce_taught_by_mario_green/

-MizzFT

Pediatrician January 6th, 2011 3:59PM

These look like so much fun, but definitely something I would think twice about before going out in public! I'm a pretty clumsy person, so I'm scared I'd fall right on my face the moment I tried these on. If only they weren't so expensive I would buy a pair!

MizzFIT January 6th, 2011 9:23PM

I hear your fear but they're actually easier to stand and hop around in then you'd think. The more you move, the easier they are to figure out...but if you stand still, you might wobble a bit. I totally agree that the price is high and discouraging but you can always check out a Kangoo class and wear the boots provided. Let me know if you need help locating a Kangoo class in your area.

Thanks for commenting!
MizzFIT

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