By Ansley Bourn and Jennifer Prins
(Left to right) Ansley Bourn, Lawanda Brokenborough, and Jennifer Prins.
A new workout has bounced its way into Atlanta, and we couldn’t wait to try it. What make Kangoo Club Atlanta’s classes unique are their signature Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, which provide a low-impact cardio workout.
Once we arrived for our Kangoo Power Class we immediately began to get adjusted to the spherical shoes. Susie, a fellow classmate and Kangoo Jumps veteran, offered the tip to always wear long socks to help protect your shins from the shoes. The extra pair she lent Jennifer turned out to be a lifesaver.
Our class instructor, LaWanda Brokenborough, walked us through the correct way to stand in these new-fangled shoes. They take a second to get used to. It’s important to get your balance adjusted, since you will be using it throughout the entire class to work your core and lower body. Before we started the choreography LaWanda made sure to show us how to run, bounce and use the shoes to our advantage. The music, instructor, class participants and exercise all created the ideal atmosphere for a true high-energy workout. You will march, run, hop, squat, dance a little, and even use the weight of the shoes throughout the hour.
Be ready to move constantly with this class! This fun workout had us both working up a sweat. LaWanda did a great job with choreographing the dances and including beginner, intermediate and advanced moves. We’d never done anything like this before, and will definitely be going back again!
Kangoo Jumps shoe work on the mat.
Head to Kangoo Club Atlanta’s website to find a full schedule of classes at rotating locations, reserve shoes ahead of time, find information to help you figure out your correct shoe size, and learn how to purchase a pair of Kangoo Jumps for yourself to take on the road! We’ve heard people are now running the Peachtree Road Race in them!