In the latter case, you essentially fall forward, land lightly on your hands and then jump back into a standing position with the bungee. I am led into the larger of the two studio rooms, where in fact around 10 intrepid women are strapped into straps that are attached to thick bungee cords hanging from the ceiling and look as if they were about to shoot an elaborate stunt scene for an action movie. She was planning to launch bungee when she opened Pop Fit last May, but upgrading the space, which had been vacant for 12 years, took so long that she had to postpone training. Pop Fit has now completed its bungee workout, and DeFilippis says the studio is taking time out from the format (spending several eight-hour days on this device is likely to make you feel a bit sore) before the pop-up classes start next week.

Which muscles does bungee fitness train?

The dance sequences in bungee classes help you activate your stabilizing muscles to shift your weight from one side of your body to the other while working against the resistance of the cord. Paige, a former professional Broadway dancer, claims to be the first to bring bungee workouts to the US. The advantage of being attached to a bungee cord is that it is a low-impact workout and is easy on the joints when lunges, squats and jumps are incorporated into the routine. Paige and Piskin say the bungees reduce the pressure you can put on unstable joints when you’re using weights, running, or doing HIIT workouts.