Boogie Bounce debuts at London StreetGames Festival
31 July 2015
Boogie Bounce will be promoting the benefits of exercise to youngsters in disadvantaged communities when it joins in the fun at the London StreetGames Festival.
Organised by sports charity StreetGames, the free one-day event takes place in the Copper Box Arena at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Tuesday, August 4. Around 1,500 young people aged 12+ from London and the South East are expected to attend.
An innovative exercise programme that uses a mini trampoline in low impact routines choreographed to inspiring, chart-topping music, Boogie Bounce provides the basis of a sustainable fitness regime for people of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Personal trainer and Boogie Bounce founder Jenny Belcher says: “Boogie Bounce is a non-competitive group activity, which is all about having fun while exercising, and it’s creating a real buzz up and down the country.
“We’re delighted to be taking part in the London StreetGames Festival to help champion fitness and wellbeing among children and young people.”
Jenny established the Boogie Bounce concept in 1996, but the programme really began to take off in May 2014, when she suffered a serious knee injury. Taking control of her rehabilitation, Jenny decided not to undergo complex surgery to reconstruct her anterior cruciate ligament and has bounced back to fitness – literally.
A T-bar stabiliser handle fitted to the mini trampoline allows the mat to be used as a resistance tool. Boogie Bounce therefore provides an excellent cardiovascular work out. Meanwhile, people gain the confidence to execute a variety of different moves without the fear of falling.
Today, there are 250 Boogie Bounce instructors throughout the UK and 14,000 people attend classes every week.