Put a spring back into your step courtesy of a little Boogie Bounce

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Do you remember how much fun it was to trampoline when you were a kid? Well Islander Sophie Macdonald is inviting you to bounce around again.

Sophie is going to be showing us how to Boogie Bounce Xtreme from November 18th at Stornoway’s Sea Angling Club.

Boogie Bounce Xtreme is a complete exercise programme on a mini trampoline, with a safety bar, choreographed to chart topping inspiring music which includes an extremely effective cardio section, and a really powerful bums, tums and thighs section too.

So fun and exercise combined - a great draw for all of us looking to shape up before the Christmas party season gets into full swing.

Boogie Bounce Xtreme is the latest fitness craze sweeping the mainland and instructor Sophie found out about it from her contacts.

She said: “I wanted to do something different that nobody else was offering and through contacts and searching online I found the Boogie Bounce and started training.

“It is really popular on the mainland - the latest fitness craze - all the moves are aerobic and good for the core and toning and very good for cellulite!”

She added: “It’s low impact, so really good for anyone with knee problems, in fact it all started because the founder had had a bad accident and hurt her knee and that is how she came up with the idea.

“Any ages can do it, I’m also hoping to set up a children’s class and older people’s classes at some point. It’s fun for everyone, even if it’s only a chance for you to get out and meet new people.”

There are 10 spaces available in each class and you have to book your slot ahead to secure your trampoline, but you pay as you would at a drop in session with £5 for each class.

And with the possibility of burning off between 600 and 800 calories per session this exercise regime will soon whip you into shape, in fact studies by NASA scientists show that bouncing around on a mini trampoline is 68% more effective than jogging.

Boogie Bounce Xtreme is a bit like dancing with intervals of fun-sounding moves like frogging and stomping, as well as the usual jumping and bouncing.

The mat of the mini trampoline is used as a resistance tool which makes the whole programme two to three times more effective than a normal everyday aerobics class.

Sophie has already had many bookings for her classes which will take place on Wednesday evening from 6.30 to 7.30pm and 7.30 to 8.30pm; on Thursday from 6 to 7pm and 7 to 8pm; on Friday mornings at 9.30 to 10.30 and Saturdays from 10 to 11am.

To find out more contact her via Facebook page Boogie Bounce Xtreme Isle of Lewis.