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Shake It Up: Trampoline Aerobics, And The Old-Fashioned Thrill Of Jumping High

I love routine. I eat the same breakfast everyday, and relish my trips every summer to the same cottage in Wellfleet I’ve been to for over 40 years.

Exercise is no different. Since I’ve had kids, it’s basically running and yoga, and for me, it’s the perfect regimen. (I’m going to my 30th high school reunion this month thinner than I was in high school. ‘Nuff said.) Still, I’m aware in some abstract sense that a little change, sometimes, is good.

Trampoline aerobics have been on my mind for over a year. I kept meaning to check out the classes at SkyZone, an indoor trampoline park in Boston but have conveniently found one excuse after another not to go (it’s a schlep, it’s not Zen, it’s risky, etc.)

Yesterday though, I did something different. Pushed by our new Shake It Up series, and the prevailing exercise wisdom that trying something outside your comfort zone forces your body and mind to stretch in healthy ways, I ventured to Hyde Park, to experience SkyRobics, which is basically an aerobics class on a trampoline.

Jumping, it turns out, is really, really fun.

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