STUDIO SPOTLIGHT - SKY FIT AT SKY ZONE
Finding ways to make fitness fun and enjoyable so you actually go can be challenging at times, but when places like Sky Zone exist, they make it pretty damn easy. I can honestly say I felt very connected to my childhood and had the biggest smile on my face the whole time I was in there. I participated in gymnastics as a kid and it felt like I was right back in that moment, carefree and daring to say the least.
Sky Zone is located in four areas of the GTA including, Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan, and Whitby. The facility is unique in the sense that it has a little bit everything for everyone. There are the obvious open trampolines for anyone to jump on (this is actually where the SkyFit class takes place), the foam pit where you can jump without fear or worry (this was hands down my favourite part), as well as more closed off, private trampoline areas for groups and other activities. It is the perfect place to bring the kids or even enjoy a ladies night out with guaranteed laughs.
SkyFit is a relatively new addition to the facility which has been designed to connect both fitness and fun together. This fitness class has a focus on calisthenics, core exercises and strength-building aerobics. It is a very dynamic, effective, and active workout that is guaranteed to get you using muscle groups you forgot you had. The classes are relatively smaller in size allowing you to receive additional one on one help from the instructor when needed. I found this to be a great asset as I had some questions and fears that I needed assistance with, especially in the beginning.
The classes are designed to burn up to 1000 calories in an hour and you can work at your own pace depending on your comfort level and desired intensity. We moved between the trampolines and some additional band and floor work, used a TRX and battle ropes, and definitely got our sweat on. There was some room for improvement with regards to a proper warm up for the wrists and ankles as I found mine to feel quite soar after some of the more explosive movements. I’ll chalk that up to a first timers mistake though as I did see some other class participants doing their own joint warm up before the class began. Consider this your heads up!
Overall the class was fun, unique, and challenged some of my fears and reservations that many of us can have as adults. Once you fully immerse yourself in the experience I can guarantee you will feel like a kid again and there truly is nothing like that feeling. If you are interested in trying out a class, you can use the code SZSWEAT50 for 50% off your first visit at any of the following four locations:
@szmississauga Sky Zone Mississauga https://goo.gl/4dMYYH
@skyzone_toronto Sky Zone Toronto https://goo.gl/aCh3HW
@skyzonevaughan Sky Zone Vaughan https://goo.gl/H8N13p
@skyzonewhitby Sky Zone Whitby https://goo.gl/ZL8ADW