WCCO’s Kylie Bearse Tries Out New Bungee Fitness Class


SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS JUST MELT AWAY AND CLEAR OUT. WE WILL HAVE A LITTLE MORE OF THAT TODAY. IT IS SOMETHING BABIES GET A KICK OUT OF AND NOW ADULTS CAN. THERE IS A NEW BUNGEE CLASS. KYLIE IS LIVE AT AVERY FITNESS IN MINNETONKA. Reporter: THIS IS UNLIKE ANYTHING I’VE EVER DONE BEFORE. I AM ACTUALLY ATTACHED TO A BUNGEE. I AM IN THE HARNESS, AND IT FEELS LIKE I WILL FLOAT AWAY AND JUMP AWAY. IT IS A FUN EXPERIENCE. WE HAVE CHRISTINE WITH US. EXPLAINED WHAT I AM IN. Reporter: — YOU ARE DOING FLY BUNGEE THIS MORNING WHICH IS A BUNGEE FITNESS WORKOUT. YOU WILL BE ATTACHED TO A HARNESS WITH THE BUNGEE’S AT YOUR BACK AND WILL DO SOME RUNNING AND JUMPING AND FLIPPING AND FLYING AND SLEEPING. YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD CARDIO WORKOUT AT THE END. WE ARE THE ONLY FITNESS CENTER IN THE MIDWEST TO DO THIS. Reporter: WHAT HAS THE REACTION BEEN? SUPER EXCITED. WE CAN’T MAKE ENOUGH OF THESE CLASSES ON THE SCHEDULE. Reporter: WHO IS THIS FOR? IS IT FOR PEOPLE WITH THE CIRCUS BACKGROUND? [ LAUGHTER ] JUST PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. IT IS DEFINITELY CARDIO. WHAT YOU GET OUT OF THIS IS A LOT OF RUNNING, SOME PUSH-UPS AND RUNNING, REALLY LOW-IMPACT. THAT IS THE KEY. THE BUNGEE’S ARE LIFTING YOU UP, SO YOU GET ASSISTED IN EVERY MOVE. IT IS A LOT OF FUN BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE THE EXTRA IMPACT THAT YOU HAVE ON A TREADMILL. YOU STILL GET ALL THE CARDIOVASCULAR BENEFITS. WE HAVE SOME INSTRUCTORS. THIS IS MUCH HARDER THAN IT LOOKS, I THINK, BUT ONCE YOU GET THE HANG OF IT, IT IS REALLY FUN. WE HAVE AMY WITH US. SHE WILL WALK US THROUGH. WE START WITH THE SUPERMAN LEAP. Reporter: WE GO TO THE EDGE, THEN WE JUST LEAN. WE PUT THE ONE LEG DOWN. THEN WE RUN AND JUMP. [ LAUGHTER ] YAY! [ LAUGHTER ] I PUT ONE UP? THIS IS INCREDIBLE. WOW. AT AN ANGLE. ALL I KEPT GOING. [ LAUGHTER ] — OH, I KEPT GOING. [ LAUGHTER ] ARCHING UP. Reporter: AMAZING. IT IS SO MUCH FUN! THIS IS SO MUCH FUN. IT IS AVAILABLE, WE WILL PUT THE INFORMATION UP. YOU CAN TELL I’M OUT OF BREATH, BUT IT IS SO COOL. I AM TOLD YOU GET USED TO IT, BUT IT IS UP THERE. WE ARE DEALING WITH IT. THAT LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN. Reporter: IT IS. YOU ARE FLYING! YOU CAN JUST SIT DOWN AND GET BACK UP. [ LAUGHTER ] THAT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD WORKOUT. EVERY NEW YEAR, WE HEAR STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE WORKING ON A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT WEIRD. YOU ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE TREADMILL. YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT. KYLIE IS DOING SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT. YOU ARE AT THE AVIARY BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS. THIS LOOKS SUPER FUN. Reporter: THIS IS SO MUCH FUN. WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING AROUND WITH IT ALL MORNING. WHAT IS KIND OF COOL ABOUT THE DOUBLE ONCE, MY FEET DON’T EVEN TOUCH THE GROUND. WE HAVE CHRISTINE WITH US. I’M ALREADY RUNNING OUT OF BREATH FROM JUST A BIT OF BOUNCING. THIS IS THE AVIARY. TELL US ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING. SO YOU ARE ATTACHED TO SOME BUNGEE CORDS. WHAT WE ARE DOING IS CALLED ACRO BUNGEE. THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO JUMP VERY HIGH AND DO FLIPS AND DO THINGS WHERE YOU ARE FLOATING STRAIGHT ACROSS IN THE AIR. YOU COULD ALSO MAYBE DO SOME HANDSTAND MOVES. Reporter: I CALL THIS A SNEAKY WORK OUT BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU’RE OUT OF BREATH. HOW DID YOU EVEN FIND THIS? IT’S ONLY IN A COUPLE SPOTS. IT’S THE ONLY ONE IN THE ENTIRE MIDWEST. IT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME IN THE CIRCUS. PART OF WHAT WE DO AT THE AVIARY IS CIRCUS RELATED. I WENT OUT AND LEARNED TO DO IT ON THE WEST COAST AND DECIDED TO BRING IT TO THE TWIN CITIES. IT IS A CARDIOVASCULAR WORKOUT. IT IS A HECK OF A LOT OF FUN. IT TAKES THE WORK OUT OF WORKOUT. FOUR WALK ME THROUGH. WE WILL DO SOME LIGHT JUMPING AND BOUNCING. PULL WITH YOUR HANDS AND PUSH WITH YOUR FEET. YOU CAN TRAVEL FORWARD AND BACKWARDS DOING THE SAME THING. Reporter: [ LAUGHTER ] THIS IS SUCH A FUN TIME. ALEX IS DOING A LITTLE BIT MORE BACK THERE THAN I AM DOING. HE IS DOING PUSH-UPS ON IT. [ LAUGHTER ] WE WILL TRY TO GET YOU INTO THAT LOVELY MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. I WILL BRING YOU BACK TO CENTER. WE WILL HAVE YOU PUT YOUR HANDS ABOVE YOUR HEAD AND FLOAT FORWARD INTO THAT LOVELY MISSION IMPOSSIBLE POSE. THERE IT IS, ENGAGING THE ENTIRE BODY IN THE PLANK. Reporter: JASON AND KIM WERE TAKING THEIR SWEET TIME TO TOSSED ME. I SAID I AM IN A PLANK POSITION HERE. [ LAUGHTER ] WHAT WE WILL DO IS TRY TO TAKE YOU DOWN INTO A HANDSTAND. WE WILL GO FORWARD AGAIN, SAME PLANK POSITION AND YOU TAKE IT ALL THE WAY OVER. THEN YOU WILL BOUNCE IT OFF OF YOUR FINGERTIPS. THERE IT IS. THEN SHE COMES ALL THE WAY AROUND. [ LAUGHTER ] Reporter: CAN ANYONE DO THIS? FULL DISCLOSURE, I’VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN MY LIFE. IT IS AGES 12 AND UP AND WE HAVE A LOT OF 50 YEAR OLD’S AND OLDER. IT IS REALLY CARDIO INTENSIVE, BUT YOU DON’T NOTICE IT. YOU ARE HAVING TOO MUCH FUN. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE WILL PUT ALL THE INFORMATION ON WCCO.COM/LINKS . VERY NICE. LOOK AT THAT. THAT IS ALL CORE. WE HAVE ANOTHER 35 MINUTES. IF YOU COULD JUST HOLD THAT FOR THE REST OF THE SHOW. [ LAUGHTER ] WE SHOULD TELL PEOPLE FOR SAFETY REASONS THEY HAVE A WEIGHT LIMIT ON THAT? Reporter: IS THERE WEIGHT LIMIT? YES.

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