That’s not to say it doesn’t get boring sometimes. Enter: LEKfit, the part-cardio, part-sculpting workoutcreated by former Tracy Anderson trainer Lauren E. Kleban. All I knew going in was that Busy Phillips does it daily and got extra toned in the process. Not to mention, a few other celebs like Michelle Williams and Mandy Moore frequent the $25 class, too. That was enough to pique my interest.
I also found out that there were mini trampolines, or rebounders, involved. I can’t even remember the last time I was on a trampoline—it had to have been back in high school in the heyday of my cheerleading hobby. I also had an inkling that this class was a dance cardio scenario, which made me extremely nervous. I’m more of a Pilates, walk-on-the-treadmill type of girl.
Needless to say, I was eager to see what it was all about.
I arrived to the studio with one of my coworkers in tow (pro tip: Workouts are more fun with a friend who’s equally as new to it). When we arrived to the minimalistic white studio, which you might recognize from Busy’s Instagram stories), the environment was cozy, welcoming and I felt oddly at home.
When she dialed up the music, the bouncing commenced. I immediately felt like a fish out of water. Trying to land within the small circumference of the rebounder felt like a joke. I was sure I was going to fall off mid-jump or break an ankle. Thank god I maintained my balance, but it did take all of my focus—and core engagement—to do so. It’s work, but being on a trampoline doesn’t just add novelty to an oftentimes mundane workout—it was fun, too. I felt like a kid again.
Lastly, was what seemed to be everyone’s favorite part: the cool-down (but this was not your typical stretching exercises). Lauren started freestyle dancing, encouraging us to jump in. At first, I was so self-conscious, but I played along. Even though I was far from mimicking her rhythm, I got into it. Lauren’s energy was so contagious that letting go and having fun just felt easy.
Dare I say: I actually had a blast working out.