It’s World Osteoporosis Day on October 20 and there’s no better way to start looking after your bones than joining a Bounce Fitness Classes.

Osteoporosis is a health condition that weakens bones making them fragile and easier to break. Having strong bones is really important for long-term health and well-being. Bounce is a fitness class on a mini trampoline and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Bouncing, or rebounding as it’s often called helps release osteoblasts that aid the formation of new bones. Bones are living tissues that get stronger when we use them. As we get older, from late thirties onwards our bone tissue starts to naturally decrease. Therefore leaving us at risk of osteoporosis and broken bones.

Bounce fitness is a great weight-bearing exercise, which will help strengthen your bones. Not only that but it’s great fun too. Bounce also helps improve your balance, which means you’re less prone to falls, therefore decreasing the risk of broken bones. It’s also kind on your joints, as the trampoline absorbs 87% of the impact. Menopause is another milestone for bone health. Decreasing oestrogen levels mean lower bone density. The loss of bone density means reduced bone strength and a greater risk of breaks.

Attendee Katie said, “I love Bounce! It’s a great form of exercise and I’ve made lifelong friends too. I suffer from Coeliac Disease, which puts me at greater risk of developing Osteoporosis. Coming to Bounce means I know I’m doing my best to keep my bones healthy”.

The classes take place twice a week at Christ Church Hall, North Street, in Exmouth (opposite the police station) on a Monday 6.30pm - 7.30pm and on Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm. New attendees get their first class free.

 For more information on our classes, please check out our Facebook page, Bounce Exmouth book your first free class please call Angela on 07492 750156.