Ness Tips: Transitioning to Bounce Advanced

When making this choice, it’s important to remember that bouncing is not a race

Bounce is without question the most fun you can have doing cardio and somehow, deciding to move from bounce intermediate to bounce advanced can feel like such a daunting transition. When making this choice, it’s important to remember that bouncing is not a race. In fact it’s not even a marathon. It’s a journey that’s specific to you, with peaks and valleys, turns, and changes in speed that will keep you endlessly physically and mentally engaged. 

Though our bounce intermediate classes are designed to prepare you for bounce advanced, our advanced offerings can present new challenges that may take some getting used to no matter how ready you feel. With that in mind, we are always here to offer guidance. Below are a few tips to keep in mind as you enter the bounce advanced phase of your journey. 

Pick your battles: The two main challenges you’ll be faced with in bounce advanced classes are, more intricate choreography and an increase in speed. If you find that these things are difficult for you as you get acquainted with this new category, you are not alone. Instead of trying to do everything perfectly on your first couple of tries, choose to conquer one hurdle at a time. We know it can be frustrating to be off the beat, or to skip a move or two, but trust us on this one. Allowing yourself to focus on either speed OR coordination, will familiarize your body with these new challenges more effectively. 

Repeat combinations: If you’re joining us on the ness digital, enjoy the convenience of on demand and try the same class a few times in a row. Feel free to try this for any class that feels a little extra spicy, but it’s an especially helpful tool as you move into bounce advanced. One of the trickiest elements of our advanced classes is the transitions between moves, mainly because we’re giving you less time to think about what comes next. By repeating the same class multiple times, not only are you giving yourself the chance to return with fresh focus for another try, but the movement won’t feel as foreign since your muscles have already done it before.

Give yourself grace: This one, is by far the most important tip. Enjoy your failures. Let them be celebrated as an avenue for growth instead of shrouded in shame or negativity. In any part of your bounce journey, but especially as you're pushing yourself to move in more difficult ways, drop the expectations that you have for yourself and treat yourself with kindness. Putting unrealistic pressure on your movement practice takes the fun out of it, and if you’re not having fun you’ll be less likely to stick with your routine.

All this is to say, whether you’ve been bouncing for two months or two years, there’s no rush to make the shift into bounce advanced. It will be there for you when you’re ready. If you do decide to give bounce advanced a try, don’t go in expecting perfection from day one. We designed it to be a challenge, even if you take our advice and complete at least 20 other bounce classes before you go for it. Treat yourself with respect and allow yourself to ease into this new chapter of your movement; the more you do that, the more you’ll love it.

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