when starting your bounce journey with us there are many questions to answer; what trampoline should I use? the ness trampoline, of course. which video should I start with? mastering fundamentals so you can nail the basics. however, one of the most common questions we get is whether to bounce barefoot or in sneakers. our advice? go with sneakers.
bouncing barefoot, and exercising without shoes in general, can be beneficial for a number of reasons, the main one being increasing the strength and stability of your feet and ankles. there are twenty-nine muscles associated with each foot and ankle, and bouncing barefoot gives these muscles an opportunity to stabilize your body on an unstable surface, which can improve balance, proprioception, and overall body awareness. because of this, you'll find that bouncing without shoes is recommended by many; however, it should be noted that this is often in reference to bouncing for wellness, rather than a fitness capacity. although we are not contesting the benefits of a shoeless bounce, we know our method is first and foremost fun, but also more dynamic, explosive and rigorous than other trampoline workouts. our bounce classes are created to quickly cover multiple planes of motion, change directions, and shift your weight; we believe to do this correctly, and most importantly safely, you need complete support for your feet. when moving quickly on the trampoline, while also learning a combination, it is difficult to make sure your feet and ankles are in alignment every time they hit the trampoline. wearing sneakers while you bounce will allow you to safely land, especially as you progress to more advanced movements such as off sides, rocks, and float kicks.