NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitness Expert Mario Godiva Green has brought the latest fitness trend, Kangoo Jumps ("KJ's), to New York City. KJ's are futuristic-looking bouncing shoes that people are running, jumping, and working out in all over the city. They burn more calories when compared to certain other fitness activities, constantly engage your core, take pressure off your knees, back, and other joints, and, most importantly, they make workouts fun.
Kangoo Jump shoes are based on rebounding, a type of exercise known to have numerous health benefits*, from weight loss to strengthening the heart. Combined with a patented Impact Protection System, Kangoo Jumps can reduce the impact from running by up to 80 percent.** In addition, runners have experienced an increase in endurance by 18.3 percent***.
"KJ's are the perfect cure for people who are bored with their workouts and are looking for something exciting and innovative," said fitness expert Mario Godiva Green. "In addition, people who haven't been able to run due to bad knees or joint problems are now able to in low-impact Kangoo Jumps."
Kangoo Jumps have been bouncing through New York City via Kangoo Nation, a grass roots fitness movement, not affiliated with any corporate gym, that incorporates KJ's into "flash mob style" outdoor/indoor dance classes, extreme runs, and other events. All classes, runs, and events are free to consumers who own a pair of Kangoo Jumps. For those who don't own a pair, they can RSVP on the website and try – for free – one of several pairs that are brought to each class/run/event. Kangoo Nation's mission is simple; participants meet up, dance, run, play, and jump – all in the name of fitness. Kangoo Nation is a community of fun fitness enthusiasts from all walks of life, with different body types and fitness capacities, who support one other.
To become a part of Kangoo Nation, one must see the participants in the field, be referred by someone already in the Nation, or go to the website and join the mailing list. For more information on this high-energy, low-impact fitness workout, visit www.kangoonationnyc.com.
About Mario Godiva Green
Mario Godiva Green is a fitness expert living in New York City. With over eight years experience, he privately trains in addition to teaching fitness classes in New York City at various health clubs. Green has appeared on many national and local television shows, travels and presents at many conventions and dance festivals, and was a presenter at the 2009 Kangoo Jumps International Fitness festival in Benidorm, Spain. For more information about Mario Godiva Green, visit www.mariothetrainer.com/about.
*Jumping for Health by Dr. Morton Walker, The Miracles of Rebound Exercise by Albert Carter - American Institute of Reboundology..... www.kangoojumps.com/doc1138.htm
**University of Nevada Impact Study, Jason Vance, John A. Mercer, www.kangoojumps.com/doc1118.htm
***University of British Columbia Study, Dr. Jack Taunton, www.kangoojumps.com/doc1122.htm
SOURCE Mario Godiva Green