Well, she was right. Fast forward to Sunday the 6th of February 2022, and there I was – bouncing on stage at the Maslow Hotel in front of 117 people in-person, and hundreds more online, breaking a national and African record for the BIGGEST rebounding event EVER held in Africa to-date.
I have been a fitness professional for over 20 years, and I am still passionate as ever about changing lives and making an impact. So, when I say that our record-breaking bounti Marathon at the Maslow was one absolutely breath-taking dream come true, I’m not exaggerating. What a monumental moment in my career! I’ve always wanted to see so many different, beautiful people celebrating a modality that changed my life so impactfully.
Rebounding truly is a miracle exercise that continues to inspire me every day. The most rewarding aspect of doing what I do, is that it doesn’t only benefit me. Every day, I get to hear the most amazing testimonials about how rebounding has changed the lives of so many other peopleout there. Actually seeing so many of you experiencing this amazing exercise modality at our bounti Marathon was absolutely surreal. Seriously, when I wasn’t tearing up I thought I was dreaming!
And, what an event it was! I kicked us off with a warm-up, with Lisa G. subsequently joining me for a HIIT session. Next was Tertia D. with some bounti Beat & Burn, and Steph with a sculpt / rebounding Pilates session. Cait did some more dance, and Meg spiced it up with some super-fun Afro Fusion. Tertia and I even did a routine with me on a rebounder, and her wearing our new bounti BOOTS! We ended off with such a special, calming BOGA cool-down with Yogi Paige.
One of the most inspiring aspects of this marathon was the fact that there was such a diverse crowd bouncing. Absolutely everyone was there – from rebounding fanatics to those who had never bounced before, from social media influencers to stay-at-home moms. It was extraordinary to see so many of you, all of different shapes, sizes and colours. Our marathon really did live up to South Africa’s proud title as the “The Rainbow Nation”.
And how funky you all looked, kitted out in your neon outfits, legwarmers and head bands – what a fun theme the 80s was, with a ‘groovy’ playlist to match.
To those of you bouncing in our Body Kind athleisure, we want you to know that we saw you, we appreciate your support and you all looked incredibly stylish.
Post workout, no tummy was left grumbling! Thank you to the Maslow for providing such delicious breakfast snack packs and green smoothies for a well-deserved, nutritious meal after burning so many calories. Thank you to those of you who also ‘popped’ into our Pop-Up Shop to purchase some stylish athleisure among our other products.
Even though so much time has passed since the event, it’s still surreal to think that we pulled it off and broke a national record. Of course, I couldn’t have done it alone.
Special thanks to our talented, hard-working team of instructors, who are just as passionate about rebounding as I am, and each represent the bounti brand so well. Thank you to my incredible bounti family for all the sacrifice, hard work and elbow grease that went into organising and executing this event. Thank you so much to Biogen and Discovery Vitality for being such amazing partners, and the Maslow Hotel in Sandton for hosting us so hospitably.
Most importantly, thank you to each one of you who showed up and bounced your hearts out with us for 2 hours, both in person and online. We could not have broken this record without you, and we appreciate all of your love and support. We can’t wait for next time to be even bigger and even better!"