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JUL 2016

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24 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.16 My ftness routine lacks pizzazz: I run lots of miles in cotton T-shirts sans Fitbit, do yoga on DVD, swim laps at the YMCA pool. One Wednesday morning I plunge into unknown territory at a St. Matthews ftness "boutique" called B.YOU, where about 20 very nice, very beautiful ladies in Lululemon stand on mini trampolines ready to bounce for an hour. Butterfies torment my gut. Will I bounce into the springs and tumble off in a heap of broken ankles and ribs? But mostly I am relieved that I opted to switch out my gray tee with holes in it for a more respectable workout top. And I'm really glad I recently had my chaotic eyebrows done. The eyebrows and muscle tone here are ferce. (A former contestant of the show Survivor is stationed two trampolines over.) The class is called B.Bounce, the brainchild of Rashna Carmicle and her business partner, Stephanie Bristow. It's a sweaty hour of choreographed moves — kickboxing, dancing, booty drops, scissor kicks, core strengthening — on a THE BIT forestspringshc.com A BIT TO DO trampoline. (Empty your bladder before class, folks.) Carmicle, who stands petite and lean with a brunette bun that hovers like a bonnet, leads the class with a cheerleader's verve. "Find your energy!" she calls out as the bounces fall fat and tired faces droop. She got the idea for this class on a two-day ftness bender in New York. "We took, like, eight classes in two days," she says. Carmicle and Bristow's goal was to fnd and share the latest ftness offerings to women in Louisville. After class, Carmicle lists the many benefts to bouncing — increased oxygen capacity, increased metabolism, less stress on your joints. I can report my hind parts were fairly sore the next day. Thumbs up for that. And you can't deny the joy of jumping, even when warped by a calorie-burning quest. Fair warning, though: Hot ftness trends aren't cheap. You can purchase a package of fve classes for $95. Or, if you're ready to commit, a one-year membership to B.YOU (which has another location in Springhurst) will cost $138 per month. — AM Photo by Amber Estes Theineman

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