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March 19, 2012 9:23 AM
Hi guys,

I'm starting a kangoo jumps class tonight and I wanted to know how many calories I might burn in order to plan dinner, but I couldn't find any info in the exercise database.
Do you have any idea what kind of a burn I might expect? Or with what type of exercise I should replace it in my log?

thanks!

Oh, and is anyone doing kangoo? Is it worth it?
March 29, 2012 5:46 PM
oh my heck! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE KANGOOOOOOO!!! :]]
I heard you can burn up to 20 calories per minute, which is FREAKIN AWESOME!
good luck! you'll have to let me know how it went! :)
March 30, 2012 12:21 PM
What is Kangoo jumps?
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March 30, 2012 12:31 PM
I can only do like 10 minutes of kangaroo jumps. They're probably as intense as running up stairs..which there is a calorie entry for in the cardiovascular area.
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March 30, 2012 11:09 PM
Here's a link to it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwUiZrV3Py0

OMG that looks like SO MUCH FUN!
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March 30, 2012 11:16 PM
that looks like so much fun I want to try it
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March 30, 2012 11:17 PM
Best thing would be to wear a HRM if possible... One of my other MFP friends did this and entered it as high impact cardio. I still cant believe its apparently Australian but isnt in Australia yet as far as I know!
Edited by Peta22 On March 30, 2012 11:32 PM
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March 30, 2012 11:29 PM
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I still cant believe its apparently Australuan but isnt in Australia yet as far as I know!


I don't think it's Australian. But it's definitely not here.
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March 30, 2012 11:32 PM
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I still cant believe its apparently Australian but isnt in Australia yet as far as I know!


I don't think it's Australian. But it's definitely not here.


Ohhh - I was going off the Youtube title saying 'Australian Master Trainer'...
Edited by Peta22 On March 30, 2012 11:33 PM
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March 30, 2012 11:35 PM
I've never heard of it before, but after watching that video...WHERE CAN I FIND A CLASS?! :P
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March 30, 2012 11:37 PM
I bought a pair a few years ago. Just started using them for walking videos. It's a tad heavier than sports shoes and at a slightly lower pace. I believe you do lose a lot more calories--i have a heart rate monitor but haven't measured them against it yet. Will have to do that soon. But my feet feel like lead after a while. Only problem with using them indoors is near head collisions with the ceiling fans. It takes a little getting used to when you first try them on because of the rockiing and balance motion. But once you get them hang of them, they're really fun!
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March 30, 2012 11:46 PM
That looks like SO much fun! I want some of those boots!
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June 12, 2012 3:12 PM
How FUN!! I want some! :)
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June 17, 2012 8:30 PM
it's actually originated in Switzerland, they've been playing around with them for 15 years!
June 17, 2012 8:31 PM
IF YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA I KNOW WHERE YOU CAN TAKE CLASSES THAT INCLUDE THE RENTAL. JUST MESSAGE ME ON HERE :D
June 23, 2012 9:17 AM
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IF YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA I KNOW WHERE YOU CAN TAKE CLASSES THAT INCLUDE THE RENTAL. JUST MESSAGE ME ON HERE :D


I live in West Palm Beach, and I know there is a class near me, but I would like to buy a pair. Is there a place to purchase them locally? or do you have to buy them online?
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June 23, 2012 9:21 AM
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Edited by beachlover317 On June 23, 2012 9:23 AM
June 27, 2012 3:25 PM
Waiting for my to be delivered... TODAY!!!
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July 3, 2012 6:18 AM
http://shop.kangoojumps.com/

I'm getting ready to put mine on and play "Just Dance!"
September 4, 2012 6:13 PM
I took a Kangoo class for free in February of 2012, and I haven't missed a scheduled week since then! My heart rate has never been as high as it is when working out in the boots. I only miss class if I positively have to because it's so much FUN.

After a few months of renting the boots, my husband and I bought pairs of our own. I've taken them running a few times, they make running less boring. Make sure you wear headphones when you run in them, because everyone who sees you wants to stop you and talk to you about them.

I love my boots, they are pink and black. :)
January 23, 2013 1:52 PM
I own a pair of all Black Kangoo Boots, I did Fall off the wagon, a bit but getting back into IT as i start my 90 day Challenge..! Good to know I can enter this as High Impact Cardio !!

Anyone who has the chance, to try this out.. lets do it.. Its Fun and Enjoyable..!
July 30, 2013 4:33 PM
They're actually from Sion, Switzerland. The Europeans have been making prototypes of these since the 80's. Kangoos have been in existence since the 90's.
You do burn more calories. It's a great work out but I have yet to find at what rate calories are burned. I would say it is depending on what you're doing in these shoes. Are you walking, lightly jogging, long stride jogging, aerobics, straight jumping jacks etc.
I went for a walk yesterday and it felt as tho the exertion was the same as if I were lightly jogging - but with no impact on joints!! yay!
August 25, 2013 12:19 PM
Idk how many calories tho how many do u burn in a minute
April 10, 2014 4:43 PM
i took a kangoo class the other day and i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!! it is soooo worth it
April 10, 2014 4:46 PM
i am inn NY and here they have them at NYHRC (ny health and raquet club)

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