Voices of bungypump
Bungy Pump poles are a fantastic option for anyone who enjoys a meditative walk, but would like the benefit of a proper work out. You can feel how hard your muscles have been working the next day! They are simple to use as well as very light and convenient. They are also great for walking and talking with friends. I had never heard of BungyPump’s before, and am thrilled to have been introduced to them.
Needeya Islam, Australia
My life has been challenged with problems regarding my forearms since the early 90's, which I have had surgery for on six occasions. The last surgery I went through was in the winter of 2011, after that I decided to cope with work life and create a better quality of life for myself. The years had left their mark and the weight gain was now a problem, I had left the category plump and stabilized a presence among the overweight category. A great opportunity arose when I heard of BungyPump, whose unique ability and construction gave a smooth and friction free motion when pressing down the poles, where the built-in suspension and resistance removed the harsh impact from when the poles hit the ground. Said and done, a visit to a sports shop and I was now the proud owner of a 4 kilos BungyPump training poles. The turning point came in 2012, with a phone call on a cold winter day in February that gave me reason to start my journey with my newly bought poles. My friend had to lose weight, around 15 kilos, and I needed to improve my physical strength after my surgery. The first training sessions were extremely tough. There were many times I just wanted to throw the poles away, but shame on those who give up. In late March I was noticeably much stronger than before and could now manage to press down the poles completely and hold against the resistance more often than before. The next turning point was when I purchased a scale and it showed me a weight of 76.8 kilos. Now even more focus was put on training with the poles, and many kilos were about to be fought off. I scheduled about four to five workouts per week in my calendar, and all the way up to midsummer I made an effort to train with my 4 kilos poles. I then allowed myself to have a period of less exercise and more focus on enjoying the summer and the sun, and took walks when I had the desire. In August I resumed training at full capacity, now using the 6 kilos poles that I had received on my 40th birthday from my family. The training sessions were just as many now as they were before, and I began to alternate my walking routes to significantly more challenging alternatives, being more difficult and including more inclines and hills. Despite the weather conditions I was out exercising, and as the weeks went by the numbers on the scale went down. In December of 2012 I had reached my goal weight of 53 kilos. After 10 months of training and becoming 24 kilos lighter, I feel amazingly much healthier. Since I reached my goal I have continued to train with BungyPump about 3-4 times a week and to this day I am at my goal weight. The problems I had with my arms are significantly reduced today, I am no longer addicted to eating pills for my pain and I feel very happy that I can now ride a bike again, which I have not been able to do since the problems occurred. Even my asthma is significantly easier to medicate when it is in a much better condition today. Overall the poles have become a part of my life and they have really meant that I have become healthier and helped me improve my quality of life to a level I never thought was possible.
Pernilla Johansson Wallin, Stockholm 2013
My name is Birgitta Hultgren, I turned 65 this year and this is my experience from using BungyPump. I've lived a good life but had too much stress over a long period of time. This came to have major consequences for my future health. In 2000 everything came crashing down, my body couldn’t keep up anymore, infections appeared constantly and I became bedridden for a number of years. One night in 2003 when I was laying in bed about to sleep, I turned around and suddenly my heart began to rush and beat unevenly - my heart rate was at 100/140 beats/min and my breathing at 30/min. Since then there have been many problems with my heart fibrillation and I’ve gone through four heart operations. Last summer I did no longer get as it’s called “episodes” of fibrillation, but it became chronically ie constant without any breaks. This meant that I couldn’t physically move very much because it resulted in difficulty breathing. In the beginning of summer of this year I was with a good friend who told me about BungyPump. I noticed that she had great posture and had gotten some very good looking upper arms, and she told me how great she thought BungyPump training poles were. I bought myself a pair of poles and at first I couldn’t do very long walks, but eventually I got better and better, it became easier to breathe, easier to pick up speed and get into the swing. I can now walk much more, both with poles and without, and have managed to walk for an entire hour with my BungyPump poles. Even if it feels difficult, it’s important to be moving and stay physically active because I know that the health benefits from it are so great, especially when it comes to losing weight, which is also beneficial for the heart. My resting heart rate is 55 beats / min and breathing at rest is 7-8 pcs / min. So folks, deal with your health in time and do not wait for diseases but instead plan for a healthy and long life without diseases and medication.
Birgitta Hultgren, Stockholm 2013
They’re great. BungyPump poles are brilliant uphill. It’s like walking in snow, sand or marshland. You have to really work harder with your arms and shoulders than with ordinary poles.
Blossom Tainton-Lindquist on Rix Megapol radio
I’ve only got positive things to say about BungyPump. Their poles provide good training for the upper part of the body. You have to press down hard with your arms as you walk.
Martin Lidberg, Certified coach and inspirer
Positively surprised, after having tried the poles for a few months, I’m joining the ranks of those who sing the praises of Bungy Pump. The poles activate most parts of your body and training is both gentle and tough at the same time. Perfect both for those who are unused to exercise and top athletes. Your whole body is trained from your legs, up through your stomach and back, to your shoulders and arms.
Katarina Woxnerud, Health and fitness expert
Amazing! BungyPump really is a surprise. It’s great training; you improve your condition and your circulation. Now I too have started to walk with poles, BungyPump Walking.
Susan Lanefelt, Fitness personality
The poles are fantastic training, not just for your shoulders, arms and stomach but for your whole body.
Tommy Enström, Top-level ice-hockey player