Bungee fitness classes are coming to Springfield, with Bungee by Dene Fitness

A new concept in fitness is coming to Springfield, with Bungee by Dene Fitness slated to open at 4315 Yucan Drive by the end of the year.

Owner Dene Romanotto previously taught group fitness classes at the YMCA of Springfield and Rocket Fitness in Rochester. “I had some injuries, and not having the ability to teach any longer led me to find high intensity, low-impact exercises that I could still do,” she said.

Romanotto came across bungee fitness, a new concept developed six years ago in Thailand. “I put the idea on the back burner during the pandemic, but once things started to open back up, I got that itch again,” she said. Romanatto found a bungee fitness studio in Oklahoma and an equipment manufacturer called Fly Bungee Fitness in Cincinnati, Ohio, and made contact with both owners.

“I’ve taken my training and purchased my equipment from them,” she said. Now Romanotto is working with her contractor to build out a 1,700-square-foot suite in the retail strip center that also houses several other health and wellness businesses: Anytime Fitness, Sulit Spin and Smoothie King.

Romanotto will lead the classes at Bungee by Dene Fitness, which will have spots for 11 participants. People will pay by the class and reserve a spot, or can also book the entire space for a private group class.

“It will be dance-driven, because that’s my background,” said Romanatto. “We’ll keep it safe and have fun. We don’t have anything like it yet in our area, so I’m really excited to open.”

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