TRAFFORD Park's ‘Inflata Nation’ reckons it could help could help people fight the Christmas flab, after launching a new ‘bounce-a-cise’ fitness classes.

Health guru and gym instructor Emma Roycroft is in charge of exercise sessions at the Manchester attraction, the UK’s first inflatable theme park.

She says a regular hour-long bounces at the venue will burn up to 700 calories - the equivalent of a McDonald’s Big Mac and small fries.

That’s far more than you’d achieve in a standard 60 minute stint in a gym’s weights room or on the treadmill.

And Emma, 35, says that because bouncing on inflatables requires you to use your core muscles, ‘without even really thinking about it’, it could also be key in getting a washboard stomach.

But be warned - to burn-off the estimated 5,241 calories you’ll consume on Christmas Day, you’ll have to bounce for a whopping seven-and-a-half hours to get back on an even keel.

Zumba teacher Emma said: “If you hit the treadmill at a steady pace for an hour, or did some weights, you’d typically burn through around 590 calories.

“But what we’re seeing in fitness classes is that bouncing around like a mad thing actually burns much more - and it’s a lot more fun than going to the gym, too.

“Bouncing is actually really physically demanding.

“Our exercise classes last 45 minutes and people who wear ‘Fitbit’ type devices regularly clock around 700 calories.

“I’d expect that to be replicated in the regular, normal bouncing sessions, where mums and dads really go for it - and chase energetically after their children for an hour.”

Emma says her fitness classes at Inflata Nation are essentially a bouncy form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) combined with circuit training, featuring exercises like burpees, tuck jumps, sprinting - as well as going up and down the slides as quickly as possible.

There’s also a climbing wall at Inflata Nation where you can work on your upper body fitness.