At a recent event to support entrepreneurs in Southwest Florida, Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk) gave praises to a new anti-gravity bungee fitness exercise concept developed by Patty Cummings of Cape Coral, Florida. Lou first tried the funny looking concept in 2018 and was in awe of its’ results. Sometimes the simple things are what have the largest impact.

Lou Ferrigno, (the “HULK”) on Astro-Durance Bungee equipment with Patty Cummings, the CEO, and Developer of Astro-Durance Bungee Systems a company that manufactures Astro-Durance Bungee Systems and AD Bungee Certification Program that trains personal trainers, and medical professionals how to perform bungee training for health and fitness on people of all ages, shapes, sizes and those with physical limitations.


Many people reach a point after weight gain, and or physical limitations created by the excess weight, workout abuse, age, or other circumstances, where they get discouraged and give up on even trying to exercise.  

Sadly, it is at this point when increased blood and lymph flow (gained by exercising) is the most crucial for the body to heal itself and rev up the metabolism to burn fat. Unfortunately, by not exercising, one becomes more sedentary, increasing additional health risks and fitness problems. The wrong exercise can also interfere with desired results by making injuries worse, and/or creating new ones. Astro-Durance allows any size client to be able to exercise and rev their metabolism to burn fat fast.  The bungee assistance makes everyone feel lighter and move with buoyancy. 

Fitness Icon Lou Ferrigno talks about Astro-Durance Bungee Systems.

       “Astro-durance® is a phenomenal piece of equipment.  Especially for people who’ve had surgery, who have a hard time exercising, they can get their mobility back with this unit.  It’s fantastic.

“There was a time when I was very young as a kid, I told people about exercising and they would laugh at me.

“I’ll tell ya a funny story. When I was a kid, I couldn’t afford weights. So what I would do, I would go to the junk yard and I would get these pails and cement. I would fill them with cement and make my own makeshift barbells  because I was so into fitness. It gives you a wonderful sense of being.

“I read a lot of comic books when I was young because I was always fascinated with power, so fast forward many years later and now we have men and women working out best , with the technology today especially. There’s always something you can do to improve the body because everything about life is about the mind and the body. We only have one life to live. We only live once and it’s so important to pay attention and listen to your body. Especially, there’s so many things you can do to  improve your lifestyle, your well- being and everything, that’s why I’ve been working out now for 55 years.

“I’m 69 now and nobody looks like this at 69. But what I’m excited about is there is so much you can do today besides Astro-Durance, there’s other exercises, there’s no excuse that you can’t exercise. It’s all about yourself,  it’s important because there is so much obesity in this country, there’s so many people that are out of shape, that’s why my motto, “I want to Make America Healthy Again”!

“That’s why I’m really excited to be here, especially now for those of you who can’t exercise, if you’re in a wheel chair, a paraplegic, because there is always something you could activate especially to gain mobility. I have had both knees replaced, it runs in the family and being an avid body builder for many years now, but I can still exercise like I used to, especially with these kind of units here (Astro-Durance Bungee Systems), to gain more mobility.

“For example, I was talking to Patty about people who’ve had knee replacement, hip replacement, they have to do rehab – a lot of stretching and very frustrating, but this is a safety model. You have actually no weight on you as you get your flexibility back. So if you get a chance, check it out, it’s phenomenon.”

The principals behind Astro- Durance Bungee training are the same principles that define the universal laws of nature.

These principals are buoyancy and centripetal force.  

The blood which moves by the heart pumps faster, and the lymph system which doesn’t have a pump to move it and relies solely on muscle action to move (even sleeping) is revved up and circulating moving immune builders into cells and removing toxins out!  Doing all of this faster than the body can do on its’ own! 

This is why people reach peak cardio in seconds and feel so good.  

1.            Blood and oxygen flow throughout the body at peak speeds.  

2.            The person gets the benefit of an oxygenated body and a faster flowing lymphatic system.  

3.            The blood gets oxygen into cells and the lymph carries cell building ingredients into the cells and     

               carries toxic waste out at a rapid rate.   

4.            The two things all bodies need for optimal health – blood flow and lymph flow.  Every Astro- Durance Bungee client gets this optimization every time they perform on the Astro Durance Bungee! 

Patty Cummings the innovator and inventor of this training concept calls it “MOTION-BASED EXERCISE”.  It allows the person to exercise in proper form, giving all the muscles and fascia tissue in the body a good stretch, without putting pressure on the joints. It builds strong core, while revving the cardio fast, sending the blood and lymphatic system throughout the body getting oxygen to the cells and to the brain.  When this happens, the oxygen mixes with a chemical called “BDNF” brain-derived neurotrophic factor that plays a vital role in brain cell growth, mood regulation, learning, and producing key hormones like Serotonin, which boosts our mood; Dopamine, which affects movement and emotional responses; Norepinephrine, which influences attention, perception, motivation, and arousal, along with beneficial amino acids that produce powerful antioxidants like nitric oxide and glutathione.

This style of exercise is performed on a bungee system to allow weightless exercise (anti-gravity) that allows the person to perform movements that they otherwise could not do on their own, with no added pressure on the joints, and is pain free.

EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS – people have been able to burn calories fast because their metabolism is revved up. Patty has had people take the “Burn” off a pound in 4 minute test. She stated, “We discovered this happens. And no one who has taken our “prove it to me challenge”, has failed it yet. That in and of itself defies the laws of exercise! Because generally after exercising it is common to actually add a pound. What happens with a system that is revved up, is that the metabolism burns fat fast and keeps revved up and burning brown fat for the next 24 to 48 hours.”

Astro-Durance is helping entrepreneurs in the fitness industry open up businesses!

“So many entrepreneurs had to close during the COVID non-essential business mandates,” said Patty Cummings. “We have a turn-key operation that is easy to open on a limited budget and profitable. We are offering a unique Astro-Durance Bungee Studio business concept, without franchise fees. We have every key component to help the person open up their AD Bungee business from equipment, Education and Certification programs, In-house workshop training programs, ongoing Zoom training and business consulting, an AD Bungee Training Video Library and mentor programs. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs across America and internationally to open up a profitable business that offers career opportunities for others.”

Astro-Durance Bungee Systems manufactures their own products and has a complete training and Certification Program. AD bungee systems are also used by the medical field and rehabilitation professionals. Astro-Durance® Bungee Systems is also proud to have a Distribution center in Great Britain.

Patty is the author of the Amazon #Best Seller, “Get Your Bungee On!”

Click link to hear Patty Cummings, CEO and how it all began:

G-Force Bungee Training

For more intense workouts, Cummings developed the “G-FORCE” resistance training, performed with many of the movements that involve free fall, naturally allow gentle g-forces to be felt that rev the cardio in seconds. These g-forces create vibrations that allow the blood and lymph to start moving rapidly throughout the body,  getting much needed oxygen in and out of every cell and to the brain.

“This fitness training causes the accelerating person to experience a force acting in the opposite direction to the acceleration.”  Patty explained, “One client may say, when the bungee pulled me down and back up fast, I experienced a rush I’ve never felt before.  That’s the G-Force vibration in action!” 

“The gravitational force or more commonly called g-force, is a measurement of the type of acceleration that causes a perception of weight.” Stated Aaron Bathory, a Personal Trainer for Astro-Durance.  “Some may note the pressure experience as for example, “the g-force presses me back. I can feel it against my core.”

G-force acceleration is produced by the surface of one object being pushed by the surface of another object, the reaction force to this push produces an equal and opposite weight for every unit of an object’s mass. The types of forces involved are transmitted through objects by interior mechanical stresses. The g-force acceleration is the cause of an object’s acceleration in relation to free fall.


Despite the name, G-Force is not a fundamental force that can be measured with an accelerometer.  In the case described as a result of use in Astro-Durance Bungee Systems, the g-force accelerations indirectly produce weight, therefore, any g-force can be described as a “weight per unit mass”.  When the g-force acceleration is produced by the surface of one object being pushed by the surface of another object, the reaction force to this push produces an equal and opposite weight for every unit of an object’s acceleration in relation to free fall.  The types of forces involved are what revs the cardio in seconds and cause the rapid increase in blood and lymphatic flow.

As it applies in objects, g-forces are transmitted through objects by interior mechanical stresses.  In AD bungee training, the bungee supported person is the object that receives gentle g-force pressures when in free fall or other fast movements. Generally, the user is in control of how fast they dive or jump therefore, the free fall affect can be controlled by the user. The user also has the ability to stop performing the action at any time, thereby they maintain control.  The user also has the safety of the bungee attached to the harness so, if for some reason they do lose control, they are protected from hitting the floor by the bungee which will keep them in tact.  The result is a revved up blood and lymphatic flow that continues its’ natural cycle. With the Astro-Durance Bungee System, it is all “organic”.  It is helping the body to do what it does naturally through exercise by allowing the body to move fast enough to achieve it.  All with no added pressure on the joints and pain free.

Physical Limitations

Astro-Durance has found that people with all forms of physical limitations gained improved results with Astro-Durance Bungee Exercise, including people with bad knees and hips; arthritis; muscular sclerosis; stroke; amputee; extreme obesity; paraplegic and other paralysis; Parkinson’s; old and new injuries, recent surgery; and other conditions. Motion based exercise has also been found to help those suffering with alzheimers.

Astro-Durance has video archives of real people, not actors, who have had amazing results from simply being able to exercise. Visit the Astro-Durance YouTube channel for individual testimonials. For information about this type of fitness training, see their website at

Lou Ferrigno, nick named “THE HULK”, is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant, sheriff of L.A. and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. As an actor, he is best known for his title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations. He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man.  Over the years he has dawned the covers of coveted Icon Body Building and Muscle Magazines.

Ferrigno was a contestant on season five of the NBC reality television series The Celebrity Apprentice, which premiered in February 2012. He appeared on the program in order to raise money for his charity, the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Ferrigno was Team Unanimous’ project manager for the task depicted in the fifth episode, “I’m Going to Mop the Floor With You.”

In May 2018, President Donald Trump appointed Ferrigno to be a member of his Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.




  1. Anita says:

    Today, May 18, is my birthday 🎉 🥳 🎂 and it was a beautiful 😻 sunny warm day ✝️💜💐!
    I pray God will lift me up from the excruciating pain I endure daily in the Name of Jesus.

    I always look forward to reading this blog daily. Thank you for that, Dianne!


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  2. irisheyes17 says:

    Looks helpful, but…I’ll stick with weight liftin’ and skatin’….

    I hav a friend who went on the bungee jump at the st8 fair…

    Now that’s jus cray-cray…hahaha.

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  3. Anita says:

    Dianne you wrote about Joan of Arc of France, my favorite 😻 saint, June 6th, 2016. What you wrote applies today. President Trump was betrayed by his own party, the republicans. Certainly Paul Gosar, Gohmert, Marjorie Taylor Greene didn’t betray Trump and a few others too; but when Trump needed their support the most he was left alone with bad advice from Rinos. The evil pelosi and all of the marxistdems fabricated another illegal impeachment complete with calumny. The perfidy of several Republican senators found him guilty and representatives voted for impeachment. President Trump gave up a nice life with his family, lost money, donated his salary and was lambasted daily to serve his nation. He suffered betrayal but he is still the legitimate duly re-elected president.

    Stupid leftist feminists claim St. Joan a feminist! How insulting! First of all she loved God, Jesus & the Blessed Mother and was willing to obey His Will. Feminist ideology is not feminine nor womanly nor honors the role of women or of the sexes and certainly doesn’t include love of God, Jesus & the Blessed Mother. Joan’s sainthood isn’t recognized nor the love of her Faith; she is a true martyr. Feminists are atheists.

    It was a wonderful condensed history of Joan of Arc that you wrote. It still applies today! President Trump tried to save us from the One World Order cabal and was betrayed by the Republicans. There’s been too many attempts to hurt him and_____________ _______. Joan suffered the ultimate betrayal with her life but stayed true to God.

    That was wonderful to give honor to her memory and how applicable her journey in life is worth contemplating. Courage and honor. Hmmm

    God bless!


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    1. Thank you Anita. She was a blessed warrior for the Lord. I had forgotten about that article and went back to read it. I saw my comment and had to repost the entire thing. I moved it up to the front…read my opening remarks. Thanks.


    2. irisheyes17 says:

      That shud b YAH the father, YAH the son and YAH the holy spirit…there is no blessed mother n the trinity…and their is certainly no queen of heavn…

      That’s what pagans called their idol Diana…..the queen of heavn!

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      1. debjbalk says:

        Stand strong, IrishEyes!! Your testimony of faith and the protection by the Holy Spirit are your weapons of warfare too. Thank you for blessing us with your faithful testimonies. #Strongr2gethr4Christ.

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    3. isolatedinsmalltown says:

      Hi Anita – your comment about feminists being atheists….when I first moved to this small town, the leader in the group was a feminist but she came from a strong Catholic family. Funny but tragic thing – I asked her to be my son’s Godmother and now my son is atheist as well. She has left this town and I often think about her. She was all about the ‘show’, she cheated on her husband, and left this town with her ‘man’ that she completely deprogrammed. The last time I saw her was for a wedding and she brought up her hatred for Trump. When her daughters celebrated hellary and gloria steinem on facebook, I dropped them all. They had t-shirts made and that was during the time of ‘old white men’ phase…and look who they voted for. Full blown hypocrites and always angry. I used to talk to her about the Muslim women but she didn’t seem too interested in even listening about FGM. I have just added her to my list of ‘don’t want to be around’ (including family members) and I would rather be here with like-minded people. Odd that people call me and keep me on the phone for many minutes just to talk (and talk, and talk) but when it comes to politics they change the direction by changing the subject, and drone on about other things – making my skin crawl. Sometimes, I write a note on a piece of paper to my husband to call me in ten minutes just so I can hang up! Strange times indeed.

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  4. jennll says:

    I workout every morning before work, not just for the physical benefits, but for the mental as well. A few miles on the elliptical and some work with my 20-lb dumbbell weights helps me get going with the right frame of mind every day. I kayak on the weekend when the weather permits. I try to convince others of how much it helps me. But the hardest part about exercising is not exercising. The hardest part is STARTING. Have a good day all!

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    1. copperheadcitysaloon says:

      Only exercise 45 minutes a day and not more and make sure it is not all cardio. Anything more than 45 minutes a day degenerates your body. I combine weight lifting and walking into my routine. And you don’t have to lift heavy weights to get stronger.

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  5. msidaho says:

    Thank you Dianne for your continuing efforts to provide uplifting information. The AstroDurance may not be available in my area, but to know that it exists gives me hope. Maybe i can get it going ?? (smiley face)

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  6. inesnido says:

    I totally agree Dianne, about staying fit as we grow older. I too have always exercised, but now I exercise 6 days a week and for the rest of my life.

    The book “Younger Next Year” will give you insight on how our bodies work and how we can stay fit and healthy for the rest of our lives; especially after 50.

    Go girl, I’m right there with Ya!!!

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  7. debjbalk says:

    I love the “all inclusiveness” that the AD Bungee promotes… The message was clear… From Patty’s desire to train vets to Lou’s heart for those with physical struggles, everybody can do something. Moving is life-giving, and the bungee sure makes it look fun. Awesome option!! And, with its buoyancy feature, it reminds me of the water aerobics I once did. I hope we start to see these AD Bungee gyms open up all around the country. Go Patty & Lou!! You are building healthy lifestyles.

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  8. Terry says:

    The one who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. – Rev. 3:12

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, -Eph. 1:3

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  9. Terry says:

    You have a GOOD and HONEST heart Dianne. Everyone **PLEASE** ask yourself this question and consider carefully Mark 3:25; ==> Will the metaphorical body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:12-27) recognize and acknowledge and have the *same God* -or- a *different God* than who Jesus, the metaphorical head of the body, acknowledges and recognizes as His God now in heaven, the Father. I believe it will be precisely as Jesus says in John 20:17-b and it will be the same “Lord your God” (the Father) as in Acts 3:22-23.

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