Trampoline Workouts: Sure Bet for Exercise and Fun

4th November 2019
Trampolines aren't just for children! Anyone can jump on them and that's how trampoline workouts became so popular. Have fun and get fit at the same time.

Exercising can be a blast if you choose a workout that comes with music and jumping around. Trampoline workouts are a great option. In today’s post, read everything you should know about this fun exercise.

Trampoline workouts

When you were a child, you probably loved the idea of jumping on your bed, on the couch or on a trampoline? As adults, we don’t often allow ourselves these kinds of experiences and we miss out on all the fun!

But the good news is that you can bring the fun back into your life by jumping away on a trampoline to the rhythm of upbeat music– all while burning calories.

Power Jump is a cardio workout that varies between different intensities (light, moderate and high) for 50 minutes. Participants use an individual trampoline and follow the routine at their own pace.

You can try trampoline workouts at a gym with an instructor, or even at home. If you jump at home, make sure you have everything you need to follow a YouTube workout. But, working out with a professional is always the better option.

Power Jump classes consist of jumping and moving to the beat of the music. Each session includes around ten songs. The intensity and speed at which you work out will determine the level of your calorie burn and cardiovascular workout.

On a trampoline, you can really work out your lower body (glutes, quads, abductors, etc.). In addition, classes also include sit-ups and push-ups to work out the upper body.

In any case, you should do separate workouts in the weight room or take up other activities that focus on the arms, such as recreational boxing.

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Benefits of trampoline workouts

Trampoline workouts are free of impact (as the trampoline absorbs the impact of the jumps) and anyone as young as 14 years can start. Only pregnant women and those with stability problems in their hips, knees or ankles should avoid these workouts. Some of the benefits of working out on a trampoline include:

1. Better posture

While the majority of the workout focuses on the legs, your body has to make an effort to stay stable and balanced. Thus, your back and arms have an important role throughout the session. The best part is that your posture won’t just improve during the session, but in everyday life as well.

2. Trampoline workouts help weight-loss

Power Jump or trampoline workouts are intense cardio sessions. They’re a great way to slim down and burn fat. Jumping on a trampoline can help you burn off those stubborn pounds. But for successful results, you need to pair your routines with a balanced diet.

3. Toned muscles

Trampoline workouts tone legs and glutes because the movements exert pressure in these areas. In addition, you can also tone your arms and abs during the sessions with the sit-ups and push-ups.

4. Trampoline workouts strengthen the cardiovascular system

The cardio exercise strengthens your heart, lungs and blood vessels as well. You’ll be improving your circulatory and respiratory system while increasing your pulmonary endurance without even realizing it. Not to mention, this exercise encourages better blood circulation.

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5. Eliminates stress

If you’re looking for a workout that’ll help you forget about your everyday problems, try a trampoline. For starters, jumping is a blast, so imagine adding music and an energetic instructor to the mix.

Trampoline workouts come with a lot of benefits. For example, you can improve your balance, strengthen your immune system, stimulate your metabolism, make new friends, reduce cholesterol levels and breathe deeper.

As you can see, trampoline workouts are more than recommendable if you want to lose weight while having fun.

Lastly, remember that you should always wear a pair of gym shoes to work out, eat a half-hour before class and wear appropriate clothes to prevent snags or discomfort. If you can, try going to three classes a week for great results.

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