Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fitness With A Bounce

Throughout the last few decades, exercise has evolved into so many different variations. Things like Group Exercise, Pilates, Yoga, Crossfit, and even Zumba have taken the lead on all things work out. Many gyms across the country offer Group Exercise classes, which are taught by a single, or sometimes two, instructors that work their way around the room giving advice or leading the workout themselves.

A very popular class is trampolines, which is taught on small single sized trampolines. These small trampolines were all the rage in the 70’s and 80’s but were never thought to be challenging or even geared towards sports performance. Now, they are used to create killer workouts, rehab injuries, and work with athletes to increase performance.

In General:

Trampolines offer  exercises that can be adjusted to your fitness level, they are easy on your joints and back, and can be done in your home at your convenience while providing a safe, gentle low-impact workout. Studies show that exercises on a trampoline will burn more calories than traditional jogging. Exercising on a trampoline can also strengthen your heart, improve your circulation, stimulate the flow in your lymphatic system, revitalize vision, help slow the effects of aging, reduce stress, and benefit children with learning disabilities and cystic fibrosis.

Benefits of Trampolines and Rebounding
  • Rebounding helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio.
  • Rebounding aids lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system.
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  • irculates more oxygen to the tissues.

  • Rebounding results in better mental performance, with keener learning processes.
  • Rebounding improves resting metabolic rate; therefore more calories are burned for hours after exercise.

  • Rebounding for longer than 20 minutes at a moderate intensity increases the mitochondrial count within the muscle cells, essential for endurance.
  • Rebounding enhances digestion and elimination processes.
Of course there a numerous other benefits to rebounding, but these are just to name a few. As a personal trainer I am constantly trying to find ways to change a client's workout, or just progress into something more difficult or fun. Using something like trampolines does all that and more. Give them a shot, you just might enjoy yourself.

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