Benefits of trampolining

Cardiovascular Fitness

Trampolining is a great was to jump about and burn some calories while having loads of fun.
Regular jumping on a trampoline can increase the bodies’ metabolism and therefore increase the amount of calories burnt. Trampolining on average burns more calories than going for a run.

Access To Everyone

Trampolining is a unique activity as it allows everyone to participate no matter your ability or skill. Whether you’re jumping as high as you can, scaling the pro wall or bouncing on your bottom everyone can have fun on a trampoline and seek the same trampoline benefits as each other.

Research shows that children with special needs benefit greatly from regular exercise and trampolining in particular provides many additional advantages. Using a trampoline to exercise is now more commonly known as Rebound Therapy.

The term ‘Rebound therapy’ was first used in 1969 by E G Anderson. Rebound Therapy facilitates exercise for people with special needs. Among the many benefits of rebound therapy are relaxation, exercise tolerance, muscle tone management, increase in coordination. Not only does trampolining get everyone exercising but there is also a social element that benefits everyone, it’s an activity you are able to do with your family and friends together.

Social Benefits

Gravity Zone is a welcoming place for everyone to come and enjoy, it’s about having fun, sharing stories or teaching tricks with family and friends or someone you meet on the day.

No one misses out and it’s almost guaranteed you leave the facility having met someone new.

Mental Health

Trampolining is not only great for a person’s physical health but also mental.
Jumping on a trampoline can help to relieve stress and combat the effects of anxiety and depression, by releasing natural endorphin’s while jumping.

Regular jumping and exercising can help relax the body, increase your energy and significantly improve sleep patterns.

Burns more energy than running

Nasa found that 10 minutes on a trampoline is equivalent to going for a 30 minute run, and let’s face it, it’s much more fun.
Trampolining also helps your detox program by stimulating the lymphatic system

Agility, Balance, Coordination

Jumping on a trampolining requires concentration and skill. Due to the rebounding surface the amount of agility, balance and coordination required is high.

The ability to land, jump, twist and change direction improves all 3 of these fitness components. Agility, Balance and Coordination are common life skills that can be transferred across many activities with both fine and gross motor skills.

Professional sportsman such as gymnasts, acrobatic skiers and cheer leaders often will use a trampoline to tune up their fine motor skills before a performance.

Improved Strength and Bone density

Regular Trampolining can improve muscle tone and strength through the repetitive movement the body becomes stronger and more efficient with every day activities.

A natural response from the body when jumping is an increase in bone density due to the stresses placed on the bones to cope with the jumping. This therefore significantly decreases the risk of osteoporosis.

These stresses are normal and nothing more than the body can handle due to the padding and rebound material of the trampoline most of the impact is absorb by the springs.

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