Doctors and health care professionals are always advising us to get more exercise. Often, this is for good reason as most of us lead inactive lifestyles. For some of us though, doing a routine physical fitness training program is, well, boring. So, is there a way to add a fitness program into your lifestyle that’s fun? Specifically, are trampoline workouts a good way to exercise?
Despite being exercise, jumping on trampolines is fun! Here at Rockin’ Jump of Winston Salem, an indoor trampoline park, we provide a safe, fun environment to bounce.
Benefits of a Cardio Workout
Most health experts agree that it’s a good idea to have a solid cardio exercise program. And, with good reason. Chiefly, a good cardio exercise program will raise your heart rate and you will breathe faster and more deeply. This increases the amount of oxygen in your blood and helps you use oxygen more efficiently.
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are many reasons to have a regular cardio exercise program:
- Strengthen your heart and muscles
- Burn calories
- Help control your appetite
- Boost your mood through the release of endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals released by your brain
- Help you sleep better at night
- Reduce arthritis pain and stiffness through joint movement
- Help prevent or manage high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes
Why You Should Exercise at a Trampoline Park?
Indeed, trampoline workouts are an aerobic exercise, just like jogging or cycling. However, unlike exercises like running or fast-walking, it’s a low-impact exercise. As a result, your joints are far less susceptible to injury or fatigue. Some other key benefits include muscle toning, balance and coordination. Additionally, according to NASA, an individual jumping on a trampoline will burn a lot of calories. In fact, you’ll burn more calories than the same person jogging for one hour.
Likewise, trampolining benefits kids as well as adults. Rather than have your kids in front of the television or glued to a computer screen, have them bounce. Under5s.co.nz, an online resource for parents with small children, lists these key benefits of regular trampoline jumping for kids:
- Teaches persistence
- Improves self-esteem
- Effects learning success
- Improves flexibility
- Develops motor skills
- Provides a cardiovascular workout
- Improves posture
- Exercise in disguise
A great place to bounce on trampolines is Rockin’ Jump of Winston Salem. We have several areas for the under-5 set, as well as great places for adults to jump. Moreover, you and your kids can have fun together while getting exercise.
What is Parkour and How Does that Help with My Exercise?
One of the hottest exercise trends is parkour and you can do this easily at Rockin’ Jump. Parkour is the activity of moving rapidly through an area, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. Not only a fun way to exercise, parkour provides a great cardio workout. According to Health Fitness Revolution there are 10 reasons to engage in this type of physical fitness training program:
- Works out full body
- Promotes quick-thinking skills
- Fosters creativity
- Boosts confidence
- Skill-related fitness
- Builds core strength
- Increases bone strength
- Promotes cardiovascular endurance
- Reduces antisocial behavior
- Anyone can do it
At Rockin’ Jump, we have an area specifically for you to be able to engage in this type of exercise. We have obstacles to jump and climb over, and while moving between obstacles, you bounce. Of course, this is a great cardio workout. Even more, you’ll be having so much fun, you’ll forget that you’re doing your physical fitness training program.
The Best Place in Town to Participate in Trampoline Workouts
At Rockin’ Jump you can get the exercise you need while having fun. We provide a safe, clean environment for you and your kids to get the cardio exercising you need. Open Tuesday through Sunday, check our website for times. Also, check our special events including homeschooling days, gaming tournaments, birthday parties, parents’ night out and After Dark activities. Don’t spend another minute sitting on the couch. Come and jump with us at Rockin’ Jump. For additional questions, give us a call at 336-896-9100 today.