THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BENEFITS OF TRAMPOLINES
Jumping on a Trampoline isn’t just fun! It’s great for your mental and physical well-being!
It’s fun to bounce on a trampoline, especially the wall-to-wall trampolines at Flight. But, did you know it’s also good for you? If you want to talk your parents into letting you spend more time at the best trampoline park in town, let them know about the benefits of jumping on a trampoline.
Physical Benefits of Jumping on a Trampoline
When you jump on a trampoline, you’re doing cardio exercise. You’re working your heart, lungs, and muscles. It also helps with balance as you work to stay on your feet as others jump around you. While it might be obvious that you get a good cardio workout from a trampoline, you may not realize you’re also building muscle.
Strength training is another one of the benefits of exercising on a trampoline, as you use several muscles when you jump. Your muscles work simultaneously when you force your body into the air and since these exercises are low impact, they won’t place extra stress on your joints and ligaments like what happens with other exercises.
In addition to building muscle and working out your heart, jumping also helps to develop balance and coordination, enhance bone density with repetitive jumping, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Mental Benefits of Jumping on a Trampoline
Trampoline benefits go beyond the physical. Jumping is also good for you mentally! Here at Flight, we incorporate trampolines into other activities, such as Lunar Dodgeball and Air Slam basketball. You have to make fast decisions and move quickly if you want to beat your opponent!
Jumping on a trampoline can be a fun and exhilarating activity, leading to the release of endorphins, which are natural mood boosters that can put you in a pleasant mood, even after you are finished with your workout. Jumping can also help reduce stress, anxiety, and tension!
Trampolining also requires concentration and focus to maintain balance and perform specific movements. Regular practice can enhance mental alertness and improve cognitive abilities, which will help you in school and throughout your life!
Successfully executing jumps and maneuvers on a trampoline can boost your self-confidence especially as individuals see progress in their abilities. Even with our Junior Pilot Zone, the little ones gain confidence in themselves as they practice their jumping and get better and better!
Another great benefit of jumping on a trampoline at Flight is that it encourages social interaction, cooperation, and teamwork, leading to improved social skills and a sense of belonging. This will help in other areas of your life including school and the workplace.
So, if you are trying to decide if trampolines are more than just fun, we at Flight think they are! Come and join in on the fun…we’ll see you in the air!