The fitness benefits of trampoline and rebounding workouts in Calgary

by Daniel Reid
May 2024

The fitness benefits of trampoline and rebounding workouts in Calgary

By Daniel Reid

Ditch the boring, forced exercise and move your body joyfully. Trampoline workouts are here to save you from exercise that feels more like a duty than fun fitness. Here’s what your body and mind will love about rebounding.

You know those workouts that don’t feel like workouts because they are just too fun? Like gliding down a snowy slope, pedaling through a scenic trail or dancing to your favourite tunes? That’s what it feels like to joyfully bounce your way through an hour of trampolining, only to realize that you’re sweaty, exhilarated and energized — and it was indeed a workout (you were just having too much fun to notice).

Besides feeling good and having fun, there are also many health benefits to trampolining that can make it a good choice for those seeking a healthy hobby.

  1. Improve your balance

Practicing falls, landings and jumps, knowing you have a soft surface to land on, is a great way to get your body used to balancing (without the same risks of falling on hard surfaces). One study even showed that during 14 weeks of mini trampoline training, elderly people were able to increase their ability to recover their balance during forward falls. If you’re looking for a way to boost your balance in day-to-day life, you’ve officially found your favourite new workout.

  1. Boost your cardiovascular fitness

Whether you’re training for a 10k or just want to make it up the stairs without huffing and puffing, trampolining can help your heart and lungs handle more movement. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week. Trampolining for 30 minutes, five days a week will help you meet this recommendation, so you can breathe easier while doing the things you love.

  1. Strengthen your pelvic floor

Shoutout to all the people who have given birth. It’s pretty common for pelvic floor muscles to weaken over time, especially if you don’t consciously exercise them. Luckily, trampolining is here to save you from boring kegels and actually make pelvic floor strengthening fun.

One study found that jumping and mini-trampolining led to significant pelvic floor muscle activity in healthy volunteers. So you can hit the trampoline park (preferably North America’s biggest indoor trampoline park in north Calgary) knowing you are doing yourself a favour.

  1. Go easy on your joints

Do you love jumping, but hate the whole landing part? Trampolines allow you to do the exercises you love, while also cushioning your landing. The trampoline's softer surface absorbs some of the force, so your joints don’t have to suffer from the hard impact of the ground. 

  1. Boost your mental health

Not only are endorphins released during exercise, inevitably boosting your mood, jumping can also help you regulate your nervous system.

So there you have it. If you feel stressed, anxious, angry or overwhelmed, bouncing on a trampoline is a good way to release these feelings through movement, thereby naturally regulating your nervous system.

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