Bounce your way to better health: How Flying Squirrel is like a gym (but better)

by Daniel Reid
June 2024


When it comes to staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the gym isn't the only place to break a sweat. Enter Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park in south Calgary, where fitness meets fun and you’re actually excited to be there. Here's why trampolining at Flying Squirrel is not only enjoyable but also beneficial for your health:


  1. Get your cardio in (without even noticing)

According to an American Council on Exercise study, jumping on a trampoline is comparable to running when it comes to cardio, but with less perceived exertion. That means you think you’re not working hard, but you are.

Bouncing elevates the heart rate, increasing blood circulation and oxygen delivery to the muscles. As you bounce, your body works harder to maintain balance and coordination, leading to improved cardiovascular health over time. So if you’d rather not pound the pavement, you can just bounce on a springy surface instead.


  1. Protect your joints while still getting good exercise

Unlike running on pavement or lifting weights, bouncing on a trampoline is gentle on the joints and reduces the risk of impact-related injuries. Studies have found that because of its low-impact on the body compared to running, trampolining is an ideal exercise for people with joint pain or mobility issues.


  1. Get a full-body burn

Trampolining offers a full-body workout that engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. As you bounce, all your muscles have to work together to maintain stability and control.

Studies have shown that trampolining activates core muscles more effectively than traditional abdominal exercises, helping to improve posture, balance, and overall strength.


  1. Improve your balance

The dynamic movements required for trampolining enhance balance and coordination skills. As you jump, twist, and flip on the trampoline, your body adapts to changes in momentum and direction, sharpening your proprioception and spatial awareness. This translates to better coordination in everyday activities and reduced risk of falls, especially among older adults.


  1. Boost your mood and mental health

Trampolining isn't just beneficial for the body; it also has a profound impact on mental well-being. Research has shown that physical activity releases endorphins (aka happy hormones) that boost happiness and reduce stress. Bouncing in itself is joyful, making it a therapeutic form of exercise whether you’re looking for a workout or not.

Whether you're dodging the pavement or looking for a lighter way to work out, Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park invites everyone to jump into a healthier lifestyle in the most enjoyable way possible.

Come bounce your way to better health and discover why this trampoline park is like a gym — but definitely better!


Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park is a Family Fun Center in South Calgary Alberta with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages! We have child friendly areas, and safety is our top priority!