Trampoline Fitness Course starting Monday 4/02/13
We have decided to run a 6 weeks course of Trampoline Fitness, how about that? Starting Monday the 4th of February, (prebookings only- have a look at the bottom of the post for details) Everybody seemed to have a major fun day this week, so why not get the most of it. Keep on reading if you want to know why trampoline fitness can be very benefitial in the long run.
Apart from being great fun, bouncing on a trampoline brings a number of very real health and wellbeing benefits including:
- Balance – trying to bounce in one place on a trampoline means you have to develop a keen sense of balance and awareness of how your body’s balance can be adjusted (or compromised) by small movements at the body’s extremities.
- Coordination – closely related to balance is the need to coordinate arm and leg actions, as well as many fast-twitch muscle groups, necessary to form the different shapes and perform the various somersaults and twists.
- Bilateral motor skills – the action of bouncing whilst trying to maintain balance and coordinate bodily extremities calls on both sides of the body and, indeed, the brain to become engaged which is quite different to many ground based sports where one side can often be favoured (most notably in football for example).
- Rhythm – again closely related but distinct is the need to bounce in tune with the trampoline to achieve optimum height for least effort.
- Self-confidence – even those least confident with sports will find it possible to make some progress on the relatively forgiving surface of a trampoline and this progress will help boost confidence.
- Cardiovascular fitness – bouncing on a trampoline increases the pulse rate and strengthens muscle groups essential for a healthy cardiovascular system.
- Bone Density – bouncing repeatedly puts bones under small amounts of stress sufficient to help them build themselves up to cope with that stress. This in turn reduces the risk of factures and osteoporosis.
- Improved lymphatic circulation – probably not quite as good as detoxing entirely but the short periods of weightlessness between periods of higher than average G forces that occur whilst bouncing actually helps the body get rid of toxins; physical activity and gravity effects are essential to the lymphatic system achieving this and both are more actively engaged when trampolining than with almost any other sport.
- Low impact – although bouncing is an impact sport the period of acceleration and deceleration is much longer than with activities such as jogging where the surface used has no give at all. Although we have not seen this with Wayne Rooney in this World Cup, it was notable that during the build up to the World Cup in 2002 David Beckham was seen building up fitness and ball skills whilst using a mini-rebounder for this very reason.
Join DiverseFit Trampoline Fitness 6 weeks course at a Special Offer price of €50 (prebooking only- payment must be made before Monday 4/02 - contact us for payment details) Hurry- spaces are limited!
please note that there will be no classes on Monday 18th February.