Now that we’re in Spring of 2015, have you evaluated this year’s resolutions you made a few months ago? Spring is a time for renewal and for taking on new resolutions. How about considering the many benefits of a trampoline workout?
Unfortunately, just 8 percent are of us are actually successful at achieving our New Year’s resolutions, according to University of Scranton research. What tops the list of most popular goals? Health and wellness items of course, with losing weight No. 1 and staying fit and healthy No. 5.
This time around, set yourself up for success by finding a fun way to help you keep your healthy resolutions: a trampoline workout.
A rebounder, also known as a mini-trampoline, provides the perfect way to get started because it fits into any room and provides a full body workout in just minutes. Of course, a full-size trampoline is an excellent option as well, especially if you want to make fitness a goal for your entire family. The benefits of a trampoline workout span early child development to actively aging adults. Many 70-years-young adults have elected to start a trampoline workout instead of walking!
Why can a trampoline put you on the path to resolution success better than other options? First, you can burn through 160 calories with just 30 minutes of jumping. This low-impact workout is great for all body types and helps the lymphatic system flush out environmental toxins. Finally, it’s fun! When you enjoy working out, it’s much easier to stick to your goals. Bonus: life’s stress just melts away after a good jump.
Here are three highly effective trampoline moves to try. Add to your routine three times a week and just watch how good you’ll look and feel.
1. Basic bounce Tone your quads, glutes and calf muscles by warming up with a basic bounce. Stand on the trampoline with your feet six inches apart and keep your elbows at your side. Bend your knees and bounce about six inches up and down.
2. Leg lifts Keep your hands out or on your hips for balance, and rotate lifting one knee at a a time to mimic running in place. Rotate one after the other or add a bounce in between rotations, depending on your preference.
3. Squats Work that butt with some trampoline squats! With your feet wide apart, lower your body into squat position. Gently bounce back up and repeat.
Have fun coming up with unique routines that mix up these elements on your trampoline. The time will cruise by, especially if you’re catching up on your favorite TV shows or rocking out to some energetic tunes. The benefits of a trampoline workout will be noticeable to friends and family right away because this the ultimate Spring cleaning for your health!