While many of you may think that trampolines are primarily for kids, we’re here to tell you that a trampoline can be used as a fun physical fitness outlet for children and adults of all ages.

Jumping around on trampolines is a very different form of exercise for most people, which is part of what makes it a fun activity. Trampoline jumping isn’t just about bouncing up and down. A good deal of skill is involved in reaching a good height, landing in the right way, and doing basic acrobatics. So while you’ll be trying to control which direction you are bouncing and avoiding falling down, you’ll be working out balance muscles you didn’t even know you had.

Trampoline aerobics strengthens the heart like all other cardio exercises, and this increase in cardio rate encourages energy use and weight loss. Five to eight minutes doing trampoline exercise is like running a mile, only with less time and effort and more fun. In fact according to a 1980 NASA study published in the Journal of Physiology, 10 minutes of jumping on a trampoline provides the same fitness results as 33 minutes of running.

When exercising on a trampoline you’ll be using your legs, thighs, hips, stomach, and abdomen, toning muscles most of us typically forgot we had. Other benefits of a trampoline jumping include improvements in breathing through increased lung capacity, reduction in stress and tension, lowering of blood cholesterol, and an increased energy level. Here are a few additional articles regarding trampoline fitness you may find interesting:

Gaiam.com Article

FayRoberts.Hubpages.com Article

Raw Food Goodness Website – Trampoline Benefits Article

So what are you waiting for? Get in here and get back into shape.