“Roo, are you ready for some bouncing?” — Tigger
Next time you’re lacing up your joggers getting ready to hit the pavement, be honest with yourself and ask, is this really enjoyable?
Now, don’t get us wrong — running is one of the most popular forms of cardio for a reason. It’s super great for cardiovascular health and helps burn off that second helping of dessert from last night. But let’s not kid ourselves any longer — it really is one of the most boring forms of exercise. Amirite?
It’s about time we reclaimed cardio and actually made it fun again! And what’s more fun than bouncing on a trampoline? If you’re wondering how bouncing on a trampoline could possibly be just as good, if not BETTER than running, we might just blow your mind today.
So here it is: three reasons why you should ditch the joggers and bounce your way to better health.
1) Because it burns more calories
Trampolining (aka ‘rebounding’) is a great form of aerobic exercise. Not only does it get your heart rate up and improve your cardiovascular health, it’s also great at burning off some unwanted calories.
But how does it compare to jogging, we hear you ask? Well, the results are astounding! Thirty minutes of rebounding at a moderate rate will burn around 210 calories, while jogging only burns about 105.
2) Because NASA said so
NASA’s Biomechanical Research division did a study on the effectiveness of jogging and rebounding on health. They found that rebounding produced greater biochemical results with less of a demand on the heart and stated it was the more effective and efficient forms of exercise.
3) Because it’s low-impact on the joint and ligaments
Jogging is a high-impact exercise can have strong negative effect on the joints, particularly the knees and shins (which is why shin splints in runners are so common).
Orthopaedic specialists around the world recommend swapping high-impact exercise for low-impact ones like rebounding. Rebounding makes it possible to exercise the entire body, without undue applied pressure and to the joints. This is especially important for women as they are six times more likely than men to experience knee injuries from high-impact activities.
BOUNCE YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER YOU!
Our Adult Bounce classes suit anyone just starting out. That, and all other DC Fit classes, can be booked as casual classes on our website. Check out our timetable.