What could be better than getting fit by bouncing?
What is it?
Traditionally, trampolining is a form of gymnastics and an Olympic sport. Recently however, using trampolines to stay fit outside of gymnastics is an increasingly popular exercise trend, and it’s super fun as well. It can involve doing a variety of different exercises while bouncing on a trampoline, with guidance from an instructor.
How do you do it?
There are loads of different ways. Some involve music and dancing, some involve weights. It depends on what kind of class you do.
Where you can do it?
You can find a list of Gymnastics clubs that offer trampolining here. If you're a student, there may also be a trampolining club on campus.
Increasingly, trampolines are used as a way of staying fit, that doesn't involve gymnastics. Some of the places that offer these kinds of classes are:
What do you need to take part?
- Comfortable clothes
- An instructor
- Access to a trampoline centre
- Most sessions cost around €10
Who would it suit?
This is a really enjoyable and fun type of exercise, so would suit most people really! It’s a great way to meet people without doing a team sport. The one drawback is that there is usually a cost associated with it.
What are the benefits?
- It can be an amazing way to boost your mood
- It can help reduce the risk of bone conditions such as brittle bone disease, fractures and osteoporosis
- It’s a great way to burn calories
- It’s a great overall workout
- It improves balance and coordination
- It’s loads of fun