How To Get Fit On An In-Ground Trampoline

You’ve heard that exercising on an in-ground trampoline is not only a fun way to get in shape, but it’s a way to get fit and stay healthy without putting any stress or strain on your bones, joints and back. Have you ever wondered, though how to get fit on an in-ground trampoline? It is just as simple as getting on and bouncing? Well, yes… and no.

There are specific routines you can do when you’re on the in-ground trampoline to help amp up the health benefits you’re reaping from your leaping. 

How To Get Fit On An In-Ground Trampoline

Just jump. Yes, you can just jump and reap health benefits. The mere idea of being airborn and not being held hostage to gravity boosts your mood! 

Jumping jacks. Get a cardio boost by doing jumping jacks. You’ll be moving your arms and legs and getting more fit. 

The basic bounce. Hold your hands on your hips or swing them while you jump. Bend your knees slightly. Bounce no more than six inches off the trampoline. Bend your legs when you land. Do this thirty times. 

Leg lifts. You can sit in the middle of the in-ground trampoline, balance on your bent elbows and lift your legs. This is similar to “regular” leg lifts, but reduces the stress on your joints. Lift your legs, contract your abs, hold for 20 seconds, release. Repeat until you can easily do 30 leg lifts. 

Power bounces. A power bounce, with a lateral reach added will work your lower body and will also help strengthen your arms and shoulders. Do do this, sit on the trampoline, quickly stand up and bounce. Reach one arm out across your body, alternate arms every time you bounce. Return to the sitting postiion. Repeat. Work up to 30 bounces. 

In-ground trampoline push ups. Center yourself in the trampoline so you can easily get into a plank position without your toes slipping off. Do push-ups, either full arm or from bent elbow. This is easier on your joints and shoulders because the trampoline has “give” when you are lowering and then raising yourself up. Work up to 30 push ups. 

There are many exercises that can be modified to accommodate your in-ground trampoline and will be easier on your body than those done on the ground. 

Reasons To Exercise On An In-Ground Trampoline

Do you avoid exercising because taking an aerobics class makes your back and knees ache? Do you yearn for a run, but know that when you get done your knees and hips will be throbbing? You want to get in shape, but you have been doing all you can to avoid it because the benefits outweigh the pain you experience and then you know that one day of exercise will mean two days of rest. 

If that’s the case there are reasons to exercise on an in-ground trampoline and they are as varied as the people who use them. Here are our best reasons for using one of these devices to get, and stay in shape. As with any type of exercise, talk with your physician if you haven’t exercised in a while to make certain you are healthy enough to exercise. We will bet that your doctor will approve of a low to no-impact in-ground trampoline workout! 

Reasons To Exercise On An In-Ground Trampoline

  1. You won’t hurt your knees
  2. Your back won’t be aching when you’re done
  3. You won’t be limping because your hips hurt
  4. With an in-ground trampoline workout you won’t have to have downtime between workouts
  5. It’s an exercise that is low impact
  6. When you’re rebounding (that’s what it’s called when you jump on a trampoline) you will experience euphoria simply because you’re so weightless while you’re in the air
  7. An in-ground trampoline work out is fun for every age group
  8. This type of exercise will be fun and won’t be something that you dread
  9. If you want a home gym but aren’t sure where to put it or have balked at the cost, an in-ground trampoline is cost effective, won’t take up precious room in your house and is a piece of equipment you are sure to use

Talk with us if you’re interested in becoming the owner of an in-ground trampoline. We can let you know how easy it is to put yours in and tell you more about the benefits of owning an in-ground trampoline. 


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