Spending time on a trampoline can make you feel like a kid again. The bouncy canvas begins to move under your bodyweight the moment you step on; begging you to jump! Jumping on a trampoline is a fun way to exercise. When we get our heart rate up, positive endorphins release from our brain and feelings of happiness and calm prevail. Exercise is one of the best natural remedies for fighting depression and alleviating boredom.
Practice New Moves
If you need some inspiration, simply look online or ask some kids in the neighborhood what their favorite trampoline moves are. When first starting out, try executing bum-drops, knee-drops, and knee-flips. Experiment with pike jumps by having your legs straight out or star jumps for some flexible fun. Eventually, you may potentially graduate to flips. Remember to keep your neck tucked in for landing as safe as possible. Within time, your overall confidence and strength will build. You may successfully be doing backflips in no time!
If you are going to join multiple people on the trampoline, be sure everybody is clear on safety. Double bouncing can lead to people flying much higher than they anticipated. Maintaining control of your own body will help to keep everyone safe. It is a good idea to stick to one person jumping at a time unless everyone has prior experience. That way, you can get used to the canvas and your reaction time prior to sharing the space.
Popular games such as "Duck-Duck-Goose and Crack the Egg" can be played with the majority of the people sitting in a circle. These games can be just as fun as simultaneously jumping and much safer overall.
Know How to Stop
The fastest way to stop yourself on a trampoline is simply to bend your knees when you land. This will bring your center of gravity down lower and enable you to stay grounded. This is a good move to practice if you find yourself landing far too close to the edge or near the springs. Tell everyone when they first get on with you and have them do some practice jumps and stops so that they have the skill mastered when they need it!
Jump into Health
Regular exercise on a trampoline is an excellent cardiovascular workout. You can increase your flexibility and improve your joint and musculoskeletal health as well. Anyone who can walk can enjoy time on a trampoline! Kids love to watch their parents and grandparents get into the action too! Bring some tunes with you and jump to the music for some extra fun!