Fitness Solutions is an established Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment store. We have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality.We are here every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen. In our latest article we wanted to share the benefits of jumping and what equipment we have in store to put the spring onto your step this Spring!
SPRING INTO BETTER HEALTHJumping on a trampoline exercises the whole body. The g-force that bouncing produces helps to build muscle and burn fat quickly. This firms up every part of your body – including legs, thighs, arms, hips and stomach. It also has the added benefit of improving agility and balance. In our latest fitness article we share the history of bouncing, some bouncing options and the trampoline options we have in store at Fitness Solutions in Saskatoon.
The modern trampoline was created by George Nissen in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1936. In 1938 the first “small trampoline” was created by Ed Russell, who left his ideas and prototype with Victor Green, who patented the “small trampoline” in 1975. Within a year, five American companies were manufacturing small trampolines, which were soon called rebounders.
Mini trampoline bouncingAlso known as rebounding—is exercise that takes place on a trampoline. The exercise gained popularity in 1980, when NASA began using rebounding to help astronauts regain bone density after returning from space. This came on the heels of a study published in the Journal of Physiology that found rebounding is 68 percent more efficient than running.
“Rebound Exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.”A. Carter summarized a NASA study in 1979, a study which NASA published in 1980 in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
Today, there appears to be an upsurge of interest in rebound exercise, in part due to increasing quality of equipment and in part due to its use in physical therapy and the fight against obesity generally. Rebound exercise begins as soon as someone steps on a rebounder and begins to move their body. It can be highly aerobic — full-on sprints and interval training are ideal on a rebounder, because it does not jar the physical body anywhere near as much as does hard ground — or it can be very slow and gentle, with only a gentle rocking taking place.
Fitness Solutions has several mini trampoline rebounder in stock, including the one pictured above: https://www.fitnesssaskatoon.com/collections/rebounder
Full Size Trampolines- Not Just For Kids
If you have a trampoline in your backyard - or if you are considering one for your children, you can use it too! We understand that not everyone is skilled enough or confident enough to do back flips, but that doesn't mean you have to avoid jumping on yourself. Below are a few additional ideas for incorporating a full size trampoline into your workout routine.
Target your upper body by doing the plank-to-pushup exercise on the trampoline. Get down into a plank position so your body forms a straight line and you are supporting your weight on your forearms and feet. Push yourself up onto your hands and then do a pushup to complete one repetition. ground. Push yourself back up into the starting position and repeat. The instability of the surface makes this much more challenging in a trampoline - this equals more benefits for you.
Tackle the Lower Body
To work your lower body do lateral plyo jumps by standing on your left foot on the left side of the trampoline. Quickly jump to the right side, landing on your right foot to complete one repetition. Continue hopping from side to side as quickly as you can. You can also perform squats, lunges, jogging in place, high knee running or jumping jacks while on the trampoline.
Condition Your Core
The power bounce with lateral reach exercise helps strengthen your abdominals, lower back and hips. Sit on the trampoline and hop back up into a standing position as quickly as you can. Reach alternate arms across your chest every time you stand back up. You can also do crunches by sitting on the trampoline with your hands to your chest and your knees bent at 90-degree angles. Lean back so that you are balancing on your buttocks. Crunch your torso toward your knees without resting your lower back on the trampoline
Fitness Solutions sister company, AAA Trampolines are proud to provide the CTM Backyard Trampolines. We carry a wide variety of shapes and sizes of Octagon and Rectangular Trampolines. The CTM Trampolines are an excellent durable trampoline for the whole family and a piece you will have for years to come. Check out the range here
Benefits of Bouncing
- Boosts lymphatic drainage and immune function.
- Great for the skeletal system and increasing bone mass.
- Helps improve digestion.
- More than twice as effective as running, without the extra stress on the ankles and knees.
- Increases endurance on a cellular level by stimulating mitochondrial production (these are responsible for cell energy).
- Helps improve balance by stimulating the vestibule in the middle ear.
- Helps improve the effects of other exercise: One study found that those who rebounded for 30 seconds between weight lifting sets saw 25 percent more improvement after 12 weeks than those who did not.
- Rebounding helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy.
- Rebounding is a whole-body exercise that improves muscle tone throughout the body.
- Some sources claim that the unique motion of rebounding can also help support the thyroid and adrenals.
At Fitness Solutionswe have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. Whether it's a treadmill, free weights, racks, elliptical, yoga mat, or paddleboard, we are here every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen.
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