5 reasons to take the kids to a Trampoline Park

By May 23, 2016Fitness, What's On

Not your ordinary playground:

5 reasons to take the kids to a Trampoline Park

1. The playground is fun but it’s low energy passive exercise
2. Trampoline Park activities help improve coordination, balance and muscle development
3. It helps develop skills that make you better at other activities like gymnastics, skiing and skate boarding!
4. It’s social and gets kids mixing with others because everyone participates at their own skill level
5. It’s fun! Kids have so much fun they don’t even realise they’re exercising

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Kids love going to the playground where they usually go down the slide, run around, climb bars and tumble on the sand. These activities can get repetitive and boring…plus they don’t burn much energy. Whereas 10 minutes jumping at a trampoline park can burn as much energy as 30 minutes of running!

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Trampolining is one of the best activities for children. Trampolines have been around for years, but people never knew about the benefits children can get from them until recently. More than just the fun of getting up in the air, studies show that jumping on trampolines provides kids with a lot of physical and educational benefits.

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Develops Strong, Balanced Bodies

Muscle control and coordination are just some of the things kids can develop from jumping around at a trampoline park. As they learn to move their bodies in the air they also develop their overall physicality. Skills such as aerial awareness are crucial for other sports like skiing or snowboarding.

It’s hard to get children to commit to exercises and fitness routines because they seem less interesting and fun. Jumping on trampolines is fun and improves their body, strengthening and lengthening muscles and refining flexibility. Moreover, kids improve their posture as they become more aware of their centre of gravity.

Improves the Functions of Brain and Heart

Trampolining helps increase the motor skills of kids as both sides of the brain function bilaterally when they jump up and down, rebound exercise is actually one of the only activities that achieve this. The heart also gets a great workout as jumping increases your cardiovascular fitness.

There is more to jumping on trampolines than just bouncing off the surface. The activity involves moves which children won’t pick up instantly. This teaches them persistence in mastering things or until they get the moves right. When they finally nail a new skill, they gain self-confidence which translates to other aspects of their lives.

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Jumping on trampolines is not only a great way to entertain children, it also has significant fitness and mental benefits.

Unlike playgrounds, trampoline parks offer inclusive fun for all the family…no matter your skill level!

So next time you’re thinking about going for a swing at the park, surprise your kids and take them for a jump at your local trampoline park.