Looking to take your weight loss to new heights (literally) after your bariatric surgery? Weight loss surgeries help thousands of people each year lose weight and live healthier lives. To maintain those weight loss results many people engage in daily physical activities such as walking, cycling and swimming. Despite the fact that all of these are excellent forms of exercise, let’s face it—sometimes, they can be a bit boring.
Bariatric surgery patients can take physical fitness to new heights with nothing more than a trampoline!
Trampoline fitness is becoming increasingly popular for its fun and innovative new approach to improving physical fitness. Don’t think jumping on a trampoline is all fun and games—trampoline workouts are a lot of hard work and require a great deal of balance. You don’t always have to jump on a large commercial trampoline—mini-trampolines work just fine, too. Working out with a mini-trampoline is known as rebounder exercise.
Here are some benefits of trampoline fitness:
Cardiovascular fitness –Jumping around on a trampoline for an hour is bound to elevate your heart rate. Not only does bouncing around work your heart muscle, it strengthens major muscle groups that contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system.
Joint and Muscle Improvement – The trampoline offers patients who suffer from joint and bone pain a great source of low-impact activity. As you bounce up and down, your muscles begin to gain strength and lengthen which increases your body’s flexibility. Trampoline fitness can also increases bone density, which helps prevent osteoporosis and bones from breaking or fracturing. Jumping is also a great way to strengthen otherwise weak joints which can help reduce arthritis pain.
Enhanced Weight Loss – Though weight loss surgery does its part in reducing excess weight, the calorie burning benefits of jumping on a trampoline enhance weight loss results. Frequently engaging in trampoline fitness helps increase your metabolism which helps with weight loss. You can burn tons of excess calories just by jumping on the trampoline for 20 to 30 minutes three to four days a week.
Trampoline exercise can also improve your balance, increase oxygen capacity and energy levels.
Are ready to start jumping?
Mini trampolines can easily be purchased online or at any exercise equipment store, but if you’re interested in checking out an actual class, head over to Urban Air Trampoline Park in Dallas, Texas.
Urban Air Trampoline Park is 25,000-square-foot indoor fitness facility suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Urban Air offers Dallas and Fort Worth residents trampoline fitness classes that combine cardio, plyometrics and strength building aerobics. Their full-body workout sessions can help you burn up to 1,000 calories in as little as one hour.
Make sure you get clearance from your weight loss surgeon before engaging in any new kind of physical activity. If you’ve taken one of these classes before, tell us what you think in the comment section below.