Benefits of Trampoline Bounce Exercise
- A good cardio workout – the g-force that bouncing produces helps build muscle and burn fat quickly. According to NASA’s Journal of Applied Physiology (yes, this is how astronauts train), trampoline is 68% more effective than running!
- It gets your heart rate up and blood (and therefore oxygen) pumping quickly, and your whole body is involved, requiring coordination between different muscle groups.
- It provides a rush of positive hormones and compounds like adrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin, and the bouncing helps boost the the fluid in your lymphatic system’s flow and ability to flush out toxins as you move up and down, alternating between weightlessness and double gravitational force.
- It builds bone density by strengthening the muscles around the bones, specifically the legs. The impact that comes from landing helps strengthen your bones and lower your risk of developing conditions like osteoporosis as you age, but the stress on your joints is low because the rebound absorbs the energy and shock.
- It improves coordination and agility. You have to pay attention when you jump and jumping in a repetitive pattern improves footwork and overall hand-eye coordination.
- It helps with balance. You have to keep your core fairly strong and keep your balance in check between each jump.
What to Expect
In our Trampoline class, you will be using mini trampolines (with handlebars to hold on to) and dumbbells. But more important is the vibe. There will be loud music, laughing, and cheering. More than most group exercise classes, this one requires participants to support each other.
These classes are free as a benefit of membership and are for JCC members only.
JCC Trampoline Instructor
Tim Bass Sr. – In 2018, Tim suffered a heart attack at 53 years old. In the months following, he realized he needed to take his health into his own hands. It was around that time that he started his jump rope class at the JCC, and quickly started to add components like punching bags and weights. Now, the Trampoline (and Total Body BoxJump) class has a vibe entirely its own because of Tim’s personal dedication to it. Tim worked at Eli Lilly and Company for almost 30 years empowering, facilitating, and enhancing the customer experience. In his role as a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, he empowers individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve their dreams and goals, particularly in the face of changing times and challenges. His passion is connecting with people of all backgrounds and ages, giving them the tools, encouragement, and the know-how to enable them to enhance their lives, both professionally and personally. For more about Tim and other personal stories, see our Blog.
Fitness Is a Core Jewish Value
At the JCC, fitness isn’t just something we do; it’s who we are. Although exercise is not mentioned in the Torah, taking care of one’s health is. In fact, while other belief systems advocate for the healing power of prayer, Judaism encourages people to look after their health and seek counsel from medical experts. In Judaism, good health is not a goal in itself; rather, it is a means to an end – to serve the Creator.