For my nephews 12th birthday I took him to a trampoline park around my area. What a great place for both children AND adults. This place will turn any adult into a child! I don’t know about you, but growing up, I always dreamed of having a trampoline - but I never got one. Now they have parks for this funtastic activity! Oy Vey! THE BEST PLACE EVER!
There is a foam pit, where you can jump into (do flips, turns, dives, and other crazy tricks you can think of.), there is a basketball area, with three different size nets (you don’t have to be 6’ tall to dunk here!); there is a dodge-ball area for kids; and not to mention the big trampoline field (here is where they have hundreds of small and wide trampolines together to make one big jumping arena. Not to mention trampolines on the walls so you can literally bounce off the walls.)
This is definitely a family fun park that everyone can enjoy, and you can get LOADS of physical activity in for the day. Sky zone had advertisement around the whole area about their aerobic trampoline classes, which seems like a unique way to exercise. I think I may try it out with some friends for a girls night.
What is Working
This is a total body work out. Jumping around is a fun cardio activity that will really get your heart pumping. It is definitely an activity that will increase your cardiorespiratory endurance.
The main muscles being worked here are in your lower extremity and your core. Your arms are also being worked with the jumping movement (especially if you know any fancy gymnastic tricks.) However, they are not the targeted muscles.
The targeted muscles are going to be your gastrocnemius in your calf muscles - because jumping is an explosive movement. Your hamstrings, quads, and gluteus maximus. And your Abdominal muscles and back muscles.
Jenna Webster, ACSM, ACE – Personal trainer specializing in empower busy women to live healthy and active lifestyles!”