Trampolines aren’t just for kids. They’re a great way to get kids playing in the backyard and enjoying an active lifestyle, but you can benefit from a trampoline too. An early morning exercise session on the trampoline can be a fun way to burn calories and whip yourself into shape. There are even fitness trampolines designed specifically for working out, though many can easily be adjusted when the kids just want to go out and play.

Cardio improves your balance and your heart rate and trampolines are designed to give you a better cardio workout than you’ve ever had before. Using a trampoline is easier on your joints than jogging on sidewalk pavement – in fact, it reduces impact by 40 percent so that you can workout for longer.

Cardio exercise is one of the most commonly recommended exercises for fitness and weight loss. Depending on your goals for exercising, anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes of cardio could be recommended by a fitness trainer. Reducing impact on your joints makes it easier to extend your exercise time, so that you can realistically meet those 90-minute expectations. Meanwhile, cardio offers plenty of benefits, including reduced stress, stronger lungs, increased energy, improved sleep, even relief from anxiety and depression.

To make the most of your fitness routine, take a look at some of the most popular trampoline workouts you can try in your very own home:

  1. Jumping Jacks – Jumping jacks work well as a warm up. Stand right in the middle as you get warmed up.
  2. Straight Jump – With your arms extended straight above your head, jump and land straight as an arrow.
  3. Tuck Jumps – Start off standing tall with your hands by your sides, pull your knees up to your chest as you jump, and grab your hands near your ankles. Land standing straight again.
  4. “Powerbouncing” – This move involves starting in a sitting position and quickly jumping into a standing position as quickly as possible. As you do this move, reach alternating arms across. Doing this helps your core.
  5. Planks and Push Ups – Begin in the plank position, your arms in the centre of the trampoline. Move into push-ups and repeat this.
  6. Pike Jumps – Last but not least, there’s the pike jump. As you jump, move your legs out straight and parallel while you reach your arms in the direction of your feet.

A trampoline makes new types of workouts possible and extends how long you can do cardio exercise. Any of these workouts will improve your health and shed pounds.

You can do these on a fitness trampoline or any trampoline your kids will love in your backyard. Living in Edmonton, you need as much sun and outdoor exercise as you can get while it lasts, so stop hiding away in the gym and bring your workout home. A trampoline will be fun for the whole family and put a killer cardio workout only steps away from your back door. These trampoline workouts were made to squeeze more out of your everyday workout.