Trampoline Workouts are HIP

trampoline workouts

Written by: Kayte Corrigan

As a kid, rebounding is so much fun, from jumping on the bed to mastering a pogo stick. However, this quality of movement has greater benefits then nostalgia from your youth. Trampoline workouts improve balance, bone density, coordination, cardiovascular fitness and organ function. A study by NASA Scientists has shown that rebounding for 10 minutes is better workout than 33 minutes of running.

The fitness trampoline makes a normally high impact exercise, low impact by absorbing 80% of the shock. The period of acceleration and deceleration is increased. This is much easier on the joints compared to running or jogging on a hard surface with no give at all. It also allows bones to become stronger as they respond to the pressure of the rebound over time.

Rebounding can actually help you get rid of toxins in the body. Bouncing on a trampoline stimulates your lymphatic system that helps rid toxins and waste. The change in gravitational force increases blood flow more than exercises on flat land, thus increasing the amount of toxins flushed from the body by around 15%!

With your core stabilizing your balance, you’re toning and getting cardio in one! HIP Studio incorporates the fitness trampoline in Bag of Tricks and 30/30 Burn Classes.

Got Endorphins?

Written by: Kayte Corrigan

Need a mood boost? A pick me up? Mental clarity? Need endorphins? Yeah, we can get you those. Here’s how it works.

Endorphins are brain chemicals, neurotransmitters, classified as “endogenous opioid polypeptides” produced by the pituitary gland and the brain during exercise to respond to pain, exertion, and stress. They act as natural pain relievers and resulting in a euphoric feeling. Not a bad way to combat stress and fatigue.

During prolonged exercise the production of endorphins lead to regulation of appetite, discharge of sex hormones, and the improvement of immune response. Like a fingerprint, two people might not enjoy the same release of endorphins with the same exercise. You have to find what works for you.

Endorphins can also be secreted by eating certain foods like chocolate or chili peppers upon digestion, which may explain why people crave chocolate in  a moment of weakness or stress. Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed sign up for a Kickboxing class or 30/30 instead of reaching for the Hershey bar.

As we like to say, “you’re one workout away from a better mood.” Shake up your exercise routine by taking a new class and see what endorphins can do for you!