I tried my first SkyFit trampoline fitness class at Miranda Westfield SkyZone and absolutely loved it! It was fun, sweaty and an awesome full body workout.
So what exactly is SkyFit?
SkyFit is basically a workout done on trampolines
. It’s fun & fast paced and targets all areas of physical fitness
; from strength & conditioning, to balance & coordination. This type of trampoline
workout is classified as rebound exercise, which research by NASA claims is “the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.” And I’d have to agree! I took the “No If’s Just Butts” class and whilst it was only 30minute session, my instructor had me working up a sweat within the first few minutes! Check out my Instagram @nourish_naturally
to watch some of the moves.
Why Do SkyFit?
1. Have Fun with Friends
The SkyFit class I took was so much fun that it didn’t even feel like a workout! With so many unique & interesting moves, it got my heart thumping, body moving and mood intensifying. Jumping around boosts your endorphins & pumps the oxygen around to your muscles & brain, helping you feel happy & energised, plus it can also reduce stress levels, promote better sleep and help combat anxiety & depression. Plus it’s the perfect way to get fit with your friends! You can grab a bunch of mates together, catchup, get fit & have a laugh, all whilst working out.
2. Great for cardiovascular fitness
Did you know jumping on a trampoline for 10 minutes is equivalent to 30 minutes of jogging??! Research by NASA found “for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running.” So if you’re looking to get your heart rate up, improve your cardiovascular endurance, & in turn burn fat and promote healthy weight loss, jumping is where it’s at!
3. Tones your butt & legs, develops core strength & improves stability
With such an unstable surface, jumping on a trampoline means you need to engage all your muscle from head to toe to stay balanced throughout each movement. This means continual muscle stimulation throughout the entire 30minutes, especially of the core, back & lower body, which will help build ab strength & tone your butt & legs. Jumping also builds awareness of your body and a sense of balance and coordination, which helps develop your fine motor skills to assist in other sports that require hand-eye and general co-ordination.
4. Low impact on your joints & bones
If you have any joint, bone or mobility issues, or are undergoing rehab work, trampoline exercise may be your way to go! Trampolines absorb 80% of the impact you are doing plyometric (jumping) & explosive movements, so it reduces the stress placed on your joints. Unlike running or sports like tennis, netball & soccer, trampolining provides your body with an all-round workout while reducing the risk of injury to your joints, especially in your ankles and knees and strengthening your bones & tendons.
5. Improve overall health & energy levels
By regularly getting the blood pumping around your body in a Skyfit class, you fight fatigue, strengthen your immune system, improve hormone function & lower cholesterol, triglyceride (fat) & blood sugar levels. This will help you feel energised & can prevent the development of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes & some cancers.
So what are you waiting for?! Grab your friends together, jump on to SkyFit and book a class today!
Sponsored Content: This article is proudly sponsored by SkyFit. Why? Because I love Skyfit and only recommend companies that I truly believe in and who share the same approach to health as I do. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.