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Exercise is important no matter what age you are, but as we get older, we tend to associate exercise with going to the gym.  Gyms can be expensive and crowded, which for some people can be a deterrent to exercise.  For those that hate the gym, there’s still hope! All you need is a set of workout clothes, a Springfree Trampoline, and yourself – You don’t even need to go any further than your own backyard. Here are 5 easy jumps that will get your heart racing!

1. Straight Jump

The Straight Jump is one of the easiest jumps to tackle and is a great place to start if you’re new to trampolines. Start in the middle of the mat and jump vertically with the body held straight and arms in a straight line above the body for takeoff. Tip: Use your arms to help propel your body higher.

 

2. Jumping Jack

Most people are familiar with jumping jacks, but few think to try them on a trampoline. It gives the jump height and really works your full body. Start in the middle of the mat and jump vertically. While jumping, extend arms and legs out from your body. Retract arms and legs back to the sides of your body on your way back to the middle of the mat.

 

3. Seat Drop

This move looks difficult, but is easy and a lot of fun! Jump vertically in the center of the mat, but land in a seated position with legs straight and hands at your side. Use the motion of the jump to propel yourself back up into a vertical position. See how many seat drops you can do in a row!

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4. Tuck Jump

Stand in the middle of the mat and jump vertically. Tuck your knees into your chest and let your hands grasp your legs. Straighten out on your way down.

 

5. Half Twist

Starting in the middle of the mat, jump vertically and rotate body around in a half circle. Control your rotation and try to make as many rotations as you can in a row.

 

Jumping can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a great working. Did you know that 10 minutes of jumping generates the same heart rate as 30 minutes of running? Don’t let the gym keep you from working out, try one of our jump routines in your backyard today!