Those who want their trampoline to be used for athletic training purposes, always consider a rectangular trampoline or large round trampoline. Rectangular trampolines have a very consistent bounce throughout the entire mat, so flips and maneuvers can be done more easily. Especially for cheerleading, snowboarding or gymnastic purposes, rectangular trampolines are perfect.
Many exercises designed to work your entire body work equally well or better when performed on a large trampoline. Jumping jacks, star jumps and twists are a few exercises that utilize your entire body. When performed on a trampoline, gravity and the feeling of weightlessness cause your midsection muscles to adjust your balance, increasing the effectiveness of the workout. Increasing your jumping height while using the trampoline will intensify your workout.
Introducing a large trampoline to your exercise regimen increases its efficiency while also bringing a bit of fun into your healthy lifestyle. The increased efficiency comes from your body's core maintaining balance while fighting the pull of gravity. Using the correct types of exercises on a trampoline will provide a whole-body workout that will tone your muscles, increase your cardiovascular health and change up your daily exercise routine.
Single users, ages 7 or younger, a small rectangular trampoline or 14’ round trampoline or smaller will be sufficient. However, if the child is older than 7, he/she will be going through his/her growth spurt, so will require a larger trampoline. Always remember, the child will grow taller and heavier, but the trampoline size will remain the same. So if you’re in the market for a quality trampoline that will last, consider the next 3 to 10 years. Will this trampoline be large enough?