By Colleen Bernardis, Youth Programs Coordinator
Club Greenwood will be offering a new youth trampoline class called Jumping Juniors beginning in January! This class is for kids ages 5-12 and will allow children to test their balance, strength and cardio on JumpSport Fitness trampolines. Not only will the kids have a blast in these classes, they will also get some serious health benefits!
Here are the benefits that you can count on if you sign your kiddos up for Jumping Juniors:
When you bounce on a trampoline for just 10 minutes a day, the muscles that are needed for a healthy cardiovascular system are strengthened. Your kids will have so much fun playing and bouncing that they won’t even realize how good it is for their hearts!
Motor Skills and Coordination
Jumping on trampolines takes a certain level of coordination and this will help participants learn their center of balance. Jumpers will have to control their limbs and muscles at the same time, which helps improve their overall coordination. The combination of jumping, maintaining balance and concentration will help kids learn and improve motor skills, balance and coordination.
Jumping makes everyone feel happy! Trampolining takes a certain amount of concentration since it requires many different mental and movement processes to help kids reduce their levels of stress. It’s a great way to have fun and the increased oxygen circulation will help stimulate the release of endorphins, to improve mood and make children feel happier and more at ease.
Trampolining has been shown to have an influence on academic success. It improves core strength and posture, which is necessary for kids to be able to sit for periods of time in the classroom without their concentration being affected by difficulties with body control. Having improved motor control can help children learn better. Since a trampoline teaches muscle control and coordination, many children see an improvement academically with the regular use of a trampoline.
Jumping helps burn excess energy and can therefore help kids focus and sleep better! By exercising the body and reducing stress and anxiety, trampolining can help tackle many sleep issues and help children sleep better and longer.
Boost Self Esteem
As a child learns body control and masters new trampoline skills, they gain self-confidence about what they can do and achieve. Self-confidence transforms into a better self-esteem!
There are many benefits to jumping and on top of everything- it’s FUN! We look forward to having your children in our Jumping Juniors classes – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm, beginning January 7.