Trampolining

Photo Neil Cross
Preston Schools under 16 trampoline competition at Preston Trampoline Club
Photo Neil Cross Preston Schools under 16 trampoline competition at Preston Trampoline Club
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Why: Trampolining is one of the most exhilarating sports there is. As you build your strength and skill you can challenge yourself to go higher and higher.

How it works: The best way to start is with a class at your local club. All you need to start with is loose, comfortable clothing such as tracksuit bottoms or a T-shirt and leggings. It is tough physical exercise, so you’ll probably be able to bounce for only two to three minutes at a time.

Photo Neil Cross
Preston Schools under 16 trampoline competition at Preston Trampoline Club
Caitlin Yates of Ashton CSC

Photo Neil Cross Preston Schools under 16 trampoline competition at Preston Trampoline Club Caitlin Yates of Ashton CSC

Benefits: Trampolinists have excellent range of movement in their shoulders because their arms are thrown rod-straight directly up on each bounce. It helps to flatten the stomach with core-stability muscles constantly engaged meaning a tauter, stronger stomach and lower back Learning to trampoline can also increase the duration of REM sleep (rapid eye movement sleep that aids learning and problem solving) and can improve whole-body strength