Please Note: The ONLY way to guarantee your spot is to pre-purchase tickets using the link above. During times of heavy volume, you MUST purchase your tickets in advance. Sometimes the wait time is 7+ hours or even days!
Also: All jumpers must sign a Sky Zone release waiver (see link above); jumpers under 18 must have their wavier signed by their legal guardian.
What is Sky Zone?
Imagine a seemingly endless sea of trampolines, all connected to form one massive trampoline surface. Now, imagine that surface enclosed with angled trampolines that allow you to literally bounce off the walls! These patented, all-trampoline, walled playing courts are the foundation of Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park since we opened our first location in 2004. It's a playing court so original and unique, it was awarded a United States patent.
The result? A brand new way to move, compete and get fit!
But beyond our unique courts, Sky Zone is the Ultimate 3-D Play Experience and unmatched high-flyin' FUN...and it's not just for kids either! Sky Zone is enjoyed by just about any age, shape or physical ability on a regular basis. From open jump, 3-D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes to birthday party packages, group events and corporate team building outings, there is truly something for everyone!!
Sky Zone Buffalo
Sky Zone Buffalo is all about family, fitness, and fun.
Owners, Dale and Rhonda, opened Sky Zone Buffalo in late 2011 after they scoured WNY for a place to have some good ol' fashioned family fun. A quick search of the internet introduced The See Family to Sky Zone and the rest, they say, is history! After taking a quick visit to investigate Sky Zone Minneapolis, The See's had such a blast, that they decided to open a franchise here in Buffalo.
We opened our doors in November 2011 and have been serving up family fun ever since. Stop by our facebook page and show them some love for bringing this awesome franchise to Western New York! And, while you're cruising the web, stop over at fitfamilies4life.com!!
Sky Zone Rochester
That's right Sky Zone Buffalo fans! It's official! We're bringing Sky Zone to ROCHESTER, NY!! Friend us on facebook
to stay up on all the construction details. We'll launch another website closer to open, but for now you can see what goes into building a trampoline park on social media!
The ONLY way to guarantee your spot is to pre-purchase tickets using the link above. During times of heavy volume, you MUST purchase your tickets in advance. Sometimes the wait time is 7+ hours or even days!
Also: All jumpers must sign a Sky Zone release waiver (see link above); jumpers under 18 must have their wavier signed by their legal guardian.
Hours Adjustment 5/26
Attention Sky Zone jumpers: just a friendly reminder that we will be CLOSED on SUNDAY MAY 26 (for a private event) from 10am until 1pm. We will still be holding our SUNDAY MORNING SKYPERFORMANCE sessions, but no open jump sessions will start until 1pm. Thank you for your understanding.
Hours & Pricing
We offer several jumping options at Sky Zone for a wide variety range of ages and activity levels, so there's bound to be one to suit you! Whether you're looking for a little after school fun or an intense full body workout, we have tons of great programs just for you!
Open Jump is our prime jump time for all ages (you know our rule: if you can WALK then you can JUMP). Open Jump tickets include high flying fun on our huge open MAIN COURT plus guests may also queue up for other activities (when available*) such as Sky Slam Basketball dunk court, the Foam Zone foam pit, and our elite 3D Dodgeball pick up games at no additional charge. PLUS: the longer you stay, the less you pay!!
Open Jump Hours
Monday-Thursday: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Pricing
30 min jump: $10
60 min jump: $14
90 min jump: $19
120 min jump: $23
Open Jump - Toddlers
Jumpers under age 5 are required to be accompanied by an adult on the court for supervision. This adult will be admitted to the courts free of charge, but is not permitted to jump on main court or participate in any jumping activities that do not involve the direct supervision of the child. Toddlers are only permitted to jump in the designated TODDLER AREA as well as rotate in queues for basketball and foam pit if permitted by their supervisor adult. Please be aware that this is a new policy and will be strictly enforced starting March 1, 2013. We do have designated Toddler Time hours with more freedom; visit the "Special Events" tab for more information.
Open Jump Memberships
10hr Jump Punch Cards:
Super Pass (1 jumper): $100
Friends and Family Super Pass (multiple jumpers): $120
*note: 3D Dodgeball or other specific court availability is not guaranteed with Open Jump admission due to size separation and private event scheduling, for a 100% guarantee for Dodgeball you can rent the court (see the Dodgeball tab for more info)
Do you have a group of 15 or more jumpers? Then you qualify for an Open Jump Group Event discount!! Want to add a little more bang for your scout meeting, team building or family reunion? Add a private conference room and some pizza to make your next event out of this world! Check out the Birthday tab for all the a la carte extras! Or, add a seminar! Like our SkyMarketing 101 or Corporate Team Building challenge!
Groups of 15-29
60 minute pass - $10
90 minute pass - $14
120 minutes pass - $19
Groups of 30+
60 minute pass - $8
90 minute pass - $12
120 minutes pass - $15
Click on the FITNESS tab for more information on our workout sessions.
Click on the SPECIAL EVENTS tab for more information on special weekly events for specific age groups.
Summer SkyCamp is here! (ages 4-12)
Spend a week in the SKY this summer at Sky Zone! Sky Camp is for ages 4 -12 and is offered 3 separate weeks this summer in July and August. Visit our flyer for more information. Help keep your kids ACTIVE this summer with Sky Zone!
SkyMania (ages 10-15)
Every Friday night, specifically for ages 10-15, come to Sky Zone Buffalo for 120 minutes of all access jumping and one gatorade per person, all for just $15 (includes rental of Sky Zone shoes). Plus, SkyMania frequently features other special events like our LIVE DJ or our world-famous caricaturist .
SkyJam (ages 16+)
Saturday Night SkyJam = unparalleled, unmatched and out-of-this-world FUN. It's exclusively for ADULTS (ages 16 and up) and takes place nearly every Saturday night. Zip across the court horizontally, freestyle your latest moves vertically, and test your competitive skill in an awesome game of adult-only 3-D Dodgeball! Quite simply, it's some sweet wall-to-wall action! Saturday nights from 9pm-11pm, just $19 per person for two full hours of jumping, plus a free gatorade and our awesome LIVE DJ!
Toddler Time (ages 6 and under)
If you can walk, then you can jump! That's our philosophy at Sky Zone ... and that's why we created Toddler Time, specifically for the little ones! Join us every Tuesday through Friday from 10am to noon. It's just $8 per toddler per hour ($6/30min). One parent/adult is required to be on the courts (for FREE) to help supervise their little one. We just ask that any adults wanting to work on their latest move, spin, or flip to join us during Open Jump instead of Toddler Time. Toddler Time is a safe haven where our little ones can play like the big kids!
SkyReach School Program
Do you have a elementary or middle school gym class or know someone who works for a school? Part of Sky Zone Buffalo's mission is to combat childhood obesity and help teach kids how to lead happy and active lives through healthy nutrition and exercise. As a service to the community, we love to provide a gym class length Sky Zone fitness adventure completely complimentary to the school. For more information click here. To see photos from all our SkyReach sessions, visit us on facebook!
Do you have a high school or college business or marketing class that is looking for some extra-curricular activity? Think about Sky Zone for a field trip! We start with a 1 hour jump session so students can get a full sense of our product. Then, the kids get to market their own trampoline park in a fun exercise as we take it back to a classroom and discuss marketing strategies, target demographics, and social marketing as tools to help grow their business. Need more information? No problem, click here and call us at 716-206-3300.
Select a custom party package and we'll create a special event for you in one of our private party rooms after your jump session. It's the perfect combination of healthy, fun entertainment for kids and adults of all ages. At Sky Zone, the sky's the limit!
Please note: All participants must have a Sky Zone release wavier signed before entering the playing field. All participants 17 & under must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
Party Package Information
We are happy to offer 2 comprehensive party packages to make your big day as special as possible. Our packages range from Open Jump tickets to a Supreme Air package which includes a private dodge ball court just for you and your guests!
All Packages Include:
- Full color invitations and envelopes
- 1-Hour of jump time and Sky Zone shoe rental
- Unlimited access to the Foam Zone (foam pit) and Sky Slam basketball courts
- Your own Sky Zone Party Host to assist you and your guests
- Food! Forty minutes in a private party room after you jump; complete with pizza and 1 gatorade per jumper (includes plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery)
- AND, TWO SPECIAL PRESENTS FROM SKYZONE!! A one-hour open jump pass for your next jump and a unique Sky Zone party t-shirt (toddler, youth, and adult sizes available)
Jump Around Package
Monday - Thursday, non-Holidays:
- 1-Hour Open Jump Tickets
- Minimum of 10 Jumpers (50 maximum)
- 1 sheet pizza
Friday - Sunday or Holidays: $23/person
Supreme Air Package
Monday - Thursday, non-Holidays:
- Private Court Rental for 1 Hour to use for jumping or dodgeball (or both)
- Maximum allowed is 23 jumpers. The private court capacity is 18 people; this means only 18 may jump at one time; however, others may rotate through our other activities (Foam Zone, Sky Slam Basketball, or 3-D Dodgeball) until a space opens up
- 2 sheet pizzas
- Personalized Special Sky Zone Birthday Cake (1/2 sheet)
Friday - Sunday, or Holidays: $475
Please note: Because dodge ball may be played by your guests inside the Supreme Air court at any time, public dodge ball courts are not available with this package. The Supreme Air Private Court is one of our patented all-walled playing courts which is perfect for a private game of dodge ball OR to use just to jump around as an open court.
To schedule a party, please call us at 716-206-3300, OR BOOK ONLINE NOW!
Medium (8 slices): $17
Large (18 slices): $23
Sheet (32 slices): $30
Additional Gatorade: Small ($2) or Large ($2.50)
Sky Zone T-shirts: $12 (orange) / $14 (gray)
Personalized Birthday Cake: $35 (1/4 sheet) $55 (1/2 sheet)
40-minute Private Room Add-on (for group event): $50 (Mon-Thurs) $75 (Fri-Sun & Holidays)
Looking for a Healthier Alternative to Pizza?
Say no more! Fit-N-Fresh Catering is here for you! If you elect to add-on our Healthy Upgrade, Fit-N-Fresh Catering will deliver you an assortment of organic energy and fresh ingredients just in time for your party!
Please note: A credit to your account will be applied for the pre-included food pricing for you to put toward your Fit-N-Fresh Upgrade. For example: Jump Around Packages will receive a $34 discount to cover the cost of upgrading from pizza to Fit-N-Fresh Upgrade. Super Jump Packages will be credited $38 and Supreme Air Packages will be discounted $40. For more information on the swap, contact a Sky Zone Event Planner today!
Pricing for the Fit-N-Fresh Upgrade is a la carte and provided below:
Chicken Quesadilla Platter - organic chicken, cheddar cheese and salsa. (serves 8-10) $18
Fresh Fruit Platter - assorted seasonal fruit (serves 8-10) $16
Sandwich Platter - assorted sandwiches (peanut butter & jelly, turkey & cheese, etc on wheat or white bread (serves 8-10) $14
Dessert Platter - organic energy bar bites with fresh fruit garnish (serves 8-10) $21
Wrap Platter - assorted 1/2 wraps made with organic ingredients (chicken salad, buffalo chicken, and hummus veggie) (serves 8-10) $37.50
Fresh Organic Salad - field greens, tomato, cucumber, carrots, celery, garbanzo beans and other optional toppings (avocado, oranges, goat cheese, etc.) with our house Italian or Balsamic dressings (serves 8-10) $32.50
Did you ever think it was possible to burn up to 1,000 calories per hour, and still have FUN doing it? With SkyPerformance, that reality is now a possibility.
SkyPerformance is low impact and combines advanced calisthenics, core exercises and strength building aerobics, all done on our patented, all-trampoline, walled playing courts. SkyPerformance is one of the most dynamic, effective and intense workouts you can have, while being fun and easy on your joints. Those at any level of physical fitness will reap the physical and mental benefits of this revolutionary workout.
- Classes are offered 7 days a week by our highly skilled coaches
- Individual session: $15 per class
- Unlimited monthly membership: $60
- Ten session "Get Fit" Punch Card (1 jumper): $100
Check out our SkyPerformance page for schedule and class descriptions.
*Sessions Subject to Change: Please visit our home page, twitter, or facebook for updates. Classes may also be canceled due to inclement weather or on holidays, so stay tuned for news on social media. We do our best to provide an incredibly unique athletic experience and appreciate your understanding.
Pre-purchased tickets via phone is available for member passholders only. For your convenience, first timers may also purchase tickets via phone. To speed up your check in, please fill out a waiver online and submit it digitally or print one out and bring it with you.
Looking for more fitness information?
Check out our new SkyPerformance website where you will find all sorts of info on nutrition and exercise to help you on your path to an active lifestyle! Better yet, register for our brand new fitness message board and meet other local people working on their fitness goals. Have questions about diet or exercise? Our discussion board is definitely for you!
FlexFit & Aqua
We are proud to be sponsored with Independent Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide a service to clients who carry AQUA or FLEXFIT flexible spending accounts. For the low price of just $10 per fitness session, you can use your flex cash to pay for a workout! How cool is that? Please note: these flex spending programs only apply to fitness programs and specials and not Open Jump or Birthday Party packages.
Rent a Court
Looking for a sure fire way to guarantee you and your friends can play a full hour of dodgeball? Rent a private fully enclosed all-walled dodgeball court for your group today!
Monday - Thursday: $350
Friday - Sunday & Holidays: $425
Supreme Air Birthday Party
Looking for a little more bang for your buck? Our Supreme Air Birthday Party package includes 1 full hour of a dodgeball court rental as well as 40 minutes in a private party room, two sheet pizzas, and a half sheet cake! See the birthday tab above for more details.
Dodgeball Leagues or Tournaments
Our next Dodgeball tournament will be on May 10th for ages 14-17 and May 19 for adults age 18+. Click here for more details.
Before You Jump
Please be familiar with this information before visiting Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park.
In order for you to get jumping smoothly, here are a few items you may need to know. We want nothing to get in the way of your fun or your overall experience at Sky Zone. So take a minute to look through this list and you'll be well on your way.
Before jumping at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park there is a little bit of paperwork that is required, but we try to make it as simple as possible.
Everyone who is going to jump must have a signed official Sky Zone Buffalo release waiver.
(or click the link above that says "Before You Jump; Get your waiver" to fill out an electronic waiver)
If a jumper is under the age of 18, the waiver MUST be signed by the minor's parent or legal guardian. Once a valid/legible Sky Zone waiver has been received and entered into our system, it becomes valid for 1 year.
Please note that prior visits to Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park cannot, unfortunately, ensure that your waiver will be on file. If you are unsure if your waiver is on file, please call us prior to your jump session and we can verify it or recommend you bring another waiver with you. Waivers in our online waiver queue may be purged after the waiver remains inactive for long period of time. If you are unsure if your waiver is on file, please contact us at 716.206.3300 and we can verify your waiver is in the online queue or already on file.
Sky Zone is fun for just about any age, shape or physical ability. For our younger jumpers, our jump shoe sizes are available down to a youth size 10. Jumpers with sizes smaller than 10 are allowed to jump barefoot (no socks).
Open jump sessions begin every 15 minutes during normal hours of operation. Walk-ins are welcome, but please keep in mind that there is a court capacity and most jump times do sell out. Pre-purchasing online tickets is strongly recommended. Please also note that 3-D Dodgeball, or specific court availability, cannot be guaranteed with admission.
A pair of our special Sky Zone Jump Shoes are waiting for you at the front desk upon check in; jump shoe rental fee is included with your tickets. Please remember to bring/wear your own socks. Jump shoes allow for more ankle support than regular running shoes and have a flat grippy surface on the bottom to help with traction while you're practicing your flips. We encourage the use of Sky Zone Jump Shoes for cleanliness both on the court and on your feet. By prohibiting shoes that have been worn outdoors, the Sky Zone courts can be kept as clean as possible! However, if you wish to jump barefoot, we will also allow bare feet on the trampoline surface. No type of outside footwear is permitted. Our shoe sizes run from youth size 10 to adult size 13 (mens). Jumpers whose shoe sizes fall outside of our sizes must jump barefoot (no socks).
Because Sky Zone attracts jumpers of just about every age and size, our court monitors reserve the right to move guests around to different courts or different sections of courts for safety, if necessary.
Pre-purchased tickets for groups of 14 and under can be purchased online by clicking the 'Buy Tickets Online' link at the top of this page. Reservation fees apply ($1.00/person). Groups of 15 or more may purchase tickets at a discounted group rate by calling us at 716-206-3300 to register for a jump time. $100 deposit required.
Inside Sky Zone Buffalo, there are 4 trampoline playing fields, plus our FOAM ZONE (a real crowd favorite). Our total capacity is approximately 130 jumpers at any given time. This number is subject to change based on size and age of jumpers. Much like a movie theatre, once our capacity has been met, we must wait for a space to become available before selling more tickets.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you fit into our shoes we'd love for you to wear them. We rent shoes from sizes 10 kids to 13 in mens. Shoe rental prices are included with the price of admission, but if you would prefer, we also allow you to jump barefoot (no socks). If your child is too small to fit into our shoes than they canjump barefoot (no shoes or socks).
Please remember to bring/wear your own socks. Jump shoes allow for more ankle support than regular running shoes and have a flat grippy surface on the bottom to help with traction while you're practicing your flips. We encourage the use of Sky Zone Jump Shoes for cleanliness both on the court and on your feet. By prohibiting shoes that have been worn outdoors, the Sky Zone courts can be kept as clean as possible. However, if you wish to jump barefoot, we will also allow bare feet on the trampoline surface. No type of outside footwear is permitted.
Yes. Every jumper needs to sign a liability waiver. If you are under the age of 18 your parent or legal guardian must fill the waiver out for you but does not have to be present when you visit the facility. Waivers can be downloaded on our website or picked up at the facility
We do try to accept walk-in customers during all open hours of operation (subject to availability); however reservations are recommended for a confirmed number of jumpers and time. Frequently jump times will sell out due to reaching our maximum capacity on the courts. In the interest of the safety of our jumpers we are NOT permitted to oversell jump sessions even to squeeze in just one more ticket-- so please purchase your tickets in advance online to guarantee your spot. During peak jump times, we can sell out as far as 7+ hours in advance, especially when kids are off from school for a holiday. If you are interested in a birthday party package or bringing a group of 15 or more jumpers at a discounted rate, please phone 716-206-3300 in advance to your arrival. Birthday parties generally need at least a 2 week lead time, sometimes more as weekend parties can sell out even months in advance.
Our general rule is that valid/legible waivers for walk-in customers are kept on file for one year. However, for a variety of reasons, this cannot be guaranteed. It's always a good idea, if there is any doubt, to bring a new one or phone ahead to see if your waiver remains valid.
A reservation is for jumping and Sky Zone activities only where as a birthday party is for jumping and a private room rental for cake and pizza
No, there is technically no age limit. We have jumpers as young as 18 months and as old as 80! Our motto is: "If you can walk, you can fly!" That said, our Open Jump ticket rates are the same for all ages, so if you have a jumper under the age of 5, you may want to check out our special Toddler Times available for a reduced ticket price.
Also, currently the weight maximum for each trampoline square is around 600 pounds. So, don't let weight be a deterrent! We are proud to advertise that our patented trampoline playing courts are perfect for just about everyone, regardless of size, age, height, and ability!
Unfortunately, at this time, we do not allow any outside food or drink. We do, however, have an awesome SKY CAFE that includes tons of great beverages and snacks to keep you full and hydrated! Birthday Parties and private Group Events may request a catering menu from their Event Coordinator. A $50 to $75 Room Fee may apply to Group Events wishing to use a party room to eat.
At this time, the online ticketing program is not yet configured to sell SkyPerformance (or Toddler Time) tickets. We're working on it (right now, I promise!), but in the meantime, please feel free to stop at the box office and pick up your tickets for jump sessions that are days or even weeks in advance. If you can't make it here to buy tickets earlier, we recommend arriving at least 20-30 minutes before the class starts, to purchase tickets early (15 minutes early for toddler time). SkyPerformance classes are getting more popular but are limited to 25 people per session, so advanced tickets are the perfect way to guarantee your spot. Toddler Time is not as busy as our fitness sessions and there are generally plenty of spots available; however, it is always smart to purchase tickets in advance, for any session, in order to guarantee your jump session times. Unfortunately at this time, we are unable to offer ticket sales over the phone unless you are a Get Fit or Monthly SkyPerformance Member. Member tickets may be reserved over the phone because they are pre-paid.
Absolutely. Give us a call at 716-206-3300 to work out all the details, but we can certainly open up during the morning or afternoon to accommodate a large school trip! Pricing is the same as our group open jump discount (depending on the number of jumpers).
You bet! Just copy down your confirmation numbers that appear in the lower left corner of your tickets an we can look them up in the computer upon your arrival.
HAVE FUN, but FLY SAFE while you are on the Sky Zone court - and in an effort to reduce the potential for injury, we ask that you become familiar with and abide by the rules below and, even more importantly, keep all your activities and movements within your own personal limitations and comfort level. DO NOT ATTEMPT anything that you are not capable of. Court monitors help ensure that rules and regulations are followed. Participants should not jump on a Sky Zone court without a court monitor present. In addition:
- Everyone that enters the Sky Zone court must have completed a valid/signed Sky Zone waiver. Those under 18 must have it signed/completed by their parent or legal guardian.
- You may not have anything in your mouth (gum, candy, etc.) on the Sky Zone court.
- Empty your pockets entirely.
- Do not sit or lie on the court. If you are tired and need to rest, you must exit the court.
- No pushing, tackling, running, racing or horseplay of any kind.
- Do not touch or hang on to any of the top pads on the court.
- No double bouncing.
- Single flips are permitted. No double flips, and do not flip over the pads.
- No more than two flips in a row.
- Flips and other tricks can be dangerous ... perform at your own risk.
- You can bounce and flip off the sidewalls, but you must land on the first trampoline next to the wall you bounced off of. You must be in control of your body at all times.
- Do not attempt anything outside of your personal limitations or abilities.
- Jumpers are separated by size as best as possible. Be aware of those around you and jump with people that are of similar size.
- Do not touch any part of the basketball backboard or netting.
- Follow all facility rules, and please keep in mind that this is a listing of just some of our general rules. It is not an all-inclusive list, and rules are subject to change.
- Failure to adhere to any of these, or other, rules at Sky Zone can/will result in the loss of your jump time.
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We are always sitting: at the table, in the car, at a desk, and on the couch. That means we all need to start jumping more! Jumping on a trampoline will get your blood pumping, force you to take deep breaths, and will definitely make you break a sweat! Many people think that trampolines are just a backyard toy for kids, but there are studies that have confirmed the benefits of jumping on trampoline, for both kids and adults.
"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." A report published by the Journal of Applied Physiology states.
What does that mean? It means that 10 minutes of bouncing on a trampoline provides the same level of cardiovascular health benefits as 33 minutes of running, which lead them to claim that"rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man."
The health benefits of trampolining were initially explored during WWII when the U.S. Navy found that pilots’ spatial awareness could be increased through the use of trampolines in training exercises. Then, NASA continued the practice of using trampolines to train to help astronauts cope with weightlessness and differing body positions in flight.
Need more reasons to get to Sky Zone?
HIT THE GYM
We all know exercise is a key factor in reducing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Actually convincing yourself to exercise? That can be the difficult part. But at Indoor Trampoline Park, convincing yourself to exercise is like convincing yourself to have fun! Bouncing is exercise in disguise. It uses almost every muscle, specifically the stomach, arms and legs. Muscles are toned, fat is burned and metabolism is increased, making a trampoline a successful tool for weight loss and toning.
Exercise with the Whole Family
To promote cardiovascular health, young people need at least one and a half hours of intense physical activity per day. (School of Sports Science; Oslo, Norway)
Regular bouncing helps tone the body, especially the stomach, back, and legs. Core-stability muscles are consistently engaged to help enhance balance. This type of training helps to boost your family's metabolic rate and everyone's ability to burn fat and calories.
"Children and adolescents who are overweight are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults.” Overweight adults are at increased risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer, and gallbladder disease." states The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention.
HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Jumping against gravity strengthens all body systems and is considered one of the most beneficial aerobic exercises ever developed. It’s proven that cardiovascular activity increases your heart rate and pulse rate. That means jumping works the heart muscle. It also strengthens major muscle groups that help contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system.
Why? Because as you come down on the trampoline surface, you put greater gravitational pull (G force) on your muscles. Heart muscle fibers will get stronger. That means all of your muscles and muscle layers will grow stronger, too. With each bounce, sixty trillion cells in your body are continuously being strengthened.
Because your heart is pumping stronger, your blood circulation is better. Good circulation ensures that oxygen is pumped round your body more efficiently and that makes you feel healthier and more alert. Doctors sometimes even recommend trampoline exercise as a form of physical therapy after heart attack to help strengthen the muscle.
LOW IMPACT – GREAT FOR THE BONES AND JOINTS
Although bouncing provides intense training for our cardiovascular systems and muscles, it is a “low-impact” workout. This means the equipment (the spring) absorbs 80% of the shock from the rebound. This shock absorber reduces the amount of shock absorbed by the bones and joints (like the knees and spine) and reduces the chances of injury. A repeated low impact exercise builds and strengthens the bones and muscles which results in toning, better balance, co-ordination and good posture. This is because your vertical acceleration and deceleration is soaked up by the trampoline field; whereas hard surfaces such as roads and treadmills do not have enough flexibility to do this.
Because the trampoline offers low impact activity, it can actually replace other forms of cardiovascular or aerobic activity without undue stress on the joints. This means that bouncing not only protects your joints, it exercises your muscles so you don’t have to go to the gym anymore! Jumping can even increase the strength in your joints, which can decrease or prevent arthritis pain.
Muscles are strengthened and lengthened, which increases flexibility.
Jumping on a trampoline can increase bone density as well. According to research by NASA, bouncing can also help reduce the risk of bone conditions such as fractures, brittle bones, and osteoporosis. The light impact when landing on the trampoline helps to strengthen the bones and improve bone density. In fact, NASA found that bouncing was able to help rebuild astronauts' bone mass after they returned from space, where they lose almost 15% muscle and bone mass.
BALANCE AND COORDINATION
Trampoline jumping improves your posture, co-ordination, balance, and reaction speeds.
Bouncing forces you to become more aware of your center of gravity to keep your balance. This constant strengthening of balance helps your balance while doing other activities too; which is why using trampolines in sports cross-training is ideal for athletes. The need to coordinate your arms and legs can even lead to increased hand-eye coordination.
Trampoline exercise is a great way to develop the skills that allow you to undertake a number of items requiring concentration at the same time: bouncing, balancing, maintaining the body's position, and anticipating the next action. This is proven to have a positive impact on bilateral motor skills, as well as allowing jumpers to control different muscles and limbs at the same time as one another.
We all know that with childhood obesity on the rise, extra weight brings an increased risk of heart disease, bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and juvenile diabetes. But what about social and psychological problems, such as poor self-esteem and depression? You'd be surprised at how integrating exercise with trampolines can help with conditions like these!
The physical benefits resulting from bouncing aren’t limited to only rejuvenating the body, but also refreshing the mind. When endorphins are stimulated, our bodies produce a mood enhancing natural chemical that produces a feeling of well-being in the body. Endorphins are stimulated during exercise, excitement, pain, spicy foods, love, and pleasure. Active exercise helps to overcome negativity and depression and produces a happier, more positive you. Jumping reduces stress levels and can even help to control addictions.
So not only does improved circulation pump clean oxygen into your brain making you feel more alert, but the endorphins released while exercising will make you feel happier, more positive, even more self-confident. But, added to this, the sheer fun of jumping up and down will make you smile, make you laugh, make you feel happy. It's impossible: you can't feel stressed when you're bouncing!
Tests have actually linked bouncing with positive benefits for children with autism. The sheer fun and sense of well being encourages vestibular system input, which controls movement and balance as well as awareness of body positioning. Bouncing also assists with motion feedback, how the body responds to movement through space and perception.
Jumping and balancing on a trampoline can help physical sensory integration with the body’s different systems. Getting brothers and sisters involved provides a huge social benefit, too.
DETOXIFICATION AND IMMUNE SYSTEM
“If the lymphatic system is circulating properly it is practically impossible to get sick.” Says Dr. Samuel West, a noted lecturer and author has stated that bouncing is the best way to circulate the lymphatics.
Ever hear of the lymphatic system? It provides nutrients to each and every cell and rids the body of wastes. The lymphatic system essentially is the detoxification system of the body. The lymph’s main job is to carrying away substances which cannot be removed by absorption directly into the blood.
When blood circulation is increased, the body releases energy and pumps more oxygen into the brain and other tissues. But unlike the circulatory system, the lymph system does not have a “heart” to pump itself around the body. It relies on gravity and body movement. So, bouncing on a trampoline stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps rid the body of toxins, trapped protein, bacteria, viruses, and other waste the cells cast off.
The G-Force at the top of the bounce is zero and the body becomes weightless for a fraction of a second. At the bottom of the bounce, the G-Force suddenly doubles over what is ordinary gravity on earth, and internal organs are put under pressure. Their cellular stimulation is increased accordingly so that waste materials within cells get squeezed out. The lymph carries the waste away to be disposed. The vertical use of acceleration, deceleration, and gravity provide ideal conditions for cleansing cells.
"Trampoline exercise is also good for your immune system, which helps keep your body's natural defenses high and reduces the chance of getting sick," says Dr. Morton Walker, in a published list of trampoline health benefits.
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS
· Lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels
· Tones up your glandular system, especially your thyroid glands
· Increases activity of your red bone marrow in producing red blood cells
· Improves your digestion
· Promotes better sleep
Indoor Trampoline Park is right in here in Western New York. You won't need to get to the gym and then the tennis courts, to the basketball court and then the track. You don't need to find a route for your run or bike ride... is Western New York’s hottest new fitness program all under one roof and most importantly? It's a blast!
CONSULT A PHYSICIAN. With any change in exercise, please consult your physician before taking part in a new regiment. However, the low-impact workout of bouncing makes it suitable for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and those undergoing therapy following an injury. A report published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation confirms this, stating that the "trampoline provides a convenient form of exercise with a major advantage being its apparent low level of trauma to the musculoskeletal system."
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