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Rush X Fit (Trampoline Fitness Classes)

What is RUSH X FIT Trampoline Fitness Training?

RUSH X FIT is all about being healthy and being active because you are burning calories with every jump. It’s about experiencing the freedom of jumping, which actually helps get your body in better shape. RUSH X FIT is also that exhilarating feeling of accomplishment you get from just an hour of wall-to-wall fun, Burn up to 1,000 calories an hour.

Jogging versus bouncing?

Many people do not enjoy jogging or running. Too often we see people on the street with long, pained faces, struggling to find the enthusiasm to negotiate traffic and road works to get healthy by putting one foot in front of the other. It is therefore possible to enjoy the same benefits and more, by putting those feet together!

The main disadvantage of jogging is the physical stress on lower limbs and feet. “G” forces at work are incredible and can actually QUADRUPLE a jogger’s weight factor. For example, a 150 pound person while jogging can exert as much as 600 pounds downward pressure on weight-bearing joints each time a foot hits the ground.

Using the trampoline takes up to 80% off the stress of your weight-bearing joints. Using a trampoline is a wonderful option for seniors, physically-challenged, those recuperating from accidents or injuries. It’s also excellent exercise for those who have been sedentary and are starting an exercise programme.

SKIP THE GYM

Getting to the gym can be a challenge, but RUSH makes exercise a joy! Bouncing uses almost every muscle and focuses specifically on the stomach, arms and legs. Start toning your muscles, burning fat and increasing your metabolism by having fun!

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 boost your metabolic rate and the ability to burn fat and calories.

BALANCE AND COORDINATION

Bouncing forces you to become more aware of your center of gravity. This constant strengthening of balance is perfect for cross-training athletes. The need to coordinate your arms and legs can lead to increased hand-eye coordination as well.

Trampoline exercise is a great way to develop the skills that allow you to undertake a number of items requiring simultaneous concentration: 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 one time.

MENTAL HEALTH

We all know that excess weight can bring on 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? 

Bouncing can also refresh the mind. When endorphins are stimulated, our bodies release a mood-enhancing chemical that produces a feeling of well-being in the body. Active exercise helps overcome negativity and depression, and can lead to a happier, more positive you. Jumping reduces stress levels and can even help control addictions.
After all, it's hard to feel stressed when you’re bouncing!

AUTISM

Tests have 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 family and friends involved provides a social benefit as well.

DETOXIFICATION AND IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTH

“If the lymphatic system is circulating properly, it is practically impossible to get sick,” says Dr. Samuel West. A noted lecturer and author, West has stated that bouncing is the best way to circulate the lymphatics.

The lymphatic system provides nutrients to cells and rids the body of waste. The lymphatic system is essentially the detoxification system of the body. The lymph’s main job is to carry away substances that 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 defences 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
  • CONSULT A PHYSICIAN, With any change in exercise, please consult your physician before taking part in a new regimen. 

References

  1. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 1990: 10; 401-408
  2. The Miracles of Rebound Exercise; Carter, Albert E.; The National institute of Reboundology and   Health, Inc. Edmonds, Washington, 1979.
  3. Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887, 1980, which confirms many of the statements previously made in The Miracles of Rebound Exercise, 1979. The research was performed by the Biomechanical Research Division, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, in cooperation with the Wenner-Gren Research laboratory, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
  4. Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887, 1980, which confirms many of the statements previously made in The Miracles of Rebound Exercise, 1979. The research was performed by the Biomechanical Research Division, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, in cooperation with the Wenner-Gren Research laboratory, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
  5. National Osteoporosis Foundation, www.nof.org

Note: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the session and bring a bottle of water with you. Unfortunately we do not have shower facilities or changing rooms so you'll need to arrive appropriately dressed ready to go.

Pricing: R100 per session for package option or R140 for walk ins,(excluding Rush Jump socks). For more details, please email Jody@rushsa.co.za and andrea@rushsa.co.za

Remember, a Rush liability waiver is required for each jumper (those under 18 must have their waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian). If you arrive without a duly signed, completed waiver, we won't be able to admit you (so hit the button above to get that sorted now).The waiver is on the waiver icon tab located on the right hand side of the page.

Rush Socks are compulsory and cost R25 a pair, but you can re-use them each time you come subject to safety approval.