Sussex Martlets are a local friendly non-profit club that provides children and young people trampoline gymnastics tuition in a safe environment. The club was established in 1978 and is currently run by a team of willing and enthusiastic volunteers. All our sessions are held in the Worthing Leisure Centre.
The club offers classes for children and young people to participate in trampoline gymnastics from beginner; where children can jump for fun and learn skills safely and progressively, to competitive trampoline gymnastics beginning at Club and County level through to National Competitive events. Our members are both male and female from ages 4 to adult. Our aim is to provide for all and to offer the opportunity to develop and fulfil potential.
Our coaches are all British Gymnastics qualified and have been screened for their suitability to work with children. Many of our coaches are from a trampolining background.
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By teaching children and young people the skills required for trampoline gymnastics they are gaining improvement in their core-stability; balance and coordination. Children gain self confidence as any age or ability are able to get on and learn basic skills fairly quickly. Jumping on a trampoline is a fun way for children to improve their fitness and helps them towards their recommended amount of daily and weekly exercise. It has been said that no one can feel depressed whilst jumping on a trampoline!
Ten Health Benefits Of Jumping On the Trampoline!
1. Jumping helps to increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis
Regular rebounding helps to increase bone density and maintain bone mass for older adults. It is effective in preventing osteoporosis. Bones have the ability of becoming stronger under stress and weaker when there is no stress. Unlike most exercises, rebounding strengthens the bones and muscles without the risks of injuries to weight bearing joints such as the knees, ankles, hips and back.
2. Jumping strengthens every cell in the body
Rebounding effectively causes all 37 trillion cells in the body to move up and down. The stress of gravity and G-force on each individual cell causes it to adjust to the increased load by becoming stronger,When each cell is functioning optimally and harmoniously, constitutional strength and robust health is the inevitable result.
3. Jumping helps the body to detoxify by enhancing lymphatic circulation
Jumping on the trampoline cleanses your lymphatic system which helps remove toxins from the body. Our lymphatic system plays an important role in detoxification and depends on body movements to circulate. Because the lymphatic fluid flows in an upward direction, the vertical movements of jumping on the trampoline are more effective in pumping lymph fluid, than horizontal motion exercises such as walking and running. Thus, regular rebounding facilitates body detoxification to maintain a highly functioning and youthful body.
4. Jumping enhances immunity to ward off infections and prevent diseases
It has been shown that increased G-force helped increase human lymphocyte activity. Lymphocytes are specialized white blood cells that defend the body against illnesses and diseases by destroying invading viruses and bacteria as well as cancerous cells. 10 minutes of rebounding triples the number of white blood cells which remain elevated for up to an hour after that.
5. Jumping improves digestion and gut health
Jumping on a trampoline helps with digestion because the rhythmic up-down motion stimulates the contraction and relaxation of muscles that make up the digestive tract.
6. Jumping improves posture, balance and coordination
Jumping on the trampoline helps improve balance, coordination and posture by stimulating your ocular nerves and inner ear canal. Regular rebounding conditions the body to react quickly, which is a valuable skill. Over time, rebounding also improve spinal alignment which helps to relieve joint, back and neck pain.
7. Jumping strengthens eye muscles for better eyesight
Jumping on the trampoline also helps strengthen your ocular nerves and eye muscles due to the effects of increased G-force on every part of the body. Singapore is world’s number one in myopic rate among our young. Rebounding helps to stimulate the cells of the eye lenses to restore their original shape and function.
8. Jumping increases lung capacity and oxygen intake
One of NASA’s landmark research studies shows that jumping on the trampoline increases cellular oxygenation. Oxygen is the most vital nutrient for the human body. Jumping helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy. Regular jumping on the trampoline energies your body and increases its resistance against colds, flus and other diseases.
9. Jumping aids in weight loss
Jumping on the trampoline has been proven to increase your metabolic rate, and help to keep your weight down. Your metabolic rate remains elevated for up to 24 hours after you get off your trampoline. Rebounding is an extremely efficient calorie burner. Because of its many health benefits, it is a good exercise to incorporate into your weight loss plan. Improved lymphatic circulation which aids elimination of waste and toxins, also helps you to attain your weight loss goals quickly.
10. Jumping improves mental capacity and promotes mental health
Frequent rebounding improves blood circulation. This allows an abundance of fresh oxygen to the brain, promoting mental sharpness and focus. Jumping on the trampoline also imparts a sense of well being. It triggers the release of endorphin, the “feel good” hormones to lift your moods, and to promote optimism and self confidence.
Jumping is for everyone!
Jumping on the trampoline is so simple, anyone can do it. Gentle bouncing without leaving the trampoline mat provides all the health benefits of rebounding and is suitable for the young and the convalesing.