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'Air-obics': Get Fit And Have Fun

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GREENSBORO, NC -- By now, you are nearly a month into your New Year's Resolution.  If working out is part of the new you, you might be looking to change it up already.

On Monday, WFMY News 2's Lauren Melvin found a way to have fun and feel the burn at the same time at Airbound Trampoline Park.

Lauren jumped in on an "Air-obics" class.  

Instructor, Louis Fleurizard with GetFit Personal Training, LLC, explained ten benefits of trampoline exercise.

1. Strengthening - Forces produced during exercise produce stress on every part of the body, strengthening the muscles, bones and even the cells.

2. Detoxification - Trampoline exercise is ideal for both circulation and lymph flow.

3. Weight Loss  - A study from NASA found that a 150 pound individual spending one hour on a rebounder will burn more calories that the same person jogging for an hour.  According to NASAs Journal of Applied Physiology it is 68% more efficient than jogging.

4. Stress Relief - Trampoline exercise helps to release powerful hormones such as endorphins, which can create a feel good feeling and a positive outlook.

5. Arthritis - As you bounce more calcium is absorbed and deposited in your bones, making them stronger. The additional strengthening and toning of muscles, ligaments and tendons, enhance the stability of joints.

6.  Blood Pressure - A regular exercise program can improve your circulation and blood pressure.

7. Cholesterol - Bouncing stimulates the production of HDLs which carry the cholesterol away, thinning your blood.

8. Fatigue - Trampoline exercise can help boost oxygen to your brain and other organs.

9. Headaches - Tension headaches often surface because of head and neck muscles are over contracted. Most people experience relief from recurring headaches when they follow bounce programs regularly.

10. Osteoporosis - Gentle trampoline exercise suited to the individual will provide a healthy challenge to your bone cells, with minimum strain to your skeletal structure.

Airobics classes are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Airbound Trampoline Park in Greensboro on Mondays and Wednesdays.  There's also a class on Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m.

Each class costs $8.  You can find more information here.

WFMY News 2

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