Everyone can appreciate the health benefits of exercise – the lowered risk of heart problems, keeping obesity at bay, the buzz you get from the release of endorphins... Whether you pay daily visits to the gym or just try to walk or cycle as often as possible, the effects of exercising are widely understood. It’s important to teach your children to take care of themselves and their bodies, and Wicken Toys has the perfect combination of fun and exercise to keep your kids healthy and happy...
A remarkable amount of skills can be taught with the use of trampolines – from basic safety precautions and spatial awareness to balance, motor skills and rhythm. This activity engages both sides of the body unlike many other sports, with tennis and football being examples where one side is favoured. In addition, time on a trampoline can boost the confidence of those little ones who don’t feel they get along with more ‘traditional’ sports.
Trampolines are a form of impact exercise – however, they offer enough give to be considered a much lower impact practice than, for example, jogging, which uses a completely solid surface and is consequently not as beneficial. Exercising on a trampoline stimulates the cardiovascular muscles, leading to a healthier heart, while the low impact nature of the motion reinforces bones and joints. We stock a great range of First Trampolines, ideal for getting the young ones bouncing from as early an age as possible – we would recommend items like our TP Junior Trampoline for users aged 12 months and up.
When the little ones get a bit more competent, take a look at our selection of Safety Trampolines to reduce the risks while they increase in confidence and competence. Many of these larger trampolines are also suitable for adult use – we’re sure you’ll get a lot more use out of it than you think you will!
Perhaps you have a little extra space spare and would like to go for the premium trampoline we offer – have a look at the Wallaby High Performance Trampoline from Super Tramp. Suitable for professional as well as recreational use, this is the perfect choice for the bouncing connoisseur! Sporting the rigidity, bounce and all-round performance of sports hall trampolines at a fraction of the cost, the Wallaby is guaranteed to put a spring in your step.
If you’re thinking about starting a new exercise routine but prefer not to go far from the home, a trampoline would be the perfect addition to your garden – but you might have to fight the kids off it first!