Benefits of the Jumpboard

Using the jumpboard in a reformer Pilates class offers several clear benefits relating to cardio fitness, strength, power & stability, and proprioception.

First and foremost, incorporating the jumpboard into your workout routine adds a high-intensity cardiovascular component to your Pilates practice. By elevating your heart rate and engaging the large muscle groups in your legs, such as the quadriceps and glutes, jumping on the board can help you burn calories and improve your endurance.

Strength, power & stability
Additionally, utilizing the jumpboard can be a great way to improve your strength. This is because every time you push off the jumpboard, you're activating and toning the muscles you are engaging to facilitate the jump. The resistance provided by the reformer springs adds an extra challenge, making you work even harder. Regularly incorporating the jumpboard into your Pilates sessions will help you build lean muscle, increase your power, and improve your overall strength and stability.

Lastly, using the jumpboard can also improve your proprioception skills, which refers to your body's ability to sense its position in space. Jumping on the board requires a certain level of coordination and balance as you need to synchronize your movements to stay centered and stable. Over time, this helps to enhance your body awareness and coordination, making you more conscious of how your body moves and functions. This increased kinesthetic sense can benefit you not only in your Pilates practice but also in your day-to-day activities, as it can help improve your posture and prevent injuries.

And it goes without saying, jumping is FUN. Clients love jumping in class as it doesn't require huge amounts of thinking and it gets the heart rate up.

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