Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun.
We are dedicated to providing you with the pure joy that comes with flying. We are sky lovers, thrill seekers and people who believe that jumping is freedom. We believe fitness can be fun and play can be smart. We are healthy and bursting with energy. We fly high and keep it safe. We are Sky Zone.
SPECIAL NEEDS & SENSORY FRIENDLY NIGHT
With all these health benefits and more in mind, Sky Zone Richmond has decided to carve out a special day each month for all of our jumpers with special needs. To best accommodate all our most special jumpers, we turn off the music and dim some of the floor lighting to help eliminate as many triggers as possible, and we welcome a caretaker to jump for free with each special needs jumper. With the demands of life being ever-present, we hope that for a little while each month, we can allow you and your families to let loose and experience the freedom of jumping together with your specials needs siblings and friends.
Here are just a few of the ways that Sky Zone can make you a healthier, happier, and simply a better YOU:
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.
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. 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.
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!
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.
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.
HOW DOES SKY ZONE KEEP ME HEALTHY
As you come down on the trampoline, you put greater gravitational pull (G force) on your muscles. Heart muscle fibers get stronger as a result. That means all of your muscles and muscle layers will grow stronger, too. With each bounce, sixty trillion cells in your body are continuously being strengthened.
Because your heart is being strengthened, your blood circulation improves. Good circulation ensures that oxygen is pumped through your body more efficiently.
Special Needs & Sensory Friendly Night happens the first Monday of every month from 5pm-6pm
Our next one will be happening this Monday, December 1st at 5pm. We are located at 1345 Carmia Way in North Chesterfield, VA. We share a shopping center with Home Depot and Toys R Us just east of Chesterfield Towne Center on Midlothian Tnpk.
More details can always be found on our website at skyzone.com/Richmond.
We hope to see you there!