Hi thank you for your reply.
I think I have to agree and disagree with things you have said, not the technical stuff, but the first and foremost reason I think for overweight people exercising to do is to lose weight. The movements are, of course going to be more limited than floorwork because obviously you cannot do more than one side step cuzs you'd fall off
. I did say that this was what I used it for, but you can use it for specific toning in the respect that one video I have uses it for just that reason (and that's why don't like it, I like it for a good aerobic workout to burn fat). In respect of the fact that there's no impact, well, again that's the whole idea, so there is very little chance of injuring yourself, particularly if you are bigger anyway.
The comment about getting fit and getting out of a chair etc., well I think we'd all get out of a chair at any age if we had less to lift and less weight means less ailments anyway.
As far as the arms are concerned, in my routine I do use arms as much as my legs and probably the same ratio as floor aerobics.
Whilst I have been using it, it has particulary toned my spare tyre (middle age spread), strengthened my legs (see the part where I had a very serious leg injury following a game of Badminton where my calf muscle was so badly torn that the hospital was considering an operation to repair it, that was at the start of November last year, by 2 weeks B 4 Xmas, Physio told me I could play again and discharged me)
The point I am trying to make is that for Ladies who want to lose weight (which is just about everyone here) it is a perfect exercise to help to lose it. In many respects it is easier than doing aerobics on the floor, there is very little chance of hurting yourself and it is very enjoyable.
If you compare it to a treadmill, which is used for the same purpose, there are many, many more moves that you can do on the tramp.
I am glad that you are still looking into trampolining, you obviously have some good contacts. There are, I think also many more things that it does that I am not aware of, and I hope you can help, but please tell everyone (I know that this specific piece of info is available cuz I've read it but forgotten it) what the equivalent in miles, running or jogging on the ground is to just jumping up and down on the tramp for a few minutes. It is a staggering comparison.
I hope you will be able to get us some more info soon as I am sure as you do, more people will become interested and maybe then we may get a greater variety in videos.
I look forward to it