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A trampoline is one of the most underrated activities to take on. We all know they are fun, and we all know we’ll have a good time on them while getting some much-needed cardio in, but still, we are hesitant to get on one.
Because we have some preconceived notions about them, that’s what we are going to do today. We are going to address the common stereotypes and see if they have any truth to them.
- Trampolines equate to jumping and nothing more.
The biggest stereotype shadowing trampolines is that they are meant for jumping. Sure, that is what this fun contraption is about. However, that’s not what it is all about. Trampolines do make jumping a whole lot more fun, but you can do so much more with them.
- Refining your gymnastics move with more flips and flops than you thought possible.
- Playing extreme dodgeball with a newfound freedom of movement.
- Challenging your friends on the battle beam and making them fall into the foam pit.
- Playing basketball while jumping and rolling on the trampolines.
- Climbing a reaction wall.
- Crossing the monkey bars.
- Making it across the log roll without falling.
- Navigating through tunnels, mazes, and slides in a soft indoor playground.
Trampolining can include these, and there would still be room for more fun and activities. The bigger the size of the trampolines, the more the possibilities for fun.
- Trampolines are only for kids to have fun.
Another common misconception is that trampolines are only designed for kids to have fun. That’s completely inaccurate. If we talk about the trampoline as a device, it was designed to be used for several purposes. Three of them are recreational, gymnastics, and fitness.
The thick mesh fabric of the trampolines is designed to accommodate the weights of both children and adults. The springs attached to the fabric ensure you jump and bounce. Trampolines don’t bias against age, provided that they are not specifically designed for children.
Jumping on a trampoline has massive health benefits.
- The most obvious advantage is you improve your balance and coordination.
- You also increase your circulation and get enhanced cardiovascular health.
- Be it muscle strength or core strength; both benefit from the jumping motions of trampolining.
- Improved bone density is another advantage.
- Getting a grip on your metabolism and weight loss have also been associated with jumping on trampolines.
- Finally, you enhance your endurance as well.
Rebound exercise, essentially an aerobic workout wherein all the movements are coordinated with jumping on a mini-trampoline, is gaining a lot of popularity.
Now, you tell us, is trampolining only for kids, or do adults benefit more from the contraption? We believe in the latter.
- Trampolines are not safe.
Trampolines can be unsafe if you are not careful, which is basically true for everything we do. It doesn’t matter if you are using a trampoline at home or at a trampoline park; they can be as safe or unsafe as you want to be.
A trampoline park is probably the safest place to enjoy them.
- Soft walls, safety netting, and padding.
- Routine inspections and reviews.
- Comprehensive training for the staff, including CPR.
The chances of anyone getting hurt in a trampoline park that checks all the health and safety boxes are very slim.
Saying that, it is also true that trampolining is usually not recommended for children below the age of 6. This is because their bodies are not fully developed at this point, making their bones unable to handle the repetitive pressure of jumping. Thus, trampolines will be unsafe for them. That is the only truth in this stereotype.
- Trampolines are only meant to be used during the day
Another stereotype that bothers us is the one associated with trampolining only being restricted to the day. Why are nights not good enough for jumping and rolling around on them?
Of course, if you have a trampoline at your home, you can use it anytime. However, this misconception is more centered around trampoline parks, most of which are only open during the day. You would be happy to know that that is not the case anymore.
Glow trampolines are the next big thing. These are the nights when you can experience trampolining well into the pm. At Altitude Trampoline Park, glow in the dark with trampolines helping you. Our park offers to accommodate friends, peers, and family in groups, who can enjoy various trampolining activities amidst safe surroundings at night.
From 7 pm to 10 pm, every Saturday night has to be reserved for a celebration involving some jumping and more fun. With our experts always present to guide and advise our young guests who want to jump their hearts out, we have a variety of activities for you.
- Foam pit
- Tumble tracks
- Log roll
- Battle beams and more.
All of these are waiting for you to try them. We hope we’ll see you this Saturday night. We promise to make it a delightful one for you. If you have any questions about bookings, contact [email protected], and we’ll be happy to help you.