When it comes to trampolines, there are myths and misinformation that abound. If, however, you’ve ever jumped on a trampoline, you know how much fun they can be. Also, if you’ve spent time on a trampoline you understand how great of a workout you can get all while you’re having fun!
Whether you’re shopping for a trampoline, an inground or an above ground trampoline, or if you’re just thinking about it because you or your children have just spent time on one, we have some fun facts about trampolines.
4 Trampoline Fun Facts
- If you invest in an inground trampoline you won’t dimish the view in your backyard. This is especially important for homeowners who have spent a lot of loving time, care and money on their landscaping. They simply don’t want to see a trampoline. Inground trampolines blend seamlessly with the landscaping — you won’t even know it’s there until you see someone jumping on it! If you have an inground trampoline, you’re not damaging any of the landscaping because this style is set into an excavated hole in the yard. Aesthetically pleasing and available for a fun workout!
- We just love to bounce! History has it that the Inuit people used to host an annual festival that featured a trampoline. Trampolines were originally created from seal skins by the Inuits and that was more than 4,000 years ago! During this festival participants would jump on the trampoline and throw candy to the other participants.
- NASA uses trampolines to help astronauts recover from their time spent in zero gravity. Astronauts’ atrophied muscles require an easing back into gravity and jumping on a trampoline is an ideal way to do just that without any risk of injury to the astronaut.
Contrary to popular belief, trampolines are, or can be, very safe. If you have house rules in place about how many people can be on the trampoline at one time, how high they can jump, that no backflips are allowed and that all safety equipment is in place and checked before jumping, a trampoline can be very safe.