Trampolines for the home garden have grown hugely in popularity in recent years, featuring in the top ten Christmas toys list for the last three years. Trampolining is one of the most enjoyable outdoor summer activities and is suitable for most gardens, even when space is limited. Having your own trampoline is also excellent for training for developing balance, spatial awareness and general fitness, sometimes lacking in present day society.
If you have experienced a trampoline in someone else's garden or at a visitor attraction or event, you will have some idea of the popularity of this form of recreation.
First and most importantly trampolines are enormous fun. There's something about a trampoline and being able to bounce so high with seemingly so little effort that you are almost defying gravity. In the space of a single second your body will experience both weightlessness and a force of about 3G. Trampolines give you a feelgood factor that stimulates your breathing, lymphatic system and every cell in your body. Trampolining is addictive. It makes you smile.
However, in order to bounce accurately and not fall over or leave the trampoline altogether, you have to concentrate and use all your physical skills and abilities to remain under control. This develops your balance, spatial awareness, all round physical fitness and suppleness. Side benefits are improved posture, co-ordination, lung capacity, vision and self-confidence.
The bottom line here is that your trampoline is going to be hugely popular with all your family, friends and relations. It’s going to get more use than you ever imagined. So it’s important not only to buy the right size of trampoline, but to buy a quality product that is built to last.
Splash & Relax have sourced a superb collection of trampolines for you to choose from, supplied by the market leaders Supertramp and Jaques.