Fun Outdoors: What Makes Trampolines so Popular With Families


Who wants a trampoline? Who wants the flying freedom or fit exercise? Who wants the sheer fun of it all? Families do! You should definitely get a trampoline if you haven’t already, they provide hours of fun! Make sure you use the safest trampolines to avoid injury though!

At LocalDailyNews, Michilea Patterson says, “Trampolines are designed for bouncing and often considered a child’s toy but people of all ages from kids to adults are seeing that the springy device can be used for more than a fun time.”

What makes trampolines so popular with families?

  • Fun, fun, fun: Jumping on a trampoline is just plain fun. With some safety rules in place, children of all ages play physically and creatively. Jumping encourages some competition and joint activities.
  • Outdoor option: Using the trampoline with discipline or abandon is a better option than video games. It gets families out of the house to work out the kinks, reduce restlessness, and get things off your mind. Parents just can’t worry about the bills and kids won’t think about school while bouncing free.

Using your trampoline to improve your health:

  • Better health: Writing for Time, Mandy Oaklander claims, “Jumping Up and Down Is Ridiculously Good Exercise.” She reports on a study that monitored fit college students as they bounced for 20-minutes. The metrics found the trampolining equaled running at six miles an hour. It had the same physical results as playing football or basketball. But, the participants reported perceptions of a lighter workout.
  • Bouncing therapy: Trampoline bouncing is a specific therapy for some medical conditions. Physical therapists recommend light bouncing to restore the human immune system because it triggers the Lymphatic System and circulation of bodily fluids. And, regular bouncing will build strength, lower mental stress, and improve balance.
  • Lose weight: Any physical activity helps with weight loss. But, you can access your trampoline with little effort, no trip to the club, and no membership fees. You can also jump with a regimen that balances rapid bouncing with light bouncing, twists and turns from the waist, alternating knee lifts, and so on.
  • Joint relief: Losing weight will relieve the stress on legs and hips. But, trampoline bouncing, perhaps with your favorite playlist pumped up, you exercise with lower impact than jogging or cycling. A disciplined trampoline exercise program or just play will stretch legs, arms, back, and neck. While it exercises joints, it builds and/or relieves pressure on cartilage and tissues.

Bouncing fun for all ages

  • Childhood fun: A little research at will find a trampoline for children, teens, or adults. At whatever age, bouncing serves the young. Children don’t need lessons (except some safety rules). Teens will build muscles and improve coordination. And, adults will stay young thanks to the joy and exercise of being weightless.

Fun outdoors: What makes trampolines so popular with families?

You’ll find mini and small trampolines in family rec rooms. They are showing up in outdoor parks, and they are hugely popular for birthday parties at indoor parks. But, you can find an appropriately sized trampoline for just about any backyard.

To keep the outdoor bouncing fun, you need to shop for safety features, quality, and durability as well as price and size. And, before its installed, you’ll want to have a family meeting about bouncing safety and emergency response.

But, with that done, you and your family will soon discover what makes trampolines so popular with families.

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11 thoughts on “Fun Outdoors: What Makes Trampolines so Popular With Families

  1. My kids love trampolines but here they increase the insurance costs and with a rental property (I don’t own) I can’t have one as per our lease agreement. I love how much fun the kids have when we do get to venture to a friend’s home that has a trampoline though. It is an easy way to get kids to stay active.

  2. Trampolines is really fun. We have that at the backyard and my kids always love to play all day. Trampolines is a fun and great idea at home.

  3. I don’t have kids but I want a trampoline! What a great way to exercise and have some fun. And, I like the safety net so I wouldn’t have to worry about landing on the ground. lol

  4. My children have had trampolines for a very long time. My daughter, sil and children still do. I have never, I really don’t know why. At 32 my daughter still jumps with and without her children. I think for the sheer fun and also for exercise. With children, mine any ways it was the group fun.

  5. I wish we had enough backyard space to have a trampoline set up in there. It sure looks like a great way to get some exercise for both kids and adults!

  6. We had a trampoline when I was little and it was so much fun. Granted it wasn’t one of the giant outdoors ones, but I’ve always thought it would be fun to have one of those as an adult. It does make for great exercise.

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