I've had a spring-free trampoline in my back yard for over three years. Before you ask how many times I've had to take kids to the emergency room after playing human pinball -- the answer is a blissful ZERO. We have rules (no body contact, no using the tramploine for your gossip-fest AND have fun.)
While I hope this isn't going to jinx our safety record I couldn't help but notice this article about Trampoline Aerobics posted on Everett Washington's Herald.net which highlights a recreation program that people are flippin' over -- literally.
The tramploines used for these aerobics classes are not your backyard variety. The article explains,
"Just when you start to think you've seen the end of hot, new fitness trends, another one comes along.
This time it's trampoline-park aerobics.
Absolute Air Park, a new 17,000-square-foot indoor trampoline park in Arlington, started offering group fitness classes shortly after it opened in June.
In fact, Absolute Air Park appears to be turning exercise quite literally on its head.
Large backyard trampolines and even small, individual trampolines called rebounders have been around for decades, but guided trampoline-park aerobics classes are relatively new.
Absolute Air Park owner Kam Bradley said there are about 30 trampoline parks in the United States, so most instructors are breaking new ground in crafting aerobics routines for would-be jumpers.
Aerobics students at the Arlington park each stand on their own 6-by-6-foot or 8-by-8-foot square sections of trampoline.
Each square bounces independently. Steel grids covered in thick, green padding separate jumpers and make the structure strong enough for all sizes and jumping intensities.
During a recent class at the park, 25-year-old instructor Maegan Carlson guided 20 students through a variety of trampoline aerobics moves and drills.
Everyone was sweating heavily after the first 10 minutes of class."
Have you tried this new fitness program Let us know what you think.