Trampolining the ultimate way to stay fit?

Jumping around is certainly fun, but did you know that there are amazing health benefits behind bouncing too?

In fact, the US space agency NASA reckon we should all be heading to our local trampoline park to participate. What’s more, with parks now dotted across the entire country, including the £2.2 million Better Extreme Trampoline Park at the Sobell Leisure Centre in Islington, adding some bounce to your day couldn’t be easier.

Never too big to bounce  
Trampolining has been popular in the USA for some time and over here in the UK, its popularity has grown significantly over the past few years. In fact, there are now in excess of 150 trampoline parks countrywide. Furthermore, forget watching the little ones enjoy some garden trampolining fun, it’s us adults who are taking over the bounce mantle – at least 20% of the bouncers using the parks are adults!

All-body benefits
Trampolining provides you with a brilliant cardio workout, strengthens limbs without the high impact of some activities, and can have a positive impact on mental health. A study by NASA has shown that, for all-round benefits, bouncing is “the most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man”. Additionally, it only takes 10 minutes of bouncing to burn 42 calories.

New chance to bounce in the capital
Sobell’s £2.2 million Better Extreme Trampoline Park was officially opened by the Mayor of Islington, Una O’Halloran, last year and unique, bounce-led features include basketball, foam pits and dodgeball – a place not just for serious bouncers but for family or friend groups looking to bond (and have some laughs) doing something unusual.

The sessions on offer include disability jump and This Girl Can jump, not to mention early bird and off-peak jumps. Adult tickets from £7.95. Children tickets £5.95

Click here for opening times and to embrace the bounce.

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