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Why Jump?

Why Jump?

Jumping is fun and healthy, and anyone can do it. From a day out with the kids, an original activity with friends or Sunday activity with the entire family to an original date or outing with colleagues... nothing can beat jumping!

Jumping at Jump XL is about more than just jumping on a field of trampolines. Our parks also offer jumping-related attractions like the Jump Tower, Dodgeball Arena and Ninja Course. And of course we have trampolines in all shapes and sizes, including a long Tumbling Lane and a sloping Waterfall Trampoline. There’s a challenging attraction for jumpers of any level. Every Jump XL park is unique and has its own mix of attractions, which means that you will not find the same attractions at every location.

A bit of history

Trampoline jumping originates from the circus world and, until the beginning of the past century, was something done by performers only. In 1926, a group of enthusiasts in the United States wanted to develop gymnastics on a bouncy mattress into a new type of sport. George Nissen in particular played a major role in the development of the trampoline and corresponding teaching method. ‘Trampolining’ was accepted as a new form of competition before long. The first trampolines arrived in Europe in the mid-1950s. At the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, trampoline jumping became an Olympic discipline within gymnastics.

Trampoline parks originated in the United States, where jumping has been tremendously popular for many years. Sky Zone founder, Rick Platt, opened a trampoline park for professional gymnasts in 2004. Since it did not attract enough athletes, it was soon opened to the public. Afterwards, his son Jeff Platt opened a second indoor trampoline park in 2006, and Sky Zone has been a resounding success ever since, with more than 100 parks in the U.S.

The reason why trampoline jumping is so popular is that it gives the sensation of being lighter than air. The combination of fun and sports appeals to a wide audience. According to a study conducted on behalf of NASA, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli in the body is greater in trampoline jumping than in running with a comparable heartbeat and oxygen consumption rate.

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