It's not surprising that trampolines have existed since prehistoric times. Children are naturally inclined to jump when they have fun and express their excitement.
Many children use their beds as trampolines. Although jumping up and down on a mattress may not be the same thing as jumping on a trampoline, the UKs biggest and best indoor trampoline park provides you with the great experience of jumping around.
In the 1930s, a college gymnast and his coach invented the modern trampoline. George Nissen was the coach and was photographed once on a trampoline with a kangaroo. Nissen and his student wanted the trampoline to be used for gymnastics.
The trampoline was eventually made a sport in a few decades. In 1964, the first world championship was held. Judy Wills Cline was the first woman's world champion, while Dan Millman was the first man to win in trampoline.
The trampoline has been an Olympic summer event since 2000. As George Nissen, the trampoline's creator watched on, Irina Karavaeva, a Russian artist, was awarded the first Olympic Gold Medal.
There are many variations on the traditional trampoline. One variation is the bungee trampoline. This physical activity combines elements from trampoline jumping and bungee jumping.
Participants in this form of trampoline jumping are required to wear a harness, and then fall from a great height onto the trampoline mat in order for them to get a high bounce.
You can make your trampoline safer by following the instructions exactly and testing all parts regularly.