Last Updated on June 11, 2022
Bouncing on water? Sounds like a fun summer activity, but it’s actually much more than that! In fact, bouncing on water may be the perfect way to get fit. This guide to water trampolines shares what they are, how to use them, and how they can help you get in shape!
What is a water trampoline?
A water trampoline is a type of platform that sits in a body of water and can be bounced upon. While there are many manufacturers, they all consist of an inflatable ring and water-compatible outer material. You simply place it in a pool or other body of water, step onto it, and bounce away! Here’s what you need to know about choosing your own – as well as how they can be used.
Benefits of the water trampoline exercise
Exercising in water can improve both your core strength and your overall balance. It’s great for people with arthritis or joint issues, as you won’t put as much stress on your joints while working out. You also don’t have to worry about slipping or falling since it has a padded surface underneath. A trampoline is one of the best ways to exercise if you want a low-impact workout that will still challenge you! And when you hop into the water, your weight is evenly distributed over a larger area which means there’s less pressure than with land-based workouts (which often require weights). There are many different types of water trampolines available, so how do you know which one is right for you?
Tips to maximize your water trampoline workout
Your weight will put a lot of stress on your trampoline. Never bounce by yourself, always have another person around in case you get in trouble and be sure you know how to swim. In shallow water it is advisable that you wear some type of life vest or buoyancy aid just in case you need assistance getting back up from a failed jump. If at any time your tramping begins feeling unsafe or uncomfortable, stop! It is better to take a break and take some time relaxing than to do anything that puts your safety at risk. As always, make sure you are following all local regulations for public use of your water trampoline, as these could vary considerably depending on where you live. And lastly but most importantly make sure you have fun!
Things you need when using a water trampoline
When you purchase a water trampoline, there are few additional items that you may need depending on your preferences. For example, if you have children or would like an enclosure surrounding your trampoline, consider buying safety netting or poles and connectors for a frame around your trampoline. If it is hot outside where you live and you want a fan, consider purchasing one to make sure that users do not overheat. You may also want some water tubes or hoses in order to blow bubbles or spray users with water; however, these tend to be optional. When used correctly they can provide hours of fun and entertainment!
How much do they cost?
a water trampoline can range from under $100 to well over $1,000 depending on size and brand. I would look for one that was between 8 feet and 12 feet wide; at 10 feet long, it will be big enough for two people to use it. If you’re thinking of buying one, remember that a larger trampoline will give you more bounce and make it easier for you to do flips and tricks. Check out our guide if you want a bit more detail about sizes!
Where can I buy one?
Since they are usually made by hand, water trampolines tend to be more expensive than trampolines you can buy in a store. If you want a water trampoline right away, I suggest looking at Amazon or Craig’s List for used trampolines and buying those instead. Be sure that when you purchase your trampoline it is able to fit all of your necessary safety components such as straps, ladders and padding. You can also look into renting a used one from somewhere that rents out athletic equipment like surf boards or paddle boards; many have them available for rent.
How do I know if it’s suitable for me?
Before you buy a water trampoline, there are a few things you should consider to ensure that it is suitable for your needs. A key aspect of choosing which trampoline is right for you will be making sure that it can handle your weight. Many will accommodate up to 250 pounds or more, but these larger trampolines tend to be more expensive. You may also want one with safety nets all around it, so that if there is an accident or fall from any height, you can still make sure you are protected against any possible injuries. One final thing worth considering is how portable your water trampoline needs to be as well as whether it can fold away into a manageable size so that it is easy and convenient for storage when not in use.
Enjoy your new water trampoline! And don’t forget your swimming gear and floaties. You’ll need them! Now that you know all about water trampolines, you should be ready to get out there and start having fun. So hop on board; it’s time for a great summer full of bouncing fun with your family and friends. Don’t worry if you don’t have a pool yet; just wait until next summer when you can buy one of these awesome inflatable pools with waterslides or perhaps try out an above ground trampoline—they are just as much fun!