Gravity Force opened its doors on the 5th of June 2014 as one of the UK’s first fully featured trampoline parks. Transforming what was once an industrial warehouse into a trampoline filled play area for participants of all ages.
The idea is simple. Bring people together, get active, get fit and have a ton of fun while doing so. Whether you’re flying across main court, diving into our giant foam pit, playing an intense game of dodgeball warfare, breaking new ground in one of our fitness classes or competing with your friends to see who can land the smoothest dunk – Gravity Force can be enjoyed by everyone.
Trampolining is proven to be one of the most efficient and fun ways of keeping fit and active. Apart from helping to burn up to 1000 calories in just an hour, these are some of the other benefits…
Trampolining increases your muscles’ strength and fitness. The benefits this, and the increase to your pulse rate brought about by jumping, brings to your heart and circulation ensures that oxygen is pumped round your body more efficiently, making you feel healthier and more alert. Plus it’s a great way to keep your weight down.
Trampolining has comparatively low joint impact for a high impact, intensive exercise routine. This is because your vertical acceleration and deceleration is soaked up by the trampoline, which takes up over 80% of the shock; whereas hard surfaces such as roads do not have enough give to do this. This means that trampolining protects your joints whilst exercising your muscles.
Trampoline exercise is strenuous and the repetition of the jump action puts the bones under repeated slight stress; this helps your musculoskeletal system build up and improves bone mineral content. Each landing from a jump is equivalent to twice the force of gravity: the strength this allows you to develop over time helps to prevent brittle bone disease, or osteoporosis. Because the trampoline is bouncy and soaks up a large proportion of the impact of your landing, your bones and joints are protected whilst being strengthened.
Not only does improved circulation pump clean oxygen into your brain, making you feel more alert, but also the physical activity you perform whilst trampolining will make you feel happier, more positive, and even more self confident. Endorphins, the positive mood-enhancing natural chemicals are triggered by trampolining; and the sheer fun factor of jumping up and down will make you feel really happy.
Trampoline exercise has been proven to increase your metabolic rate, helping your body to process nutrients more efficiently. This helps to you keep your weight down.
Trampoline exercise is a great way to develop the skills that allow you to undertake a number of items requiring concentration at the same time: bouncing, balancing, maintaining the body’s position, and anticipating the next action. That’s the reason NASA include trampolining as part of their astronaut training programme.