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UK's first indoor trampoline park opens in Milton Keynes

Date Posted:03/06/2014

Bounce Milton KeynesIndoor trampolining, the sports phenomenon which has taken America by storm has arrived in the UK!  BOUNCE, which opened in Milton Keynes this weekend, will provide a new form of family entertainment never seen in Britain before, lightyears away from traditional trampolining as we know it in this country  , and the ideal fun party venue for kids of any age!
BOUNCE has more than one hundred  interconnected trampolines in 22,000 square feet of floor space, and includes features such as a dodgeball court, slam dunk hoops and foam pit.  BOUNCE is the brainchild of experienced health centre operator, Gary Knill, who was determined to open Britain’s first park having seen its immense popularity in the US. He said, "We're here, we're the first, we did it! I'm already seeing so much talent on the trampolines and the foam pit is particularly popular. I think we may have some future Olympians in here."

Research¹ carried out by the US Space Agency, NASA, shows that trampolining is kinder on the joints, exercises the whole body and has greater aerobic benefits than other forms of intense physical activity, so much so that the organisation uses it to train astronauts before they go into space and to recondition them when they come back. The space agency describes trampolining as “the most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man.” At a time when the nation faces an obesity crisis it is also one of the easier forms of exercise to persuade children to enjoy.

Knill has successfully operated sports and fitness clubs all over the world in a career spanning thirty years.  He says he looked long and hard around the country before deciding that Milton Keynes was the ideal spot for his new venture.  “Everyone knows that Milton Keynes is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK but over the next five years it will also have the second largest proportion of younger school age children of anywhere in the country and this sport is especially popular with the five to twelve age group.”