Recreational Workshop: Trampoline

July 17 – July 20, 2017

Get fit and add some spring to your life! Check out the big bounces and high-flying flips from the world of the trampolining!

In the 1930s, American George Nissen invented the modern trampoline in his garage and used it to help with his gymnastics and diving training. Nissen named it the “trampoline” after the Spanish word, “el trampolin”, which means diving board in Spanish. Trampolining was used by pilots during World War II and is used today by astronauts to learn body control and orientation while in the air. Trampolining was first made an Olympic event at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia.

Besides being super fun and easy to do, bouncing on a trampoline has many unique physical benefits. Trampolining is a great way to develop balancing skills and learning how to control your body while in mid air. It is also a good leg exercise and helps develop muscles in the arms, shoulders and stomach. As well, bouncing up and down on a trampoline can help you improve your coordination and cardio strength.

The workshop is led by Natalia Cherneyko (Tallinn University, Estonia).

Timetable

Please note that there might be changes in the schedule!

Mon, 15.30-17.00 (17 July)
Wed, 15.30-17.00 (19 July)
Thu,  15.30-17.00 (20 July)

 

Workshop fee

The fee for the trampoline workshop is 45 EUR.