New business has kids and parents jumping for joy

Kids and parents get hidden cardio benefits at new trampoline park. (Amanda Kinseth/WPDE)

Rockin' Jump is 23,000 square feet of trampolines and attractions -- the ultimate trampoline park where lively little ones can literally bounce off the walls.

"It's a lot of bouncing and jumping," said Amy King, parent of two. "It's exhausting and it's fun all at the same time."

Parents get in on the fun, too, and they're burning calories.

"Very much so," said Dexter Mitchell , General Manager of Rockin' Jump Myrtle Beach. "We call it exercise disguised as fun. We don't talk about the exercise part of it."

It doesn't feel like exercise and it's even easier on joints.

"You're not generating as much force as you would on the ground, so it's a little lighter on the joints," said Alayna DeFalco, Exercise and Sport Science Professor.

Consider it a double bonus.

"They were exhausted. Not only did we have fun, but we went right to bed and we even slept in a little bit," said King.

Rockin' Jump's grand opening is Saturday, June 3 at noon.

Rockin' Jump is also starting a weekly camp for kids on Friday, June 10.

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