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In-ground Trampolines Are Safer Than Others

Many a summer hour is spent by children jumping on trampolines and for good reason. They are just plain fun! Children and adults love trampolines. The idea of jumping high in the air and bouncing lightly back to ear, the wind in your hair and the feeling of being weightless is a carefree way to spend a day.

A trampoline, though can cause a safety hazard unless you opt for an in-ground, sometimes called a pit, trampoline. This safer alternative is one that many families are choosing as a way to have the fun of jumping on a trampoline without the worries of injury.

In-ground Trampolines Are Safer Than Others

Above ground trampolines are the best known and most frequently seen in backyards. Parents seeking a safer alternative to above ground trampolines are looking at in-ground trampolines because they don’t have as many safety hazards and that is the benefit of switching to an in-ground rather than an above ground trampoline for your family.

In-ground trampolines physically sit in a pit in the ground leaving the bouncing surface at ground level. This placement eliminates many of the dangers caused by having an above ground trampoline. Once you buy an in-ground trampoline you will need to find an area in the yard to excavate the pit for the type, size and style of in-ground trampoline you’ve purchased. 

 When you dig the hole for the trampoline, be careful and assure you are following all of the instructions because a badly designed pit for the trampoline could lead to injury. The pit should be deep enough that the trampoline’s bounce surface is at ground level. Keep the pit drained of any water and make sure there is sufficient drainage to keep the pit dry and the area well-ventilated. Build a wall to help retain the pit’s shape so it doesn’t crumble and weaken the integrity of the in-ground trampoline. 

 

 

Health Benefits Of Jumping On A Trampoline

Jumping on a trampoline, also known as “rebounding” is a great way to get in shape. Also, jumping on a trampoline means you can exercise in a way that doesn’t cause undue stress or strain on your muscles or joints because you’re jumping onto a surface that “gives” rather than remains solid, as if you were running or jumping on the ground, for example. 

Here are some health benefits of jumping on a trampoline 

  1. Boosts your energy
  2. Detoxifies your body 
  3. Increases your white blood cells
  4. Stimulates your lymphatic system (which helps remove toxins) 
  5. Improves digestion 
  6. Helps with weight loss 
  7. Builds bone mass (great for combatting osteoporosis)
  8. Helps reduce cellulite

We should have added to the list that another health benefit of rebounding on a trampoline is that it’s just plain fun! 

Rebounding is a from of exercise that is done on a trampoline — sometimes a mini trampoline, but an in-ground trampoline is ideal, as well. The basic premise is that you will gently bounce on the trampoline and you will get in your rebounding workout. Keep in mind that you don’t have to jump high in the air to reap the benefits of this exercise program — your feet don’t even have to leave the trampoline. 

The practice of rebounding was made popular after a study performed by NASA found it was a beneficial exercise because it increased oxygenation to the cells of your body. Rebounding is more beneficial, and less harmful, to your body than is jogging on a hard packed surface because that can lead to joint stress. 

When you jump on an in ground trampoline you initially bounce upward, pause then for a second you are literally weightless. The G-force will cause you to come back to the surface of the in-ground trampline and that will increase your downward motion. The bigger the jump, the stronger the G-force your body creates. 

In order to get the highest health benefits from your rebounding workout, you will need an in-ground (or a mini) trampoline. Wear loose, comfortable clothing — just as you would for a workout routine — as this will allow for increased circulation of your lymphatic system to help your body release toxins. 

How to jump on an in-ground trampoline 

  1. You can keep your feet on the trampoline and do a series of small jumps. 
  2. You can do small jumps where your feet leave the trampoline
  3. You can make larger jumps to increase your G-force

Remember, the benefit of rebounding is that it is a gentle exercise, which means you don’t have to get highly airborne in order to reap the benefits of the routine. Bouncing, and bending your knees when you land is just as beneficial. 

To get the most from your rebounding workout, schedule time to do it several times a day, each day of the week. Because this workout routine doesn’t cause any stress or strain on your joints, you don’t have to have “down days” to allow your body to recover — there is no recovery time necessary when you’re rebounding. Schedule your rebounding for three to five minute bursts of energy throughout the day. Moving at least a few minutes every hour will help keep you healthier. 

If you’re interested in learning more about in-ground trampolines, give us a call today! 

  

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