In-ground Trampoline Safety Tips

Both in-ground and above ground trampolines need to be used wtih safety in mind. Responsible in-ground trampoline ownership means that the adults in the household need ot set rules and that everyone needs to follow them to assure no one is injured on the in-ground trampoline.

When children, or adults for that matter, land incorrectly or improperly on the trampoline they can break a bone, or worse. Children must be aware that performing “stunts” is off limits for safety’s sake.

In-ground Trampoline Safety Tips

Here are some in-ground trampoline safety tips to consider putting in place for your family:

  •  Only one person on the trampoline at a time.
  • No somersaults or backflips 
  • Don’t jump on or use the in-ground trampoline without having knowledgeable supervision aka a “spotter”
  • Walk onto the trampoline — don’t bounce from next to it then into it. Injuries could result. 
  • If you’re under the influence of alcohol, don’t use the in-ground trampoline as you may get careless and get injured.
  • Don’t use the trampoline to jump from one surface to another. 
  • Remove sharp objects when jumping. You may also want to remove your glasses. 
  • If you have physical limitations or circulatory impairment, don’t jump unless you have cleared it with your doctor. 
  • Focus your gaze on the edge of the trampoline to help with balance issues.
  • Don’t bounce too high. To stop a bounce, you will want to bend your knees as soon as your feet touch the trampoline.
  • Know the weight limit of the trampoline

Whether you have a swimming pool or a jungle gym for your children, there needs to be safety measures in place and everyone in the household and visitors understand what they are when they are using the in-ground trampoline. If you’re curious about how to be as safe as you can be on your in-ground trampoline ask us, we have many tips and bits of advice we can offer. 

Get healthy on a trampoline

How can you get in shape in your own backyard in a way that won’t be jarring on your muscles and joints? By using an in-ground trampoline you can get and stay in shape in a way that won’t stress your joints. Talk wtih your doctor to make certain that exercising on an in-ground trampoline is something you’re physically fit enough to begin, but we will bet he or she says, “yes!”

An in-ground trampoline is a “rebounding device” that is designed to take the user to un accustomed heights and allows you to try out a variety of movements when you’re air borne. Exercising on an in-ground trampoline is generally considered fun healthy exercise for all members of the family.

 Get healthy on a trampoline

If you’ve ever seen a child on an in-ground trampoline, you know the joy in their faces reflects the joy you can have — even if you’re exercising! Those who are into fitness know that jumping on a trampoline will work the body and will also help lighten your mood — because of the endorphins that are being released as well as for the sheer joy of jumping.

 Building strength and stamina are two of the many benefits of jumping on an in-ground trampoline. Whether you jump on it specifically for exercise or to have fun with your children you will likely see a burst in energy. This isn’t just a mental effect, it’s been shown that the act of bouncing up and down against gravity is one of the most beneficial aerobic exercises you can undertake. 

 Children on in-ground trampolines require supervision and they need to understand the “rules” before they use it. 

Bottom line: The benefits of rebounding can improve dexterity, motor skills and your eye-hand coordination. 

You may buy an in-ground trampoline for the children to enjoy, but we bet you will find yourself looking for ways to use it and fit it into your workout routine. 


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