How To Rebound On A Trampoline

How to rebound on a trampoline is something the In-Ground Trampoline professionals get asked all the time. In fact, “rebounding” is a fancy term for “jumping” on your trampoline.

What is rebounding?

Exercising on a trampoline, whether an above ground or an in-ground style is called rebounding. This type of exercise is ideal for someone who is out of shape and looking to get started on an exercise routine and it might even be ideal for someone who is recovering from an injury. Ask your doctor if you’re unsure whether rebounding is a good exercise for you.

How To Rebound On A Trampoline

Rebounding is an activity that children and adults with limited mobility and even though with neurological disorders can try. Some parents and therapists find that rebounding is an exercise that benefits those with down syndrome or autism; perhaps because of the rhythmic motion and certainly because they won’t fall and get injured.

If your doctor recommends rebound therapy to help you recover from an injury, he or your physical therapist can provide you with a series of movements and activities to do on the trampoline that will help you recover from your injury. Rebounding during recovery helps increase your balance and rebuild your muscle strength.

In addition to helping you recover, jumping on a trampoline is just plain fun!

If you have a ground level trampoline, in-ground trampoline, you will have an added measure of safety and security because you’re at ground level. You may even need to, or want to, add a stability bar to hold onto while you bounce and regain your strength.

If you have an above ground trampoline you will want to have a stable method to get onto and off of the trampoline. Consider moveable steps or a step stool, but have someone by you as you use the step stool to get onto and off of the trampoline.

Are you in the market for a trampoline this year? Give us a call and let’s get you set up and ready for rebounding season!

Should you get a trampoline?

“We want a trampoline!” If you have been hearing that from your children for months now, you may wonder, “should you get a trampoline?” If you aren’t sure and if safety concerns are one of the reasons you have been putting off getting a trampoline for your children, out In-Ground Trampoline experts explain that today’s in-ground and above ground trampolines are safer than trampolines in the past.

Trampolines are a staple of fun in gymnasiums and backyards across the country. We’ll bet your community, or one nearby has an indoors trampoline space where that is all you do — jump on trampolines!

Keep in mind that in-ground trampolines make owning trampoline ownership safer for everyone.

If you’re still not convinced that you should get a trampoline for your children — and yourself — here are a few “facts” you may have heard about trampolines that simply aren’t true.

We bust some of the trampoline myths you may have heard and which may have been true before safety was heightened for in-ground trampolines as well as above ground trampoline styles.

They’re just for kids.  Ask any adult and he will tell you that is not true! Not true! An in-ground trampoline is fun for the entire family. Your trampoline can become part of the family’s fitness equipment and can amp up your workout routine.

It’s been found that jumping on a trampoline aka rebounding, can help you:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Help rid your body of toxins
  3. Won’t put any strain on your joints like jogging would
  4. Helps increase your balance and stability
  5. Be fit at any age — from child to senior

They have no style. Trampolines, especially in-ground trampolines have style and they also don’t detract from the beauty of your current landscaping. You can also invest in a round or a rectangle trampoline.

Sure, an above ground trampoline will be visible, but if you want one and if your children have talked you into one, you won’t care if you see it in the backyard!

They’re expensive. As with any piece of exercise equipment or even any equipment your children may want — playground in the backyard for example — the prices vary. You can plan to spend anywhere from a few thousand dollars on up — depending on the size, shape and style.

You don’t want to skimp on your in-ground or above ground trampoline purchase because you could be skimping on safety. Work with an experienced trampoline salesperson to assure you’re getting your money’s worth and that you’re investing in a trampoline that will serve your family for many years to come.

Iou’re considering an in-ground trampoline this year, check out our in-ground trampoline FAQs before you make any decisions.

Will Winter Weather Damage The Trampoline?

Will winter weather damage the trampoline? It’s a question we get asked all the time. Even though we live in perpetually sunny Arizona, many of our trampolines and in-ground trampolines make their way to the snowy climates and their owners do wonder whether winter will damage or destroy the trampoline they’ve invested in.

Many trampoline manufacturers say that a trampoline can be used year round and that inclement weather won’t harm it, but for those who live in harsh weather areas, you may want to take down and store your trampoline or you will at least want to cover it and protect it from the elements. If you don’t take it down, you will want to inspect it regularly and clear off any standing snow, ice or water to assure it doesn’t damage the mat or springs or cause mold growth.

  1. Snow can rust components
  2. Ice can tear the mat
  3. Standing rain water can damage and stretch the mat

Will Winter Weather Damage The Trampoline?

Snow falls can bury the trampoline under several feet of snow in a matter of days and that puts a lot of pressure and strain on the jumping mat. Even if you have covered the trampoline with a winter weather cover, the weight of the snow is no match for the mat.

Trampoline owners who live in area of the country that deal with tornadoes, hurricanes or extreme wind storms — or monsoons like we have in Arizona — will want to use special care to protect their trampoline during times of extreme weather. An above ground trampoline can very easily become a dangerous flying object in the midst of a windstorm and can injure someone or damage property — not to mention destroy your trampoline!

If you’re not going to remove your inground trampoline mat during the winter, pay special attention to it and clear off snow and standing water to protect it and keep it viable for the next trampoline season!

Call us if you have any questions about how to protect your trampoline during winter weather.


Is It Time To Repair Or Replace The Trampoline?

There comes a time in the life of every trampoline owner when you wonder is it time to repair or replace the trampoline? You can reach out to us, your in-ground trampoline specialist and let us know what issues you may potentially be having and we can help you determine whether you should repair or replace.

When you have a trampoline for your family you certainly don’t want to let it get in bad shape so you can’t use it. More importantly, you don’t want to let it fall into a state of disrepair because that could mean the mat or springs might not be safe enough for your family to use.

Here are a few quick items to check:

  1. Are there any holes in the pad
  2. Are the springs in place and not rused
  3. Is the net enclosure standing and sturdy
  4. Are the safety pads that cover the springs firmly in place
  5. Are there any “soft spots” in the mat — where it’s worn unevenly

When you’re investing in your trampoline initially you want to work with a reputable in-ground or above ground trampoline supplier and one who uses quality components.  Investing in quality up front, will assure your trampoline will be usable for the long term. Also, investing in a quality trampoline and working with an experienced supplier helps assure that if you need replacement parts, he will still be available to help you.

Trampoline inspection 

You should inspect your trampoline every couple of weeks to ensure there are no holes or no loose nuts or bolts before you jump. In fact, give the trampoline a quick once-over every time before you use it. Give it a thorough inspection every couple of weeks.

A damaged trampoline or one with worn spots or loose or rusty bolts can be very dangerous; it could mean the difference between landing on a soft trampoline mat or the hard, unforgiving ground.

Is It Time To Repair Or Replace The Trampoline?

What are you looking for when you inspect your trampoline?

  1. Rusted bolts
  2. Rusted or loose springs
  3. Safety pads that are not secure
  4. Bubbles on any painted areas as this can mean there is rust underneath
  5. Worn or rough patches on the trampoline mat
  6. Visible rips or tears on the mat
  7. Visible rips or tears on the safety net
  8. Standing water under the in-ground trampoline
  9. Instability of the above ground trampoline legs

If you have any doubts or questions about the integrity of your trampoline, it’s better safe than sorry and to not use it until it can be thoroughly inspected and replacement parts ordered if necessary.



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