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How To Get Fit Quick

How to get fit quick. Wow that sounds great, right? After all, who wants to spend hours at the gym? Most people work full time or have children or other family members they are caring for. Who has time, or even honestly the desire to find time to carve an hour or more out of an already busy schedule to run, work out, join a gym or swim laps? Not many of us.

Trampolines, whether above ground or in-ground trampolines are designed for those families and individuals who want to have fun, but also get fit quick! A trampoline performs double duty — perhaps more:

  1. They’re fun
  2. You can get in shape
  3. You don’t have to worry about injuring yourself or aggravating a joint issue

How To Get Fit Quick

Rebounding — that’s what jumping on a trampoline is called — is an ideal exercise for individuals who have been sedentary. Rebounding is ideal if you have a joint or muscle issue and running or riding a bike or working out at the gym will aggravate that injury. You could even jump on a trampoline as part of a physical therapy course of recovery (as long as your doctor approves it)

Exercising on a trampoline doesn’t feel like exercise and that makes it enjoyable. You can do this exercise in your backyard and your family will be home with you. You’re not taking precious family time. You can use the trampoline to get in shape. Your children can use the trampoline for fun — but sshhh don’t tell them — they’re also exercising!

Fitness gurus are touting the benefits of trampoline exercises because it helps maintain health and helps with your mood. Jumping is fun. When you’re weightless you’re helping your lymphatic system — again, rebounding is more beneficial for your health than you may imagine.

For aging adults or those suffering from stability issues, rebounding is a great way to build up stability and leg and core strength and this could prevent falls.

If you’ve been looking for a way to ease yourself back into good health and happiness, give us a call and let’s talk about the best trampoline for your family and your yard!
If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Will A Trampoline Impact Your Homeowners Insurance?

Will a trampoline impact your homeowners insurance? It’s a question you may not have considered before you thought of buying an in-ground trampoline or an above ground trampoline, but you certainly should.

Having a trampoline could definitely impact your homeowners insurance policy as many insurance providers will not provide coverage for injuries that occur on a trampoline and still others will require much higher limits of liability of you have a trampoline.

It’s estimated that in the United States there are close to three million trampolines in use; this also means that some of these trampolines will lead to injury and result in an insurance claim. Because insurance companies pay out close to $300 million annually on injuries sustained by misuse of a trampoline you can see why some companies would hesitate before insuring one.

Will A Trampoline Impact Your Homeowners Insurance?

It’s obvious that the more trampolines appear in backyards across the country, the higher the incidents of accidents. If, however, you have a trampoline — above ground or in-ground — you need to have safety measures in place to help prevent accidents.

Even though there may be thousands of trampoline accidents a year, there are also millions of families who use their trampolines without incident because they are safe when they’re rebounding and they understand the need for supervision and for having basic safety guidelines in place for its use.

  1. No more than one person jumping at a time (an adult may be on the trampoline with a young child, but only if the child is the only one jumping and wants to hold the adult’s hand for support)
  2. No backflips are allowed
  3. No rough-housing
  4. No jumping from the trampoline to the ground
  5. No pushing or shoving when on the trampoline

Today’s trampolines are designed for safety.

From the safety enclosures to the high quality mats and frames and the covers for the springs, trampoline manufacturers understand the need for a safe experience. Individuals who are looking for a way to exercise that won’t lead to point or joint pain, are looking to a rebounding experience and that is another reason in-ground and above ground trampoline manufacturers and sellers are focusing on safety as well as fun.

Before you invest in a trampoline, talk with your insurance agent to see whether it will impact your homeowners insurance coverage and prepare for that before you buy.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Caring For Your Outdoor Trampoline

Trampolines, both in-ground trampolines and above ground trampolines are gaining in popularity each passing year. When we talk with new trampoline and in-ground trampoline owners we talk about caring for your outdoor trampoline, because the weather and constant exposure to the elements can take its toll on the structure and, especially, the trampoline mat.

If you and your family have decided that this is the year to invest in outdoor family fun with the purchase and installation of your own in-ground or above ground trampoline, here are a few items you will want to take care of and address to keep your trampoline safe for rebounding.

Caring For Your Outdoor Trampoline

When you have anything that is outdoors all of the time — trampoline, a swimming pool, a swingset and your outdoor furniture, they will take a beating from the weather and in order to extend their life you need to following manufacturer’s guidelines in their care.

When talking about your trampoline or in-ground trampoline specifically, here are items to care for:

Frame. When you invest in one of our trampolines you will be getting one that has a sturdy contruction and made in the USA. We use high quality materials and those which will not rust. Also, when you invest in a high quality frame your above ground trampoline will stand a better chance of remaining standing during a windstorm.

Mat. Because the mat is where you do your rebounding and because it is the largest surface on the trampoline, it will have the greatest exposure to the sun, wind and rain. Invest in the highest quality material for the jump mat as possible. Also invest in a mat cover to protect it from the elements. Inspect the jump mat each time before you, or someone in your family, uses it. Look for any small rips or any areas that appear worn — this is a sign of danger because if someone jumps on it when there is a rip, it could lead to them falling through and injuring themself. Do not jump on a trampoline that has a mat with impaired integrity.

Springs. Look for heavy duty, high tensile springs. Keep them covered as well to protect them from the elements. Dirt and dust can also lead to damage of the springs. Clean them out occasionally. Check the springs each time before you begin jumping on the trampoline to assure they are securely attached.

When you own a trampoline that is for outdoor use, you will be responsible for its care and to assure it’s always safe for family use. An outdoor trampoline is designed to withstand the weather elements, but you do need to properly care for the mat and its components. Ask us for advice on caring for all of the components of your above ground or in-ground trampoline.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

4 Trampoline Fun Facts

When it comes to trampolines, there are myths and misinformation that abound. If, however, you’ve ever jumped on a trampoline, you know how much fun they can be. Also, if you’ve spent time on a trampoline you understand how great of a workout you can get all while you’re having fun!

Whether you’re shopping for a trampoline, an inground or an above ground trampoline, or if you’re just thinking about it because you or your children have just spent time on one, we have some fun facts about trampolines.

4 Trampoline Fun Facts

  •  If you invest in an inground trampoline you won’t dimish the view in your backyard. This is especially important for homeowners who have spent a lot of loving time, care and money on their landscaping. They simply don’t want to see a trampoline. Inground trampolines blend seamlessly with the landscaping — you won’t even know it’s there until you see someone jumping on it! If you have an inground trampoline, you’re not damaging any of the landscaping because this style is set into an excavated hole in the yard. Aesthetically pleasing and available for a fun workout!
  • We just love to bounce! History has it that the Inuit people used to host an annual festival that featured a trampoline. Trampolines were originally created from seal skins by the Inuits and that was more than 4,000 years ago! During this festival participants would jump on the trampoline and throw candy to the other participants.
  • NASA uses trampolines to help astronauts recover from their time spent in zero gravity. Astronauts’ atrophied muscles require an easing back into gravity and jumping on a trampoline is an ideal way to do just that without any risk of injury to the astronaut.

Contrary to popular belief, trampolines are, or can be, very safe. If you have house rules in place about how many people can be on the trampoline at one time, how high they can jump, that no backflips are allowed and that all safety equipment is in place and checked before jumping, a trampoline can be very safe.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

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