Pros And Cons Of Backyard Trampolines

There are pros and cons of backyard trampolines just as there are pros and cons for backyard swingsets and swimming pools. The cons of all of these items can be addressed by the adults in the household having measures in place to assure that anyone and everyone who uses a trampoline, swingset or swimming pool understand.

When it comes to the pros of a trampoline — both above ground trampoline styles and inground trampolines, here are the ones that come immediately to mind:

  1. They’re fun!
  2. You can get in shape in a no impact way on a trampoline
  3. Trampolines are able to be used by anyone in the family–regardless of age
  4. They help children develop coordination
  5. They help older family members with balance

Pros And Cons Of Backyard Trampolines

What are some cons of a trampoline?

  1. You can get injured if you don’t have rules in place
  2. Your homeowner’s insurance rates may increase
  3. You may be required to install fencing (but that certainly isn’t a bad thing!)

Whether you invest in an above ground or an inground trampoline you want to buy from a dealer who sells high quality, made in the USA components. You also want to work with a company who can give you insights and offer advice on the best trampoline for your family. Don’t just go online and click “buy” on a trampoline without understanding all about its components and the quality of the materials.

How can you keep everyone safe on your family trampoline?

  • Institute a “only one person on at a time” rule
  • No backflips
  • Place the trampoline in an area where there are no overhead dangers — trees, roofs
  • Have safety mats in place to prevent anyone from getting injured on the springs
  • Check the jump mat before every trampoline session to assure it’s clean and there are no tears

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.

7 Trampoline Fun Facts

Are you spending a lot of time on your in-ground or above ground trampoline? Do you invite friends and family over for trampoline time and then maybe a cookout or party? If so, do you want to wow your guests with your trivia knowledge? We have 7 trampoline fun facts you can add to trivia night around the trampoline this summer!

7 Trampoline Fun Facts

  1. The largest trampoline is 63,000 square feet, is in Glasgow, and is several trampolines connected together? How big is your trampoline?
  2. Here’s a two-for-one trivia fact. The first trampoline was constructed in 1936 by George Nissen and Larry Griswold. Nissen rented a kangaroo to jump on the trampoline with him, in Central Park, to show people how a trampoline worked!
  3. In 2017 Lucas Laurent did 49 backflips on a trampoline in less than one minute! We don’t recommend doing backflips on your trampoline unless you’re being spotted by an expert and that you have training.
  4. Trampolines are safer than you may think! A study in the United Kingdom showed there are about 300 trampoline injuries — not 100,000 as is typically reported AND those injuries are usually cuts or sprains. Broken bones are uncommon. To prevent injuries, only one person at a time should be on the trampoline.
  5. Trampoline jumping aka rebounding is safer and healthier as a workout than jogging.
  6. Lost your balance? Jump on a trampoline and improve your stability and balance. Also, trampolining is healthy for individuals of any age.
  7. Bill Gates has a trampoline in his house. Now that you know that, and if you have your trampoline, you are in great company, right?

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.









Healthy Happy Kids This Summer

Summer is almost here. School is almost out. The cries of “I’m bored!”will soon begin! If you’re like most parents you want healthy happy kids this summer and you want them to be out-of-doors and enjoying the fleeting months of sunshine, right?

One way to get the kids outside this summer, if you don’t have a swimming pool, is to invest in an in-ground or an above ground trampoline. They are fun for the entire family and hint, hint… the kids will be getting in shape while they’re having fun!

Healthy Happy Kids This Summer

If you have ever jumped aka rebounded on a trampoline you know how much fun it is. You also know that when you jump on a trampoline, it has “give” so you’re not putting any stress or strain on your bones or joints. In addition to a trampoline being fun for the kids in the household, it is also a great way for you to get, or stay, in shape.

A trampoline is an ideal way for anyone, and everyone, to begin a workout routine without fear of injury. As with anything, though you may want to check with your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to jump on a trampoline.

When you jump on an in-ground or above ground trampoline you will be increasing the blood flow throughout your body and this not only brings oxygen to your cells, but it also stimulates your lymph nodes and helps remove toxins from your body.

Did you know… you don’t need any particular skill when you jump on a trampoline? It’s true! There is no prior training needed. You simply get on, jump and have fun. Jumping helps strengthen your core muscles because you need to tighten them to remain upright. Your leg muscles will benefit and if you struggle with mobility or stability issues, jumping on a trampoline may help prevent falls as you age.

When it comes to the health benefits of a trampoline “workout” here are a few more to consider:

  1. It helps you maintain balance — stability is crucial as we age
  2. It helps with your overall physical fitness
  3. It is easy
  4. Jumping on a tramopline is a healthy way to increase your heart rate, improve your flexibility, work your muscles and improve reflexes
  5. You can jump for thirty minutes a day and improve your health and weight loss
  6. You will strengthen your ligaments, tendons and help reduce the risk of arthritis when you rebound
  7. Jumping will improve your posture, your lung capacity and your self confidence

Still not convinced? Ask your children and we will bet they give a resounding “yes!” to rebounding this summer.

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.

How To Buy A Family Trampoline

“We want a trampoline!” Have your children been asking for a trampoline? It might not just be the kids who want a trampoline, though right? How to buy a family trampoline is something that we talk with our customers about all the time. It’s not kid’s play buying a trampoline, but it isn’t a decision fraught with too many obstacles, as long as you work with a trampoline dealer who is experienced in his trade and who sells made in the USA parts.

As with any purchase there are questions you will want answered and decisions you need to make before you make your final decision on the family trampoline. Believe us when we say, the entire family will ant to be involved in and jumping on the trampoline!

How To Buy A Family Trampoline

Here are some questions to ask and items to consider:

  1. Location. Where will you put the trampoline? You will want to determine this as this will help you answer the other questions.
  2. Above ground or in-ground trampoline. This goes along with the location of the trampoline. There are benefits and drawbacks to each style and you need to look at your yard with a critical eye and decide where it will go and how it will work with your current landscaping.
  3. What shape do you want? Circle, rectangle, square, octagon. Rectangle trampolines offer more bounce and a larger bounce area. Round ones are better at keeping the rebounder centered on the jump mat.
  4.  What size do you want? How many people will be using the trampoline? Remember, to keep jumpers to one at a time or to two who are essentially the same size and weight — this is a safety issue. Once you know the location of your trampoline, it will be easier to determine the size.
  5. Safety accessories. These include the quality of the jump mat, the springs, the spring covers, whether you have a trampoline enclosure and others. Talk with us about your safety concerns.

  Find a reputable in-ground or above ground trampoline seller. Ask him or her questions and let him or her guide you through the buying process based on your unique needs.


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