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Throw A July 4th Trampoline Party!

It’s almost the Fourth of July! Independence Day! A day for family, friends and celebration! If you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or a picnic or any other type of gathering for the Fourth of July, you know the trampoline will figure in! How can you throw a July 4th trampoline party? It’s easy!

One of the biggest parts about including the trampoline into the party planning is to let your guests know you have a trampoline and to ask them if they’re all right with their children jumping on it. Not all parents will be and it might just be easier to declare it off limits to everyone rather than having a child or two sitting idly by watching the other children jumping.

Throw A July 4th Trampoline Party!

If all of the parents are on board with the jumping on the trampoline aspect of the party, make sure you share the rules of the trampoline with everyone. Sharing the rules is one aspect, enforcing the rules is another!

Here are some trampoline rules you need to enforce during your July 4th party.

  1. Only one person at a time on the trampoline. The exception could be if you have two people of similar weight. If you have that, they will be evenly matched and injuries probably won’t occur. If you have two people of vastly dissimilar weight, the lightest jumper could get injured. The exception would be if a parent wants to be there to help a child jump (but aren’t jumping themselves)
  2. No shoes on the trampoline. Bare or sock feet are best. If you’re worried about germy feet, have a basket of clean socks that the jumpers can put on before they get into the trampoline.
  3. No jumping from the trampoline to the ground. Use the ladder or other method you have to get onto and off off an above ground trampoline.
  4. No back flips.
  5. No food or drink on the trampoline
  6. All jewelry must be removed. Belts should also be removed. You don’t want anything on that could snag the mat or that could get stuck and injure the jumper.

Enjoy your 4th of July party and invite the trampoline as one of your “guests!”

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.

Different Types Of Trampolines

At In-Ground Trampolines, our trampolines are “safer by design” and we take that motto to heart. Even though we sell in-ground and some above ground trampolines, we know there are different types of trampolines that you can purchase or that you could be introduced to while on a vacation.

Here are a few of the other types of trampolines you may have heard of seen. They each have unique features.

Different Types Of Trampolines

  •  Competitive These trampolines are the sturdiest and the most resilient of them all. These are used by sports athletes, are very light, typically are constructed with steel frames and have more than 100 steel springs. These trampolines usually allow the rebounder to jump higher than on a traditional backyard trampoline. The reason for the “higher jump” is because those who use the competitive trampolines are executing tricks like back flips and others.
  • Recreational trampolines — those are what you typically find in your backyard. These trampolines have fewer springs and don’t have as much bounce. They are used in fitness centers and schools and are what a parent would buy for his child.
  • Mini trampolines — are what they sound like — small trampolines that are built to be used by only one person at a time and are used for cardiovascular workouts. They are ideal for individuals who want to work out, but have knee or joint pain. They are ideal for indoor use and do not have a high bounce.
  • A water trampoline is constructed with an inflatable tube and floats on the water. A water trampoline lets you jump and work out and if you “fall off the side” you will fall into a body of water.

What you will typically use for your personal use and for your family will be the recreational trampolines and that is what we offer our customers.

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.

Happier And Healthier On A Trampoline

Can you be happier and healthier on a trampoline? We definitely think so! When you invest in a trampoline that is specifically designed for use in your backyard you are adding a fun spot that the entire family can enjoy.

Above ground and in-ground trampolines both provide happier, healthier benefits because both allow for rebounding. Rebounding is the act of jumping on the trampoline and just by jumping you’re alleviating gravity from pressing down on your body and that feeling of momentary lightness also lightens your mood.

Happier And Healthier On A Trampoline

Any kind of exercise will make you healthier, but not all exercise makes you happier! If you live in Arizona, for example, you may not be too happy if you’re a jogger and you’re attempting to jog in the triple digit temperatures. You can, however, be happy jumping on a trampoline in your back yard because you will be getting a work out and it won’t be as taxing on your body as a jog on hot pavement would be.

Trampolines, for the past several years, have taken the spotlight in the fitness world because it is an ideal exercise for young and old. You can jump on a trampoline and get in shape even if you have joint pain because you’re not landing on a hard surface. Jumping helps clear your lymphatic system and helps work so many of the muscle groups in your body.

Jumping on a trampoline helps children and adults work on their balance. In order to remain upright on the trampoline you need to use your core muscles to land on the rebound and stay upright. Children love being on a trampoline and they really don’t care whether they’re getting in shape, they just know they’re having fun. As a parent, you can rest assured that if you have rules for the proper use of the trampoline in place, your children can have fun and get in shape and be happier and healthier!

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 Clean Your Trampoline

When is the last time you cleaned your inground or above ground trampoline? If you’re scratching your head because you just can’t remember, we offer you these how to clean your trampoline tips.

Even if you use a cover for the jump mat and if the trampoline springs are covered, it still makes sense to take time to clean the entire trampoline. Add “clean the trampoline” to your monthly to-do list and definitely to your spring cleaning list.

How To Clean Your Trampoline

Here is what you will need to gather in order to clean your trampoline: a bucket filled with warm water and a mild detergent, sponges or a soft cleaning cloth, a hose and dry towels.

Before you clean the trampoline, remove any debris from the jump mat and from inside the springs and padding. If you scrub the mat and there’s dirt or debris on it you run the risk of damaging the jump mat surface.

Hose down the jump mat and the spring covers. Once it’s wet, climb up and use your bucket of warm, soapy water and the sponge or soft cloth and gently clean the surface. Don’t scrub roughly and don’t use any kind of brush to clean the mat. Remove the clean all of the spring covers.

Once everything is clean you will want to dab it dry with your clean, dry towels. Choose a time to clean the trampoline when you know it’s going to be sunny for a few days and that you aren’t planning to jump on it until it’s completely dry.

How often should you clean the trampoline mat?

The frequency should be based on often you use it — the more use it sees, the more often it should be cleaned, but on average, it should be cleaned at least monthly.

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.

FIND AN INSTALLER NEAR YOU

In-Ground Trampolines has a growing list certified dealers/installers. If you need a contractor in your area, we are happy to help you find one.

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