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Five Fun Things To Do On A Trampoline

Simply jumping on a trampoline is fun without doing anything else. What if you want to find other things to do on the trampoline whether you have an in-ground or an above ground trampoline? We have five fun things to do on a trampoline that will make your rebounding time even more fun.

Five Fun Things To Do On A Trampoline

Play dodgeball. If you have people of like weights on the trampoline, you can play a rousing game of dodgeball. Make certain you don’t over inflate the balls and no one will get hurt. You can even give each person a ball of his or her own, call one person “it” then have that person throw the ball at the others and they stop the ball by having to hit it with their own. You could even bounce a dodgeball on the trampoline mat and everyone has to jump up to avoid it.

Simon Says. Play Simon Says on the trampoline. Choose one person to be Simon and he or she can shout out things to be done on the trampoline… only if Simon Says, though!

Stay away! Get some small balls or even rubber duckies and toss a few on the jump mat. The idea is to stay away from the balls or rubber duckies by jumping over it or otherwise avoiding it. If you get touched by the ball or ducky you’re out!

Name that cloud. If you’re looking for a way to simply spend quality time with your family, grab a couple of pillows and lie back on the trampoline and name that cloud. It’s fun and imaginative.

Bubble time. Grab a bubble machine and stand outside of the trampoline — whether in ground or above ground trampoline — and blow bubbles down at the children. They will squeal with delight and have fun dodging or popping the bubbles. Make sure you thoroughly clean the jump mat once you’re done to get the bubble water off it.

Whether you’re playing games or having a workout rebounding on the trampoline, it is always fun!

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.

Unexpected Trampoline Benefits

If you’ve ever jumped on a trampoline — an in-ground trampoline or an above ground trampoline — you know how much fun it is. The idea of being air borne is exhilarating. Just the idea of defying gravity is thrilling as is landing on a soft surface that has give and won’t cause any injury to your bones and joints. There are some unexpected trampoline benefits that we want to share.

Jumping, also known as rebounding, on a trampoline is not only fun, but it will give you a full body workout. In fact, a study by NASA found that “rebounding on a trampoline is close to 70% more effective than jogging and requires less effort.”

Rebounding helps you develop both upper and lower body strength — the same as weight lifting does — without the worry of torn or pulled muscles. Jumping on a trampoline can even outperform swimming as a full body workout.

Unexpected Trampoline Benefits

Some benefits of trampoline jumping that you may never have thought about include:

  1. Building balance. When you bounce on a trampoline you’re developing your balance and the awareness of your body and its balance.
  2. You’re exercising, but it feels like you’re playing — win-win!
  3. Helps clear out your lymph nodes and remove toxins.
  4. You’ll build your endurance and enhance your muscle strength. You’ll be working your legs, but you’ll also be working your core muscles.
  5. Bouncing on a trampoline accelerates your pulse and heart rate and this is good for your cardiovascular health and lung capacity.
  6. Some people find their self confidence gets a boost when they jump on a trampoline even if they don’t excel in other sports.
  7. You won’t run the risk of injury that you would if you were jogging or working out at the gym.

Jumping on a trampoline is fun and easy and gives you a great workout. What could be better than that?

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.

 

Guidelines For All Trampoline Users

Trampolines, both inground trampolines and above ground trampolines have long been popular. They appear to be growing in popularity, though now that adults have begun to realize how easy it is to get healthy simply by jumping on a trampoline. We offer these guidelines for all trampoline users to assure everyone is as safe as they can be on the trampoline.

It’s much easier to get healthy when you can do it in the comfort of your own backyard AND when you aren’t putting any undue stress or strain on your joints. We, at In-ground Trampolines, certainly understand the desire to find a way to get healthy while not risking injury and that’s why we work with our customers to assure they’re getting the best trampoline for their needs along with safety equipment.

Guidelines For All Trampoline Users

We have put together some basic guidelines to serve as a safety manual for beginning trampoline owners and as a reminder of safety measures for long-time pool owners. Here are a few of the many safety measures you should take:

  1. No one should jump alone. There should be someone supervising the jumping at all times.
  2. Don’t allow somersaults.
  3. Remove jewelry and earrings or anything that could catch on the jump mat and cause injury
  4. Jump barefoot, in sock feet or wear trampoline footwear
  5. Jump one person at a time unless it is an adult with a young child and the child is jumping while the adult is providing stability. Two jumpers may use the trampoline if they are evenly matched in weight

There are many ways in which injuries are caused when jumping on a trampoline and many of them can be easily avoided. Those causes of injury include:

  1. Hitting another jumper (that’s why it should really be only one person on the trampoline at a time)
  2. Doing stunts or back flips and getting injured
  3. Jumping or falling off the trampoline (No one should jump off the trampoline — they should use  the steps or ease themselves off the trampoline
  4. Getting injured on the springs (use spring covers)
  5. Keep the trampoline away from tree branches or structures where a jumper could hit his or her head

There should always be an adult in the area to supervise the jumpers. Trampolines, just like any other piece of equipment, are safe as long as you have rules in place for its use.

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.

Do you need a trampoline cover?

Do you need a trampoline cover? Probably not. It’s like asking if you need a swimming pool cover. You don’t necessarily need one, BUT it can protect the jump mat and keep it viable and safer for longer, so why not?

The In-Ground Trampoline experts at our company do believe a trampoline cover can help extend the life of the trampoline jump mat and can protect it and keep it cleaner.

When you invest in an above ground or an in ground trampoline, you should research and look into all of the accessories available for purchase and make the decision on what you need to, and want to, do to protect your new investment.

Do you need a trampoline cover?

There are many accessories you can buy when you get your trampoline and you may not have considered a trampoline cover. If you haven’t here are some reasons you should:

  1. Your trampoline is exposed to the elements all the time.
  2. It can get covered with dirt, debris and bird droppings
  3. It will be subjected to rain, freezing temps, unrelenting sun… all of this takes a toll.
  4. It will keep the jump mat cleaner.
  5. A cover will make it easier and quicker to use the trampoline because you won’t have to spend valuable jump time, cleaning the mat

Look for a trampoline cover that is:

  1. Weather proof — not weather resistant. A weather proof cover will protect the jump mat from the damage of UV rays
  2. Look for a cover that will cover the springs and protect them from the elements. Chances are the springs are already covered by spring protectors (and they should be) you will want to protect all of the elements of your trampoline. Buy a cover large enough to encompass the entire 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.

 

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