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Without Supervision Trampolines Lead To Injuries

Can you get injured on a trampoline? Yes. Can you suffer an injury if you ride a bike, swim in a pool or skateboard? Yes. How can you stay safe, no matter what you do? By having rules in place and supervising the activities. Without supervision trampolines lead to injuries — just as unsupervised swimming or bike riding or skateboarding can.

Regardless of what activity you undertake you could get injured. That’s the truth of life. You could cross the street, walk up a flight of stairs or even get up off the couch and injure yourself. When you weigh the risks against the many, many benefits of jumping on a trampoline, you will see the exercise and benefits far outweigh risks.

That being said, if you own a trampoline, here are safety measures that should be in place:

  • Adult supervision is needed
  • Only one person at a time should be jumping
  • The springs should be covered
  • Use safety mats to cover the springs and the space between the edge of the trampoline and the frame
  • Use a safety net
  • Make certain the trampoline, if it’s an above ground, is on level ground
  • Check for overhead dangers — tree limbs, the house
  • Never allow somersaults or backflips

There was a study conducted that showed children are more likely to suffer an injury. The main reason for that is that children are more likely to do “daredevil” activities. They are also more likely to disobey the rules of “only one person jumping at a time.” Children are also prone to wanting to jump from the trampoline to the ground and that can cause a serious injury because they are launching themselves high into the air before hitting the ground.

If you have opted to get your family a trampoline, whether above ground or inground, talk with us about the safety measures you can put into place to help minimize the potential for injury. Make sure everyone in the family understands what the safety steps are and why they are so important to follow.

If you’ve been considering getting your own family trampoline — in-ground or above ground — consider these pros and cons, do your research then give us a call. We can answer any questions you may have about becoming a trampoline owner.

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 Questions To Ask When Buying A Trampoline

“We want a trampoline!!!” Have your children been begging for an in-ground or an above ground trampoline and you’re just not sure if you want to make the investment? We have come up with 4 questions to ask when buying a trampoline. There are more than four questions you will want to have answered, but this will get you started on the research process.

As with anything you’re investing in for anyone in the family you need to know whether it is something that will be beneficial or will just get “tossed in a closet” as soon as the thrill is gone!

4 Questions To Ask When Buying A Trampoline

Will it get used? You know how your children wanted that video game or toy or fill-in-the-blank and it just sits in the closet, in the garage or was never even opened? You certainly need to and want to, know whether you buy an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline that it will get used. Keep in mind that you, the adult, in the family will use the trampoline as well. Trampolines are not just for children anymore. 

Where will you put it? What are the sightlines in your yard and how will a trampoline fit in. Will you be able to place the trampoline in an area you can see it and make certain the children are safe?

Do you want an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline? There are pros and cons to either style and in the end, it may be a personal preference.

What are add-on costs? When you buy a trampoline, the trampoline itself is only one part of the purchase equation. You need to research the jump mat, the type of springs, the accessories and safety devices. Talk with us and we can give you a package price that ranges from the minimum items you need up to the full-scale amount of accessories and items necessary for trampoline fun and safety.

If you’ve been considering getting your own family trampoline — in-ground or above ground — consider these pros and cons, do your research then give us a call. We can answer any questions you may have about becoming a trampoline owner.

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.

Trampolines Are Not Just For Children

Where are Grandma and Grandpa? If you said, “out jumping on the trampoline” you wouldn’t be too far from the truth! Trampolines are not just for children anymore. Seniors and anyone who wants to get in shape in a way that won’t cause harm to bones and joints are jumping (see what we did there) on the in-ground or above-ground trampoline craze!

There is hardly a day that goes by when you don’t read in the paper or in a magazine article, hear on the radio or see on television that “sitting is the new heart attack.” We are increasingly sedentary and that is leading to many health issues and increases in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. How can we combat that? By getting up and moving!

Trampolines Are Not Just For Children

Chances are your doctor will not approve of your hopping up from the couch and trying to run a marathon! Your doctor will approve of a slow and steady wins the race type approach to fitness.

When going from a couch potato to someone who wants to live a longer, healthier and happier life, you want to start out slowly. You will want to start an exercise routine that will help, not hurt, you. Walking is a great way to begin your exercise and fitness routine. Even if you get up and walk only five minutes a day, you’re doing something that will benefit you and your longevity. Walk five minutes a day the first week, then move up to ten minutes a day the next week and so on.

Walk several times a day. Walking after meals is a great way to aid in digestion and to start a routine. Take a walk after breakfast, lunch and dinner and maybe even before bedtime.

If you are walking and have been for a while now and want to do something else to add to your fitness routine, you may want to add jumping on a trampoline to the fitness routine.

Whether you have an in-ground or an above ground trampoline, rebounding provides a myriad of health benefits and is a workout you can do without fear of injury.

So, if you’re looking for Grandma and Grandpa — look to the trampoline!

If you’ve been considering getting your own family trampoline — in ground or above ground — consider these pros and cons, do your research then give us a call. We can answer any questions you may have about becoming a trampoline owner.

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.

Pros And Cons Of Trampolines

Whether you’re getting a swimming pool, an above ground or an in ground trampoline or a bicycle, there are pros and cons to everything! What are the pros and cons of trampolines? We will share a few with you.

As with anything you need to use common sense, be responsible and invest in high quality equipment to assure you’re not going to get injured when on a trampoline, riding a bike or swimming in a pool.

Pros And Cons Of Trampolines

What are some of the cons of investing in an in ground or an above ground trampoline?

  1. You could get injured. That is why there need to be rules in place to keep everyone safe.
  2. Your insurance rates may increase or your insurance may be canceled
  3. You may need to get clearance from your local municipality to have a trampoline

Here are some of the pros of having your own trampoline:

  1. You build strong muscles, especially your core muscles
  2. You enhance your coordination
  3. It’s fun
  4. Rebounding is a great exercise that doesn’t lead to muscle or joint injuries
  5. Almost anyone can jump on a trampoline – no matter your age or health
  6.  It develops hand and eye coordination
  7. It is a great cardio workout
  8. Rebounding on a trampoline could help fight childhood obesity
  9. You’ll be spending time with your family in the outdoors and there is nothing better than being together surrounded by nature

If you’ve been considering getting your own family trampoline — in ground or above ground — consider these pros and cons, do your research then give us a call. We can answer any questions you may have about becoming a trampoline owner.

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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