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Five Healthy Autumn Activities

It’s easy to “take the day off” when it comes to exercising in the heat and humidity of a summer day, right? Even if you have an inground or above ground trampoline you may not want to go out doors and exercise. We have five healthy autumn activities you can do because now the weather is more amenable to a workout.Inground and above ground trampoline owners can turn their thoughts back to trampoline workouts because they know that a trampoline workout is not hard on the bones and joints and that they can jump to their heart’s content and get healthy while doing it!

Five Healthy Autumn Activities

  1. Embrace the cooler weather. The mornings are cooler as are the early afternoons. Plan a walk with a friend or family member of the family dog during these cooler times. Bundle up if you need to — dress in layers so you can shed a few if you get too warm. Walking, riding a bike and jumping on your trampoline in the beauty of a crisp fall afternoon is quite a treat.
  2.  If you’ve been spending a lot of time out doors this summer, but not exercising you can move get started slowly indoors on your autumn workout. Don’t just sit and watch television on a cool, rainy autumn day — get up and move when the commercials come on. Do some jumping jacks, some knee bends or go outdoors and jump on the trampoline until your show comes back on!
  3. It’s sometimes difficult to get back to a workout routine, especially when you’ve fallen off the exercise wagon as it were. Start out slow — jump on the trampoline just a few minutes a day a few times a day. Work back up to a fuller, longer workout. You need to make working out a part of your day — work it into your daily routine and make it nonnegotiable.
  4. Give yourself thirty days to get back into your trampoline workout. It takes that long to integrate exercise back into your lifestyle. It also takes that long to start, or stop, a bad habit. Don’t give up.
  5. Remember how great you feel once you’ve exercised for a while. After you’ve gotten off the trampoline, don’t you feel a bit better about yourself? Don’t you feel happy that you have taken that time for yourself and done something you love?

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 Care For Your Trampoline

If you’ve given into your children’s request for a trampoline or if you’ve been wanting one for yourself as a way to get more out of your workout, we offer tips on how to care for your trampoline. Caring for your trampoline properly will help not only protect the investment but will keep it safe for everyone, every time they use it.

How To Care For Your Trampoline

Here are tips to keep your trampoline, and those who use it safe:

  1. Don’t use any harsh cleaning solutions to clean the jump mat. Ask us how to safely clean it.
  2. Don’t let your children play under the trampoline.
  3. Don’t let children play with or climb on the springs
  4. Keep your dogs and cats off the trampoline
  5. Cover the jump mat when it’s not in use. It will protect it from damage and sun exposure
  6. Assure the springs are covered with safety devices to prevent injury
  7. Buy your trampoline — whether inground or above ground — from a reputable trampoline seller who sells high quality equipment and stands behind his or her product

Is there anything you can do to make rebounding safer?

  1.  Only one person at a time should be jumping on the trampoline
  2. No back or front flips
  3. Make sure there is nothing under the jump area if you have an above ground trampoline
  4. Make sure no one jumps from the trampoline to the ground when getting off
  5. Give the area above the trampoline a good look to make sure there is nothing that someone using the trampoline could jump up and hit his or her head on
  6. Take your shoes and jewelry off when rebounding

Many times it is common sense that will keep your trampoline in good shape and keep everyone who uses it from harm.

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.

Why You Should Go Barefoot

When is the last time you went barefoot? Do you wear shoes or socks or slippers in the house? Do you remember the last time you felt the grass and earth beneath your toes? Why you should go barefoot is something the trampoline installers from InGround Trampolines talks with their customers about.

In our modern society, we have lost the desire or the time or the inclination to kick off our shoes and just go barefoot. When you were younger do you remember how rough and calloused your feet got because you and your friends never wore shoes?

As an adult, you don’t have to go back to a completely shoeless lifestyle, but going barefoot has some health benefits.

Why You Should Go Barefoot

When you walk barefoot you are having a connection with the earth, with nature and with yourself. Walking barefoot might make you stronger and give you better balance.

Here are some of the benefits we’ve found from being barefoot.

  1. Better balance. Even if you’re not wearing high heels, you don’t have as much balance when you’re wearing any kind of shoes. Balance comes from your connection with the ground beneath your feet. When you feel the ground you are waking up your vestibular system in your brain and stimulating your neural connections and that is helping you achieve greater balance. Balance is ideal for everyone, but especially for seniors who struggle with trip and fall accidents.
  2. You could increase your immunity. When you stimulate the nervous system by walking barefoot you can improve your immunity. When you play or walk in the sand, especially, your feet and toes are working harder to keep you upright and moving forward and that is an ideal way to stimulate your nervous system.
  3. Your feet may be less painful. We suffer pain in our feet when we wear ill-fitting shoes. If parents keep their kids out of shoes for as long as possible, the children may develop stronger, healthier feet.

  Jumping barefoot on a trampoline is another ideal way to embrace your barefoot routine!

Considering A Trampoline: Ask These Questions

As with any purchase, there are pros, cons and questions that need answers. Getting an above ground or an inground trampoline is no different. When you’re considering a trampoline: ask these questions and get answers that satisfy what you need and want to know.

If you’re buying something for your children to use and get enjoyment out of, you will want to do your homework and make certain you know the pitfalls and benefits before you not only buy a trampoline but when you decide if you want an inground or an above-ground model.

Grab a piece of paper and write down some trampoline pros. They could include:

  1. They’re fun
  2. They are a great way to get a non impact workout
  3. They build your coordination
  4. They help with balance
  5. Enhances hand-eye coordination
  6. It’s a great cardio workout
  7. Help prevent childhood obesity, or adult obesity, in your family
  8. If you’re an athlete, a trampoline is a great piece of workout equipment
  9. They are great for children all the way up to seniors

Here are some potential trampoline cons:

  1. Your insurance premiums may increase
  2. You or your family could get injured

A trampoline can provide hours of fun and entertainment right in your own backyard. A trampoline just might be a way to get your children off their electronic devices, out from in front of the television and into exercise. The exercise on a trampoline is disguised as fun and that makes it even better!

 Considering A Trampoline: Ask These Questions

 Almost anything you invest in for your family and children could lead to a potential injury. Whether your child is climbing on the swingset, riding a bike, being on the family swimming pool diving board or riding a horse they could get injured. Almost everything in life comes with risk.
It is up to the parents and adults in the household to set rules and parameters for use of everything from swimming pools to bicycles to jumping on a trampoline. Ask your trampoline seller for his or her advice on how to make your trampoline as safe as it possibly can be.
When you’re buying a trampoline, invest in as many safety accessories as you can afford when you buy your trampoline. Skimping on safety is never something you should do — no matter what you’re buying for your family.
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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