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How To Start Your Trampoline Workout

Congratulations you just invested in your first inground or above ground trampoline! Now how to start your trampoline workout? Do you just get on and start jumping? Is there prep work you need to do? Yes, and maybe are the answers to those questions.

Rebounding on an inground or an above ground trampoline is both an effective and a fun workout and it can be as simple as jumping. If you want a more fruitful workout, though you may want to be more thoughtful in how you’re working out to make the most of it.

Consider that rebounding is a more effective, and less jarring on your bones and joints workout and you can see why trampolines are becoming the go-to piece of workout equipment.

How To Start Your Trampoline Workout

A regular routine of jumping on your trampoline will:

  1. Help burn calories
  2. Strengthen your muscles and joints
  3. Improve your cardiovascular system
  4. Remove toxins from your body and your lymph nodes

If you’re looking for a primer on your first trampoline workout, here are is something to get you on your way.

  1. Bounce gently. Keeping both feet on the trampoline. At this point it’s not even about getting your feet off the mat.
  2. Once you’ve done some gentle bouncing and balancing, bounce higher until your feet are just off the mat.
  3. Do this for about five minutes as a warm up or as a cardiovascular workout
  4.  Now stand in the center of the mat and jog in place. Lift your arms and knees high as you jog. Stay centered in the trampoline so you don’t get injured. Lift your legs higher when you get more comfortable with bouncing and balancing
  5. Jump in place and alternate jumping with jumping jacks. It may be difficult, at first, to coordinate the jumping jack leg and arm movement on the trampoline.
  6. Do some jumping knee lifts. Jump with both feet together, then lift one knee. Pretend you’re marching. Jump. Alternate knee lift.
  7. Vary the intensity of the workout by jumping and twisting your hips.
  8. Another variation is to jump and bring both knees up together, as high as you can while you’re bouncing.
  9. Once you’re comfortable with your workout, consider adding hand weights to increase your arm strength.

When you’re getting a workout on a trampoline, it’s more about the actual act of moving than it is with the specific actions you take!

If you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

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.

What you need to know about trampolines

Trampolines. The word conjures up fun and good times as well as a way to get in shape without risk of bone or joint injury as you may suffer from running or working out at a gym. What you need to know about trampolines, whether an inground or an above ground trampoline is something we like to share with our current customers and with new customers.

When it comes to trampolines there remain many misconceptions and myths that we’d like to dispell. Just as any item in your home can cause injury, so too can a trampoline. When you’re a trampoline owner (or a pool owner or even a bicycle owner) you need to have house rules and that will help keep everyone safe.

What you need to know about trampolines

  1. When you own an inground trampoline you don’t have to worry about destroying the sight lines of your beautifully landscaped yard or even your swimming pool area. These trampolines are buried in the ground and don’t detract from your landscaping. Even if you use a safety net — and you should — you can easily take it down and put it up if you want to have a clear view.
  2. Jumping is just plain fun! In fact, it’s believed that humans have been jumping on trampoline-type structures for more than 4,000 years!
  3. Trampolines aren’t necessarily dangerous. They are dangerous as the people who use them and use them improperly. Only one person at a time should be jumping. You should remove jewelry. Don’t wear shoes. Don’t jump in the air, then jump off the trampoline. Have the trampoline placed in an area where there are no overhead dangers (tree branches, the roof, etc.) Invest in safety equipment to enhance the safety of your jump time.
  4. It’s a great way to get, and stay, in shape. Jumping on a trampoline is an ideal cardio workout, helps with your balance and strengthens your core.
  5. You’re never too old for an inground or above ground trampoline. When you jump on a trampoline you are strengthening your muscles and joints and your doctor just might agree that it’s a great way to get some exercise!

If you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

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.

Should you get an inground trampoline this year?

New Year’s is the time to think about “how can I change my lifestyle and maybe even get healthier?” If you’re thinking those thoughts you may be wondering, should you get an inground trampoline this year? If you’ve heard about the benefits of rebounding — and there are many — you may want to do some research on this fun way to get in shape!

If you ever jumped on a trampoline, chances are you remember that wonderful feeling of being weightless and soaring above the ground for a few moments. It was exciting, right? Well, it can still be exciting — and will be — but now you know it’s a great way to get in shape without damaging your muscles and joints and it’s a win-win!

Rebounding — jumping — on an inground trampoline is fun for people of all ages. An inground trampoline also offers safety above and beyond an above-ground trampoline AND it’s more aesthetically appealing!

Should you get an inground trampoline this year?

Before you make a decision on an inground trampoline maybe you’re wondering what IS an in-ground trampoline? Here is some insight:

  1. The inground trampoline has its frame and surface underground. The inground trampoline’s frame fits into a hole that’s been excavated for that purpose, alone. It is what supports the springs and jump mat.
  2. Inground trampolines are considered safer than above-ground models because they are lower to the ground than when you jump on an above-ground model. Although above-ground models are safer than they used to be because of enhancements to safety equipment.
  3. An inground trampoline will not detract from the aesthetics of your backyard and its landscaping.

If your children have been asking you for a trampoline, check out our in-ground trampoline site and begin the research process today! Contact us for questions about in-ground trampolines.

Give us a call and we can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

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 many people can be on the trampoline at once?

This may sound like a trick question but how many people can be on the trampoline at once is something we get asked all the time. The responsible and safe answer is: one person at a time. However, we know that sometimes you will have children, of similar weights on the trampoline at the same time. Adults who are of similar weights may also be able to safely jump on the trampoline together.

Whether you’re on an inground or an above ground trampoline, the rule of thumb should be: one person at a time on the trampoline for safety sake.

We understand the world has changed and we also understand that it is more fun to be on a trampoline with someone than it is to have to sit and watch someone on the trampoline while you wait your turn. No child wants to do that, right?

How many people can be on the trampoline at once?

The answer isn’t as simple as it seems, for many trampoline owners. Round trampolines are considered “safer” for more than one person to be on at a time. Rectangle trampolines appear to be the highest risk of a collision accident if more than one person is on it — even if they are of similar weights.

There are trampolines that are of a high enough quality that the jump mats, the frames and the springs make it possible for more than one person at a time to safely use the trampoline.

Here is a checklist to see if your inground or above ground trampoline may be able to have more than one bouncer on at a time.

  1. Ask the retailer from whom you buy the trampoline what his or her advice is and what the trampoline manufacturer recommends
  2. Read the paperwork that comes with a trampoline
  3. Err on the side of caution and if you allow more than one bouncer at a time, make certain they are of similar weights. The only exception to that rule is if an adult is acting as the “steadying force” for a jumping child.

If possible, try to adhere to a one person jumping at a time as that is certainly the safest course of action.

Give us a call and we can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

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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