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How To Enjoy The Coronavirus Quarantine

If you’re like many families across the country, you’re in quarantine. Schools are closed, you’re working from home, grocery store trips are limited and you’re wondering how to enjoy the coronavirus quarantine. That may seem like an odd thing — to “enjoy” it — but if you’re in the midst of it, you may as well make the best of it and enjoy the time with your family.

Many families are finding they have unprecedented amounts of time to spend with their families. The children are being home schooled, the parents are making the “commute” from the bedroom to the home office. Family togetherness is a prized commodity right now, right?

How To Enjoy The Coronavirus Quarantine

  1. Get into a routine. Get everyone up at a certain time, have breakfast, then you get to work and the children can get to school.
  2. Take breaks. Schedule your workday and their school lessons around breaks. No one benefits if there are no breaks. Get up. Get outdoors and jump on the trampoline. For safety sake, make sure only one person (or two people of the same weight) jump at the same time. Get the blood flowing with a quick burst of energy and you will go back to your tasks refreshed.
  3. Have lunch together. If the weather cooperates, pack a picnic lunch and get out in the yard and enjoy your lunch out there on a blanket. If the children want to, you can drape blankets around the above ground trampoline and they can eat their lunch in a “trampoline fort.”
  4. At the end of the day, spend some time alone and decompress. Just as you’d have the commute to decompress at the end of the day and the children may also have a transition from school to home you want to do that when you’re all home together. It’s a great way to delineate “work” and “school” from home life and makes it an easy transition back into family life.

What are you doing to build memories with your family while you’re all home alone together?

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.

How To Make An Informed Trampoline Decision

There is no doubt that in-ground trampolines are fun for everyone in the family – children and adults. When you’re trampoline shopping you can opt for an in-ground style or an above ground trampoline. In-ground models are popular for safety reasons and aesthetic reasons.

An in-ground trampoline is installed at ground level and most of the hardware sits underground in an excavated area. The in-ground trampoline kit you purchase should include all of the necessary parts. This is a style that blends seamlessly into your landscape and won’t detract from any other outdoor amenities such as a swimming pool or outdoor living space.

How To Make An Informed Trampoline Decision

In-ground trampolines are considered safer because they are close to the ground. This may or may not be true because if someone jumps too high and misses the trampoline mat on his or her landing, an injury may occur. A benefit of “falling” from an in-ground trampoline is that you’re closer to the ground.

Many children feel more comfortable in an in-ground trampoline because they may be afraid of the height of the above ground model and then when they jump they are even higher from the ground. A safety net is a good investment regardless of whether you get an in-ground trampoline or an above ground. You can remove the net on your in-ground trampoline if you’re hosting a party and don’t want to detract from the appeal of your backyard aesthetic.

In-ground trampolines are easier to access because you don’t have to ascend or descend a ladder to use it.

Keep in mind that the larger the jump mat is, the safer the trampoline will be because it is a larger area for jumping and landing.

Once you decide on the placement of the in-ground trampoline you are committing to that space in your yard. With an above ground trampoline you can move it if you want to re-landscape or add to the backyard accessories. Know where you want to put the in-ground trampoline  and keep it for the long term.

The air flow in an in-ground trampoline will not be as much as with an above ground model and some individuals say that they don’t feel they’re getting as good a bounce as they would on an above ground style. It may make sense to try one out before you buy it.

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.

The Evolution Of The Trampoline

If you’re like many of us, the past few weeks and into the first part of April we are in lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re at home with your immediate family and are spending quality time together and are on the in-ground or above ground trampoline we want to share the evolution of the trampoline.

Circus performers, if you find one to ask, will say that a man with the last name du Trampoline invented the first trampoline and it was used by trapeze artists to prevent them from hitting the ground if they fell off their trapeze.

Another theory states that a trampoline came about when large circles of people gathered, grabbed onto the end of a blanket and tossed friends into the air.

The modern trampoline — as we know it — was said to have been developed in the early 1930s by two men named Griswold and Nissen. They added the elasticity of the net from the circus and the idea of tossing someone in the air from the circle of friends. Viola — the birth of the modern-day trampoline!

Above ground and in-ground trampolines are a niche market enjoyed by children and adults. Trampolines have also found their way into the Olympics and astronauts use them to train for zero gravity. It is also purported that a six-man team jumped for more than 50 days on a trampoline.

The Evolution Of The Trampoline

Trampolines have evolved today to be safer and have a higher “bounce” than those in the past. Trampolines have strong jump mats, spring covers, safety nets and other accessories to keep those on them safe from harm.

In-ground trampolines don’t interfere with any site lines in your yard and are considered safer than above ground trampolines. Although above ground trampolines can still be found in many, many backyards across the country.

A trampoline is a great place to get in shape in a non-impact way and they are fun for children as well. Jumping on a trampoline will help with balance and weight loss and are just plain fun!

Keep everyone who uses the trampoline safe by insisting there is only one person jumping at a time, that non-slip shoes are worn or bare feet are allowed in the trampoline. Use a safety net and supervise those who use the trampoline.

Are you going to add a trampoline this year? Give us a call or check out our website.

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.

Simple Trampoline Safety Tips

There is no doubt that jumping on an in-ground or above-ground trampoline is fun. There is also no doubt that you need to protect yourself and your children every time you use one. We have simple trampoline safety tips that you can remind everyone of each time they get ready to jump!

As a parent, or a responsible adult, you need to be the “bad guy” when it comes to keeping everyone safe. Honestly, you’re not the “bad guy” you’re the person who wants to keep everyone safe and happy and healthy when they’re on the trampoline.

Don’t let your in-ground or above ground trampoline become a source where someone gets injured. Let it be a place where fun is the only thing remembered!

Do your homework before you invest in a trampoline — whether above ground or in-ground style. Don’t buy a tramopoline that is the “best price” because you could “pay” on the other end if the trampoline isn’t used safely or if the device itself isn’t safe.

Look for a trampoline that:

  1. Has great shock absorption
  2. Has high quality springs
  3. Has mats to cover the springs for safety’s sake
  4. Has a safety enclosure
  5. Is the proper size for the weight of the heaviest jumper who will use it

Simple Trampoline Safety Tips

A safety net, also called a safety enclosure, helps keep jumpers from falling off the sides if they fall down when landing or if they jump higher than they should. You may also use your trampoline for children as a ball-pit and the safety net will keep the balls inside. When you use the trampoline as a ball-pit you will want to make certain the youngsters don’t jump as too many jumpers in the trampoline can lead to injury if the children jump into one another.

Here is what to look for in a trampoline enclosure or safety net:

  1. Look for one that is secured the entire length of the trampoline
  2. The bottom of the net needs to be installed toward the inside of the frame so someone can’t get injured on the springs
  3. Make sure the entrance has an overlapping closure. Don’t rely on children to zip or button or use the velcro to close the safety net when they get in

Because falling off a trampoline is the biggest cause of emergency room visits for those using a trampoline, the safety net can help prevent those injuries.

Here are some simple safety tips

  1. No one is allowed to do flips or stunts
  2. Children must be supervised at all times
  3. Only allow one person at a time on the trampoline. An adult can go on with a young child and hold his or her hands so the child can jump but no jumping from the adult!
  4. Inspect the trampoline net, jump-map, spring covers and the springs each time before you use it
  5. Install the above ground or in-ground trampoline at least six feet away from any overhead hazards (trees, a roof overhang, etc.)

Are you ready to invest in a trampoline for your family? It might be the best time — especially if you’re under lockdown because of coronavirus! Give us a call or check out our website.

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.

 

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