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Trampolines Make Summer WorkOuts Easy

It is hot and humid and chances are you just don’t want to go running, jogging or even outside to jump rope! Trampolines make summer workouts easy — the reason — they offer many health benefits AND you cam rebound without breaking a sweat!

In fact, when you’re rebounding you are feeling the breeze — even if it’s a hot and humid one — when you’re airborne. Whether you have an above ground or an in-ground trampoline you can take to the backyard and still get a great workout in.

Trampolines Make Summer WorkOuts Easy

Why does owning a trampoline make working out in the heat of a summer day a breeze?

  1. Jumping on a trampoline gets the blood flowing and cleans out toxins
  2. When you’re running or jogging it’s easy to get dehydrated and hot and sweaty; rebounding on a trampoline can still lead to dehydration, but chances are you won’t get too sweaty
  3. You can run in place and get a workout without stress or strain on your joints
  4. Get on the trampoline first thing in the morning or after the sun goes down (as long as the trampoline is lighted) and get in a few bursts of exercise
  5. You can open the door of your house and get right onto the trampoline for your workout — this is ideal if you belong to a gym and have to deal with the heat of a car to get to the gym for your workout
  6. A trampoline workout — rebounding — helps with balance
  7. Working out on the trampoline leads to an endorphin rush and you just might feel happier and better!

Give us a call today or check out our website and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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.

Is It Safe To Use A Trampoline If You’re Pregnant?

Is It Safe To Use A Trampoline If You’re Pregnant? It’s a question some people ask us and we defer them to their doctor as he or she is the person to contact for a sensitive question like that. What we have heard though that it isn’t a bad way for a pregnant woman to stay in shape — as long as there is NO high jumping.

Jumping on a trampoline provides many health benefits, but pregnancy changes the way in which you could — and should — use a trampoline. The main reasons for concern are that a woman who is pregnant has a different center of balance and could easily fall. If you were active prior to pregnancy, a low impact workout on a trampoline — inground or above ground — may be approved by your doctor.

Is It Safe To Use A Trampoline If You’re Pregnant?

Here are some of the concerns about using a trampoline if you’re pregnant.

  1. Your center of gravity is off
  2. If you fall on your belly you could injure yourself. Your body is built to adapt to carrying a baby and you should be safe, but there is no reason to take a chance.

If you use a trampoline here is what to consider.

  1. It’s best to stay active and a “workout” on a trampoline is safer than running or jogging on your joints
  2. Jumping on a trampoline helps your knees, hips and legs from the additional weight they are carrying
  3. You can do light bouncing. Don’t take to the air. But light bouncing is good for your circulation and activity is better than inactivity.
  4. Jog in place. When you jog on a trampoline, you’re softening the impact when you land and you’re also improving your balance
  5. Walk in place. If you get tired and achy from a walk around the neighborhood, a walking in place or walking the perimeter of the trampoline is a great way to get in shape — or stay in shape.

Talk with your doctor then find a trampoline that fits your lifestyle and yard space for the duration of your pregnancy and beyond. Rebounding is a great way to regain your shape and stay healthy once the baby is born.

Give us a call today or check out our website and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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 Wear Shoes On A Trampoline?

Walking barefoot — you either love it or you cringe when you think about it. Should you wear shoes on a trampoline? That is a question we get asked all the time. We recommend not wearing shoes when you’re jumping. There are many reasons for being barefoot when you’re on a trampoline, the biggest of which is that you don’t want to damage the jump mat with shoes.

Jumping with socks on isn’t safe because socks can be slippery and could lead to a fall. There are shoes specially made for jumping on a trampoline and if you simply can’t bear to be barefoot — wear those!

Should You Wear Shoes On A Trampoline?

#DitchTheShoes when you’re on the trampoline! There are many reasons and here are a few:

  1. When you jump on a trampoline and land with your barefeet you truly feel the impact of the mat against your feet — the give the material beneath your feet
  2. You’re more “at one with the” trampoline when you’re barefoot
  3. When you’re barefoot you can use your toes more easily for balance
  4. If the trampoline is in your own backyard and you’re not afraid of any germs that you may be exposed to on a public trampoline — then there is no fear
  5. Wear your shoes until you get ready to get on the trampoline, put your shoes in a special trampoline bag and jump away!
  6. Jumping barefoot enhances your vestibular system — the part of your body/mind responsible for balance
  7. Health starts from the soles up — if you have foot issues, jumping barefoot may help with circulation

We recommend trampolining barefoot to protect the jump mat.

Whether you decide to go barefoot when you’re not on the inground or above trampoline is a personal choice, but if you go barefoot on the trampoline you will: strengthen, enhance and put you more in touch with the sheer act of rebounding.

Give us a call today or check out our website and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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 Is The Best Trampoline For Your Family?

If you ask someone, “what is the best trampoline for your family?” the answer is as different as the people you’re asking. If you and your family are in the market for a trampoline, you need to take a step back and think about the answers to these questions:

  1. How big do you want
  2. Where will you place it
  3. What is the heaviest weight person who will use it
  4. What is the budget for it
  5. Do you want an above ground or an inground
  6. Have you jumped on a trampoline recently? If not, you should just so you can test out some jump mats
  7. Will the trampoline be for children or adults or both
  8. Will you be using the trampoline for fun, exercise or both
  9. Why do you want it? To give into the pressure from your children or is it something the family has been thinking of and talking about for some times? Don’t make an impulse purchase!

This is a short list of questions to get you started on the road toward finding the best trampoline for your family.

Give us a call today or check out our website and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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 Little Known Benefits Of Trampolines

Rebounding, also known as jumping on a trampoline, has more advantages than you may have considered. There are the little known benefits of trampolines that we have researched and want to share with you.

Jumping on a trampoline is ideal for those with motor skill challenges. When you’re jumping on a trampoline it enhances motor skills, coordination and balance. Physical activity of any sort helps develop neurological skills. A parent doesn’t have to invest in a trampoline because his or her child has motor or balance issues and in fact, if that is the case they will want to talk with their doctor first to make certain it is a safe option.

Whether you get an in-ground or an above ground trampoline, you need to assure yourself that your child is as safe as he or she can be.

When your children are learning to walk, that is too soon to put them on a trampoline. They need to have the firm ground beneath them and learn to stand on their own two feet, as it were. Once the child has learned to walk, jumping on a trampoline is a great way for him or her to strengthen their cores and stand on an uneven surface.

The Little Known Benefits Of Trampolines

We never recommend more than one person on a trampoline at a time, but when your toddler is on the trampoline you may want to join him and hold his hands so he can jump around and feel safe. Don’t jump, yourself, when your child is on there or he could get injured. Don’t toss your child into the air. Hold his hands and let him jump and feel the rebound beneath his feet.

A child may want to jump and roll around on the trampoline without mom and dad holding her hands, but you never want to leave her alone on the trampoline. As long as the springs are covered and the net is in place, let her jump and roll around to her heart’s content and have fun while working on her balance.

Why not give us a call today or check out our website and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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.

 

Plan Your Coronavirus Trampoline Workout

You have a few choices as you’re working from home during the COVID-19 business shut down. You can sit around or you can plan your coronavirus trampoline workout. The sales of in-ground trampolines have been skyrocketing as individuals are spending so much time at home and they want to get in shape.

It is easy to be home, without distractions other than the television and not move throughout the day — other than to graze in the refrigerator or cupboards. That is not healthy.

Plan Your Coronavirus Trampoline Workout

Today’s trampolines are aesthetically pleasing, affordable and safe. If you’re looking for a way to get in shape without worry about injury, a rebounding (that’s what it’s called!) workout on your in-ground trampoline is a great way to get started.

Jumping on a trampoline also feels like fun, not work and that just might keep you motivated to continue on with your workout even after you’ve gone back to work.

In-ground and above ground trampolines, right in your own backyard is truly one of the up and coming ways to have fun, get fit and feel happier and healthier. When you’re weightless and jumping it’s hard to not feel happy!

Having your own trampoline is better than having to go to the gym — you have your own gym, right in your own backyard.

What are some of the benefits of the trampoline?

  1. They are fun
  2. They are entertaining
  3. They don’t make it feel like you’re working out
  4. Rebounding increases your balance
  5. When you jump you’re amping up the health of your lymphatic system.
  6. You can jump without fear of a muscle or joint ache or pain
  7. It’s a great workout for any age — young or old
  8. Your doctor just might approve of you going from couch potato to rebounder
  9. It’s fun… did we mention that?

Why not give us a call today or check out our website and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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.

Plan A Weekday Picnic

As the days continue forward with many of us across the country in a coronavirus quarantine holding pattern, it may be getting more difficult to entertain the children, right? Why not plan a weekday picnic. You have to eat lunch so why not make it an event?

Let the family know that today is going to be a special day because lunch will be eaten in the backyard by the above ground trampoline. The trampoline can factor into the event because it can be used for shade, you could drape a blanket over it to make it a tent and eat your lunch together in your “fort.”

Children are getting as bored with being cooped up and likely being separated from their friends other than their Facetime and Zoom chats. An outdoor lunch may not seem like a big deal to you, but it could be a big event for them. Imagine, too that making these times special will go a long way toward making the quarantine a time of family bonding and memory building.

Plan A Weekday Picnic

Get the whole family involved in the picnic by offering up these special getting-ready tasks:

  1. Put blankets and pillows down on the ground under the above ground trampoline.
  2. Drape blankets on the sides to shelter you from the sun.
  3. Let everyone make his or her own lunch. It may not seem like a big deal, but let your children eat what they want — PBJ, apples, crackers and cheese, leftovers… it’s one meal — let them use their imagination.
  4. Pack the food in a picnic basket to make it even more of an event.
  5. If you’re planning far enough in advance, why not make a special dessert or a watermelon boat or other treat for everyone to enjoy.
  6. Squeeze some fresh lemonade as a special treat or even let everyone make a milkshake for lunch!
  7. Enjoy lunch together.
  8. At the end of the meal, have everyone write a small note about what they loved the best about the picnic. Take those notes and put them in an envelope to read together later.
  9. Now… you knew it was coming! Have some fun on the trampoline. Everyone can probably take a half an hour or an hour to not only enjoy a lunch together, but a little time on the trampoline together.

Check out our website and/or give us a call and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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.

Why Trampoline Sales Are Skyrocketing

The kids are cooped up. The parents are going crazy trying to get work done AND entertain the children while schools and day cares are closed because of COVID-19 and that is why trampoline sales are skyrocketing!

Parents want to find a way to keep the kids entertained and help them burn off energy. The playgrounds are closed and children only want to go on so many walks. That holds true for your dogs as well! What can you do to let your children safely burn off energy while still social distancing? Why not invest in an above ground or an in-ground trampoline?

You can buy an above ground or an in-ground trampoline from us and we ship it to your house, safely. Most DIYers can set up the trampoline on their own or they may want to reach out to a neighbor or family member who can come over, practice social distancing by staying six feet apart and wearing a face mask and helping you set it up.

Why Trampoline Sales Are Skyrocketing

  1. The children are getting tired of taking a walk!
  2. The parks are closed so they can’t swing or go on the slides or play in the sandbox
  3. Adults need to get up and get moving and jumping on a trampoline is a great, low impact way to get healthy.
  4. Trampolines are easy to set up and it’s a low-cost investment
  5. Jumping on a trampoline — no matter your age — helps with balance and strengthens your core
  6. Jumping on a trampoline will help alleviate the boredom from not being able to invite friends over to the house to play
  7. Jumping on a family trampoline can be part of the children’s physical education part of their home-schooling education!

Check out our website and/or give us a call and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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 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.

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