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Encourage Child’s Play: 10 Reasons Why

Children learn through play. Whether they are playing with puzzles, having tea parties, talking to imaginary friends, digging in a sandbox or any number of activities that children love, parents should encourage child’s play: 10 reasons why.

From the food we feed our children to the healthy family dynamics and to encouraging play, our children — of all ages — benefit from getting up and moving and from both organized play (team sports) or playing with their favorite toys in unstructured play.

Encourage Child’s Play: 10 Reasons Why

Adults need to get their children up and moving because that movement benefits not only physical health, but mental health. Jumping on a trampoline is an activity that children love and that with proper supervision from a responsible adult can be enjoyable.

Here are reasons to encourage your children to play.

  1. It helps them stay healthy
  2. It helps them stay happy. When they play it releases endorphins
  3. It’s educational
  4. It is a great way to help your children get recreational activities
  5. It is social and helps your child learn to be sociable
  6. It. Is. Fun! Need we say more? No, but we will!
  7. Builds memories and family bonding is enhanced
  8. It helps with physical development and helps them grow strong
  9. It helps with brain power and reasoning skills
  10. Play promotes personal well-being.  

Play should be a priority and parents should let children play on their own and not direct how they play. As long as your children are in a safe environment, let them use their imaginations. Give a wide variety of toys — remember how much fun it was to bang on pots and pans when you were young?

If you have a trampoline – inground or above ground — let your children jump around on that to burn off some excess energy and have fun!   

Call us 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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

3 Ways To Stay Healthy At Work

Now that the coronavirus pandemic has passed many people are heading back to the office and that may mean you’re going to be sitting more than you did in the past year. A sedentary lifestyle is leading to obesity and diabetes and wreaks havoc on so many areas of your life. How can you combat that? We have 3 ways to stay healthy at work that you can try on for size and help yourself get — and perhaps stay healthier.

3 Ways To Stay Healthy At Work

Don’t let work make you sick. Try some of these activities to keep yourself healthier:

  1. Sit on a swiss ball. When you’re sitting on this you’re in motion and need to use your legs and glutes to keep you still.
  2. Use a standing desk. Standing is better than sitting. you could even march in place at your standing desk.
  3. Take a walk on your lunch break. Even if you can’t get up and move around during the work day, getting up and taking a walk on your lunch is a great way to get fresh air and maybe even connect with a colleague.

When you get home from work, don’t plop down on the sofa and watch television. Get dressed in comfortable clothes and get out and jump on your inground or above ground trampoline. It is a healthy way to get fit without worry about injury and it’s a wonderful stress reliever — what could be better?  

Call us 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.

5 Things To Know Before You Buy A Trampoline

The main thing you know whether you’re getting an inground or an above-ground trampoline is that they are fun! No doubt about it! Knowing they are fun is just the first in a line of questions and considerations to think about. There are at least 5 things to know before you buy a trampoline.

When you ask and answer these questions, you will become a well-informed consumer.

Because it’s summer and your children are probably already saying, “I’m boooooored.” Well if you have a trampoline you won’t hear that anymore! The kids — and you can stay happy, healthy and not be bored for the summertime and beyond.

A trampoline, inground or above ground, isn’t the biggest investment in backyard equipment you will ever make, but it is a purchase you want to make once you’ve gathered the facts.  

5 Things To Know Before You Buy A Trampoline‌

These are the questions we get asked most often.

  1. What size should I get? You will want to look at shape and size as well as how much space it will take in your yard. How much yard space are you willing to devote to it? Where can you put it that you will be happy with it for the long-term? If you don’t want to block traffic flow, set it off to the side and out of the way — but not so far out of the way that no one uses it. Remember, too that you need to place it where there are no overhead dangers — roofs or wires for example.
  2. How much jumping surface will you need? This is a personal preference and goes along with the overall size of the trampoline. The bigger the trampoline, the larger the jump surface. While we recommend only one person on the trampoline at a time, sometimes people of similar weight may want to be on the trampoline together. Consider who will be using it, age and weight and where you will put it then determine the size of the jump mat.
  3. What safety equipment should you invest in? We recommend safety nets or enclosures. You will also want to invest in spring covers and mats to cover the space between the springs.
  4. Should you get an above ground or an inground trampoline? Again this is personal preference but it comes down to: do you want to excavate a space for the inground trampoline? Do you want to keep your landscaping aesthetically pleasing and don’t want an above ground trampoline marring the view?
  5. Can you install a trampoline yourself or will you need expert help? It is a DIY project but you will want to ask a couple of friends or family for help. Offer some pizza and adult beverages to make the project more fun!

A quality trampoline is worth the money you spend because it will be a safe place for you to play!

Call us 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.

3 Ways To Get Bathing Suit Ready

Get fit quick. It may seem like it’s too good to be true, but you can quickly and easily and safely, by using these 3 ways to get bathing suit ready. The in-ground trampoline professionals understand that many people get trampolines because they want to get in shape but don’t want to jog or ride bikes or do other outdoor workouts.

But when they think about exercise they may never have thought about jumping also known as rebounding on a trampoline. If you work full time and want to find time to get exercise into your busy life, jumping on an in-ground or above-ground trampoline could be the ticket to greeting summer in a bathing suit!

You don’t even have to spend a lot of time on a trampoline to reap the benefits. Why is trampoline exercise so great?

  1. It’s a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout
  2. Rebounding is fun and can lighten your mood
  3. The risk of injury or aggravating a joint issue is slim

3 Ways To Get Bathing Suit Ready

Have you ever considered a trampoline — above ground or in-ground as a piece of exercise equipment?

  1. Rebounding is great exercise for sedentary individuals.
  2. Rebounding is ideal if you have a joint or muscle issue and running or riding a bike or working out at the gym will aggravate the injury.
  3. You could jump on a trampoline as part of a physical therapy course of recovery (as long as your doctor approves it)
  4. Exercising on a trampoline doesn’t feel like exercise and that makes it enjoyable. You can do this right in your own backyard- that means not losing more precious family time or having to drive to a gym.
  5. Fitness gurus tout the benefits of trampoline exercises because it helps maintain health and lifts your mood.
  6. Jumping is fun. When you’re weightless you help your lymphatic system: rebounding is more beneficial for your health than you may imagine.
  7. For aging adults or those suffering from stability issues, rebounding builds up stability and leg and core strength and this could prevent falls.

Talk with your doctor and ease yourself back into a workout routine by investing in and spending time on a trampoline!

Call us 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 choose a garden trampoline

Have your children been asking for a trampoline? Do you wonder how to choose a garden trampoline that will make them happy but keep your garden as beautiful and restful as it was without the in-ground trampoline? We have tips because we know that jumping on a trampoline is a fun and healthy activity for the children — and for you, too!

Choosing an in-ground trampoline for your family may seem like a daunting task, but when you reach out to us we can help you decide the best type trampoline for your unique needs and for the garden in which you want to place it.

How to choose a garden trampoline

  1. Where will the garden trampoline be placed? In the center of it? Off toward the back in a more secluded space?
  2. How much space do you want to devote to the trampoline?
  3. We recommend a safety net even though it may detract from the aesthetics — consider landscaping around it to help conceal it
  4. Make sure that once the garden trampoline has been installed that you inspect it each time before anyone uses it
  5. Have the children help you clean off the mat. Consider investing in a mat cover so none of the pollen or dirt of plant parts get onto the jump mat.

When you get a garden trampoline you may want to consider the seating space around it. You don’t want to let your children jump alone and having comfortable seating in your beautiful garden while listening to the joyous sounds of your children is a true summer treat.

Call us 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.

Trampolines For Emotional Health

Do you want to find a way to be happier and healthier without the use of medications? We aren’t trying to be glib but we do know that jumping on a trampoline has been said to help individuals who are suffering from depression and anxiety. We know that trampolines for emotional health has been a topic discussed in the medical field and you may have found that when you’re rebounding you are happier.

Trampolines For Emotional Health

Jumping on an in-ground or above ground trampoline and that feeling of being weightless can help lift your mood. Rebounding, any activity, actually that gets your body moving allows for a release of adrenaline and dopamine and both are responsible for a lighter mood.

Rebounding, moves impurities from your lymph nodes and helps remove those toxins and that can lead to a happier mood.

Seratonin is released in our brains and makes us feel better when we are doing something we enjoy. Jumping on a trampoline and the joy it brings can help elevate your mood.

Here are other ways trampolines can help:

  1. Movement improves mood
  2. Bouncing on a trampoline requires no particular skill
  3. Being weightless is a feeling like no other

Ask your doctor if jumping on a trampoline is a viable exercise for you and if so, give us a call and let’s talk about your trampoline needs.

Call us 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 jump on a trampoline

If you have ever jumped on an inground or an above ground trampoline you may not think you need to know how to jump on a trampoline. You get on. You jump. End of story, right? Well, learning how to safely jump will help you jump without risk of injury and to glean the most benefits from the rebounding.

Practice makes perfect when jumping on a trampoline. You don’t need to be training for the Olympics to want to get the best height and cleanest landing. When you learn to jump on a trampoline, you will master a practice that will help build muscles, joint strength and help with overall balance.

How to jump on a trampoline

Trampolines have seen a rapid increase in sales and in families wanting one for their very own. Whether you get an inground or an above ground trampoline and whether it’s for your children, or you or both, working on your vertical leap is fun!

Here are tips:

  1. Know how much your individual body can take. You may need to condition yourself for the vertical leap and its landing and may need to work on your cardio before you spend a lot of time rebounding
  2. Focus the attention on your calf and quads when you push off and when you land
  3. If you want to increase your calf muslces do some off-trampoline exercises like standing on your tip toes or squats
  4. Strong, healthy ankles will help you with your rebounding and landing, too. Do lunges or leg hops to strengthen your ankles
  5. Consider your intial times on the trampoline to be intermittent training. Rebound one day, take a day off, rebound the next.

Jumping on a trampoline is an exercise that allows you to work your lungs and get cardio all without risk of injury because you’re hitting the hard pavement with every step. Ask your doctor, but he or she will likely tell you that rebounding is a great exercise even for someone who has been sedentary.

Call us 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.

7 Reasons To Clean The Trampoline Mat

While you may not get your children to make their bed or pick up their clothes from the floor, we bet they will want to clean the trampoline jump mat! Why? Because trampolines are fun! They also need care to keep the mat healthy and safe. We have put together this list of 7 reasons to clean the trampoline mat, and how.

You may think that because your in-ground or above ground trampoline are outdoors and get rained on, that it doesn’t need to be cleaned, but that would be a wrong thought. Because they are outdoors, they need to be cleaned because of dirt, debris, bird droppings and dust.

Clean the jump mat at least monthly — especially if you don’t have a mat cover and depending on where the trampoline is located. You don’t want sticks, twigs, pinecones or other debris to snag the jump mat and you don’t want to jump on it if there is debris.

7 Reasons To Clean The Trampoline Mat

Get ready to clean the jump mat this week, the make note on the calendar and clean it in a month

  1. As mentioned, clean the mat to remove debris. Do so carefully so the debris doesn’t snag the mat.
  2.  Use a very soft bristle broom or brush and gently sweep off surface dirt and debris after you’ve picked off the larger pieces.
  3. Inspect the mat for any rips, snags or holes once you’ve cleaned off the debris. If there is damage, you may need to repair it before you use it. A small hole can become larger and someone could get hurt.
  4. Use mild dish soap and warm water and a sponge to clean the jump mat. Don’t use any cleaning product with harsh solvents because that could damage the mat’s fibers.
  5. Rinse the mat with a hose – no pressure washer – until the soap is gone and the water is clear.
  6. Try to clean the mat before it’s been exposed to the hot sun for the afternoon. Clean it before the sun gets too high in the sky or after it cools off.
  7. Declare the mat off limits until it’s completely dry. If anyone jumps on the trampoline on a wet mat can get injured because the mat will be slippery and unsafe for use.  

If you’ve been looking for a way to amp up the fun in your backyard, consider installing an in-ground trampoline. 

Call us 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 Are In-Ground Trampolines Great?

“We want a trampoline!” Have you been hearing this from your children? Are you the one who wants an in-ground trampoline or an above-ground trampoline? If so, we want to share with you why in-ground trampolines are great. We think they are so great that we built our business around offering high-quality, made in the USA trampolines for our clients from across the country!

What is one of the main reasons people want an in-ground trampoline? Well, there are two!

  1. They reduce height injury
  2. They blend in with your backyard landscaping
  3. BONUS: They provide great bounce!

Why Are In-Ground Trampolines Great?

Sit back, relax and read on!

  1. Safety matters. The biggest thing you want to consider for any purchase is SAFETY! An in-ground trampoline is considered safer than above ground styles because of the height factor. With an in-ground trampoline, the distance between the hard ground and a jumper is reduced and that could be safer. Keep in mind that if you jump outside of the trampoline mat area you can still get injured — be safe always.
  2. No exposed metal. An IGT (in-ground trampoline) is safer than above ground trampoline because there are no exposed metal pieces or springs. Yes, we do also sell spring covers for both above ground and in-ground trampolines. The pad covers the lip of the trampoline retaining wall, adding an additional couple of inches protection
  3. We carry safety nets for both in-ground and above ground trampolines.
  4. Aesthetically-appealing option. This style trampoline will not obstruct your view of the backyard. Your sightline will remain as is until you see the happy children jumping on the trampoline!
  5. Performance matters. We have had our customers reach out to us and let us know they purchased the IGT system for the athlete in the family. No matter if you’re a gymnast, runner, martial arts expert or someone looking to get in shape without risk of injury, an IGT is ideal.

Call us 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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5 In-ground Trampoline FAQs

When you want to own an in-ground or an above ground trampoline there are a lot of considerations, but where do you start? We have put together 5 in-ground trampoline FAQs to help you ask questions, know what you want and where to find out more answers.

A trampoline may not be the biggest investment you make in fun for your backyard space, but it is something you want to make certain is:

  1. Safe
  2. Functional
  3. Aesthetically pleasing
  4. Affordable
  5. Durable

5 In-ground Trampoline FAQs

Here are questions to get you started on your trampoline purchase and know what questions to ask.

  1. Do I need to hire a crew to help with the installation of an in-ground trampoline? Nope! It should take two adults fewer than two hours to assemble the in-ground trampoline, once the pit is excavated. You may want to recruit three or four adults to help lower the structure into the pit.
  2. How does the pit get excavated? There are some of our customers who dig their own hole with shovels and hard labor! There are others who hire local excavators. There are still others who will rent, or hire, a company to comein with excavating equipment and make short work of the project.
  3. Will there be standing water in the pit? You don’t want that so we recommend the IGT system to be installed two to four inches above the ground, burming the soil up to the edge of the trampoline. This keeps water from flowing into the pit if there is a heavy rain or snow melt and will also maintain a flush mount appearance. Depending on your local soil conditions, you may want to add a few inches of gravel in the bottom of the pit creating a sump effect to prevent standing water.
  4. I don’t live by your facility, how can I get my in-ground trampoline? Our IGT system can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for $250. The system is delivered in four boxes totaling approximately 330lbs. Shipping rates outside the U.S. depend on location and tax implications. Price quotes are available upon request.
  5. What is the warranty policy on your made in the USA products? The frame is warrantied for ten years; the springs for three years; the pad and jump mat for two years. We also carry all the replacement parts for your trampoline.

Call us 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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