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6 Reasons Trampoline Exercise is Great!

You know that exercising is important to your health. There is no doubt about that, right? That’s why we have put together 6 reasons trampoline exercise is great! There are many reasons people don’t exercise and they include:

  1. Being so out of shape that exercising is painful and injurious
  2. Not knowing where to start
  3. The weather is too hot and it can be dangerous (those who live in Arizona understand that.  

Because exercise is critical to health and because you want to do it in a safe manner, there are reasons to exercise on an in-ground trampoline. As with any exercise, talk with your physician to ensure it is safe and that you’re healthy enough to undertake this type of exercise — we bet your doctor will approve of a low to no-impact workout. 

6 Reasons Trampoline Exercise is Great!

  1. You won’t suffer knee or hip pain when you jump on a trampoline. Rebounding is “softened” by the trampoline taking your weight.
  2. When you workout on a trampoline you wont have to take days off or need downtime between workouts because you won’t be suffering any pain from the workout like you might from jogging or lifting weights.
  3. Low impact workouts are ideal for anyone who is just starting to workout and for anyone of any age.
  4. When rebounding you experience euphoria because you’re so weightless while you’re in the air. Rebounding also strengthens the lymphatic system and helps move and remove toxins from the body.
  5. You won’t dread a trampoline workout because it’s not painful and it’s fun.
  6. We can almost guarantee that when you buy a trampoline that you will continue to use it — unlike many home gym sets ups which get discarded and forgotten.
  7. Another benefit is that you’ll be outdoors and just being in nature has a beneficial effect on your mood and your health!

Talk with us about buying 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.

5 In-ground Trampoline Landscaping Ideas

Summer is on the horizon. If you live in Arizona, where our business is proudly located, summer has been here for a while now! What we want to talk about today are 5 in-ground trampoline landscaping ideas.

The beauty of the in-ground trampoline is that it blends in with your landscaping and doesn’t detract from anything you have already done in your yard to make it aesthetically appealing.

5 In-ground Trampoline Landscaping Ideas

Landscaping will help you get more enjoyment out of the yard space you have. Additionally, “proper” landscaping will also help you get a great “flow” in the yard and to and from the house. Swimming pool owners understand this and work closely with their pool contractors to ensure there is a great flow around the pool area itself and to get into the pool from the house. The same can be, and should be, done for your in-ground trampoline.

  1. What is your budget? Know what you can afford to budget for the landscaping around the in-ground trampoline. Knowing what your budget is is necessary before you work with a contractor to beautify your space.
  2. Will you landscape to attract, or detract, from the fact that you have an in-ground trampoline? Some trampoline owners want to announce to the world that they have one, other trampoline owners want to keep it on the downlow. You need to decide where you fall in that group and landscape accordingly.
  3. Plant for beauty and scent but beware of bees and birds. When you’re on the trampoline, breathing in the scent of flowers will enhance the experience. You don’t want to plant anything that will draw too many birds because they you are dealing with bird droppings. Bees are beneficial to the environment, but may not be so beneficial to the trampoline space unless you are careful where you step and how closely you plant to the trampoline.
  4. Where will you sit when you’re not on the in-ground trampoline? Where will you relax when you just want to watch the children or other family member on the trampoline. Keep in mind that supervision is a part of responsible trampoline ownership and you may as well be comfortable when doing the supervising, right?
  5. What if you want to use the in-ground trampoline once the sun has set? If you work long hours or leave early in the morning you may be faced with rebounding in low light. Because you need to be safe at all times you need to ensure the trampoline is lighted for safety. Consider stringing LED lights around the area where you will be using the trampoline and where you will be sitting and relaxing when you’re in “supervisory mode.”

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.

Ways To Make Your Backyard Fun This Summer

Summer is right around the corner for some of us. Summer may be making an appearance for others. Regardless of whether you’re in the midst of summer or are counting down the days until it arrives, we have some tips and ways to make your backyard fun this summer.

Chances are your children, have been beating down the door in anticipation of being able to be outdoors. They want to ride bikes, jump and play and run through the yard with the family dog. They just want the fresh air and warmth – don’t we all?!

Ways To Make Your Backyard Fun This Summer

Here are some of our favorite ways to have fun with our children and family.

  1. Go swimming. Whether you have a large pool or a kiddie pool, spending time in the water is just plain fun.
  2. Get a trampoline – in-ground or above ground – they are both fun and kids love them. Rebounding aka jumping on a trampoline is a great way for adults to get in shape.
  3. Set up a stage. If you have children who love to show off – and don’t they all! – set up a stage and have each child perform his or her own talent for the group.
  4. Go wild with outdoor toys. Jump ropes, balls, croquet, bocce balls, pools, bicycles and more add to summer fun.
  5. Take a walk. Get reacquainted with the neighborhood or take a short drive to a new spot and have a picnic.
  6. Hopscotch is always a favorite. Draw one, put prizes in the various spaces and prizes at the end for everyone!
  7. Set up a craft table.
  8. Make or buy a sandbox and add in a lot of sandbox toys.
  9. Set up a swing set or slide.
  10. Set up a tent. The children can play in it all day and you can have an outdoor sleep over that night.

What fun activities would you add to this list?

Look for a reputable dealer for your trampoline — no matter the style. Talk with them and look at their online reviews. Talk with him or her and ask questions about the buying process based on your unique 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.

Eight Trampoline Safety Tips

As sellers of high-quality in-ground and above-ground trampolines, we take great pride and satisfaction in knowing we are sharing safety tips and advice for any and all who buy one of our trampolines. We put together eight trampoline safety tips – some may be familiar – but we have people buying trampolines for the 2021 jumping season and a refresher is always great!

Whether you’re new to trampoline ownership or are old-hats or are switching from an in-ground trampoline to an above ground or vice versa read on for these tips. We know that trampoline accidents happen. We also know that if proper care is taken, these accidents and incidents can be avoided.

Eight Trampoline Safety Tips

Here are tips to read, print out and keep by your trampoline at all times!

  1. Only one person can use the trampoline at a time. The only – and we don’t recommend it – time is if the two people on it are of approximately the same weight. In fact, toddlers, who don’t get airborne are likely the safest twosome to be on at the same time.
  2. No flips or in air somersaults are allowed. If someone wants to do that then they need to do that at a facility with a trainer who can work with them – not at home.
  3. Safety equipment matters. Make sure you have invested in all the safety equipment you have the budget for. Use shock absorbing pads to completely cover the frame, hooks and springs. Use a safety net or enclosure. Don’t let anyone jump up and hang onto the enclosure.
  4. Keep the trampoline away from any overhead hazards. You may be trying to decide where in your yard to place the trampoline but you will want to look up as well as down. Keep it away from roof overhangs and tree branches.
  5. Make waiting fun. If you have a party and you know everyone will want to use the trampoline, enforce the one person at a time rule and make waiting fun. Set up craft tables or gather a lot of other fun outdoor toys or set up a small wading pool. Set a timer so everyone gets a turn.
  6. Never let anyone jump without adult supervision.
  7. Mini trampolines are hazardous, especially those with the handlebar accessory. Some people will jump too high and use the bar to compensate and can fall forward.
  8. Do your homework. Work with, and buy from, a trampoline seller who has a high reputation for quality materials. You may also need to ask your insurance agent whether a trampoline could impact your coverage.

Look for a reputable dealer for your trampoline — no matter the style. Talk with them and look at their online reviews. Talk with him or her and ask questions about the buying process based on your unique 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.

5 Family Trampoline Buying Tips For 2021

Buying a trampoline for your family can be a somewhat daunting task! We have put together a list of 5 family trampoline buying tips for 2021 that you will definitely want to read.

If your children have been asking for one and you have realized how great they are for working out, this should be the year you decide whether you want an inground or an above ground trampoline. Buying a trampoline that is just right for your family is something we talk with our customers about regularly.

Do your research. Find a trampoline sales person with whom you feel comfortable. Know that you can purchase a trampoline — inground or above ground from us and rest assured you are getting the highest quality trampoline for your budget.

5 Family Trampoline Buying Tips For 2021

Do your research and consider the answers to these questions.

  1. Do you want an above ground or an inground trampoline? Above ground cost less, but will impact the view in your yard. An inground trampoline may cost more, but it will blend in with the surroundings.
  2. The location of the trampoline may also play a role in which style you invest in. Do you have enough space to safely place a trampoline that will have the area above the trampoline free from danger? An overhang on a roof or tree branches can cause injury and you need to know where the trampoline will be placed and if there are any potential overhead dangers.
  3. Do you have a preference on the shape? A rectangle trampoline provides more bounce area. Round ones keep the rebounder centered on the jump mat.
  4.  Even though it is safest — and we recommend — only one person use the trampoline at a time, how many jumpers do you believe will be using it? If there are more than one jumper and if they are of similar weights they may be safe enough to jump together. You will also want to consider the highest weight of the jumpers. Look for a jump mat and springs that can accommodate that weight.
  5. Budget for safety. Look at accessories including: jump mat quality, spring quality and material, spring covers, trampoline enclosure, mat protection cover and others. Talk with us about your safety concerns.

Look for a reputable dealer for your trampoline — no matter the style. Talk with them and look at their online reviews. Talk with him or her and ask questions about the buying process based on your unique 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 landscape for the above ground trampoline

If this is the year you give in and get the above ground trampoline your children have been asking for you can landscape to enhance its placement in your yard. We have tips for how to landscape for the above ground trampoline.

Many trampoline owners prize the inground trampoline style because it blends into the landscape with no issues. Above ground trampolines though are still very popular and you can plant and landscape in a way that enhances, not detracts from the fact that you have a trampoline in your yard.

The main thing to consider with your above ground trampoline is its placement:

  1. Don’t place hear any roof overhangs or tree branches
  2. Make sure the ground is level
  3. Keep the trampoline in a space you can see what the children are doing when they are enjoying themselves.

How to landscape for the above ground trampoline

  1. Moveable plants and trees allow you to change the look of the trampoline area
  2. Plant low growing, ground cover plants. This greenery can be placed under the jump mat and offer visual appeal when you’re sitting in the backyard and watching the children on the trampoline
  3. Consider the placement of furniture and even a gazebo or canopy that allows you to relax outdoors and enjoy the greenery
  4. Look for plants and trees and shrubbery of varying heights to add visual appeal
  5. Bird feeders, bird houses, humming bird feeders and plants that attract butterflies help the back to nature feel of the trampoline space

Take some time to determine the best placement of the above ground trampoline — even though they are easy to move. Consider your favorite type of flowers and colors and kick off your summer landscaping project!

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.

Can Toddlers Use Trampolines?

Adults benefit from time spent on a trampoline because you can get in shape without fear of injury to bones and joints because you’d be landing on the soft jump mat rather than on the hard ground. Although if you’re wondering, can toddlers use trampolines? That might be a different answer.

Whether you have an in-ground trampoline, an above ground trampoline or even a mini trampoline that you use for exercise safety is always the biggest factor with trampolines.

Let’s face it, toddlers can injure themselves simply by running through the yard! If your toddler is on a trampoline — he or she must jump alone unless you’re going to stand on the trampoline and hold her hands while she jumps. Don’t jump along with her because the disparity in weight could lead to her being injured.

Can Toddlers Use Trampolines?

Don’t let toddlers jump on a trampoline together because someone is bound to bump into the other and could bump heads or otherwise get hurt.

Safety bars for toddlers on trampolines is a great way to help them stay steady while jumping on the springy mat.

If you ask your family physician, he or she will likely tell you that no child under the age of six should be jumping on a trampoline. Under the age of six, the bones of a child are simply to fragile to handle the repetitive pressure that comes from jumping on a trampoline.

Mini trampolines — even those specifically designed for and marketed to the parents of toddlers, may not be as safe as you’d imagine. It all comes back to the fragility of the bones of a child under the age of six.

Yes, jumping on a trampoline is great fun, but protect your child and his or her bones and wait until they are six years old before they begin jumping.

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.

Above-ground Vs. In-ground Trampolines

Above-ground vs. in-ground trampolines. They each have their advantages and “disadvantages” the biggest of which is whether you want something that is more “permanent” or one that is moveable. In-ground trampolines fit into your landscape because they are virtually invisible.

Above-ground trampolines, as you can imagine are visible in your yard. Do you know what an in-ground trampoline is? It is essentially like the name says — a hole is excavated and the trampoline frame is placed inside and the jump mat is flush with the ground. It doesn’t detract from any landscaping and that’s why many people opt for this style.

Above-ground Vs. In-ground Trampolines

Here are some items to consider when deciding on whether you will get an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline for your family.

  1. As mentioned, the view may be impacted by an above ground trampoline, but not an in-ground.
  2. You may get a better bounce height from an above-ground trampoline. Airflow is what gives bounce height.
  3. The above ground trampoline is usually faster to put together and won’t require you to excavate a hole in which to place the in-ground trampoline.
  4. An in-ground trampoline is generally considered safer because you’re starting out jumping from a lower height than with above ground. With both types, you should invest in a safety net.
  5. Both above-ground and in-ground trampolines will require maintenance.
  6. Because the above-ground trampoline has its frame exposed it may be more prone to rusting. Although if the hole into which your in-ground trampoline is placed has standing water, this can also be an issue.
  7. Snow and rain and ice can pile up on both models and you will need to ensure you’re removing the snow and ice so it doesn’t damage the mat.
  8. Above ground trampolines typically cost less than in-ground trampolines and they are also less costly to have installed because you’re not having to excavate.

The verdict? It’s all about your personal preference. Give us a call, though if you’re still struggling to make a decision.

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.

Tips On Trampoline Safety Pads

As with anything you purchase for your inground or above ground trampoline — actually anything you purchase — there are different levels of quality. We have put together tips on trampoline safety pads so you can be an informed consumer

Trampoline safety pads:

  1. Fit specific budgets
  2. Emphasize quality
  3. Emphasize price
  4. Premium pads are made with thicker, stronger materials like PVC
  5. Inexpensive pads are made of a lower quality polyethylene (PE)

By way of comparison, you’d find PE in low cost plastic tarps. This means that the PE will disintegrate more quickly under direct sunlight and you’ll be replacing it more frequently (that could cost you more in the long run.

When you maintain all the components in your trampoline, it will be as safe as it can be and you will enjoy it for years!

Tips On Trampoline Safety Pads

What can you do to invest in the highest quality pads possible?

  1. Check your budget
  2. Understand the different weights of PVC as lower weights may allow you to invest in PVC rather than the lower cost PE

In addition to the trampoline safety pad quality, make certain it is wide enough to cover the springs without leaving any gaps.

One of the best ways to protect the trampoline pad and springs is to invest in a weather cover and use it diligently.

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 Store Your Trampoline For Winter

Is it winter in the area of the country in which you live? What did you do with your above ground or in-ground trampoline to get it ready for the snow? We have tips for how to store your trampoline for winter because you want it to be useful and like-new when summer 2021 comes around, right?

If you own a large trampoline, you may want to consider dismantling it to store it indoors. If you have an in-ground trampoline you can cover it with a winter cover or you can remove the jump mat and springs and store them for the snowy months.

Inclement weather and snow and ice can damage the jump mat and the weight of it can cause sagging and damage to the springs and mat, too.

Protecting your trampoline during the winter requires foresight and planning. It may seem like a headache, but the time you take now will protect your investment later.

How To Store Your Trampoline For Winter

Here are some of the issues with storing the trampoline for the winter.

  1. Not enough space
  2. Not enough time to take it apart and put it back together
  3. Not enough man power to take apart and reassemble

Remember… the time you take now will prevent any winter-related issues later.

Covers are very useful for protecting your trampoline in the winter. It will protect the mat and springs BUT if there is too much snow and ice and standing water, it could damage the structure. You will want to pay attention to the trampoline and brush it off if it gets covered with snow.

Store the trampoline jump mat and springs in a cool, dry place. Make certain it is not wet and keep the trampoline pads dry. Keep rodents away from the tramoline becae they can quickly damage it when they make your trampoline their new winter home.

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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