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Resolutions For 2021 For Trampoline Owners

Yay! It’s the new year! If you’re like the rest of us, you were ready for a change from 2020 and the coronavirus. We have put together some resolutions for 2021 for trampoline owners that we think you will love!

If you have an inground or an above ground trampoline you already know how much fun they are. Sometimes, though people buy trampolines, then it doesn’t get used as much as you imagined it might — just like with swimming pool owners.

We want to make sure you get the most out of your brand new inground or above ground trampoline as you do out of the trampoline you may have owned for a while, but have not used as often a you should.

Whether you received a trampoline for a gift this season or want to get more use out of the trampoline you currently own, you might be wondering how to use it more, have more fun on it and enjoy it as much as your children do!  

Resolutions For 2021 For Trampoline Owners

Consider these resolutions for the new year and breathing new life into your trampoline routine!

  • Remember that rebounding aka jumping, on an in-ground or above ground trampoline aids in healing and recovery. If you’re recovering from an injury and don’t want to be sedentary, your doctor may just approve a trampoline workout.
  • If you’re suffering balance issues, rebounding may help. 
  • Jumping on a trampoline might reduce cellulite. The way that works is that jumping on a trampoline stimulates the lymphatic flow in the thighs and butt and that might reduce cellulite. 
  • Your immune system and endocrine system may benefit because rebounding will help circulate and eventually remove excess toxins. Rebounding simply helps move toxins through your body and improves your lymphatic system and it’s a win all day! 
  • Your cardiovascular system will benefit from rebounding because it supports blood flow and circulation. 
  • You might lose weight. If that’s one of your resolutions, look at your trampoline as your partner in that journey! If you have excess pounds on your frame, an “on ground” workout might lead to an injury. Rebounding doesn’t put any stress or strain on your bones and joints and that means you can jump without fear of injury. Rebounding is a great way to work yourself up from “couch potato” to workout enthusiast.  
  • Look online for exercises you can do while you’re on the in-ground or above ground trampoline. Don’t worry about getting too fancy; simply jumping is a great work out. Add wrist weights or waist weights to amp up the exercise you’re getting while you’re on the trampoline. 

You may find that you look forward to your rebounding work out more than you have ever looked forward to an hour on the treadmill at the gym. If you look forward to a work out you will look forward to and that will be a workout you will likely stick with! 

Talk with your doctor before you start your 2021 resolution of spending more time on the trampoline. He will probably give you the thumbs up, but it’s better to know for sure!

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.

   

Great Christmas Gifts For Trampoline Owners

Do you know someone who owns a trampoline? Are you planning to get a trampoline for your family this year? We have ideas for great Christmas gifts for trampoline owners that we think you may appreciate!

Trampolines are fun for children and adults. They are also a great way to get in shape in a low-impact way. Trampolines can be extremely safe as long as there are rules in place that are followed every time someone is rebounding.

Great Christmas Gifts For Trampoline Owners

Here are some ideas for gifts for the inground or above ground trampoline owner in your gift-giving circle or for you!

  1. A trampoline! If the children have been asking for one, research an inground trampoline or an above ground trampoline for your family.
  2. A new jump mat. If you have a trampoline and the jump mat is getting old, buy a new one. Your family will appreciate that because they will get better bounce.
  3. A safety net to prevent anyone from falling off when they’re jumping.
  4. Trampoline shoes or a shoe holder that attaches to the trampoline.
  5. A new ladder, or a ladder, if you bought a trampoline without one.
  6. New springs if needed.
  7. New spring covers.
  8. A jump mat cover to protect the surface.
  9. DVDs or a subscription to a workout routine or program that includes trampoline work outs.

Ask friends or family who have a trampoline what they might need or want. They may want a gift certificate so they can purchase the items themselves and that is a great and thoughtful gift!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you!

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.

Fun Ways To Celebrate The New Year!

Buh-bye 2020! We can’t imagine there is anyone out there reading this who just wants to see 2020 in the rearview mirror, right? We know it’s been a difficult year for many people. We also know that the shut down of the country, work from home and schooling from home has given families an unprecedented time to re-connect. With that being said we want to talk about fun ways to celebrate the new year!

Let’s face the new year with a new mindset and hope our lives get back to normal. No one is certain yet whether we will be able to spend New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day with friends and family. If we do, we may need to wear masks and social distance and that may be all right in order to keep everyone safe and healthy until coronavirus is under control.

Fun Ways To Celebrate The New Year!

Whether you’re having your usual New Year’s Eve or day bash or if it will be a more subdued event this year, we have some tips on how to make it fun!

  1. Plan a special meal. If it’s you and your immediate family, let each person choose his or her favorite and plan an “appetizer” meal. Everyone will be able to sample the other foods as well as their favorites.
  2. Order dinner from your favorite restaurant and eat outdoors. If the weather is cooperative, set up a picnic-style meal. If it’s chilly, set up outdoor space heaters and invest in heated blankets then bundle up and eat your meals!
  3. Spend time on the trampoline together.
  4. Find a place to go and sit in the car or stand outdoors and watch the New Year’s fireworks. If there are no fireworks this year, make sure you stay awake and watch the ball drop in Times Square at midnight.
  5. Set fun resolutions with your family! Rather than saying, “I want to lose weight” (even if you do!) set a resolution to, “have family fun at least thirty minutes every day,” or “jump on the trampoline daily” or “play board games together” or “have family dinner — and each family member chooses his or her own favorite at least one day a week.”
  6. If you don’t have an inground or above ground trampoline yet, resolve to get one for your family in 2021!

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.

What’s Best? In-ground Or Above Ground Trampolines?

This may seem like a question you can’t answer. What’s best? In-ground or above ground trampolines? It’s like asking who’s your favorite child, right? We put together a short list of benefits and challenges to both so you can make an informed decision when making a purchase of a trampoline — in-ground or above ground.

If you’re new to trampolines and perhaps haven’t even ever seen an in-round model, this will be a great 101 type article for you!

What’s Best? In-ground Or Above Ground Trampolines?

Here are a few things to think about when comparing one trampoline style to another.

  1. The bounce height. If you’re looking for pure height then the above ground model is what you want and the reason for that is that you already start out higher above ground than with an in-ground style. You can certainly get good height on an in-ground trampoline — make sure you follow installation instructions and that the airflow between the ground and the jump mat follow the installation guidelines.
  2. Aesthetically speaking, an above ground trampoline may be seen as an intrusion in your backyard. If you live in a neighborhood that has HOA regulations, it may not allow you to have an above ground trampoline. An in-ground trampoline blends in with the landscaping and is almost invisible.
  3. Both above ground and in-ground trampolines require set up and assembly. An above ground may be easier and quicker to set up because you take it out of the box and put it together. An in-ground trampoline will require excavation of the hole into which the trampoline will sit.
  4. An in-ground trampoline may be safer than above ground styles because you are closer to the ground from the get-go. No matter which type of trampoline you invest in you want to buy as much and as high a quality of safety accessories as possible.
  5. The maintenance and upkeep of trampolines vary on whether they are in-ground or above ground. In-ground models have their frames underground so they don’t rust as quickly, but if you’re worried about the weight of snow — an in-ground model may be more of a concern. Although, with both styles you will want to clear the snow off rather than let it pile up and have the continual weight damage the springs or jump mats. You will also want to cover the springs and the jump mat to protect them from the elements.

If you’re looking for a trampoline based on price, you may find that an above ground model is less expensive and will cost less to install because you’re not excavating a space for it.

There are unique advantages and disadvantages, none of which are difficult to overcome — it is just a matter of your personal preference.

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 Kids Like In-Ground Trampolines Best

If your children have been asking for a trampoline and if you’re going to get them one for the holidays, you may be wondering whether you should get an in-ground or an above ground trampoline. We have some thoughts on why kids like in-ground trampolines best. This list could also depend on the age of your children so keep that in mind!

Trampolines can be safe and are definitely fun as long as they are used with care and precautions. When you’re shopping for one for your children you will want to keep safety factors, quality of the trampoline and the experience of the company from which you’re buying it.

Why Kids Like In-Ground Trampolines Best

Your children may not know about in-ground trampolines but they are gaining in populary and here is why:

  1. Children feel safer (and parents do, too) because the trampoline is closer to the ground. Above ground trampolines may scare younger children because they are higher off the ground before they even start jumping.
  2. They may feel more confidence when they are jumping on an in-ground trampoline because they won’t have to worry about falling from a great height.
  3. It is easier for them to get onto the trampoline. With an in-ground trampoline your children won’t have to climb a ladder to get into or off of the trampoline and that makes them feel safer and more confident, too.
  4. You will like an in-ground trampoline more if you know it won’t detract from the aesthetics of your landscaping.
  5. There are many accessories you can invest in to make the in-ground trampoline even more fun — and safer.

An in-ground trampoline is fun and just because it’s in-ground doesn’t dimish from the fun and rebounding excitement. In fact, in-ground trampolines are sometimes considered even more fun!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — in-ground 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.

Ease Into Workouts On A Trampoline After An Injury

Did you suffer a sports injury? Were you running or jogging or biking or hiking and overdo it and now you’re injured? We have tips on how you can ease into workouts on a trampoline after an injury.

Before you start anything — especially after an injury — you want to talk with your doctor and let him or her know what your plans are and see if it’s safe enough for you to partake.

Ease Into Workouts On A Trampoline After An Injury

Jumping on a trampoline is a great way to stay active and not put any stress or strain on your muscles and joints. Here are a few things to try:

  1. Slow jumping. Don’t feel you need to get extremely high and air-borne. A slow, easy jump is best if you’re recovering.
  2. Walk on the trampoline. If you just want to stay active, walking on a trampoline is better for your muscles and joints.
  3. Rebounding moves toxins throughout your body and keeps your lymphatic system regulated and jumping helps do just that.
  4. Do some jumping jacks. This is a great way to work more muscles and joints and also, doing it on a trampoline keeps you safer.
  5. When you’re feeling better and stronger, you can jump longer and higher and more often. Being on a trampoline will help you stay active, give you a cardio workout and also keep you flexible. Sitting around while you recover will make your recovery longer because of the fact that you’re simply not moving.

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.

Holiday gifts for trampoline owners

Do you have a trampoline owner in your life or in your family? We have ideas for holiday gifts for trampoline owners because if they have a trampoline, there are unique items they may enjoy!

The holidays may seem different to you this year if you can’t travel for the holidays because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can exchange gifts and connect with friends and family from far away.

Holiday gifts for trampoline owners

Here are a few unique ideas to consider:

  1. Spring covers or new springs. This will be a gift they may not expect, but they may not think about having to eventually switch the springs or spring covers. Know what size and type springs their above ground or in-ground trampoline has and buy the correct ones.
  2. Buy a mat cover. If you know someone who has recently purchased a trampoline, they may not have thought about a mat cover, but it is a very thoughtful — and useful gift.
  3. Hanging bags to hold shoes. Asking friends and family to remove their shoes before they get on the trampoline is ideal. If they don’t want to put their shoes on the ground, invest in some hanging bags that are specifically made for trampolines.
  4. Buy some trampoline shoes in various sizes and leave them with your friends. That way they can use them or you can use them when you visit.
  5. If you are going for the big gift this year — buy your children a trampoline for the holidays — they will be so excited to wake up and see a trampoline in your yard!

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 & Thanksgiving Day Go Together

Thanksgiving Day will soon be upon us. Coronavirus may be changing our travel plans and how many people we will be inviting over for the family dinner, but being with your loved ones — even over a Zoom call — may be the way to visit and keep everyone safe and healthy. Trampolines & Thanksgiving day go together and we’ll tell you how!

Whether you’re cooking for a larger gathering in which you will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing or if you’re going to have a small dinner, with only immediate family, the trampoline can certainly play a role in the day!

Keep the kids occupied. If you don’t want the kids running in and out of the kitchen and getting into things — have someone take them out into the yard and watch them while they jump on the in-ground trampoline.

Work off excess energy. If the children have been sitting through dinner and a Zoom call with loved ones from far away, they may need to jump and run and burn off some energy. Time on the trampoline will again come to the rescue.

Stop the “I’m bored.” If your children are bored from playing with their toys in the house or watching television, send them outside to play on the trampoline. You don’t want more than one child on at a time, unless they are extremely close in weight, but let them go in and play with a few balloons.

Stay awake. Everyone knows that a heavy Thanksgiving dinner can lead to wanting to fall asleep on the couch, right? To ward off the after dinner sleepiness, take turns jumping on the trampoline.

We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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.

6 Things To Look For When Buying A Trampoline

You’ve been thinking about adding something new and fun to your backyard and since you already have a swimming pool, why not add an in-ground or above ground trampoline? We have put together a list of 6 things to look for when buying a trampoline.

Some of these may seem like common sense, but if you have never purchased a trampoline before, you may not know what questions to ask or where to get started.

We are here to help!

6 Things To Look For When Buying A Trampoline

  1. Check out the weight the trampoline springs and mat can hold. Know who the heaviest person is who will use the trampoline and buy accordingly. If you don’t know this information you could invest in a trampoline that could get damaged, or not be as “springy” as you’d hoped.
  2. Where can you get replacement parts? If you buy online (which we don’t recommend unless you’re buying from an experienced trampoline company) where will the parts come from? If you’re buying a trampline that doesn’t have readily available parts when you need them, what will you do? Don’t let your investment go to waste, call us because we sell trampolines and any replacement parts.
  3. Buy an enclosure for the trampoline. Above ground and in-ground trampolines should have an enclosure to prevent anyone from falling off and getting hurt. Remember, though the enclosure isn’t meant to hold weight if you’re thinking of bouncing off of it — don’t.
  4. What safety features does the trampoline come with and what other ones should you invest in? You definitely want spring covers. These will prevent anyone from getting pinched by the springs and will also help keep your legs from falling through.
  5. Make sure you have the space large enough to accommodate the trampoline. You need not only the ground space, but the head space. Don’t put the trampoline by any overhead hazards like trees or overhangs on the house.
  6. If you are buying a trampoline that will be used by a child under the age of five, look for one that has handlebars for safety.

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 Have A Happy Halloween This Year

Boooooo! Do you hear the children running around your neighborhood waiting for their trick or treat treats? Well, this year may be different and there may not be as many children knocking on doors for candy, but if you are going to take your children around, we have tips on how to have a happy Halloween this year.

Don’t let your children miss out on the fun of dressing up in a costume and knocking on doors for treats! As adults we think, “why not just go to the store and buy some candy.” But as a child, dressing up and being outside in the dark and knocking on doors is a thrill.

How To Have A Happy Halloween This Year

Even if you’re not going to let your little ghouls and goblins walk around the neighborhood this year, you may have relatives who live close who will offer up some candy.

There may be people in your neighborhood who will be planning a way to socially distance and give children candy.

Trunk or treats are popular. Individuals decorate their car trunks, fill it with candy and treats then gather in a central location. The children can then visit each vehicle and grab a treat. That’s a great way to have fun and be safe.

Once you’re done trick or treating, why not set up a few lighted pumpkins in the backyard and spend some time together on the family trampoline! What a great way to wrap up a fun evening.

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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