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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.

6 Fun Trampoline Facts

Did trampolines just come about recently? What was the impetus behind the creation and manufacture of above ground and inground trampolines? We have compiled 6 fun trampoline facts you may not have known.

You can wow your friends and famiy with this insight, information and fun history!

6 Fun Trampoline Facts

It was hard to narrow it down to six facts, so stay tuned because during the course of this year we will wow you with even more! Imagine how much fun trampoline trivia night will be! Is there such a thing? If not, start your own!

  1. Bill Gates has a trampoline room in his house! If a multi-millionaire has trampolines, you know they are cool!
  2. While we don’t recommend you do this at home — the record for the number of backflips in a minute is 49!
  3. The two inventors of the trampoline, George Nissen and Larry Griswold, rented a kangaroo and had it jump on the trampoline in Central Park to show how fun it was!
  4. The world’s largest trampoline is 63,000 feet in diameter and is a group of tramoplines all put together.
  5. Twenty-two feet! That is the highest jump recorded by a trampoline rebounder.
  6. Trampolines are safer than you think. In fact, it’s fewer than 300 injuries reported a year and most of those could have been avoided.

Talk with us and uncover the best safety equipment for your trampoline and to understand how to use it to keep everyone safe from injury.

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.

9 Benefits Of Using A Trampoline

When your children start asking for an inground or above ground trampoline you may wonder about the horror stories you’ve heard. Are they true? Could the injuries suffered have been avoided? In most cases, the answer is – yes! Injuries can be avoided as long as you and your family understand how to use a trampoline responsibly and that your trampoline has all of the safety equipment required. We offer 9 benefits of using a trampoline you might not have thought about.

You may have heard from friends who say, “I would never have a trampoline!” but then you have other friends who say, “We love our trampoline – it helps us get healthy and the children love it!” No matter what you use or get there are risks. In fact, you can get a paper cut simply by turning the pages of a book – you’re not going to stop reading, right?

9 Benefits Of Using A Trampoline

Let’s, um… jump right into it!

  1. Jumping aka rebounding is a great way to improve your cardiovascular system. Jumping increases your heart and breath rates. You can jump on a trampoline for 10 minutes and reap the benefits of a 30-minute jog or run.
  2. They’re fun and your children will get fit as well as having fun.
  3. Jumping on a trampoline will increase your bone mass and this is a healthy way to keep your bones safe as you age.
  4. Your children can jump and get exercise without worry about injuring their legs, feet or joints while they do so.
  5. Rebounding can alleviate stress and anxiety – and during this time of coronavirus who doesn’t need a way to alleviate their stress?
  6. If you have a trampoline you know where your children are AND an inground or above ground trampoline will encourage your children to get outdoors!
  7. Jumping on a trampoline improves coordination and balance.
  8. When children learn how to jump and maybe even do a few “tricks” they are learning to be patient and improve their skills!
  9. Jumping on a trampoline and landing involves contracting the muscles in your legs, belly and glutes and that will give them a great workout and could also help core strength.

There is no reason to be “afraid” of a trampoline — they could be as safe as a bicycle — it’s all in how you use it!

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.

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.

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