Should You Get A Trampoline? Pros & Cons

Your children have been asking for a trampoline for some time now. You’re beginning to research and are finding that trampolines — inground or above ground — are not such a bad idea! Should you get a trampoline? Pros & cons need to be researched and you need to be vigilant in supervision when anyone is on the trampoline, but we think they are a great and fun form of exercise!

Chances are you have heard that a child, or an adult, can get injured on an in-ground or an above ground trampoline and you want to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Should You Get A Trampoline? Pros & Cons

Here is our round-up of the advantages and disadvantages of using a trampoline.

The advantages:

  1. They’re fun
  2. Bouncing on a trampoline increases bone mass and strengthens your skeleton
  3. You will have better posture if you rebound
  4. Your cardiovascular health will be improved.
  5. Your children can jump on a trampoline and their legs and feet won’t suffer any stress because it is a low-impact workout.
  6. You may find that rebounding helps combat the symptoms of anxiety and stress because jumping on a trampoline increases the amount of endorphins released
  7. With a trampoline you may not need to nag your kids to get out of the house!
  8. You may see improved coordination and balance (this is ideal as we age)

Some of the cons of owning a trampoline:

  1. Your homeowner’s insurance may not cover you in the event of an accident. Talk with your insurance company before you get one so you know your risks
  2. You will need to constantly supervise your children so they use the trampoline safely
  3. Your kids will want to jump with their friends, but it’s safest to jump with only one person at a time so no in air or on the trampoline mat collisions occurs.
  4. You need to inspect the trampoline mat and springs to assure they are safe and secure. Not a big deal, just something you need to remember to do.

As long as you buy your trampoline from a responsible trampoline dealer and have safety measures in place, jumping on your own in ground or above ground trampoline can be fun for the entire family.

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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