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Benefits Of Going Barefoot

We’ve written before that you should always go barefoot when you’re on your in-ground or above-ground trampoline. Shoes could unintentionally rip the jump mat but more importantly, feeling the trampoline jump mat beneath your feet helps with the benefits you get from time spent on a trampoline. There are many benefits of going barefoot, and not just while you’re on the trampoline. 

When is the last time you’ve gone barefoot? Do you even go barefoot in your house? Can you remember the last time your bare feet touched the grass or the sand? Today’s society means we are usually wearing shoes and socks and in many ways wearing shoes makes your feet weaker.

Being barefoot brings physical as well as mental health benefits. Walking on the earth puts you in touch with the elements and makes you at one with nature and that is a great way to clear your mind and relax more than if you were walking with shoes and socks on.

Here are other reasons to go barefoot.

Without shoes, your body needs to rely on itself for physical balance. Your vestibular system – the part of your body that is responsible for your balance – helps stimulate neural connections and keeps you upright. As you age, balance is a crucial health element to focus on. Seniors who don’t have good balance are more prone to falls and broken bones that can lead to health declines and even death.

Kids usually love the feeling of grass and warm earth beneath their feet and toes. Health in the body begins from the ground up. If you have healthy feet you’re better able to run, bike and jump on your trampoline. Pediatricians may even recommend keeping your children shoeless for as long as possible when they are babies just to help them use and strengthen their feet.

It’s been said that people who go barefoot have an increased immunity. Getting stronger and being more active strengthens your immune system and being barefoot has been tied to that activity.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

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.”

5 Unique In-Ground and Above Ground Trampoline Ideas

Depending on where you live in the country, you may think you have to “close up” the trampoline for the winter. It doesn’t have to be the case though. Yes, you may take to the indoors in the winter to stay warm and cozy, but there are still bound to be some times you go outdoors and enjoy the cool, brisk weather. We have put together a list of 5 unique in-ground and above-ground trampoline ideas. 

Naturally, in the spring, summer and early autumn, the trampoline is an ideal place for fun and exercise. What do you do in the winter though?

5 Unique In-Ground and Above-Ground Trampoline Ideas

Here are some ideas to stay involved in your in-ground trampoline year-round.

1. Eat breakfast, lunch or dinner on the trampoline. Why not climb into the in-ground and enjoy a meal? Get fresh air and a change of atmosphere.
2. If it’s Halloween, dress up in your favorite costume and jump around on the trampoline. If your kids are like ours, they love to dress in costumes – whether a princess gown or a superhero costume – and run around the house, why not let them on the trampoline?
3. Hang blankets around the edges of your above-ground trampoline and crawl under and have a “blanket fort”? Play games in the fort. Eat lunch. Have a puppet show.
4. Grab some liquid chalk and let your kids get creative on the trampoline. You could even teach letters and numbers or just draw photos. Liquid chalk washes off easily with soap and water.
5. String fairy lights and have a nighttime party with the family. The lights add a twinkling bit of fun after the sun goes down.

In-ground and above-ground trampolines are fun for jumping, rebounding, exercising and just having fun together.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

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”.

Learn About 4 Types Of Trampolines

In this article, we want to explore the 4 types of trampolines although what we sell and recommend are the in-ground and above-ground trampolines that we sell, it is always interesting to get more insight into the trampoline world (at least we think so!)

What is a trampoline?

It is a structure, above or in-ground, that has a taut piece of fabric that stretches over a steel frame and is held tight with springs. With the right jump mat and springs, a person who uses a trampoline rebounds — jumps — high in the air and lands on a soft, bouncy surface. Rebounding is a wonderful feeling because you are floating weightless for a few seconds.

When it comes to trampolines there are several uses:

  1. Recreational
  2. Competetive
  3. Mini
  4. Water

Learn About 4 Types Of Trampolines

A recreational trampoline — in-ground or above ground — is what we sell and are what you see in your backyard. They are made with waterproof canvasas and springs that are resistant to rust and the weather. You can buy a round or a rectangle trampoline although there are other shapes. The size you will want for your home use will be contingent on the weight of the heaviest person who will use it and the size of the space you have to devote to it.

A competitive trampoline is sturdier than a home use one and is made from a specially developed jump mat fabric. Most of these are portable and lightweight making it easy for an athlete to pack it and take it with them so they can work out on it no matter where they are. A competitive trampoline is typical of a standard shape and size and has springs that are more tightly coiled than recreational trampolines.

A mini trampoline is, as the name implies, smaller than a traditional trampoline. It is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use when space is limited. A mini trampoline offers the user the benefit of a great aerobic workout even though they are not going overly high in the air.

A water trampoline is popular and is used on the water. It is an inflatable tube that floats on the surface of the water and the user jumps on the surface (hopefully without falling into the water!)

No matter what type of trampoline you’re buying, there are safety rules you need to follow at all times to keep everyone safe.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground! 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”. 

The Benefits Of Trampoline Safety Pads

Safety always needs to be front of mind when you are buying an inground or an above-ground trampoline. We talk to our customers about the benefits of trampoline safety pads and how they should be considered crucial pieces of equipment.

The safety pads on a trampoline are a protective device to keep jumpers from getting injured on the trampoline springs. The safety pads cover the springs and keep everyone who uses the trampoline safe from injuries — even so, you still need to ensure everyone who uses the trampoline jumps responsibly.

Look for in-ground or above-ground trampoline spring safety pads are made of PVC vinyl instead of polyethylene because PVC vinyl is more resistant to the effects of UV rays — from the sun — to which most trampolines are subjected to daily.

The Benefits Of Trampoline Safety Pads

Look for trampoline spring safety pads that are at least 0.25″ to 0.5″ thick as that is both economical and provides ample safety. There are thicker pads available, they will cost more, and will offer a higher level of protection and should be taken into consideration when making the purchase.

Talk with us about the benefits of safety pads and which pads are the correct ones for the in-ground or above ground trampoline you are purchasing from us or one of our trusted vendors. Ask us about budget-friendly, but safe, safety pads and other accessories to keep everyone who uses the trampoline safe when they are rebounding.

Consider paying a little more for the highest quality and thickness of safety pads that fit your budget and the level of safety you’re looking for with your trampoline.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground! 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”. 

Trampolines Make Summer WorkOuts Easy

It is hot and humid and chances are you just don’t want to go running, jogging or even outside to jump rope! Trampolines make summer workouts easy — the reason — they offer many health benefits AND you cam rebound without breaking a sweat!

In fact, when you’re rebounding you are feeling the breeze — even if it’s a hot and humid one — when you’re airborne. Whether you have an above ground or an in-ground trampoline you can take to the backyard and still get a great workout in.

Trampolines Make Summer WorkOuts Easy

Why does owning a trampoline make working out in the heat of a summer day a breeze?

  1. Jumping on a trampoline gets the blood flowing and cleans out toxins
  2. When you’re running or jogging it’s easy to get dehydrated and hot and sweaty; rebounding on a trampoline can still lead to dehydration, but chances are you won’t get too sweaty
  3. You can run in place and get a workout without stress or strain on your joints
  4. Get on the trampoline first thing in the morning or after the sun goes down (as long as the trampoline is lighted) and get in a few bursts of exercise
  5. You can open the door of your house and get right onto the trampoline for your workout — this is ideal if you belong to a gym and have to deal with the heat of a car to get to the gym for your workout
  6. A trampoline workout — rebounding — helps with balance
  7. Working out on the trampoline leads to an endorphin rush and you just might feel happier and better!

Give us a call today or check out our website and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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.

Is It Safe To Use A Trampoline If You’re Pregnant?

Is It Safe To Use A Trampoline If You’re Pregnant? It’s a question some people ask us and we defer them to their doctor as he or she is the person to contact for a sensitive question like that. What we have heard though that it isn’t a bad way for a pregnant woman to stay in shape — as long as there is NO high jumping.

Jumping on a trampoline provides many health benefits, but pregnancy changes the way in which you could — and should — use a trampoline. The main reasons for concern are that a woman who is pregnant has a different center of balance and could easily fall. If you were active prior to pregnancy, a low impact workout on a trampoline — inground or above ground — may be approved by your doctor.

Is It Safe To Use A Trampoline If You’re Pregnant?

Here are some of the concerns about using a trampoline if you’re pregnant.

  1. Your center of gravity is off
  2. If you fall on your belly you could injure yourself. Your body is built to adapt to carrying a baby and you should be safe, but there is no reason to take a chance.

If you use a trampoline here is what to consider.

  1. It’s best to stay active and a “workout” on a trampoline is safer than running or jogging on your joints
  2. Jumping on a trampoline helps your knees, hips and legs from the additional weight they are carrying
  3. You can do light bouncing. Don’t take to the air. But light bouncing is good for your circulation and activity is better than inactivity.
  4. Jog in place. When you jog on a trampoline, you’re softening the impact when you land and you’re also improving your balance
  5. Walk in place. If you get tired and achy from a walk around the neighborhood, a walking in place or walking the perimeter of the trampoline is a great way to get in shape — or stay in shape.

Talk with your doctor then find a trampoline that fits your lifestyle and yard space for the duration of your pregnancy and beyond. Rebounding is a great way to regain your shape and stay healthy once the baby is born.

Give us a call today or check out our website and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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.

The Little Known Benefits Of Trampolines

Rebounding, also known as jumping on a trampoline, has more advantages than you may have considered. There are the little known benefits of trampolines that we have researched and want to share with you.

Jumping on a trampoline is ideal for those with motor skill challenges. When you’re jumping on a trampoline it enhances motor skills, coordination and balance. Physical activity of any sort helps develop neurological skills. A parent doesn’t have to invest in a trampoline because his or her child has motor or balance issues and in fact, if that is the case they will want to talk with their doctor first to make certain it is a safe option.

Whether you get an in-ground or an above ground trampoline, you need to assure yourself that your child is as safe as he or she can be.

When your children are learning to walk, that is too soon to put them on a trampoline. They need to have the firm ground beneath them and learn to stand on their own two feet, as it were. Once the child has learned to walk, jumping on a trampoline is a great way for him or her to strengthen their cores and stand on an uneven surface.

The Little Known Benefits Of Trampolines

We never recommend more than one person on a trampoline at a time, but when your toddler is on the trampoline you may want to join him and hold his hands so he can jump around and feel safe. Don’t jump, yourself, when your child is on there or he could get injured. Don’t toss your child into the air. Hold his hands and let him jump and feel the rebound beneath his feet.

A child may want to jump and roll around on the trampoline without mom and dad holding her hands, but you never want to leave her alone on the trampoline. As long as the springs are covered and the net is in place, let her jump and roll around to her heart’s content and have fun while working on her balance.

Why not give us a call today or check out our website and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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.

 

Plan A Weekday Picnic

As the days continue forward with many of us across the country in a coronavirus quarantine holding pattern, it may be getting more difficult to entertain the children, right? Why not plan a weekday picnic. You have to eat lunch so why not make it an event?

Let the family know that today is going to be a special day because lunch will be eaten in the backyard by the above ground trampoline. The trampoline can factor into the event because it can be used for shade, you could drape a blanket over it to make it a tent and eat your lunch together in your “fort.”

Children are getting as bored with being cooped up and likely being separated from their friends other than their Facetime and Zoom chats. An outdoor lunch may not seem like a big deal to you, but it could be a big event for them. Imagine, too that making these times special will go a long way toward making the quarantine a time of family bonding and memory building.

Plan A Weekday Picnic

Get the whole family involved in the picnic by offering up these special getting-ready tasks:

  1. Put blankets and pillows down on the ground under the above ground trampoline.
  2. Drape blankets on the sides to shelter you from the sun.
  3. Let everyone make his or her own lunch. It may not seem like a big deal, but let your children eat what they want — PBJ, apples, crackers and cheese, leftovers… it’s one meal — let them use their imagination.
  4. Pack the food in a picnic basket to make it even more of an event.
  5. If you’re planning far enough in advance, why not make a special dessert or a watermelon boat or other treat for everyone to enjoy.
  6. Squeeze some fresh lemonade as a special treat or even let everyone make a milkshake for lunch!
  7. Enjoy lunch together.
  8. At the end of the meal, have everyone write a small note about what they loved the best about the picnic. Take those notes and put them in an envelope to read together later.
  9. Now… you knew it was coming! Have some fun on the trampoline. Everyone can probably take a half an hour or an hour to not only enjoy a lunch together, but a little time on the trampoline together.

Check out our website and/or give us a call and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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 Trampoline Sales Are Skyrocketing

The kids are cooped up. The parents are going crazy trying to get work done AND entertain the children while schools and day cares are closed because of COVID-19 and that is why trampoline sales are skyrocketing!

Parents want to find a way to keep the kids entertained and help them burn off energy. The playgrounds are closed and children only want to go on so many walks. That holds true for your dogs as well! What can you do to let your children safely burn off energy while still social distancing? Why not invest in an above ground or an in-ground trampoline?

You can buy an above ground or an in-ground trampoline from us and we ship it to your house, safely. Most DIYers can set up the trampoline on their own or they may want to reach out to a neighbor or family member who can come over, practice social distancing by staying six feet apart and wearing a face mask and helping you set it up.

Why Trampoline Sales Are Skyrocketing

  1. The children are getting tired of taking a walk!
  2. The parks are closed so they can’t swing or go on the slides or play in the sandbox
  3. Adults need to get up and get moving and jumping on a trampoline is a great, low impact way to get healthy.
  4. Trampolines are easy to set up and it’s a low-cost investment
  5. Jumping on a trampoline — no matter your age — helps with balance and strengthens your core
  6. Jumping on a trampoline will help alleviate the boredom from not being able to invite friends over to the house to play
  7. Jumping on a family trampoline can be part of the children’s physical education part of their home-schooling education!

Check out our website and/or give us a call and let’s talk about the best type trampoline for your family’s needs!

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 Make An Informed Trampoline Decision

There is no doubt that in-ground trampolines are fun for everyone in the family – children and adults. When you’re trampoline shopping you can opt for an in-ground style or an above ground trampoline. In-ground models are popular for safety reasons and aesthetic reasons.

An in-ground trampoline is installed at ground level and most of the hardware sits underground in an excavated area. The in-ground trampoline kit you purchase should include all of the necessary parts. This is a style that blends seamlessly into your landscape and won’t detract from any other outdoor amenities such as a swimming pool or outdoor living space.

How To Make An Informed Trampoline Decision

In-ground trampolines are considered safer because they are close to the ground. This may or may not be true because if someone jumps too high and misses the trampoline mat on his or her landing, an injury may occur. A benefit of “falling” from an in-ground trampoline is that you’re closer to the ground.

Many children feel more comfortable in an in-ground trampoline because they may be afraid of the height of the above ground model and then when they jump they are even higher from the ground. A safety net is a good investment regardless of whether you get an in-ground trampoline or an above ground. You can remove the net on your in-ground trampoline if you’re hosting a party and don’t want to detract from the appeal of your backyard aesthetic.

In-ground trampolines are easier to access because you don’t have to ascend or descend a ladder to use it.

Keep in mind that the larger the jump mat is, the safer the trampoline will be because it is a larger area for jumping and landing.

Once you decide on the placement of the in-ground trampoline you are committing to that space in your yard. With an above ground trampoline you can move it if you want to re-landscape or add to the backyard accessories. Know where you want to put the in-ground trampoline  and keep it for the long term.

The air flow in an in-ground trampoline will not be as much as with an above ground model and some individuals say that they don’t feel they’re getting as good a bounce as they would on an above ground style. It may make sense to try one out before you buy it.

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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