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Pros And Cons Of In-ground Trampolines

Will a trampoline detract from your backyard landscaping? Yes, if you get an above-ground trampoline. If you invest in an inground trampoline, it will blend in with your current landscaping and not interfere with any site lines. You will need to mow around your inground trampoline and that might be a concern when you’re buying a trampoline for your family. There are pros and cons of in-ground trampolines just as there are with any purchase you make, but being informed will help you make the right decision for your family.

Pros And Cons Of In-ground Trampolines

When you have an inground trampoline you will need to:

  1. Dig a hole for it
  2. Add a retaining wall
  3. Ensure there is proper drainage and ventilation
  4. Install the frame
  5. Add the springs and jump mat

When you buy from us you will make an investment in the entire inground trampoline kit and it will be delivered to your house.

Here are some of the differences between an in-ground and an above ground trampoline.

  1. In-ground trampolines look great, as mentioned
  2. You don’t have to worry about how to get onto and off of the trampoline
  3. It won’t tip over
  4. It won’t get blown over in a windstorm

What are some of the challenges of an inground trampoline?

  1. You can’t move it
  2. They cost more than the above ground and that cost includes the excavation
  3. It may not be as bouncy as the above ground because of less ventilation

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.”

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 Ways To Get Fit On A Trampoline

Do you want a way to get fit and healthier without joining a gym? Do you want to get fit and healthy in a way that won’t put stress and strain on your joints? If you answered “yes” then you will want to make an investment in an above-ground or an in-ground trampoline. Here are some tips and 5 ways to get fit on a trampoline.

Having your own trampoline means you have a space right in your backyard to get up and get moving. Also, when you spend even fifteen minutes on a trampoline every day you are helping strengthen your core, getting more fit and getting your blood flowing. If you’re new to exercise and fitness it might be best to talk with your doctor to ensure you’re healthy enough and to what he or she recommends when you being jumping on your trampoline.

Here are 5 reasons that rebounding on your in-ground or above-ground trampoline is a great fitness tool.

  1. Rebounding on a trampoline is a great way to move your entire body. Your legs get engaged when you land. Your arms are engaged because they are helping you keep your balance and you can spin them when you jump to engage them even further. Your core muscles will be engaged each time you land. As we age, core muscles can help prevent falls and that can help keep you healthier for a lifetime.
  2. Jumping on a trampoline helps you exercise but doesn’t put any stress or strain on your joints like running or even riding a bike might. Jumping also gives you a great cardio workout.
  3. You don’t need to be fit to start jumping on a trampoline and that’s the beauty of it. You could literally go from couch potato to fifteen minute a day rebounder. Also when you’re jumping on a trampoline your mind is getting a “workout” by relaxing while you’re jumping. Being weightless on the jump is a unique feeling.
  4. Rebounding could be a jumping off point to other physical activity or training you may be involved in. When you jump on the trampoline for about thirty minutes a day you can increase your endurance and that will translate to helping you swim, run, bike or play sports longer than you may have been able to in the past.
  5. When you’re healthier and more active you can ward off diseases. Keeping your circulation active improves your lymphatic health, increases cardio and heart strength and helps lower blood pressure. Rebounding could be the start of a healthy diet and lifestyle for a lifetime.

If you’ve been looking for a reason — or 5 — to invest in an above-ground or an in-ground trampoline, these five just might be what you were looking for!

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”.

Trampoline Health Benefits For 2022

Can you really get a good workout on a trampoline? How can jumping up and down be anything beneficial? You would be surprised at the benefits your body reaps from a rebounding workout. We have put together a list of trampoline health benefits for 2022 — whether you use an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline, here’s to your great health in the new year!

A trampoline workout gives you a full-body workout and all of that happens without a jarring impact on your bones, joints and muscles. You don’t even have to have a specific workout to gain benefits. Just get on and jump!

 Trampoline Health Benefits For 2022

In a nutshell, the health benefits from jumping on a trampoline occur because you generate g-forces and those help to burn fat and muscle quickly. Doing this — building muscle and burning fat — will firm up all parts of your body all while helping improve your balance and overall agility.

To back up these claims, a study conducted by NASA found that jumping on a trampoline is close to 70% more effective than jogging for thirty minutes. Another study performed by the American Council on Exercise found a trampoline workout of fewer than twenty-minutes will burn as many calories as running for six miles. And let’s face it, rebounding is a lot more fun than running, right!

Here are five additional benefits of getting a workout on your trampoline

  1. A jump mat will absorb close to 80% of the impact when you jump and will also buil musculokeletal and cardiovascular workout.
  2. Your circulation increases
  3. You will get better core strength from the full boday trampoline workout
  4. Jumping on a trampoline will increase the flow of lymphatic fluids in your body and this helps your immune system and helps cleanse your body of harmful waste
  5. When you run for a half an hour you will burn up to 300 calories (and inflict jarring potential damage) but when you bounce on a trampoline you will burn as many calories in a safer way.

It may not look like it, but a trampoline workout is a vigorous aerobic workout that your body will thank you for.

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”. 

New Years Resolutions for Healthy Seniors

Aging brings with it wisdom but it also brings with it, aches, pains and slowing down. The slowing down is what ages us the most. Ask your doctor — he or she will agree to staying physically and mentally active is the best way to live a longer, healthier and happier life. We have new years resolutions for healthy seniors that include jumping — rebounding — on a trampoline.

Balance and stability wane as we age and that’s what leads to falls and injuries in senior citizens, but it doesn’t have to happen to you. You can keep bones strong, muscle mass intact and joints flexible. Jumping on a trampoline also helps with coordination and core strength.

One of the best exercises for seniors is in-ground or above ground trampoline-based. Rebounding helps maintain stability, balance and maximizes quality of life.

New Years Resolutions for Healthy Seniors

Not everyone has access to a trampoline, or knows how to get into a rebounding routine or has not yet asked his or her doctor to see if you’re healthy enough to start this workout.

  1. It’s low impact. You won’t put stress or strain on muscles and joints and this is a concern if you have arthritis.
  2. It has cardiovascular benefits. Rebounding helps lower blood pressure, strengthens your heart muscles and improves circulation.
  3. It benefits bone density. Trampolines give a gentle impact workout that strengthens bones and prevents osteoporosis or bone fractures.
  4. Balance and stability improvement. Jumping will strengthen leg muscles and balance.
  5. It’s just plain fun! Truly, if you are going to work out, shouldn’t it be fun!
  6. Your grandchildren and your adult children will also love and benefit from jumping on a 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”. 

Tips for a trampoline Christmas gift

Is the snow falling? Do you think it’s not the right time to buy an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline for your family because they won’t be able to use it until the summer? Not a problem! Buy the trampoline now so your family knows it’s waiting for them on the first good day of the new year! You’ll be a hero and we have tips for a trampoline Christmas gift your family will love!

When it comes to choosing the best holiday gift especially if you have to buy for someone who has everything is hard! But if your family has been talking about getting a — or wanting to get a — trampoline, there is no time like the present to invest in one. You can wrap it in a bow and let everyone know as soon as the weather clears it will be trampoline construction time!

If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area of the country where you can rebound right off the bat then put it together, put a bow on it and viola — Christmas morning joy!

An in-ground trampoline is ideal if you have a yard that you don’t want to make an impact with its sightlines. An in-ground, sometimes called a garden trampoline fits right into the landscape because they fit into a hole in the ground. They’ve virtually invisible — well unless you’re jumping on it!

An above-ground trampoline is ideal if you have a large yard and if you aren’t sure if you’re going to be staying long-term in your home. Yes, you can take your inground trampoline with you, but you will have to fill in the hole and then dig another at your new home.

Trampolines are popular as an activity for the entire family; children love them and adults enjoy the exercise benefits. They’re fun, healthy and won’t lead to injury like running or jogging will. But you do need to be safe and responsible every time you use it.

Buying a trampoline can be tricky.

  1. What size trampoline should you buy
  2. Should you get an in-ground or above ground?
  3. How much can you afford?
  4. What safety devices should you invest in?
  5. Is there room for a trampoline? Look for any overhead hazards

Consider its use.

  1. Know the weight of the heaviest person who will use it. You may have three children but don’t let more than one child use the trampoline at a time.
  2. Choose a size that will grow with the family.
  3. Find a flat surface for it.
  4. If you get an above ground trampoline, make sure you have tie downs for it.
  5. Invest in the highest quality mat and springs you can.
  6. The more springs the better as a way to ensure longevity and performance
  7. Trampoline safety nets and surrounds should be considered must-haves. These are worth the extra expense.

Tips for a trampoline Christmas gift

Look for a trampoline frame made of galvanized materials to prevent rust or breakage.

Trampolines aren’t dangerous. Injuries are usually caused when those using it get carried away or when two people of differing weights jump together.

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”. 

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”. 

7 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Trampoline

“We want a trampoline!” Whether your children are asking for one or if you’ve been thinking about getting one for yourself or health reasons or because holidays are fast approaching, here are 7 questions to ask before buying a trampoline. An in-ground or an above-ground trampoline is fun, and is a great way to get in shape without the risk of an “on-ground” injury like you could suffer if you run or jog.

One of the biggest questions many of our customers ask is, “will a trampoline REALLY get used?” We have found that yes, they do! It is one of those pieces of equipment that is fun for adults and children and that means there are more people in the house who may want to get into the fun!

7 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Trampoline

  1. What size and shape should you get? The size could be determined by how much yard space you have to devote to it. The shape, is a matter of choice, although circular ones are considered “less powerful” than a rectangle. Circular trampolines, though are safer for children. But both rectangular and circular trampolines require adult supervision at all times. Measure the space you want to devote and make sure you look for all overhead dangers.
  2. Look for a model and a trampoline business that provides high quality trampoline — in-ground and above ground — and high quality, USA made parts including springs. We work with qualified retailers and installers that makes it easy for you to buy your trampoline and have it quickly and easily delivered to your house and even have a professional come and set it up for you.
  3. What features should you look for when buying a trampoline? A galvanized frame that is long lasting, durable and a jump mat that is of the highest quality. Look for a bounce mat that is strong, smooth, long lasting and one that is UV resistant. Know the weight of the users of the trampoline so you can be sure to buy one that has springs and a jump mat that can safely accommodate them.
  4. Look for accessories for your trampoline in order to protect your investment and those who use it. A safety enclosure or a safety net, a ladder for an above ground trampoline, a weather cover to protect the jump mat and springs, spring covers. A “trampoline tent” is an accessory that lies like a dome on the top of the trampoline and makes the trampoline more of an all weather piece of equipment.,
  5. Know what benefits you want to reap from your trampoline — family fun? Exercise? Improve balance and posture? Help with depression (yes, rebounding can help with that — so some trampoline owners say and it’s because of the release of seratonin and the feeling of being weightless)?
  6. If you need to know more and want to do further research, check out our FAQs.

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.“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”. 

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