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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”. 

Beat the heat on your trampoline

Summer will be here soon enough or if you live in an area of the country where you’re blessed with almost year-round summer and trampoline weather the in-ground and above-ground trampoline experts have tips for how to beat the heat on your trampoline.

One of the biggest tips is to stop jumping in the hottest hours of the day where you live. In most areas of the country the hottest times are between 10 am and 4 pm. Jumping during those hours could lead to sunburn and that will certainly take away some of the fun of having jumped! To prevent sunburn, wear sunblock, wear a hat and wear long sleeved shirts.

Beat the heat on your trampoline

You can add water — with caution. The water will make the jump mat slippery so it’s best if you wear trampoline shoes to help you get traction. Sprinkle water from the hose onto the jump mat and let the splashing water cool you down. Add some water-filled balloons and have a water balloon fight on the trampoline. Make sure if there is more than one person on the trampoline that they are approximately the same weight so there are no crash accidents.

Add a shade on top of the trampoline safety net. This is likely only going to work for those youngest and shortest jumpers in the family. The sunshade will keep the sun from beating down on your shortest jumpers and lets them get in some jump time even if it’s hot, hot, hot.

Stay hydrated. Jumping on a trampoline may not seem like exercise, but it is and because of that you need to stay hydrated, especially if you’re out in the sun. Keep water bottles close by and ensure everyone is drinking regularly.

If you don’t want to jump on the trampoline in the heat of the day, drape blankets around the edges of the trampoline and crawl under and have a trampoline fort picnic!

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”. 

How To Choose A Trampoline For Your Family

Have you ever wondered how to choose a trampoline for your family? Have you wondered if there are trampolines — inground or above ground on which more than one person can jump at one time? We have answers to those questions and can help you make the best decision for your family!

What is the best family trampoline? It isn’t such an easy question to answer because it’s different for every family! A great trampoline for your family is one that:

  1. Is safe
  2. Is made of high quality materials
  3. Is durable
  4. Is safely anchored
  5. Can hold the amount of weight that will be on it.

How To Choose A Trampoline For Your Family

When you give us a call to talk about a new in-ground or above ground trampoline for your family, make sure you ask us these questions.

  1. Where is the trampoline made?
  2. Is it built to last?
  3. What is the best shape for my family?
  4. Is it best to get an in-ground or an above ground trampoline and what factors should we consider?
  5. Does the weather where we live make a difference in the type of trampoline we get?
  6. Is there any warranty on the trampoline?
  7. Let us know how many pounds will be on the trampoline at once and we can help you decide the best size and type one for you.

You can choose a round, rectangle or oval/oblong trampoline shape and that may be determined by the area in which you want to set up the trampoline.

We do only recommend that people/children who weigh around the same jump together unless it is an adult on with a child and is helping the child jump and have fun. If you have people of disparate weights jumping, they can bump into one another and that could cause injuries.

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”. 

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.

Should You Wear Shoes On A Trampoline?

Walking barefoot — you either love it or you cringe when you think about it. Should you wear shoes on a trampoline? That is a question we get asked all the time. We recommend not wearing shoes when you’re jumping. There are many reasons for being barefoot when you’re on a trampoline, the biggest of which is that you don’t want to damage the jump mat with shoes.

Jumping with socks on isn’t safe because socks can be slippery and could lead to a fall. There are shoes specially made for jumping on a trampoline and if you simply can’t bear to be barefoot — wear those!

Should You Wear Shoes On A Trampoline?

#DitchTheShoes when you’re on the trampoline! There are many reasons and here are a few:

  1. When you jump on a trampoline and land with your barefeet you truly feel the impact of the mat against your feet — the give the material beneath your feet
  2. You’re more “at one with the” trampoline when you’re barefoot
  3. When you’re barefoot you can use your toes more easily for balance
  4. If the trampoline is in your own backyard and you’re not afraid of any germs that you may be exposed to on a public trampoline — then there is no fear
  5. Wear your shoes until you get ready to get on the trampoline, put your shoes in a special trampoline bag and jump away!
  6. Jumping barefoot enhances your vestibular system — the part of your body/mind responsible for balance
  7. Health starts from the soles up — if you have foot issues, jumping barefoot may help with circulation

We recommend trampolining barefoot to protect the jump mat.

Whether you decide to go barefoot when you’re not on the inground or above trampoline is a personal choice, but if you go barefoot on the trampoline you will: strengthen, enhance and put you more in touch with the sheer act of rebounding.

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.

 

How To Enjoy The Coronavirus Quarantine

If you’re like many families across the country, you’re in quarantine. Schools are closed, you’re working from home, grocery store trips are limited and you’re wondering how to enjoy the coronavirus quarantine. That may seem like an odd thing — to “enjoy” it — but if you’re in the midst of it, you may as well make the best of it and enjoy the time with your family.

Many families are finding they have unprecedented amounts of time to spend with their families. The children are being home schooled, the parents are making the “commute” from the bedroom to the home office. Family togetherness is a prized commodity right now, right?

How To Enjoy The Coronavirus Quarantine

  1. Get into a routine. Get everyone up at a certain time, have breakfast, then you get to work and the children can get to school.
  2. Take breaks. Schedule your workday and their school lessons around breaks. No one benefits if there are no breaks. Get up. Get outdoors and jump on the trampoline. For safety sake, make sure only one person (or two people of the same weight) jump at the same time. Get the blood flowing with a quick burst of energy and you will go back to your tasks refreshed.
  3. Have lunch together. If the weather cooperates, pack a picnic lunch and get out in the yard and enjoy your lunch out there on a blanket. If the children want to, you can drape blankets around the above ground trampoline and they can eat their lunch in a “trampoline fort.”
  4. At the end of the day, spend some time alone and decompress. Just as you’d have the commute to decompress at the end of the day and the children may also have a transition from school to home you want to do that when you’re all home together. It’s a great way to delineate “work” and “school” from home life and makes it an easy transition back into family life.

What are you doing to build memories with your family while you’re all home alone together?

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.

Simple Trampoline Safety Tips

There is no doubt that jumping on an in-ground or above-ground trampoline is fun. There is also no doubt that you need to protect yourself and your children every time you use one. We have simple trampoline safety tips that you can remind everyone of each time they get ready to jump!

As a parent, or a responsible adult, you need to be the “bad guy” when it comes to keeping everyone safe. Honestly, you’re not the “bad guy” you’re the person who wants to keep everyone safe and happy and healthy when they’re on the trampoline.

Don’t let your in-ground or above ground trampoline become a source where someone gets injured. Let it be a place where fun is the only thing remembered!

Do your homework before you invest in a trampoline — whether above ground or in-ground style. Don’t buy a tramopoline that is the “best price” because you could “pay” on the other end if the trampoline isn’t used safely or if the device itself isn’t safe.

Look for a trampoline that:

  1. Has great shock absorption
  2. Has high quality springs
  3. Has mats to cover the springs for safety’s sake
  4. Has a safety enclosure
  5. Is the proper size for the weight of the heaviest jumper who will use it

Simple Trampoline Safety Tips

A safety net, also called a safety enclosure, helps keep jumpers from falling off the sides if they fall down when landing or if they jump higher than they should. You may also use your trampoline for children as a ball-pit and the safety net will keep the balls inside. When you use the trampoline as a ball-pit you will want to make certain the youngsters don’t jump as too many jumpers in the trampoline can lead to injury if the children jump into one another.

Here is what to look for in a trampoline enclosure or safety net:

  1. Look for one that is secured the entire length of the trampoline
  2. The bottom of the net needs to be installed toward the inside of the frame so someone can’t get injured on the springs
  3. Make sure the entrance has an overlapping closure. Don’t rely on children to zip or button or use the velcro to close the safety net when they get in

Because falling off a trampoline is the biggest cause of emergency room visits for those using a trampoline, the safety net can help prevent those injuries.

Here are some simple safety tips

  1. No one is allowed to do flips or stunts
  2. Children must be supervised at all times
  3. Only allow one person at a time on the trampoline. An adult can go on with a young child and hold his or her hands so the child can jump but no jumping from the adult!
  4. Inspect the trampoline net, jump-map, spring covers and the springs each time before you use it
  5. Install the above ground or in-ground trampoline at least six feet away from any overhead hazards (trees, a roof overhang, etc.)

Are you ready to invest in a trampoline for your family? It might be the best time — especially if you’re under lockdown because of coronavirus! Give us a call or check out our website.

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.

 

A Trampoline-Buying Primer

You’ve decided that the children are right — a trampoline would be great fun! Whether you’re getting an above ground trampoline or an in-ground trampoline we have put together some information to help you make the best choice and determine whether you want an above ground or an in-ground. A trampoline-buying primer will help you make the best choice for you and your family.

What goes into choosing a trampoline?

There is no right or wrong, it’s a matter of personal preference.

  1. Why are you getting a trampoline? Do you want to simply exercise on it? Is there someone in the family who wants to be a gymnast and use the trampoline for routines? Will it be a place for the children to jump around and enjoy time out of doors? Will it be a combination of all of these? Sit down and determine why you want one and how you will use it and then keep that information handy when you come to our site or call us about a trampoline.
  2.  How much space will you want to devote to the trampoline?
  3. Do you want to be able to see the trampoline or do you want it to blend into your existing landscaping?

A Trampoline-Buying Primer

Taking time to understand the reasons for wanting a trampoline, the aesthetics of it, the accessories you will purchase for it and who will use it will help you form a decision and make a purchase that will keep everyone happy.

Don’t shop mainly on price — you get what you pay for — and you certainly don’t want to run the risk of anyone getting injured while using the inground or above ground trampoline.

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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