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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.

Is Your Trampoline Spring-Ready?

Looking at the calendar or watching the snowfall, you may not think that spring is coming soon, but it is. The Groundhog saw his shadow and predicted an early spring and because of that, we ask: is your trampoline spring-ready? Trampolines, both inground and above ground don’t require a lot of maintenance, but they do require some and that is especially true if it hasn’t been used for a few months.

Once spring makes its way to your part of the country, you want to make certain the trampoline is ready to greet the new season with the same fervor you are!

Is Your Trampoline Spring-Ready?

Here are some items you will want to check to assure your trampoline is ready to greet the season.

  1. The frame. It’s the heart of the trampoline and has to be in good shape to assure performance, but more importantly, safety. Inspect the frame for erosion, rust or any cracks or other faults that could impact its integrity.
  2. The mat. Check the mat for any pilling or snags or tiny tears. During the winter, falling branches or the weight of ice and snow could have damaged it. Wash it thoroughly, let it dry then inspect it.
  3. The springs. It’s possible for the springs on the trampoline to have stretched out or to have gotten rusted over time. Check them and assure yourself that none of them are stretched out; if they are replace them before anyone jumps.
  4. The safety net. If you didn’t take down the safety net for the winter season, it may have gotten damaged by wind or snow. If it got blown over, check for any tears. You may need to replace the netting or the entire safety enclosure as well as any enclosure poles that may be damaged.
  5. The spring padding. The padding on the springs protects anyone who jumps from falling and getting pinched by the springs. The springs padding also helps prevent anyone from falling down between the springs and getting injured.

Before you remove the trampoline cover, inspect it for any holes or any rips and replace it if necessary. The trampoline cover is one of the best ways to protect your investment.

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 you need to know about trampolines

Trampolines. The word conjures up fun and good times as well as a way to get in shape without risk of bone or joint injury as you may suffer from running or working out at a gym. What you need to know about trampolines, whether an inground or an above ground trampoline is something we like to share with our current customers and with new customers.

When it comes to trampolines there remain many misconceptions and myths that we’d like to dispell. Just as any item in your home can cause injury, so too can a trampoline. When you’re a trampoline owner (or a pool owner or even a bicycle owner) you need to have house rules and that will help keep everyone safe.

What you need to know about trampolines

  1. When you own an inground trampoline you don’t have to worry about destroying the sight lines of your beautifully landscaped yard or even your swimming pool area. These trampolines are buried in the ground and don’t detract from your landscaping. Even if you use a safety net — and you should — you can easily take it down and put it up if you want to have a clear view.
  2. Jumping is just plain fun! In fact, it’s believed that humans have been jumping on trampoline-type structures for more than 4,000 years!
  3. Trampolines aren’t necessarily dangerous. They are dangerous as the people who use them and use them improperly. Only one person at a time should be jumping. You should remove jewelry. Don’t wear shoes. Don’t jump in the air, then jump off the trampoline. Have the trampoline placed in an area where there are no overhead dangers (tree branches, the roof, etc.) Invest in safety equipment to enhance the safety of your jump time.
  4. It’s a great way to get, and stay, in shape. Jumping on a trampoline is an ideal cardio workout, helps with your balance and strengthens your core.
  5. You’re never too old for an inground or above ground trampoline. When you jump on a trampoline you are strengthening your muscles and joints and your doctor just might agree that it’s a great way to get some exercise!

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 many people can be on the trampoline at once?

This may sound like a trick question but how many people can be on the trampoline at once is something we get asked all the time. The responsible and safe answer is: one person at a time. However, we know that sometimes you will have children, of similar weights on the trampoline at the same time. Adults who are of similar weights may also be able to safely jump on the trampoline together.

Whether you’re on an inground or an above ground trampoline, the rule of thumb should be: one person at a time on the trampoline for safety sake.

We understand the world has changed and we also understand that it is more fun to be on a trampoline with someone than it is to have to sit and watch someone on the trampoline while you wait your turn. No child wants to do that, right?

How many people can be on the trampoline at once?

The answer isn’t as simple as it seems, for many trampoline owners. Round trampolines are considered “safer” for more than one person to be on at a time. Rectangle trampolines appear to be the highest risk of a collision accident if more than one person is on it — even if they are of similar weights.

There are trampolines that are of a high enough quality that the jump mats, the frames and the springs make it possible for more than one person at a time to safely use the trampoline.

Here is a checklist to see if your inground or above ground trampoline may be able to have more than one bouncer on at a time.

  1. Ask the retailer from whom you buy the trampoline what his or her advice is and what the trampoline manufacturer recommends
  2. Read the paperwork that comes with a trampoline
  3. Err on the side of caution and if you allow more than one bouncer at a time, make certain they are of similar weights. The only exception to that rule is if an adult is acting as the “steadying force” for a jumping child.

If possible, try to adhere to a one person jumping at a time as that is certainly the safest course of action.

Give us a call and 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 An Inground Trampoline Safe?

When you were in school did you jump on a trampoline? If you did you can probably remember that feeling of weightlessness and how fun it was, right? Is an inground trampoline safe? That might be a question you’re asking yourself, especially if your children have been using trampolines and now want one of their own.

Trampoline — inground and above ground — is not only a great thing to have fun on, but it’s a great way to get in shape. When you’re rebounding you have the momentary feeling of flying and it is exhilarating. Trampolines are fun for children and adults so if your children are asking for one, don’t discount how much you will enjoy it!

Is An Inground Trampoline Safe?

Inground trampolines are generally considered safer than above ground simply because they are lower to the ground and there is a smaller chance of falling off from a high height like you could on an above ground model.

An inground trampoline has its frame set into a hold that’s been excavated into the ground. The frame sits in the hole and the jump mat is flush with the ground.

The benefits of an inground trampoline?

Safety: When you’re on an inground you run a smaller risk of falling off of it — although it can still happen. As with an above ground trampoline, you may want to have a safety fence surrounding it to prevent falls from the jump mat to the ground.

Looks: Inground trampolines are considered more aesthetically pleasing because they blend in with the surroundings because they are flush with the ground. You can remove the safety net when the trampoline isn’t in use and that adds to its beauty and its blending in with your landscaping.

The in-ground trampoline will be delivered to your home and you construct the frame and place it into the excavated area.  Many DIYers dig the hole themselves although some will hire someone to come and run heavy equipment to dig the hole for them.

Surprise your children with their own inground trampoline this year.

Give us a call and 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.

 

 

 

7 Things To Look For When Buying A Trampoline

As with anything you are going to purchase for your family, you need to do your research, homework and talk with friends and family to find out their thoughts on their trampoline purchase. We have put together a list of 7 things to look for when buying a trampoline. These items should be considered whether you’re buying an inground or an above-ground trampoline.

  • Know how much weight the trampoline is rated for. Even though only one user should be on a trampoline at a time, knowing the weight load is important.
  • Buy an enclosure at the same time you buy your trampoline. A trampoline enclosure should be considered a necessity, not a luxury purchase
  •  Make certain you have enough space in your yard for the trampoline. Measure the area where you want to place the trampoline — whether inground or above ground. The reason you need to find an ideal space for the trampoline is to ensure there are no overhead obstructions — trees, roof overhangs, etc.

 7 Things To Look For When Buying A Trampoline

  • Research the company from whom you’re buying the trampoline and research the particular model of the trampoline you’re purchasing.
  • Check on the warranty. There will likely be warranties for the mat, the springs, the frame and more. Each warranty may be different and have specific exclusions — make sure you understand what they are.
  • Buy a trampoline for which replacement parts are readily available for purchase if you need them.

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 The Ideal Age To Use A Trampoline?

What’s the ideal age to use a trampoline? Medical professionals almost universally agree that a child should be at least six-years-old before they should jump on a trampoline. Yes, you could let your little one walk around and get a feel for the trampoline before then, but don’t allow them to get airborne.

Children should get physical activity, but jumping on a trampoline, when they are younger than six can lead to a serious injury. Young children don’t have the awareness of their bodies nor do they have the coordination necessary to safely jump on an inground or an above ground trampoline.

What’s The Ideal Age To Use A Trampoline?

When your children begin jumping on the family trampoline, parents and other responsible adults need to take precautions to keep them free from injury.

Here are some trampoline safety tips:

  • Until they are at least six-years-old, they can jump lightly on the trampoline, but no high jumps and definitely (no matter the age) no back or front flips.
  • Only one child at a time can jump on the trampoline. It is too easy for two, or more, children to get jumping and bump into one another. That collision can cause serious injury.
  • You need to inspect the trampoline and all of its parts before anyone jumps on it. Inspect the mat for any rips or tears and make certain the springs are fully and completely covered.
  • If you have an above ground trampoline, remove the ladders to remove the lure of the trampoline from younger children.
  • When you buy a trampoline, make certain you are getting one that is the best your money can buy. Buy an inground or above ground trampoline from a trampoline dealer who has a reputation in the industry and who sells high-quality US made components.

If you want to get in shape and have fun with your family, give us a call and let’s talk trampolines!

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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