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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.

What Is The Best Trampoline For Your Family?

If you ask someone, “what is the best trampoline for your family?” the answer is as different as the people you’re asking. If you and your family are in the market for a trampoline, you need to take a step back and think about the answers to these questions:

  1. How big do you want
  2. Where will you place it
  3. What is the heaviest weight person who will use it
  4. What is the budget for it
  5. Do you want an above ground or an inground
  6. Have you jumped on a trampoline recently? If not, you should just so you can test out some jump mats
  7. Will the trampoline be for children or adults or both
  8. Will you be using the trampoline for fun, exercise or both
  9. Why do you want it? To give into the pressure from your children or is it something the family has been thinking of and talking about for some times? Don’t make an impulse purchase!

This is a short list of questions to get you started on the road toward finding the best trampoline for your family.

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 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.

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.

 

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.

Pre-Storm Trampoline Care

As of this article writing, there are many storms brewing across the United States. In New York, for example, there are gale force winds predicted and gusts of wind up to 70mph predicted. If you have an above ground trampoline this could wreak havoc on your trampoline and even lead to property damage — yours or a neighbors! We have put together some pre-storm trampoline care tips.

When you know there is a storm coming you can prepare for it. Not all storms give you advance warning though, but when you know your area of the country is prone to weather events, it makes sense to care for your inground or above ground trampoline as though a storm is imminent at any time… because it might be!

Pre-Storm Trampoline Care

Batten down the hatches! Depending on the type of storm that’s being predicted you may need to, or want to, anchor the trampoline and lower the side safety enclosure. The amount of wind being predicted may lead to more drastic measures and you may want to lower the trampoline or move it to an enclosed space. If the wind gets under the trampoline it will lift it and send it sailing. An airborne trampoline can cause property damage and even has the potential to cause injury to humans or pets.

Cover the jump mat. Whether you have an above ground or an inground trampoline, make certain the jump mat is covered. Protect it from projectiles that may be taken aloft in the upcoming storm.

Cover the springs. This is especially important if you have an inground trampoline. If the springs are covered you will keep debris out of the jump pit and that will make it safer for jumping once the storm has passed. While it is unlikely that a branch or other projectile can get under the springs and jump mat and cause damage or injury — you just, honestly, never know.

After the storm has passed, go and inspect the trampoline for any storm damage. Don’t let anyone jump on the trampoline until it has been inspected for safety. An above ground trampoline — if not properly taken care of before the storm, could have suffered leg damage and you don’t want to have anyone jumping if that is the case.

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.

Considering A Trampoline: Ask These Questions

As with any purchase, there are pros, cons and questions that need answers. Getting an above ground or an inground trampoline is no different. When you’re considering a trampoline: ask these questions and get answers that satisfy what you need and want to know.

If you’re buying something for your children to use and get enjoyment out of, you will want to do your homework and make certain you know the pitfalls and benefits before you not only buy a trampoline but when you decide if you want an inground or an above-ground model.

Grab a piece of paper and write down some trampoline pros. They could include:

  1. They’re fun
  2. They are a great way to get a non impact workout
  3. They build your coordination
  4. They help with balance
  5. Enhances hand-eye coordination
  6. It’s a great cardio workout
  7. Help prevent childhood obesity, or adult obesity, in your family
  8. If you’re an athlete, a trampoline is a great piece of workout equipment
  9. They are great for children all the way up to seniors

Here are some potential trampoline cons:

  1. Your insurance premiums may increase
  2. You or your family could get injured

A trampoline can provide hours of fun and entertainment right in your own backyard. A trampoline just might be a way to get your children off their electronic devices, out from in front of the television and into exercise. The exercise on a trampoline is disguised as fun and that makes it even better!

 Considering A Trampoline: Ask These Questions

 Almost anything you invest in for your family and children could lead to a potential injury. Whether your child is climbing on the swingset, riding a bike, being on the family swimming pool diving board or riding a horse they could get injured. Almost everything in life comes with risk.
It is up to the parents and adults in the household to set rules and parameters for use of everything from swimming pools to bicycles to jumping on a trampoline. Ask your trampoline seller for his or her advice on how to make your trampoline as safe as it possibly can be.
When you’re buying a trampoline, invest in as many safety accessories as you can afford when you buy your trampoline. Skimping on safety is never something you should do — no matter what you’re buying for your family.
If you’ve been considering getting your own family trampoline — in-ground or above ground — consider these pros and cons, do your research then give us a call. We can answer any questions you may have about becoming a trampoline owner.

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.

Without Supervision Trampolines Lead To Injuries

Can you get injured on a trampoline? Yes. Can you suffer an injury if you ride a bike, swim in a pool or skateboard? Yes. How can you stay safe, no matter what you do? By having rules in place and supervising the activities. Without supervision trampolines lead to injuries — just as unsupervised swimming or bike riding or skateboarding can.

Regardless of what activity you undertake you could get injured. That’s the truth of life. You could cross the street, walk up a flight of stairs or even get up off the couch and injure yourself. When you weigh the risks against the many, many benefits of jumping on a trampoline, you will see the exercise and benefits far outweigh risks.

That being said, if you own a trampoline, here are safety measures that should be in place:

  • Adult supervision is needed
  • Only one person at a time should be jumping
  • The springs should be covered
  • Use safety mats to cover the springs and the space between the edge of the trampoline and the frame
  • Use a safety net
  • Make certain the trampoline, if it’s an above ground, is on level ground
  • Check for overhead dangers — tree limbs, the house
  • Never allow somersaults or backflips

There was a study conducted that showed children are more likely to suffer an injury. The main reason for that is that children are more likely to do “daredevil” activities. They are also more likely to disobey the rules of “only one person jumping at a time.” Children are also prone to wanting to jump from the trampoline to the ground and that can cause a serious injury because they are launching themselves high into the air before hitting the ground.

If you have opted to get your family a trampoline, whether above ground or inground, talk with us about the safety measures you can put into place to help minimize the potential for injury. Make sure everyone in the family understands what the safety steps are and why they are so important to follow.

If you’ve been considering getting your own family trampoline — in-ground or above ground — consider these pros and cons, do your research then give us a call. We can answer any questions you may have about becoming a trampoline owner.

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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