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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”. 

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”. 

5 reasons trampolines are healthier than jogging

Would you rather… jog or run or would you prefer to have fun and rebound, feel weightless and land without pain or injury? We know! You’d rather be on an inground or an above-ground trampoline! Rebounding is healthier than jogging for many reasons. There are 5 reasons trampolines are healthier than jogging and we bet you can add even more!

Did you know: you could burn more calories when you jump on a trampoline/rebound than when you hit the road and jog? Rebounders — trampoline jumpers — explain that using an in-ground or above-ground trampoline is healthier and less risky to bones and joints than running.

Why is rebounding healthier?

  1. It’s fun
  2. It doesn’t feel like exercise
  3. Burn as many calories rebounding in ten minutes than on a thirty minute jog
  4. You won’t risk injury
  5. Even if you’re suffering arthritis or other joint pain, rebounding could be safer — ask your doctor to be sure

5 reasons trampolines are healthier than jogging 

Rebounders realize when they are on a trampoline they uncovered these get-healthier reasons:

  1. Your knees won’t risk injury on a trampoline because you’re landing on a soft surface
  2. Your lymphatic system benefits from rebounding
  3. You burn more calories in a shorter time
  4. Jumping helps with balance and coordination and that is useful as we age. When jumping on a trampoline you’re landing on an unsteady surface and those causes more of your core muscles to engage to help keep your balance and keep you upright. Astronauts use trampolines when they return from space and the zero gravity environment to ease their muscles back into gravity.
  5. Baby boomers and seniors or anyone who has not been active can benefit from a rebounding workout without risk of injury. It’s a great way to ease back into activity and get in shape.

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”. 

How To Celebrate Halloween On A Trampoline

Boo!!! Did you know how to celebrate Halloween on a trampoline? If not, we have some ideas you can use. It may not seem that a trampoline, an inground or an above-ground one, is something you’d use on a holiday, but you can!

Trampolines are fun whether you’re having a party and asking guests to come dressed as their favorite character or scary costume and you can invite them to jump on the trampoline. Make sure that no one is wearing anything that is too long and that could cause them to trip. Also, make sure everyone takes their shoes off before they get jumping!

If you’re not going to use the above-ground trampoline to jump on during Halloween and trick or treating time you can hang a blanket around the sides of it and turn it into a mini haunted house. Decorate a dark sheet with glow-in-the-dark decorations, tie back the flap and invite trick or treaters in to crawl under the trampoline mat and grab a few candies out of the Halloween treat bucket. Add LED candle-lit pumpkins or skulls and consider a small animatronic device that can give the trick or treaters a scare!

How To Celebrate Halloween On A Trampoline

If you’re not going to use the inground trampoline during Halloween, you can set a few decorations on it (make sure the mat is covered). Consider setting lightweight pumpkins, a few stuffed ghosts, cats or skulls that light up or make noise when motion activated. You might also want to set a few mums on or around the in-ground trampoline and make it the centerpiece of your garden array.

When the trampoline is used during your Halloween party, give the jumpers glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets and glow sticks. When they jump the necklaces and glow sticks will add to the fun and potentially spooky atmosphere for the children.

How will you use your inground or above ground trampoline this Halloween?

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”. 

6 Trampoline Health Benefits

There is no doubt that getting and staying in shape will not only help you live a longer, healthier life, but you may not know that exercise is a great way to get happier! The importance of exercising regularly will help you lose weight or maintain weight and could also help prevent a tumble or fall in an older adult — especially if they’re using a trampoline to work out on. We have put together a list of 6 trampoline health benefits to get you thinking!

Inground and above-ground trampolines are ideal for adults and children and here’s why!

  1. They are fun to bounce on and when you’re having fun, you’re also getting in shape. Trampoline exercise is considered by many to be more fun and enjoyable than jogging or riding a bike or going to a gym. Whatever type of exercise you are involved in needs to be one that is right for you! We think it’s the best form of exercise because it is a low impact activity that won’t strain or stress your joints.
  2. Rebounding aka jumping on a trampoline, helps with motor skills. Improved motor skills are ideal for young children. Improved motor skills are also great for aging adults who may suffer balance problems as they age. When you land on the jump mat your body needs to find its center and that helps you strengthen your core because your body is maintaining the equilibrium and staying upright.
  3. When you’re rebounding all of your cells are getting movement. When all your cells are moving your lymphatic system is also “moving” and that helps alleviate and remove toxins from your body.
  4. You might lose weight! When you are getting any kind of exercise, your metabolism is stimulated and that can lead to weight loss. What better way to stimulate weight loss than by doing something that’s fun!? We can’t think of anything better!
  5. When you exercise you increase your bone density and that’s necessary as we age because increased bone density can help prevent osteoporosis. Jumping on a trampoline rebuilds bones and can reverse osteoporosis and could help prevent arthritis or alleviate the pain from it.
  6. Jumping on a trampoline definitely has health benefits, but did you know there are also emotional and benefits, too? When you jump or do any type of exercise, your blood circulation is improved and that helps pump fresh, clean oxygen into your brain and that helps with clearheaded thinking!

What other reasons could you think of that would help you benefit from investing in a trampoline? We’d love to hear and we are here to answer any questions you have!

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”. 

Are Trampolines Covered By Home Owners Insurance

If your children have been asking for a trampoline or if you want to have an inground or an above-ground trampoline as an adult as a way to get in shape you need to know: are trampolines covered by homeowners insurance. The answers vary depending on your coverage and the company with whom you are insured.

Trampolines do cause a risk of injury — about 100,000 injuries per year — and that might be a reason your insurance company will exclude coverage for you and for it. Make sure you talk with your homeowner’s insurance agent before you invest in a trampoline.

Are Trampolines Covered By Home Owners Insurance

What are some considerations homeowners insurance agents site for whether they will or will not cover a trampoline.

  1. They may be included at no extra charge
  2. They may be included if you purchase additional liability insurance
  3. They may be included as long as they adhere to strict safety measures
  4. They may be included but only up to a specific amount of liability.
  5. Some companies will not cover the trampoline or you at all and will cancel your policy.

The only way to ensure you are insured is to ask before you buy the trampoline. You don’t want to get one, have someone get injured and find out you are not covered and will have to pay for any injuries or lawsuits out of your own pocket. Pick up the phone and make a quick call.

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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