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New Years Resolutions for Healthy Seniors

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

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

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

New Years Resolutions for Healthy Seniors

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

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

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

Tips for a trampoline Christmas gift

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buying a trampoline can be tricky.

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

Consider its use.

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

Tips for a trampoline Christmas gift

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

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

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

Learn About 4 Types Of Trampolines

In this article, we want to explore the 4 types of trampolines although what we sell and recommend are the in-ground and above-ground trampolines that we sell, it is always interesting to get more insight into the trampoline world (at least we think so!)

What is a trampoline?

It is a structure, above or in-ground, that has a taut piece of fabric that stretches over a steel frame and is held tight with springs. With the right jump mat and springs, a person who uses a trampoline rebounds — jumps — high in the air and lands on a soft, bouncy surface. Rebounding is a wonderful feeling because you are floating weightless for a few seconds.

When it comes to trampolines there are several uses:

  1. Recreational
  2. Competetive
  3. Mini
  4. Water

Learn About 4 Types Of Trampolines

A recreational trampoline — in-ground or above ground — is what we sell and are what you see in your backyard. They are made with waterproof canvasas and springs that are resistant to rust and the weather. You can buy a round or a rectangle trampoline although there are other shapes. The size you will want for your home use will be contingent on the weight of the heaviest person who will use it and the size of the space you have to devote to it.

A competitive trampoline is sturdier than a home use one and is made from a specially developed jump mat fabric. Most of these are portable and lightweight making it easy for an athlete to pack it and take it with them so they can work out on it no matter where they are. A competitive trampoline is typical of a standard shape and size and has springs that are more tightly coiled than recreational trampolines.

A mini trampoline is, as the name implies, smaller than a traditional trampoline. It is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use when space is limited. A mini trampoline offers the user the benefit of a great aerobic workout even though they are not going overly high in the air.

A water trampoline is popular and is used on the water. It is an inflatable tube that floats on the surface of the water and the user jumps on the surface (hopefully without falling into the water!)

No matter what type of trampoline you’re buying, there are safety rules you need to follow at all times to keep everyone safe.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

Encourage Child’s Play: 10 Reasons Why

Children learn through play. Whether they are playing with puzzles, having tea parties, talking to imaginary friends, digging in a sandbox or any number of activities that children love, parents should encourage child’s play: 10 reasons why.

From the food we feed our children to the healthy family dynamics and to encouraging play, our children — of all ages — benefit from getting up and moving and from both organized play (team sports) or playing with their favorite toys in unstructured play.

Encourage Child’s Play: 10 Reasons Why

Adults need to get their children up and moving because that movement benefits not only physical health, but mental health. Jumping on a trampoline is an activity that children love and that with proper supervision from a responsible adult can be enjoyable.

Here are reasons to encourage your children to play.

  1. It helps them stay healthy
  2. It helps them stay happy. When they play it releases endorphins
  3. It’s educational
  4. It is a great way to help your children get recreational activities
  5. It is social and helps your child learn to be sociable
  6. It. Is. Fun! Need we say more? No, but we will!
  7. Builds memories and family bonding is enhanced
  8. It helps with physical development and helps them grow strong
  9. It helps with brain power and reasoning skills
  10. Play promotes personal well-being.  

Play should be a priority and parents should let children play on their own and not direct how they play. As long as your children are in a safe environment, let them use their imaginations. Give a wide variety of toys — remember how much fun it was to bang on pots and pans when you were young?

If you have a trampoline – inground or above ground — let your children jump around on that to burn off some excess energy and have fun!   

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”. 

3 Ways To Stay Healthy At Work

Now that the coronavirus pandemic has passed many people are heading back to the office and that may mean you’re going to be sitting more than you did in the past year. A sedentary lifestyle is leading to obesity and diabetes and wreaks havoc on so many areas of your life. How can you combat that? We have 3 ways to stay healthy at work that you can try on for size and help yourself get — and perhaps stay healthier.

3 Ways To Stay Healthy At Work

Don’t let work make you sick. Try some of these activities to keep yourself healthier:

  1. Sit on a swiss ball. When you’re sitting on this you’re in motion and need to use your legs and glutes to keep you still.
  2. Use a standing desk. Standing is better than sitting. you could even march in place at your standing desk.
  3. Take a walk on your lunch break. Even if you can’t get up and move around during the work day, getting up and taking a walk on your lunch is a great way to get fresh air and maybe even connect with a colleague.

When you get home from work, don’t plop down on the sofa and watch television. Get dressed in comfortable clothes and get out and jump on your inground or above ground trampoline. It is a healthy way to get fit without worry about injury and it’s a wonderful stress reliever — what could be better?  

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.

5 Things To Know Before You Buy A Trampoline

The main thing you know whether you’re getting an inground or an above-ground trampoline is that they are fun! No doubt about it! Knowing they are fun is just the first in a line of questions and considerations to think about. There are at least 5 things to know before you buy a trampoline.

When you ask and answer these questions, you will become a well-informed consumer.

Because it’s summer and your children are probably already saying, “I’m boooooored.” Well if you have a trampoline you won’t hear that anymore! The kids — and you can stay happy, healthy and not be bored for the summertime and beyond.

A trampoline, inground or above ground, isn’t the biggest investment in backyard equipment you will ever make, but it is a purchase you want to make once you’ve gathered the facts.  

5 Things To Know Before You Buy A Trampoline‌

These are the questions we get asked most often.

  1. What size should I get? You will want to look at shape and size as well as how much space it will take in your yard. How much yard space are you willing to devote to it? Where can you put it that you will be happy with it for the long-term? If you don’t want to block traffic flow, set it off to the side and out of the way — but not so far out of the way that no one uses it. Remember, too that you need to place it where there are no overhead dangers — roofs or wires for example.
  2. How much jumping surface will you need? This is a personal preference and goes along with the overall size of the trampoline. The bigger the trampoline, the larger the jump surface. While we recommend only one person on the trampoline at a time, sometimes people of similar weight may want to be on the trampoline together. Consider who will be using it, age and weight and where you will put it then determine the size of the jump mat.
  3. What safety equipment should you invest in? We recommend safety nets or enclosures. You will also want to invest in spring covers and mats to cover the space between the springs.
  4. Should you get an above ground or an inground trampoline? Again this is personal preference but it comes down to: do you want to excavate a space for the inground trampoline? Do you want to keep your landscaping aesthetically pleasing and don’t want an above ground trampoline marring the view?
  5. Can you install a trampoline yourself or will you need expert help? It is a DIY project but you will want to ask a couple of friends or family for help. Offer some pizza and adult beverages to make the project more fun!

A quality trampoline is worth the money you spend because it will be a safe place for you to play!

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.

How Important Is Trampoline Air Flow?

Air flow may not be something you think about when you’re in the market for an in-ground or an above ground trampoline, but it needs to be. How important is trampoline air flow? When you are investing in an in ground trampoline air flow is something you need to consider because it impacts the rebounding ease and safety when you’re jumping.

First things first, though. When you’re talking with your family about getting a trampoline you need to think about:

  1. Do you want an inground trampoline?
  2. Do you want an above ground trampoline
  3. What size do you want?
  4. Where should it be placed?
  5. How much weight does it need to accommodate?
  6. Will you install the in ground trampoline on your own?
  7. Are there any accessories you’d like with your trampoline?

You need to answer all the questions above, but the easiet question to answer is… will it be fun? You know it will! In addition to the fun, though are the health benefits you achieve when you incorporate a rebounding workout into your daily exercise routine. Hint: it won’t even feel like exercise because rebounding is so much fun!

How Important Is Trampoline Air Flow?

What about air flow and an in ground trampoline?

When it comes to the safe and enjoyable jumping on a trampoline, air flow is of utmost importance. If there isn’t proper and adequate air flow in, around and especially under, the in ground trampoline, your “bounce” will suffer.

.Our experts understand how imporant air flow is to the in ground trampoline design and because of that the spring pad we designed allows for air flow in the trampoline from both the inside and outside of the spring pads. Every time you jump on an in ground trampoline, the pad will have a slight lift and at that time, no air can escape. It is the landing that pushes the air out; the air needs to freely flow between the pit for the in-ground trampoline and the spring mat.

We understood the importance of air flow and how it relates to your rebounding experience on your an in-ground trampoline, because of that we introduced a high performance, anti-slip, jump mat. This high performance mat offers a fifteen times greater air flow capacity and that gives you an increased air flow for a more high performance bounce. This means you bounce higher and land softer.

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.

How to landscape for the above ground trampoline

If this is the year you give in and get the above ground trampoline your children have been asking for you can landscape to enhance its placement in your yard. We have tips for how to landscape for the above ground trampoline.

Many trampoline owners prize the inground trampoline style because it blends into the landscape with no issues. Above ground trampolines though are still very popular and you can plant and landscape in a way that enhances, not detracts from the fact that you have a trampoline in your yard.

The main thing to consider with your above ground trampoline is its placement:

  1. Don’t place hear any roof overhangs or tree branches
  2. Make sure the ground is level
  3. Keep the trampoline in a space you can see what the children are doing when they are enjoying themselves.

How to landscape for the above ground trampoline

  1. Moveable plants and trees allow you to change the look of the trampoline area
  2. Plant low growing, ground cover plants. This greenery can be placed under the jump mat and offer visual appeal when you’re sitting in the backyard and watching the children on the trampoline
  3. Consider the placement of furniture and even a gazebo or canopy that allows you to relax outdoors and enjoy the greenery
  4. Look for plants and trees and shrubbery of varying heights to add visual appeal
  5. Bird feeders, bird houses, humming bird feeders and plants that attract butterflies help the back to nature feel of the trampoline space

Take some time to determine the best placement of the above ground trampoline — even though they are easy to move. Consider your favorite type of flowers and colors and kick off your summer landscaping project!

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.

Why Kids Like In-Ground Trampolines Best

If your children have been asking for a trampoline and if you’re going to get them one for the holidays, you may be wondering whether you should get an in-ground or an above ground trampoline. We have some thoughts on why kids like in-ground trampolines best. This list could also depend on the age of your children so keep that in mind!

Trampolines can be safe and are definitely fun as long as they are used with care and precautions. When you’re shopping for one for your children you will want to keep safety factors, quality of the trampoline and the experience of the company from which you’re buying it.

Why Kids Like In-Ground Trampolines Best

Your children may not know about in-ground trampolines but they are gaining in populary and here is why:

  1. Children feel safer (and parents do, too) because the trampoline is closer to the ground. Above ground trampolines may scare younger children because they are higher off the ground before they even start jumping.
  2. They may feel more confidence when they are jumping on an in-ground trampoline because they won’t have to worry about falling from a great height.
  3. It is easier for them to get onto the trampoline. With an in-ground trampoline your children won’t have to climb a ladder to get into or off of the trampoline and that makes them feel safer and more confident, too.
  4. You will like an in-ground trampoline more if you know it won’t detract from the aesthetics of your landscaping.
  5. There are many accessories you can invest in to make the in-ground trampoline even more fun — and safer.

An in-ground trampoline is fun and just because it’s in-ground doesn’t dimish from the fun and rebounding excitement. In fact, in-ground trampolines are sometimes considered even more fun!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — in-ground 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.

Trampolines & Thanksgiving Day Go Together

Thanksgiving Day will soon be upon us. Coronavirus may be changing our travel plans and how many people we will be inviting over for the family dinner, but being with your loved ones — even over a Zoom call — may be the way to visit and keep everyone safe and healthy. Trampolines & Thanksgiving day go together and we’ll tell you how!

Whether you’re cooking for a larger gathering in which you will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing or if you’re going to have a small dinner, with only immediate family, the trampoline can certainly play a role in the day!

Keep the kids occupied. If you don’t want the kids running in and out of the kitchen and getting into things — have someone take them out into the yard and watch them while they jump on the in-ground trampoline.

Work off excess energy. If the children have been sitting through dinner and a Zoom call with loved ones from far away, they may need to jump and run and burn off some energy. Time on the trampoline will again come to the rescue.

Stop the “I’m bored.” If your children are bored from playing with their toys in the house or watching television, send them outside to play on the trampoline. You don’t want more than one child on at a time, unless they are extremely close in weight, but let them go in and play with a few balloons.

Stay awake. Everyone knows that a heavy Thanksgiving dinner can lead to wanting to fall asleep on the couch, right? To ward off the after dinner sleepiness, take turns jumping on the trampoline.

We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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.

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