Would you like to shake up your exercise routine at home, or give the kids a fun activity they can enjoy with their friends? The trampolines from Sam’s Club® might be just the answer you’re looking for.
Not only is jumping on a trampoline a ton of fun, but it’s good for you, too. There are trampolines for kids, but both kids and adults can reap the benefits of jumping. Regular exercise like jumping on a trampoline can get your heart rate moving and improve your cardiovascular fitness. Plus, it’s gentler on your joints than high-impact exercises like running or jogging.
Choosing a Trampoline
Trampolines come in many sizes and shapes, and some have special features. Before you start shopping, take some measurements of the area where you’ll put the trampoline. If you’re looking at round trampolines, the size is typically measured in diameter, or the measurement across the center of the circle. For safety, you’ll want to leave at least five feet of clearance on all sides of the trampoline and about thirty feet of clearance above the trampoline. Because you need a fairly large space, you’re most likely looking at outdoor trampoline options.
In terms of shape, round trampolines are the most common. The springs on round trampolines are consistent and they naturally redirect the jumper toward the middle. An octagonal or oval trampoline allows for a bigger jumping area. With the bigger jumping area, jumpers will need to put a bit more effort into bouncing high, but they’ll have more space to move.
A trampoline with an enclosure increases the safety for the jumpers. Enclosures are designed to keep jumpers safely inside the trampoline while they’re jumping and playing. Trampoline enclosures are typically made of mesh and they surround the entire trampoline area. Another good add-on is a trampoline ladder, which provides a safe entrance and exit from the trampoline surface. Looking for other ways to add some fun to your backyard? Sam’s Club has an excellent selection of playsets, inflatables and other outdoor play equipment.