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5 Reasons You Need a Trampoline

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For almost 10 years, at least one of my children has begged me for a trampoline.  It appeared on every Christmas list, every birthday wish list and came up in conversation just about anytime they went to their friend’s houses who had parents who loved them more and bought them a trampoline.  We finally got one at the end of May and the girls are on it constantly. I have to say, while I was against it for so long, it’s actually one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

Here was the moment our youngest two saw their new trampoline for the first time:

So now that we have one, we wish we would’ve gotten one sooner. If you’re thinking about getting a trampoline, here are 5 reasons that you should consider it.

#1: Hours of Peace and Quiet

I love my kids, I really do, but those girls can be so loud, especially when I need them to be quiet. Since both my husband and I work from home, there are often times throughout the day that we need silence and frankly, asking them to be quiet doesn’t seem to work. So when I have a client call or I need to concentrate, I just open up the back door and let them jump on their new trampoline. They can laugh and yell and have the time of their lives and it’s nice and quiet inside.  It’s completely a win, win for us all!

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#2: Exercise

A trampoline is the ultimate exercise!  I remember getting on it when it first arrived, jumping for less than 5 minutes and my legs were burning! Jumping tones muscles, improves flexibility, develops balance, coordination and motor skills and for those of us that need it, helps with weight loss! Just 15 minutes a day makes such a difference.  Plus, we added the basketball hoop, which gives them something extra to do while they are jumping. What I love most is that my kids are exercising and they don’t even realize it because they are having so much fun!

#3: Perfect for Campouts

Ok, not what you were thinking, right? But it’s actually genius.  Our trampoline had the option of adding the outback tent and I knew we had to have it. My girls want to camp outdoors but they don’t want to sleep on the ground because… well… bugs (and snakes). So we put up the tent in the trampoline and they are now off of the ground, enclosed in a tent and safe from any of our local wildlife.  They feel safer that way. The tent attaches to the trampoline itself and it’s big enough to fit all three girls, measuring at 11′ across and 5.5′ tall.

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#4: Less Screen Time

We limit the girls screen time as much as we can.  We take them out to bike ride, have a library of books for them to read and have plenty of arts and crafts and toys for them to play with indoors, but once their homework is done, they tend to go straight for their devices. Since we’ve had the trampoline, they’ve chosen to jump vs. watching videos or playing games. It makes me happy to know that they are making the right decision and choosing a physical, outdoor activity over screen time.

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#5: Pure Happiness

If you want to see a genuinely happy child, get them on a trampoline.  Shoot… same goes for the adults! The smiles and the giggles are off the charts.  I can sit and watch them jump for hours.  There’s no fighting or competition, it’s just my girls, jumping together and having fun.  It’s something you can’t put a price tag on and totally worth every penny!

How Do I Choose a Trampoline?

While there are plenty of different trampolines available, we chose the AlleyOOP Trampoline from JumpSport. First and foremost, I was concerned about safety and I found that Jumpsport as a company is just as concerned. You can tell by the quality and how it’s put together, that they’ve thought of everything.  I especially love that there is no zipper entrance.  The overlapping doorway gives an added layer of security. Plus, there’s a warranty so if anything goes wrong, they can help!

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Now that you know why we love our AlleyOOP Trampoline from JumpSport, tell us if you have ever considered buying a trampoline. Plus, you can now get $100 off any AlleyOOP trampoline by using the coupon code “HC100” at checkout on alleyooptrampolines.com. Happy bouncing!

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If you're thinking about getting a trampoline for your home, I've compiled a list of 5 reasons that you should consider it.

*This post is sponsored by Jumpsport. All opinions are my own.
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  • Walter M. Robinson
    February 27, 2019

    thanks so much, I was struggling to do tricks and you helped me very much thank you.

  • Bree Ward
    February 20, 2019

    You made a good point when you said that trampoline is best used for exercising. It’s fun when you mentioned that your kids love the trampoline, and it keeps them busy from moving around the house. I have 3 kids and they are always playing around. I think trampoline will be the best recreational and exercising tool for my family. It’ll keep my kids busy outside, and I can use it to burn my fat too.

  • Becca Wilson
    September 2, 2018

    My kids have also been begging me for a trampoline. They are so much fun but they make me so nervous. This looks like they are having a blast!

  • Linh
    September 2, 2018

    I’ve always loved to have a trampoline. Sadly my house doesn’t have enough space for it. I wish I could have fun with it!

  • Sheena Moncatar
    September 2, 2018

    OMG, your own trampoline! What a cool idea, what a cool mom. I can see your girls happy faces! I am an adult now but I still can’t get enough of trampolines. Happy bouncing and thanks for posting!

  • Ada
    September 1, 2018

    Omg this looks so fun! I always wanted a trampoline as a kid and sadly never got one but I would definitely get one for my future kids!

  • Vaishali
    September 1, 2018

    We have a trampoline. As fun as it is, It is also very important to be very careful regarding safety of kids.

  • Khushboo Motihar
    September 1, 2018

    Trampolines are super fun and they are a great way to stay fit, too! Loved the 5 reasons you have listed 🙂

  • Sreekar
    September 1, 2018

    Agree with all of them. Its just pure fun jumping around on it! No more reason needed for me!

  • prabashi
    September 1, 2018

    I think I should try this for my boys. Everytime i get a call from a friend or the school my boys would scream for the fun of seeing me loosing it. I should do the same as you and see if it helps me

  • Christine
    August 31, 2018

    I agree with all of your reasons! My boys have a big trampoline in the backyard and it is a great way to keep the body moving and having fun.

  • Chin chin
    August 31, 2018

    My kids like going to jumpyard – a place where they do a lot of jumping. Having our own trampoline would save us the time of having to go there and the kids could enjoy jumping any time.

  • Sara Welch
    August 31, 2018

    I always used to bounce on one When I was younger. I sure do miss them a lot!

  • Andrew
    August 31, 2018

    OMG! I remember, when I was a kid and I wanted to trampoline.
    Unforunately my parents didn’t but me 🙁

  • AlleyOOP Trampolines
    August 31, 2018

    Glad you and your kids are loving the trampoline! Safety and quality are at the heart of what we do and we love hearing all of the great benefits your family is enjoying. As a thank you for being such a great advocate, any of your readers can now get $100 off any AlleyOOP trampoline by using the coupon code “HC100” at checkout on alleyooptrampolines.com. Happy bouncing!

  • Bertha
    August 31, 2018

    I would love to have one!! <3

  • Aileen Adalid
    August 31, 2018

    Omg I love trampolines and there are aways good readons to own one! It really is so much funb

  • Jack Lim
    August 31, 2018

    Used to have one of this when I was a kid. Very fun to exercise and and burn out the calories

  • Amy h
    August 31, 2018

    We got a trampoline this year for the kids – It is perfect for the yard and to keep both of them outside a little longer. Plus it helps my daughter with her gymnastics skills.

  • Vyjay Rao
    August 31, 2018

    The Trampoline is indeed a multi-utility thing. It makes for a lot of fun for kids as well as keeps them engaged. Good for fitness too.

  • Tammy
    August 31, 2018

    I had a trampoline when I was a kid. They are just so much fun and I love listening to the laughter from the kids when they are using them.

  • Carol Cassara
    August 31, 2018

    Oh wow! I love that your trampoline has a tent! That’s SUPER cool and I’m pretty sure the kids love that! It’s really nice to have one at home, it’s fun!

  • Cathy Mini
    August 31, 2018

    I agree with that Trampoline brings me Joy and enough exercise. I would love to have it in my home.

  • Monidipa Dutta
    August 31, 2018

    Who doesn’t love trampoline? It’s so much fun and exercise is complimentary with fun. Your kids look so cute and happy like they are having time of their life.

  • Shell Feis
    August 31, 2018

    My kids would LOVE one! The ones that were around when I was a kid used to scare my mom and I wasn’t allowed on them, but they have come SO far in making them so much safer!

  • Ricci
    August 31, 2018

    We had a trampoline growing up and it was the BEST! I love trampolines and think every family needs one! LOL!

  • Arnab Majumdar
    August 31, 2018

    Trampolines are fun. i used to have one of those, back in the days. Helps in burning a lot of calories.

  • Bunmies Healthy Choices
    August 31, 2018

    Wow I got such great ideas from your post, thanks for sharing.

  • Karen Morse
    August 30, 2018

    Trampolines are so much fun and it’s nice to have one at home! It keeps the whole family active plus it’s super entertaining. Couldn’t agree more with your reasons!

  • Brooks @ Our Parent Place
    August 30, 2018

    I loved having a trampoline as a kid! I’m definitely going to get one when my son is old enough. I’ve considered getting one of those tiny indoor ones ?

  • Cassie
    August 30, 2018

    My kids have been begging for one!

  • Alyssa from The Sparkly Life
    August 30, 2018

    OMG. My kids would LOVE one of these. We don’t have the backyward space though!

  • Tabitha Blue
    August 30, 2018

    We’re in that boat right now… the asking for a trampoline boat!! This was good timing for us too 🙂 My kids would LOVE one!

  • Heather @ US Japan Fam
    August 30, 2018

    Oh man, I can’t wait til we move to the burbs and have a back yard and can get a HUGE TRAMPOLINE!!! The possible injuries concern me, though, one of my toddlers broke her leg last winter just jumping off the sofa yikes!!! But the fun and exercise and screen-free time are priceless!

  • Brittany Vantrease
    August 30, 2018

    I’ve always been concerned about the small space in my backyard, but my back yard is bigger than I always think it is. The neighbors behind my house have one in their yard and their kids are always jumping. My husband have gone back and forth between it because of safety, I mean, I’ve fallen off and through my friends trampoline many times, but that was probably 15 years ago.

    • Heather Castillo
      August 30, 2018

      Our backyard is tiny as well. Our trampoline takes up practically the entire thing. But on the bright side, we don’t have to worry about mowing the grass! 😉

  • Kristina @ Spirit of the soul
    August 30, 2018

    That looks fun for momma as well. May have to look into getting one for my little girl.

  • Jenn@Engineermommy
    August 30, 2018

    My girls would love a great trampoline like this out in our backyard. I agree with all of your reasons why it is such a great thing to have for young kids.

  • Devyani Ray
    August 30, 2018

    It’s such an energy burner for my hyper toddler. I love it.

  • Aesthetic Contradiction
    August 30, 2018

    I never had a trampoline, but it does look very fun!

  • Turtle
    August 30, 2018

    Wow definitely need to get this when my little boy gets big enough to play on one.

  • Tara Pittman
    August 30, 2018

    I love jumping on a trampoline. It is so fun and great exercise.

  • Nikki Boether
    August 30, 2018

    I 100% agree with you on this – I have a one year old and actually thought about getting her one of those baby trampolines. I had one growing up and absolutely loved it.

  • Juli
    August 30, 2018

    Heather, I would so love this for a good work out session.

  • Tasheena
    August 30, 2018

    Your trampoline looks like so much fun. The kiddos would love it. My sister owns one and the kids loving playing on it.

  • jenna | the urben life
    August 30, 2018

    I loved having a trampoline growing up! I kinda want to get one now that I’m older hahah

  • candy
    August 30, 2018

    I swear every kids in the neighborhood had a trampoline and you can hear the laughter and screaming going on when they are out playing on them. Nice to hear and see the kids outside playing.

  • Amber Myers
    August 30, 2018

    We have one and love it! My daughter jumps on it on a nearly daily basis. When it gets cooler out, she’ll be back on it more often. She likes to do all the flips.

  • Melissa
    August 30, 2018

    When my kids get a little older we would like to get one. Right now, it would do more harm than good. Haha

  • Melissa Chapman
    August 30, 2018

    I think kids will love a trampoline and getting exercise and getting off their phones is a great idea. I will think about a trampoline for next year when the weather warms up.

  • Jeanette
    August 30, 2018

    Trampolines are definitely a lot of fun. They give you a lot of exercise in the burn out energy for the kids. We do not have one but I have thought about getting one.

  • Alli Smith
    August 30, 2018

    My kids loved their trampoline when they were growing up. Back in the day, they didn’t have the safety enclosure and thankfully, they have come a long way in the safety aspect. Now, my grandkids have a trampoline and they love it too. Plus, it’s great exercise.

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