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Ease The Stress Of Going Back To School

Ease The Stress Of Going Back To School

Going back to school feels exciting for many students this year after the isolation and pain of last year's long weeks of home schooling! However it is not an easy transition for everyone; many children of all year levels experience quite a lot of stress on day 1 AND throughout term 1. So most families need to find effective coping strategies.

Some moments are particularly challenging like starting at a new school, or joining a completely new class full of strangers, starting high school, or VCE. At the best of times, the loss of our holiday freedom takes a bit of adjusting. Add to that for some families, surviving life with a teenager is not easy!

The best solutions have to work for everyone in the household. A quality trampoline from Mr Trampoline can be your best investment, as it delivers invaluable results day after day throughout all the education years of your children!

Make 2021 A Happy Year For The Kids

Help Your Children Build Their Self-Confidence

Many teachers reported that kids lost some of their social skills during the lock-down and there was not enough time at the end of the year to rebuild essential skills.

When you have a good trampoline you attract friends! Plus, jumping on a trampoline is more than just fun you can share. Children, teenagers and adults alike gain confidence in themselves as they master new tricks and feel very proud of their new skills. They can even imagine they are astronauts training to go to the moon or Mars!(after all, NASA astronauts use trampolines in their training)

Get Them Away From Their Computer Screen

Make sure your children's daily routine includes a period of total relaxation and re-energising, away from their room, their tablet or smart phone. We all know that too much screen time is not good for anyone and it can add stress. With a trampoline, pre-teens and teenagers can focus on healthy outdoor activities in the safety of your backyard. And it keeps them occupied constructively independently as well as with friends.

Let's Beat The Day's Anxieties

Every day brings a load of diverse stresses at all ages. Being able to bounce back and feel good again is an i portant skill. A trampoline can make it feel a lot easier to cope with life. Who does not feel good after a short period of jumping on a trampoline? It seems that bouncing on a trampoline brings a smile on everyone's face.

The excitement and weightlessness of rebounding on a trampoline releases more healthy chemicals than many forms of exercise. So it brings a rapid rapid feeling of wellbeing, of being energised and positive. What a great way to calm anxieties after school and get ready to concentrate on homework for instance. And with a more relaxed mind, they will sleep better and recharge their batteries for the next day.

And Ease The Tensions Of Growing Up

What family does not feel the pain of the pre-teen and teenage years? You know, that challenging angry attitude and rebellious behaviour that angers you too?

It would be good it they could let the steam off quickly and regularly. A good trampoline will cope well with frustrated young people bouncing their frustrations off. Imagine your grumpy teenager being nice again, more often! And the joy is infectious! That is one "virus" you want to boost!!

Mr Trampoline can help you make 2021 a year of fun, friendships and renewed confidence.

Why get a top quality trampoline rather than a "toy trampoline"? Because you will know that it will cope with lots of daily use, keeping your family safe day after day, no matter how much it is used by how many people.

Get in touch to know more about our trampolines.

How To Start 2021 On A Healthy High

How To Start 2021 On A Healthy High

We have all felt a great deal of frustration, depression and anxiety in 2020 as we have been living through dramatic events and experiencing ever changing lockdown stages. The summer holidays are a perfect time to re-energise ourselves, and the whole family, through outdoor activities. Let's start 2021 on a healthy high! Why not use a bit of help from a trampoline!

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE GREAT UPLIFTERS

In fact seeking outdoor fun activities may be even more important than ever. And there is plenty of good fun to be had, in many settings, alone or with a few family members or friends, all in a Covid-safe way of course.

It is indeed easier than you think to start 2021 on a high. Here is how it works:

The Outdoors Improve Your Mood

Research has proven that a simple 40-minute walk outdoors in nature can seriously de-stress you and recharge your batteries. That simple walk or jog acts as a circuit-breaker, taking your mind away from your concerns. And your mood keeps improving afterwards. You, your family and friends will enjoy the benefit of this brighter perspective on life.

If you have not got the time for a 40-minute walk or a 30-minute run, 10 minutes bouncing high on the trampoline will provide an effective concentrated activity period. And it is fun; Jumping on a trampoline is mood-enhancing naturally; it makes you happy, that is something we can all use right now.

You Boost Your Brain Power

Additionally many people are able to concentrate better after some active time outdoors. So if you, like many, are using this holiday time to set your strategy and action plan for the year, get out of the house, in your backyard or further and get active! Your mind will concentrate better on starting 2021 on a high for your personal life and your professional life, making good resolutions that are sustainable.

And Strengthen Your Health

Let's admit it, some of us like to indulge in a bit too much good food at this time of the year! So after all the year end celebrations (however quieter they may be this year), jumping on a trampoline can be a good way to relax during the holidays and detoxify our bodies.

As it pushes the toxins out of our system, stimulates our body and improves circulation, we can enjoy a healthier start of 2021. The virus hasn't gone away, aiming to strengthen our immune system in every possible way could be a smart move.

Rediscover Happy Times With Family and Friends

We don't need large gatherings to have fun. A simple picnic or barbecue, or eating roasted marshmallows and telling stories around a little campfire can be quite relaxing. So is watching the kids jump on a trampoline, proudly displaying the new tricks they have just learnt... And why not have a go too? It is a great way for the family to enjoy being together, outside!

THINK ENJOYMENT & REMEMBER SAFETY

Your mental and physical well-being starts with doing things that you love, and are healthy fun. Choose what makes it exciting for you to get out of bed, what puts a spring in your step.

Our 2020 lifestyle has meant we have spent a huge amount of time using our computers and smartphones. Now is a good time to stay away from the computer screen and the smartphone apps. By reducing screen-time we give our eyes a well-deserved rest and we lower the tension often built-up by social media, and the media in general, that tend to amplify bad news.

Take the opportunity to swap these damaging activities for some refreshing trampoline fun. It will help put things in a new higher perspective. And you can easily make your trampoline activities Covid-safe.

Take care of yourself and of those dear to you. Start 2021 on a healthy high!

We wish you a great 2021!

PS: Our trampolines can assist. Get in touch to know more about our trampolines.

Trampoline Skills

Buyers Guide

Buyers Guide
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Maintenance Manual

Maintenance Manual
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Trampoline Safety

Trampoline Safety

GUIDE TO TRAMPOLINE SAFETY

For the last 60 years safety has been paramount to Mr Trampoline.

Safety Tips

All trampoline companies like to claim that they have the safest product. In fact, compared to sports like football the incident of injury on a trampoline is minimal. Learning correct techniques and safety practices will greatly reduce mishaps.

Five points to minimise risk

Dr H Edsel Buchanan, a three time NCAA Trampoline Champion, recommends the following five points to minimise risk:
  1. Select a trampoline that adheres to safety standards and is made with quality materials
  2. Maintain the trampoline to good working order
  3. Use the trampoline at appropriate times
  4. Be a responsible parent / owner
  5. Seek guidance from a qualified trampoline instructor for correct technique and progression to more challenging manoeuvres. You will find this particularly rewarding.

Further tips

  • Take particular care to observe the weight limitations
  • Keep the area around the trampoline clear
  • Bare feet provide a better grip
  • Jump in the centre of the trampoline
  • Replace worn parts to avoid further wear which may result in sudden breakage
  • Teach a set of ‘trampoline rules’ to children with regard to their individual age and ability
  • Have a protective surface around your trampoline to cover springs and framework

Quality of materials is more important than shape

Since the 1930′s trampolines have been rectangular in shape. In the late 1970′s non rectangular trampolines (circular) were introduced. Some companies have claimed that because their trampoline is round it is safer. It is simply untrue to state that shape alone offers maximum safety. Independent research has shown that from a safety perspective the ‘G’ stress delivered on the back and neck during the bounce is less with trampolines that deliver progressive stretching of the springs (rectangular trampolines). The progressive stretching of the springs produce a deeper, softer more controlled bounce. This is quite different to a round trampolines. Also spring length and stretch range is a key factor in delivering a safer more controlled bounce.

Trampoline Make Over & Maintenance Check

Trampoline Make Over & Maintenance Check

MAKEOVER

As a general rule, our trampolines are low maintenance - but like any outdoor product, they require a ‘preventive check’ after some years of use. MrTr-MManual-MaintenanceManual A mat & maintenance makeover includes:
  • Painting the mat both sides: We use a premium, heavy duty, UV coated, rubberised, custom formulated paint. NOTE: The mat requires painting every 3-4 years or when the ‘jump zone’ starts to show some wear.
  • Clean out the pit: Has it been years since the last clean out?
  • Remove all rubbish
  • Maintenance check: Have you had your trampoline for 3-4 years?

MAINTENANCE CHECK

A thorough maintenance check includes:
  • Check the mat for holes, tears and any warning signs
  • Check all loops are connected to the hanger clips
  • Check the condition of the rubbers & padding
  • Check the springs and spring count to make sure there are none missing or broken or showing signs of stress.
Contact MrTrampoline for a price on a Mat & Maintenance Makeover. The benefit of a MrTrampoline expert doing the maintenance check is that we have an experienced eye and will undergo any repairs on the spot. Of course you can do your own maintenance check. If you discover a missing clip or feel your mat needs a paint, email us your shopping list and we will mail out the parts and materials you require. ‘Built with superior quality materials we expect our trampolines to last 25 years’  - Adam Richards (MrTrampoline) Contact Mr Trampoline to discuss.

Installation

Installation

IN GROUND TRAMPOLINE INSTALLATION

‘Surprisingly, we can install our trampolines just about anywhere. Of course, a flat location normally means a straight forward ‘dig’. But we do enjoy a challenge.’ - Dave Mason (Mr. Trampoline) Normal In Ground Trampoline Installation Sequence:
    • We will arrive with the frame and bolt the sides together on site. This will give us the size of the frame to move around on site to find the best location.
    • We then mark the leg positions & move the frame.
    • Then we dig the 6 or 8 leg holes & a branch to allow the frame to set flush with ground level
    • Once this is completed, we attach the legs to the frame & lower the whole frame into the leg footings.
    • We then level the frame with a spirit level & fill the leg holes with concrete.
    • We mix a strong blend of sand, large stone and cement, we do not recommend rapid set.
    • Then we leave for a day or 2 while the leg footings set.
    • When we return we start digging inside the frame according to the depth & shape needed for the size & model of frame chosen. But basically, the hole is 1100-1200mm deep & has an angled wall of about 800mm narrower at the base (the batter!)
    • When the hole is complete, we dig a small branch around the outside of the frame & install a timber plinth. This acts as a low retaining wall (non structural) to stop to soft surface loam from vibrating into the hole over time.
    • We attach a light wire or mesh to the timber and the walls of the pit and then apply a cement render about 40-50mm thick to the walls. This will stop the pit walls eroding in the event of very heavy rainfall or from a damaged sprinkler running for ages in the one spot 🙂
    • If the base is in clay, where possible we run a pipe from the base to a lower outlet to allow water to expel from the pit. If this is not possible we install a pump with a float switch to regularly and automatically remove water. This will stop water & mosquitos from breeding in the bottom & annoying your summer BBQ’s.
    • Once this is all complete, we fit off the mat, springs and rubbers, then have a mandatory ALL-IN test bounce. This is the best part of our job.
    • By this time the kids are usually busting to get on, so while we pack away our gear & tidy up, the kids go berserk 🙂
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Athlete Cross Training

Athlete Cross Training
Budding young athletes are often pointed towards trampolining in the off-season. We all know that trampolining is great fun and the enjoyment of a high performance bounce provides hours of entertainment, but trampolines also make great cross-training tools. The cross training benefits are numerous: Improved coordination, balance, core strength, rhythm, muscle control, timing and motor skills. Obviously aerial skiers, divers, gymnast and snowboarders can fine tune their techniques and tricks safely and effectively on a trampoline. But all codes of football and just about every other sport can benefit through improved balance, core strength and learning how to fall. Let’s not forget that trampolining is an Olympic sport and elite trampolinists have skills that cross over into many events (diving, gymnastics, snowboarding). There are many trampolinists who have swapped sports because the required skill set is so similar to what they have mastered on a trampoline. For people who just like to bounce Happily, even just regular, casual jumping can lead to a long list of health and physical benefits. A report by NASA in the Journal for Applied Physiology asserted that rebounding was the most efficient, effective form of exercise; 10 minutes of bouncing equals 33 minutes of running. The general benefits of trampolining include: • lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease by strengthening the heart through increased pulse rate • strengthening the legs (improving the cardiovascular pumping function) • core strength and balance • bilateral motor skill development • provide a lower-impact cardio workout • burn calories; a 75 kilogram adult can burn 133 calories jumping on a trampoline for 30 minutes • reduce stress, anxiety and depression from endorphins [gallery ids="1404,1405,1406"]

Bounceball

Bounceball
BounceBall is fun for the whole family. It is great entertainment and easy to install or pack away. BounceBall brings another dimension to trampolining. Mr Trampoline BounceBall products are heavy duty and designed to last.

The rules of Bounce Ball

The game is fun for all ages and is played exclusively on a trampoline. The rules are similar to those of beach volleyball – only the server can win a point. For 2 Players
  • STEP ONE: Decide how many points you want to play to (5 points is a great place to start).
  • STEP TWO: Toss a coin to see who serves first.
  • STEP THREE: Begin to jump in unison. Both players will count out 3 synchronized bounces and the game begins.
  • STEP FOUR: The server lobs the ball over the net. The receiver must catch the ball and throw it back over before touching the trampoline. NOTE: Beginners are allowed one bounce with the ball.
Earn points by:
  • Forcing your opponent to touch the trampoline while holding the ball.
  • The ball touching the trampoline on your opponent’s side.
Lose the point by:
  • The ball landing outside the trampoline.
  • Not returning the ball over the net.
Once a point has been won, the players begin the synchronised jump again and the ball is put back into play.