Why You Should Get an In-Ground Trampoline

Here at Topline Trampolines, we produce professional-grade in-ground trampolines, perfect for aspiring gymnasts or for the backyard. So, why should you choose an in-ground trampoline instead of one on legs?

Great for Kids

In-ground trampolines are fantastic for smaller children who wish to pursue gymnastic trampoline or to play with their friends. Unlike a trampoline on legs, children will not have the fear of falling off an in-ground trampoline. This also eliminates the risk of someone actually falling off the edge, and the fear that comes with that. No fear means more fun.

Garden Aesthetic

Installing an in-ground trampoline will often look nicer in a backyard than a standing one. It fits in better with the yard and is easy to landscape around. Plus, how many houses do you see with in-ground trampolines? You’ll be the coolest house on the block!

Safe Storms

There’s nothing worse than seeing the backyard after an intense storm and everything has flown away; the above-ground trampoline might be in the neighbour’s yard! With an in-ground trampoline, there is no chance of your beloved trampoline flying away in the storm. It will be right where you left it when the sun comes out tomorrow.

Aspiring Olympians

If your child has big dreams of taking their gymnastic trampoline skills to the Olympics, they’re going to need the correct equipment. Topline Trampolines produces in-ground Olympic trampolines, perfect for any aspiring gymnast. If you want to be the best, you’ve got to have the best.

In-ground trampolines are a fantastic alternative to the traditional above-ground trampolines if you want safety, professionalism and a minimal chance of your trampoline ending up on the roof.

If you’re interested in having an Olympic in-ground trampoline in your yard, contact Topline Trampolines today.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Trampoline

It’s no secret that trampoline jumping is a fantastic form of exercise. With the fast-growing indoor trampoline centres, kids and adult alike are getting into the fitness craze. But how do you get the most out of your trampoline…?

Become an Astronaut

Kind of. Trampolines were historically used in astronaut training so they could experience the feel weightlessness (zero gravity). To put your trampoline to astronomical use, jump as high as you can to burn more calories. When you bounce back up from an extreme height your muscles are forced to react three times the force of gravity. And hey, you can always pretend you’re floating through space while you do it!

Good Ol’ Star Jumps

Star jumps are a terrific way of getting your heart rate up and the calories burning, so imagine pairing them with the bounce of a trampoline? Jump higher and higher and stretch longer and longer with your arms and legs to maximise the effects of the workout.

Jump-Jogging

Jump-jogging is exactly what it sounds like: jumping and jogging. Doing a jog in one position on a trampoline gives you the benefits of a light jog without the high impact stress of jogging on solid ground. You can start off with little steps and progress up to higher springs (lifting your knees) when you get into the rhythm of it. This is a great way to warm up before jumping into the rest of your workout (jumping, get it?).

Just Bounce

Simply bouncing on your trampoline can help tone your muscles as well as get your heart rate up. Nothing fancy, just simple vertical bouncing.

Trampoline jumping is a wonderful way to get in shape whether you’re a kid or an adult. Get the most out of your Topline Trampoline with correct exercises to keep you fit and well.

Topline Trampolines produce professional-grade trampolines; perfect for health and fitness. Give us a call or browse our website for all things trampolining.

What You Didn’t Know About Trampoline

Trampoline seems like an Olympic staple nowadays, right? But did you know that the sport actually debuted at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games? That doesn’t even seem like that long ago! Here are some other facts you probably didn’t know about trampoline:

Astronauts Use Them

Inventor, George Nissen, originally created the trampoline for trapeze artists and since then, are used in training astronauts. It helps them better understand what their bodies will be like in space.

You’re Basically a Kangaroo

After inventing the trampoline, Nissen rented (yes, rented) a kangaroo after studying its bouncing habits. He wished to bounce on his invention in perfect unison with the kangaroo to publicise his new invention.

Don’t Be Afraid of Heights

If you have a fear of heights, trampoline is not for you. Gymnasts have been recorded up in the air as high as 33 feet (over 10 metres)! Don’t look down!

Don’t Forget to Barani

Like with most sports, there are different words or phrases that mean different things. Tucked, piked, Barani, Cody and Quadriffis are all manoeuvres that can be performed in a trampoline routine.

All 22 Eyes on You

If you’re wanting to compete in trampoline any time soon, just know that there are 11 judges watching and scoring your routine. They judge on height, technique, quality, execution, rhythm, body control and pretty much everything else (even the angle of your limbs!). No pressure.

It’s Great for Your Health!

Trampoline is a fantastic way to improve your overall fitness. It works your cardiovascular system, your muscles, your mind and your spatial awareness. Some say it’s as good for you as running!

 

Professional trampoline is no joke. Topline Trampolines are an Australian manufacturer of professional-grade trampolines that are perfect for anyone who wants to give proper trampoline a go!

Browse our wide range of products on our website, or visit our warehouse on the Gold Coast and talk to an expert. (Kangaroo not included).

 

What Exactly Is Trampoline Gymnastics?

Trampoline gymnastics (TRP) is an exciting and different kind of gymnastics for people who want to do something a little bouncier. Why flip and twist and tumble on the floor when you can add some height to it? TRP is a fantastic way to become more aware of your body and its movement; and is a great form of exercise too!

TRP helps develop confident body movement, builds strength and fitness, challenges your body and your mind, and is a fun way to develop your posture and spatial awareness. TRP can be for adults and kids who want to keep fit and have fun; while still having the discipline and focus of a gymnast.

Like every type of gymnastics, there are different disciplines when it comes to competition. They are:

Trampoline

Simple Trampoline is for a solo competitor who performs a routine for judges. There are ten different skills (all of which have varying difficulty) that can be performed. They are judged on the quality in which they are executed and the time of flight (how long you are in the air for).

Synchronised Trampoline

Think synchronised swimming but in the air and without those funny nose-clip things. Synchronised Trampoline entails two competitors bouncing on separate trampolines doing the same routine in perfect unison. Once again, it is judged on the difficulty of the skills performed and the quality (synchronisation).

Double-Mini Trampoline

Double-Mini Trampoline (DMT) is where two skills are performed in a sequence on the DMT bed and the other to dismount from the trampoline.

Tumbling

Tumbling is the same as on a solid surface: backwards and forwards skills going from hands to feet and feet to hands, but on a trampoline.

 

If you’re looking for a fun and exciting style of gymnastics for yourself or the kids, Trampoline Gymnastics is for you! Improve your health, agility and overall fitness with this fantastic sport.

Topline Trampolines produce professional-grade trampolines; perfect for TRP. Give us a call or browse our website for all things trampolining.

How to Take Care of Your Trampoline

Topline Trampolines are built to last with their durable and strong design; however, like with everything, you will need to take care of your trampoline over the years. Here are our best tips to ensure your trampoline stays in the best shape for you:

Water Retention

If you have your trampoline outside it will retain some condensation and seepage over time. To ensure this does not lead to rust or otherwise, tip your trampoline on its side (if rectangle). This way, the water in the leg bases will drain out the sleeve joints.

Rust

No one wants rust on their trampoline. Checking for rust regularly can save you from further damage and will keep your trampoline in tip-top condition. Remove the legs or spreader bars and check for rust. If there is no sign of rust, apply rust inhibitor and replace the legs. If you do find nasty rust, it is best to remove and replace the leg of your trampoline.

Mats

If you have a polypropylene mesh type mat, only clean with cold water. Never clean with detergents, soaps or solvents as it will affect the mat’s durability. If you start to see black marks on your body from the trampoline it means your mat is approaching its use by date.

If you have a two string mat, you will need to repaint it. Repaint a water-based painted mat every 12 months, and a rubber-based painted mat every 3 months.

Springs

Springs can be over-stretched for various reasons: the strings may be in an active spot of the trampoline, they are used a lot, you may be exceeding the weight limit. If the springs are slightly over-stretched in an overly-active spot of your trampoline, swap the springs for a less active spot of the trampoline. If your springs are more than over-stretched or you are exceeding your weight limit, you should replace them with new springs.

 

If you have any other queries or concerns about how to care for you trampoline, come talk to us at Topline Trampolines. We can answer all your questions and we have all the replacements parts to keep your trampoline at the top of its game for years to come.

 

Olympic Trampoline Athletes That Will Go Down in History

To get to the Olympics in any sport is an achievement; to get to the Olympics for trampolining is incredible. It takes hard-work, determination, focus and skill to represent your country on the world’s stage. We have the top Olympic trampoline athletes that will go down in history as the greats:

Rosie MacLennan

Hailing from Canada, Rosannagh “Rosie” MacLennan is not only a world champion but an Olympic Gold Medallist too. MacLennan has
– 2 Olympic Gold Medals
– 2 Gold, 8 Silvers and 4 Bronze at the World Championships
– 2 Gold and 1 Silver at the Pan American Games
– 6 Gold and 1 Bronze at the Pan American Championships

He Wenna

This Chinese athlete is an extremely talented trampoline gymnast with many medals under her belt. Wenna has:
– 1 Olympic Gold and Bronze
– 5 Gold and 1 Silver at the World Championships
– 1 Silver at the Asian Games

Alexander Moskalenko

Moskalenko is a former Russian trampolinist who has had major success at the Olympics, World Championships and World Games. Moskalenko has:
– 1 Olympic Gold and Silver
– 14 Gold and 3 Silver at the World Championships
– 1 Gold at the World Games

Anna Dogonadze

From Germany, Anna Dogonadze has an impressive number of medals to her name. Dogonadze has:
– 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze at the World Cup Finals
– 1 Gold and 1 Bronze at the World Games
– 1 Olympic Gold
– 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze at the World Championships

Huang Shanshan

Hailing from China, Huang Shanshan is an Olympic trampolinist who has won many medals over the years. Shanshan has
– 1 Olympic Silver and Bronze
– 5 Gold and 3 Silver at the World Championships
– 2 Gold at the Asian Games

All of these extremely talented athletes have put in years of training to be the best of the best. If you want to be the best you must train on the best. Topline Trampolines are manufacturers of Australian-made trampolines, suitable for aspiring professionals. View our range online, or visit our warehouse in Molendinar.

Why Jumping is Essential for Kids

Jumping is essential for kids

In a generation that is increasingly dependent on screens, exercise has become alarmingly uncommon amongst children, and according to studies, well below the daily recommended exercise for those aged 5-15.

Why is it important for kids to exercise daily?

Kids who exercise have stronger muscles and bones, are less likely to become overweight and develop obesity-caused diseases, and are less likely to experience depression or anxiety. Exercise also helps children to sleep better, and as a result, increase their concentration during school.

How to get the kids exercising

Encouraging your kids to pull themselves away from what may seem more appealing entertainment options, like TV shows and video games, can be a challenge if the option to exercise isn’t enjoyable.

That’s where a trampoline comes in. Although simple, trampolines offer phenomenal health benefits, which makes them so irresistible that even adults are jumping on the bouncy bandwagon.

What’s more, it’s common for children to run straight to the trampoline after school, and spend hours jumping without even knowing it. So putting one in your backyard could not only solve the issue of a lack of exercise, but provide the kids with a new favourite hobby too.

Topline Trampolines are manufacturers of Australian-made trampolines, suitable for both professional athletes and hobbyists. View our range online, or visit our warehouse in Molendinar.

5 Essential Tips for Trampoline Safety

Although one of the healthiest and most entertaining products you could have in your backyard, there’s no question owning a trampoline does come with its risks. After all, it is an apparatus designed to catapult humans into the sky.

But that doesn’t mean all the fun (and just as well, the myriad of health benefits) should end.

With the right care and precautions taken, you can reduce the risk of accidents and injury. Here’s what you should know about trampoline safety.

 

1 – Assemble the Trampoline Properly

We hate to point out the obvious, but unfortunately, it’s all too common that a trampoline is assembled in haste, or with little knowledge. Make sure all springs are in their correct position, and the bolts are carefully fastened. Having trouble putting yours together? Stu from No Worries Assembly is our go-to guy.

 

2 – Install Spring Pads

These humble little accessories are worth more credit than what they get. Placing them atop your springs protects arms and legs from the steely pinch of caught skin in a spring. Purchase yours here.

 

3 – Don’t Try Complex Tricks without Professional Supervision

As much as you want to impress your friends (or your mum), hold off on the fancy flips until you’ve acquired professional training and supervision.

 

4 – Make Sure the Trampoline Mat is Dry

Falling backwards won’t hurt on the forgiving mat of a trampoline, but it will hurt if you slip right off onto the ground – a very real possibility if you’re jumping on a wet or icy surface.

 

5 – Wait Your Turn

Trampolines are designed to be used by one person at a time, so wait your turn to jump on. Patience is a virtue, folks.

Are You Performing this Important Stretch after Trampoline Training?

A common downfall for most amateur athletes and those beginning to incorporate more exercise into their life, is neglecting the importance of stretching after a workout.

In professional trampolining, stretching is more than just cooling down and comforting the muscles. It’s a crucial step in training the body to position and take off correctly, and to maintain good form and posture.

Why Stretch After Trampoline Training?

You just put in all that effort and time into trampoline training, so why do you have to spend more time stretching after you’re done? When you work out, lactic acid accumulates in your muscles, which causes the fatigue and soreness commonly experienced afterward. A proper stretch will warm your muscles and increase blood circulation to reduce soreness. It also helps increase flexibility and improve your range of motion.

Post-Training Shoulder Stretches

The shoulders are a problem area for many athletes. Gymnasts often find that focusing on interior core movements causes rounded shoulders, neglecting the posterior. This can limit the range of motion in the shoulder area which can lead to injury and general physical limitations. By stretching after trampoline training, you can open up the posterior movement to get the full range of motion you need from your shoulders.

This simple stretch used by professional trampoline coach Greg Roe can help to maintain or improve shoulder motion after trampoline training.

Step 1
Lay on the ground with a padded cylinder. The cylinder should be placed under the body right at the shoulder joint. The back should be straight, and the arms should be raised over the head. The cylinder must be properly placed for this stretch to work.

Step 2
Place an object on top of the hands with a spotter applying light pressure to brace the arms while stretching. The arms should be completely straight with no bends in the elbows. The upper arm should ideally be positioned right by the ears, so the body forms a plank.

Step 3
Using the core, suck the stomach in and lift the rear up to straighten the plank. The stretching should occur right in the shoulders and not in the lower torso. Hold the position for approximately 30 to 60 seconds. Roe describes doing 4 sets to start really building flexibility.

Always Stretch after Jumping

You should have a warm-up routine in place before you jump, but that routine should not include this stretch. This stretch is intended for after the workout only because it may leave your arms feeling too loose and weak for effective trampoline training.

It is recommended this stretch is performed under the supervision of a professional trainer.

8 Ways Trampoline Jumping Improves Your Health

The beauty of trampoline jumping is that it’s not only fun, but phenomenally good for you too.

Physical health is important, but so is making time for recreational activities, and trampolines allow us to take care of both at the same time! It’s a simple activity that appeals to all ages and leaves you feeling energised.

Here are eight reasons taking a jump on the trampoline regularly improves your health.

Staying Healthy Becomes Fun

One of the biggest obstacles in the way of good physical health is motivation. Trampoline jumping makes staying healthy fun, which means you’re more likely to do it on a regular basis. It doesn’t feel like a traditional workout when you’re having a great time!

Jumping Promotes Lymphatic Flow

The lymphatic system assists with the removal of waste and toxins within the human body, making it essential to good health and proper organ function. In order to work, the lymphatic system relies entirely on body movement to pump all the bad out. Jumping regularly gives this process a healthy boost.

Increases Oxygen Circulation

As a relatively high-intensity, high-cardio workout, jumping on a trampoline increases oxygen intake, which is not only essential to lung health, but also the cardiovascular system. Oxygen flow helps to purify the blood, and may improve skin tone, too.

It’s Three Times More Effective than Running

Running is often hailed as the greatest of all cardio, but did you know that trampolining is much more effective? In fact, just ten minutes of jumping is equivalent to 33 minutes of running, making it a more efficient exercise choice when it comes to burning calories.

Trampolining Promotes Better Balance & Posture

Over time, jumping regularly on a trampoline can help to improve balance and posture. With each jump you take, your body uses a combination of muscle groups, strengthening your core and assisting in maintaining an upright posture.

Fortifies Joints from Impact Injuries

Joints can be a problem area when it comes to injury. As opposed to running or jogging, trampoline jumping applies light pressure to the joints, which allows bones to become stronger and better at coping with pressure. This builds up your joint strength and reduces the chances of suffering an injury.

Ideal for Stress Relief

If you suffer from stress or depression, trampolines are a natural, cost-efficient solution. All that jumping causes the brain to release endorphins, and the high-intensity movement removes tension from the body, resulting in relaxation and improved well-being.

Jumping Encourages Muscle Tone

Jumping on a trampoline uses a variety of small and large muscles throughout the body, including the quads, calf muscles and abs. Trying different types of jumps and tricks will allow you to work on different muscle groups while improving your strength and agility.

Ready to get fit on a trampoline?

Topline Trampolines is a home-grown, Australian manufacturer of durable, professional-grade trampolines. But that doesn’t mean they’re reserved for the Olympians – families love the thrill of jumping on a Toplin, too. Browse our range of products online, or visit our warehouse on the Gold Coast to talk to an expert.

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