Our Summer So Far & the Springfree Trampoline Summer Jumpoff Event!
Keeping the kids busy and active all summer-long can sometimes be a challenge. Ever since we’ve added a Springfree Trampoline to our backyard, it’s made being active easy and fun.
One thing that I make it a point to encourage Gabby and Mimi to partake in is physical activity. During the summer, it is easy to fall into a routine that involves a lot of screen time indoors. This can often lead to them having a harder time adjusting when the school year begins. I know that if you haven’t been active for a while, you can feel sluggish and no one wants to feel like that, right?
If you’ve been following along, you’ll have read some ideas on how to keep your family active with the Springfree. I’ll be completely honest and say that since the Springfree has been in our backyard, the girls have been on it every single day. Even when it rains, they wait until it dries off and get right back on. Needless to say, it’s been a bouncy summer so far.
Of course, this has been the top activity that the girls have been enjoying. They see who can get the best dunk or they sit and see who can get the most baskets. The FlexrHoop has been so much fun for all of us actually and both Darasak and I have gotten in on the action. We even alternate with one person in the trampoline and another person outside shooting over the net for more difficulty.
The girls and Darasak take turns and compete to see who can jump the highest. Whoever who has the most height, lands on their bottom and bounces back on their feet takes the win. This competition can get pretty fierce.
All these weeks, we’ve all had plenty of time to learn and master tricks on our Springfree Trampoline. Especially the girls and they love to compete. They take turns and try to outdo each other!
The girls love to do yoga, it’s something that I’ve loved to do over the years and they’ve done with me and at school. So they do their favourite poses while they are inside the Springfree. The surface of the trampoline makes the poses a bit harder to hold but, so much fun! It’s a great place to try to get them to meditate too because that is something I definitely love to do! Yoga always ends up with bouncing though.
With the warm weather we have been having lately, the girls have been cooling off by asking us to place the sprinkler underneath the Springfree. It’s cool, it’s fun and they can relax and enjoy the summer weather.
Well, I’m not sure it can be classified as a nook but, Gabby and Mimi grab some pillows and read outdoors. The trampoline makes for a comfy place to escape into another world. You can take bounce breaks too.
Work It Out
The older Gabs gets the more she likes to work on her fitness. At least, that’s what she told me. She likes to do the Pike drop, which to me looks like she is essentially bending in half and touching her toes in the air. Of course, one of her favourites is the straddle jump and she does the splits in the air! To me, it’s amazing to see how she can manipulate her body and I know she’s staying active while having fun.
Spring Into 150!
If you’re free on Saturday, July 29, head over to Yonge-Dundas Square to attend the Springfree Summer Jumpoff! You can discover firsthand the health and fitness benefits that trampolines offer families and you’ll get a chance to get your jump on! Believe me, it’s FUN! Plus, you’ll get a chance to help a great cause.
What’s the Summer Jumpoff?
Springfree Trampoline has partnered with two-time Olympic Gold Medal-winning trampolinist Rosie MacLennan to host a Canada 150-themed event to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. Trampolines will be set up with the TGOMA interactive gaming system and guests will be invited to play! The tgoma system will be connected to a custom, Canada-150 themed version of the Quizzle game. The questions will all be Canadian trivia. You’ll be able to test out your Canadian IQ!
For each 150 questions correctly answered collectively by event guests, Springfree will donate one trampoline from the event to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. A total of TEN trampolines will be given away and they need YOUR help to succeed at this goal! So get your Canuck trivia hat on and come on down!
What is TGOMA?
It is a system that turns the Springfree Trampoline into the ultimate interactive platform. Designed to motivate families to go outside and be active, TGOMA includes learning games that teach math, language and problem-solving.
What time is the event?
The event will be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Why Cystic Fibrosis?
Trampolines are a low-impact activity for anyone to enjoy. But, for those with cystic fibrosis, it’s low-impact therapy that is a fun, exciting and alternative way to get exercise. Plus, any form of exercise for CF sufferers helps them get their lungs working thus helping them to loosen intrusive mucus that affects their breathing.
Did you know that CF usually primarily affects kids and young adults? Being able to jump on a trampoline can help them enjoy being a kid again. A feeling that can sometimes get temporarily lost amongst the daily treatments and physiotherapy required to maintain their health and lung function.
Time to Jump!
Springfree trampolines are available online at springfreetrampoline.ca and through Springfree retail stores at Canadian Tire and Toys “R” Us locations nationwide. For the closest store near you,
please visit their store locator.
If you’ve been considering a getting a trampoline for your family, I have special discount code that can save you big bucks when you buy online! Just use SpringInto150YYZ3 at checkout. The promo code will get you a smart TGOMA unit ($399 value) with the purchase of a trampoline. Get ready to get active!
There is still plenty of summer left and I know that we will continue to enjoy our Springfree. We see the health benefits that it has already had on our family and as a parent, I can rest assured because I know that our Springfree is ultra-safe. I hope that some of you can make it out to the event. It will be fun and it helps out a lot of people!
Have you ever considered a trampoline to stay active?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.