Guest Blog by Lisa Weightman
I’m Lisa Weightman, busy Mum and Aunty, tech girl with 20 years of awesome tech adventures with IBM, creator of the series #InspringTheEveryday, dual Commonwealth Games marathon medallist for Australia and three-time Olympic marathon runner. Let’s hope we make it four-time in 2020 in Tokyo after qualifying just before COVID-19 in Osaka this year! I’m the owner of a Medium Oval Springfree Trampoline with Sports Bundle and the M18 Mini Trampoline and proud of it!
As a young girl my cousins had a trampoline in their backyard. We’d jump for hours to classic hits from John Farnham and Kylie Minogue (stop laughing…). There were no safety nets. The springs were steel and exposed and we’d jump together acting the goat as kids do. As a new parent, I continually find myself asking Mum and Dad “How did you cope? When so many things could’ve injured us back then?” Thanks to Springfree the worst that can happen to my son Pete on the trampoline is a rise in his heart rate if his moves don’t go to plan and he hits the net. It’s great peace of mind to know he can play safely while I am working from home, particularly during this current environment of COVID-19 where we are home day after day.
Over the coming months I’m excited to share snippets of our lives with the Springfree community as my husband and I balance parent, work and athletic life. We were in the midst of preparing for a fourth Olympic Games, in an attempt to make history until COVID-19 hit. I’m attempting to join 3 Australians Lisa Ondieki, Rob De castella and Steve Moneghetti in competing in four Olympic marathons all time. That’s a long career and a life full of travel, adventure, highs and lows and the adventure is not over!
Why did we decide to join the Springfree community you might be wondering? Simple...a Springfree trampoline is not just a jumping castle for kids. It’s so much more. After completing my first rebounding class with my sister last year I was hooked on the benefits. It had been over 25 years since I’d set foot on a trampoline and I couldn’t believe what I’d missed out on all this time. With a young teenage nephew whom I take care of like my own, my son moving into Prep and becoming a little more independent, combined with my desire to find that next edge in high performance, the timing was perfect to add the trampoline to our High Performance Centre at home.
Over the coming months I am looking forward to sharing how we are enjoying our Springfree trampoline, covering the following topics:
I’ll leave you with the following thoughts…rebounding:
When you play safe with Springfree, you can have all this fun as a family with no trips to the Emergency Room!