Doorway Swing or MiniGym

Trapeze bar and rings combo in a doorwayWe would like to thank a very talented photographer from LivePixels Photography in Oakville for photographing our doorway swing last week. We will be updating our website with new pictures next month. For now we would like to show how you can use our doorway swing. This product comes with trapeze bar and rings combo, but to make it more fun you can switch between other accessories: rope ladder, gym rings, cuddle swing, belt swing etc.

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Doorway Swing

Doorway SwingWe have added a new product to our online storeDoorway Swing – every child’s dream. This indoor swing is a great solution for a home where there is either not enough space for a full jungle gym, or our solutions for small spaces do not work due to installation difficulties. Most places have a doorway that can be turned into Doorway Swing or Mini Jungle Gym.

Doorway Swing KitDreamGYM Doorway Swing kit includes a chrome plated support bar with padded grips. The weight capacity for the bar is 210 lbs, therefore parents can exercise too. It adjusts to fit most standard width door frames from 28″ to 36″. The Doorway Swing kit also includes mounting hardware, two hanging straps and two spring clips to make switching different accessories easier. We also included a trapeze bar with rings, because it is one of the favorite swing set accessories. Children can somersault, swing, twist. Read the rest of this entry »

Therapy Gym – Monkey Bars in Barrie, ON

Monkey Bars for Therapy room

Monkey Bars for Therapy room

On a last day of January 2009 we installed the therapy gym in one school in Barrie, Ontario. They were looking for monkey bars to add to their occupational therapy room, because one of the boys in their care needed a tool to develop upper body strength. But I am sure other children will benefit from the monkey bars too.

It was a custom made structure. Due to limited space they have we couldn’t offer them a jungle gym with wall bars.  The wood choice was soft maple which looked terrific. Concrete walls helped us to eliminate the whole phase of “stud finding”.

There are eight eye hooks under the monkey bars. You can see a rope ladder attached to two of them. Right now they use only a rope ladder, but they can always extend their therapy gym with a platform therapy swing, children hammock, gym rings, disk swing and any other accessory. With a help of quick links you might have  a lot of different configurations.

Certainly, children will love this place.

Marina Mironov

P.S. You can read more about therapy gym, accessories and hammocks at my website.

Indoor Therapy Gym installed in Barrie, ON

Indoor Therapy Gym installed in Barrie, ON

What is Indoor Jungle Gym?

Playground in Winter

Playground in Winter

Imagine: A sunny summer Sunday morning. You woke up full of energy and plan to spend time with your kids in a park on a playground enjoying every single moment of it. But by the time you are ready to get out, the weather is starting to change and promising sunny day becomes rainy reality. Kids are upset because they wanted to spend time there. Yes, it is a small structure, but kids just love swinging, climbing, sliding, etc.

You feel stuck at home. You have to wait for rain to stop and for a playground to dry out. And not too many options are available for kids to be active at home, unless you turned your living room into bouncing castle. In winter it is getting even worse. It would be great to spend all time outside tobogganing, skiing, skating, but the reality is we have too few days good for a play outside. There is always something: freezing rain, extreme cold alert, heavy snowfall, wind-chill, etc.

And while you watch how your kids using your living as a gymnasium, you might think that you have no choice, this is life. But here is an idea. Or should I say “The IDEA”. You can have your own indoor playground inside your house. There are so many options!

You can convert your whole basement or spare bedroom into a custom jungle gym with climbing wall, monkey bars, sliding pole and hammocks for little pirates.

Or you may choose to install a small gym in kids’ room. Basic model of an indoor jungle gym needs only 4’ x 6’ of floor space. It comes with wall bars, monkey bars, gym rings, rope ladder and trapeze bar. And it can be updated at any moment with climbing wall, vertical climber with a rope, and many other accessories.

But if you think you don’t have enough space, don’t get discouraged! There are some options that we can offer that won’t take up a lot of space. You can mount a vertical ladder (wall bars), rock climbing wall, or a vertical climber with a rope (ship ladder) on a single wall. All of these items can be installed alone or combined with others.

If you have happened to have hammock that you use outside during summer, it is possible to use it inside.

We will talk about how to use “Indoor Jungle Gym” as a “Therapy Gym” in next posts.

Stay tuned.
Marina Mironov