The Best Exercise Trampolines
NASA has the facts- exercise trampolines offer a lot of health benefits besides the sheer fun of jumping up and down. According to a 1980 study published in the Journal of physiology, the rhythmic up and down rebounds expose your body to a higher G-force, and this helps in toning the muscles without fatigue.
We’ve already written about the best trampolines for kids and toddlers in another article on this site, where you had the opportunity to choose a small trampoline. That being said, we’ve dedicated this write-up to the best workout trampolines for adults.
- Best rebounders for exercise and fitness rebounders
- Exercise and fitness trampolines for weight loss
- Home exercise trampolines and rebounders
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|JumpSport 220 Cardio Fitness Rebounder||
|Leaps & ReBounds Bungee Rebounder||
|MaXimus HIIT Bounce PRO||
|Maximum Pro Rebounder||
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|RedSwing Mini Trampoline||
|JumpSport 350 Fitness Trampoline||
|MaXimus Pro Gym Trampoline with handlebar||
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|Ultimate Rebounder by ReboundAir||
|Ancheer Folding Rebounder Trampoline||
|SereneLife SLSPT409 Portable & Foldable Trampoline||
JumpSport 220 Cardio Fitness Rebounder
The Jumpsport 220 is among the best rebounders for exercise out there- and for a couple of reasons. This model comes from a company that understands so much about rebounder fitness equipment. And its price tag won’t break the bank. The Jumpsport 220 features very sturdy construction with a 39-inch wide frame. It also has a 32.5-inch Permatron mat that lends 882 sq. ft. of jumping surface for your rebounder exercise routines. The Permatron mat used for this rebounder for exercise has high tensile strength and will support users of up to 250 lbs.
- Arched legs prevent tipping
- Long-lasting mat
- Weight limit may limit some users
Leaps & ReBounds Bungee Rebounder
For those who are not planning to go past the $200-mark level for a rebounder, we give you the Leaps and Rebounds Bungee Rebounder.
At the surface, the easily notable difference between our runner-up pick and the JumpSport 350 above is that the latter features arched legs as opposed to the straight legs that the Leaps and Rebounds uses. While arched legs are known to add to the stability of a trampoline, width also matters a lot.
With a diameter of 40 inches, the Leaps and Rebounds is slightly wider than the 350 model and this not only makes up for the stability issues but also gives you a wider jumping surface for your exercises. Mind you, this rebounder is also available in a 48-inch diameter version for those who’d like a wider stance.
The frame and screw-in legs also have an assuring quality and are both crafted from carbon steel that makes them strong enough for this bouncer’s 200lbs weight limit capacity. The joints have also been nicely welded to withstand heavy use for longer periods. Actually, this manufacturer gives you a lifetime warranty on the rig as a guarantee of durability and strength.
Similar to the JumpSport above, Leaps and Rebounds uses bungee cords to attach the polypropylene mat to the frame. The only minor difference here is that the tension is not adjustable.
Another great feature of this model that we can’t help mentioning is the eye-catching color patterns that range from passion fruit purple to ruby red.
- Wide trampoline at a budget price tag
- Strong and stable frame
- Very silent for night-use
- Great rebounds
- Can’t be folded
MaXimus HIIT Bounce PRO
Our top pick for the best fitness rebounder goes to the Maximus HIIT Bounce Pro. With a maximum weight limit of 330 lbs, this rebounder fitness equipment is much more accommodating than the Jumpsport 220 above. But what makes it unique is its adjustable incline that adds an incredible level of versatility to your cardio workouts. The Maximus HIIT Bounce Pro has a frame diameter of 40 inches and a bounce area of 28 inches. It is spring-loaded and allows quarter folding for easy storage and transport.
- Easy to set up
- Spring-loaded for better bounce
- Quarter-folding for compact storage
- High weight limit
- Springs may make a low squeaking noise
Maximum Pro Rebounder
You can’t think of the best fitness rebounder reviews without this model coming up. This spring-loaded exercise equipment has a 40-inch frame diameter and a bounce area of around 28 inches. It has a maximum weight limit of around 310 lbs, so we expect it to accommodate most adults and children. Interestingly, this fitness rebounder comes as a complete gym package, including a padded handlebar, resistance bands, and sand weights. You also get a DVD with 7 free rebounding workouts to start you off.
- Assembles quickly
- Well-made and very sturdy
- Folds for storage
- Comes as a complete gym package
- Folding could be easier
- A little heavy for portability
RedSwing Mini Trampoline
If you’re looking for an affordable exercise trampoline for weight loss, we recommend considering the RedSwing trampoline. This inexpensive trampoline will also make an excellent purchase for beginners. The Redswing uses springs and a polypropylene mat and can withstand weights of up 275 lbs. It comes with a nicely padded and removable handlebar that allows intense exercises. Most people affirm that the RedSwing is a breeze to set up even when alone. This mini trampoline will also fold into two for easy storage.
- Very affordable
- Easy setup
- Padded and removable handlebar
- Folding design makes storing easy
- High-quality construction
- Folding isn’t so easy
- Springs do squeak (lubricating with oil or Vaseline will help)
JumpSport 350 Fitness Trampoline
Professional grade trampolines will cost you a pretty penny, but this might be the way to go if you are looking forward to immersing yourself into total body exercise. The JumpSport 350 is a professional-grade workout trampoline for weight loss that is commonly used in most fitness clubs credit to its excellent blend of good build, bounce, stability, and a wide jumping surface.
This model boasts a frame diameter of 39 inches and a jumping area of 510 sq. in. making it the second largest trampoline in this American manufacturer’s line. The largest is the JumpSport 550f Pro which offers an impressive 729 sq. in. of jumping surface, but this extra surface will cost you over 200 bucks more. Unless you are looking for the largest exercise trampoline in town, the JumpSport 350 should work just fine for most people, in our opinion.
This frame and arched legs are crafted from 16-gauge steel and are among the sturdiest on this list. The fact that they are covered with a lifetime warranty (that you’ll certainly not need) is just an affirmation of the high level of quality that they boast.
The jumping bed, on the other hand, is made from Permatron Propylene which most trampoline experts consider as the best choice of fabric for rebounders’ and standard trampolines’ mats thanks to its high tensile strength and ability to return to its flat position after every jump.
Most importantly, this material is water and mold resistant and it’s also UV-protected. This feature coupled with the capped feet and rust-resistant frame make the JumpSport 350 a great exercise trampoline that you can use both indoors and outdoors.
The jumping mat is attached to the frame with 30 cords that, according to the manufacturer, have been club tested and found to offer up to 800,000 smooth bounces. These cords have a deeper and higher bounce and won’t strain your body joints as a spring-loaded tramp would. But what’s even more interesting is that the cords’ tension can be adjusted to fit different users’ weight and bounce needs (not many tramps offer this feature, by the way).
Other great features of this trampoline include its above-average 275lbs weight limit, the nicely covered cords, and the impressive warranty deals (lifetime coverage for the frame and legs and a 3-year warranty for the mat and cord).
- High-quality frame and feet construction
- Excellent stability
- Permatron propylene mat is waterproof and durable
- Adjustable tension for individual jumper’s bounce needs
- Not foldable
MaXimus Pro Gym Trampoline with handlebar
Our next recommendation here might be a good buy if you are in the market for an exercise trampoline with handle for weight loss. This model is notably different from our first 2 picks in that it utilizes springs in place of bungee cords.
As we have stated in the buying guide later in this article, spring trampolines are more popular with athletes who want a jogging trampoline with somewhat better aerobics than what bungee cord alternatives offer.
Spring tramps aren’t as bouncy as elastic cord models; instead, they have a little bit firmer bounce that makes them the best for fitness as well as sports training. Put in other words, these models mimic the feeling of jogging only that the impacts on your joint are considerably lower than you’d get on pavements and tracks.
The Maximus Pro gym features high-grade steel frame and legs construction and a non-slip jumping mat. It has a pole to pole diameter of 40 inches (102cm) and a weight limit of 330 pounds (150 kgs) which is the highest so far.
The legs are fairly straight but the width and the weight of the entire system (26 pounds) make it considerably stable and safe. But the unique bit is that the legs are foldable- this means that you can easily use it indoors in the evenings and carry it to the backyard in the morning if you want to catch some rays.
Even better, this trampoline ships complete with a nicely shaped handlebar that not only gives you additional support but also broadens your exercise spectrum.
Here is the best part!
If you are green on trampoline workouts, this manufacturer has included a DVD full of great cardio exercises and you’ll also be getting 3 months of free video membership without absolutely free. Honestly, what else would you be looking for?
- Relatively affordable
- High weight limit (330 pounds)
- Sturdy construction
- Lightweight for portability
- Foldable legs for compact storage
- Handlebar included
- Free workout DVD and video subscription
- Might be noisier
Ultimate Rebounder by ReboundAir
The Ultimate Rebounder by RebounderAir will make an excellent choice if you’re looking for the best home exercise trampoline. We appreciate that this trampoline exercise tool combines wide belly springs, a permatron jumping mat, and a solid 40-inch frame. These 3 elements give you an ultra-sturdy home exercise trampoline that will withstand aggressive usage from individuals weighing up to 400 lbs. This rebounder trampoline also folds into half, allowing you to slide it under a bed for easy storage.
- Safe for kids and adults
- Hard-to-beat weight limit
- Soft and high bounces
- Lifetime replaceable parts guarantee
- Comparably pricy
- Springs make some cracking noise
Ancheer Folding Rebounder Trampoline
Ancheer is not any new in our home exercise trampoline reviews: this brand gave us our runner-up model in another write-up of the best indoor trampoline for kids and toddlers. What we are looking at here is one of the most recommendable options for people who want to trampoline on budget.
The Ancheer Rebounder is 3 folds cheaper than the priciest model in these fitness trampoline reviews, but you can take it from us: it is sturdy and safe.
This is a 38-inch spring rebounder featuring an all-steel 1.5mm frame construction that gives it its 220-pound maximum user weight limit. The jumping bed is made of a strong and breathable fabric and has a good-looking pad cover for the springs.
Speaking of springs, this model might not be the best for kids who want the bounciest tramp on sale. But that’s because it is designed for adults who want a bouncy jog for their cardio workouts without having to trudge to the gym or hitting the trails.
Lastly, the Ancheer is also super easy to assemble especially because it comes pre-assembled. But what makes it unique from all the exercise bouncers that we’ve seen so far is that it folds into 2 for compact storage.
- Super easy to assemble
- Very affordable
- Folds into 2 for storage and portability
- Has 8 non-slip legs for stability
- Nicely padded springs for safety and design
- Springs can get squeaky
SereneLife SLSPT409 Portable & Foldable Trampoline
Time for honesty- getting the most ideal home trampoline for our fifth slot on this list wasn’t so easy since we had to choose between Serene Life and 3 other currently popular models: Urban Rebounder Trampoline, Gold’s gym mini trampoline, and the Pure Fitness Trampoline.
After a lot of considerations, our review team settled for the Serene Life not necessarily because it is the most affordable in the bunch, but simply because it is the best on all the major fronts that make a great workout rebounder; stability, ease of use, and durability. This model has also received the best rating compared to the rest and this means that most of its users were impressed.
The Serene Life is a 40’’ home rebounder that can also be used in the backyard or at the gym. This tramp has a heavy-duty frame construction and is fitted with a polypropylene mat that offers a jumping area of around 29 inches. On the same note, this jumping mat has a soft feel but still offers you a good grip for safer jumps.
Being a spring-style exercise trampoline, don’t expect this tramp to be as bouncy as the bungee cord competitors. The good news, however, is that it might help you achieve your fitness goals much faster. On the same note, this model comes with a padded handlebar that will again go a long way in helping you control your bounce. Without forgetting, you can adjust the height of this support bar from 35’’ to 46’’ to fit any jumper’s height requirements.
The Serene Life is also very easy to assemble thanks to the detailed assembly manual with pictures that is included in the package. We also like that it can be folded with ease for storage and to fit it through small doors and corridors as you change locations.
- Comes with a handlebar
- It’s affordable
- Heavily padded springs
- Foldable for portability
- Large jumping area
- Although easy, assembling requires more than 1 person
Similar to standard trampolines, rebounders come in an array of sizes ranging from 36 inches to 55 inches. However, 38’’-40’’ tramps are the most common and what you’ll easily find them both online and in most fitness stores.
Is bigger better? Well, the bigger the rebounder, the more jumping surface it offers. But then again, remember that you won’t be somersaulting on this tool. Most experts feel that exercise trampolines are the best for adult exercises since they offer a tighter bounce than large tramps (all else unchanged).
The ideal size of your exercise trampoline will also be determined by the amount of space available where you intend to use it.
The jumping bed on an exercise trampoline for adults may be attached to the rig via springs or bungee cords. Spring rebounders are the most common and are widely available compared to bungee cord trampolines. Due to their wide availability, these models also tend to cost much lower than their immediate alternatives.
The key benefit that spring tramps offer is their firmer bounce, which allows you to ‘jog’ as you would on a hard surface but with minimal impact. These models again have a minimal elasticity which consequently translates to a lower bounce and that’s what makes them the best trampolines for aerobics.
The major drawback of spring trampolines is that their lower elasticity makes them harsher and more stressful on your joints. In addition, these springs tend to rust and break over time thereby requiring replacement at a relatively higher rate than bungee cords.
Bungee cord exercise trampolines may be the way to go if you are looking for a model that will see you soaring high in the sky. These models have a much softer surface thanks to their deep landings and they also tend to put less stress on your joints. Bungee cord tramps are for people who are more interested in working out their muscles although they also do help in exercising the aerobic system albeit to a lower extent.
The other advantages that these rebounders offer include their silent performance (they don’t squeak as springs do) and their durability.
On the downside, they are not so common and when you find them, chances are that they’ll be notably pricier than their spring competitors.
Fitness trampolines are generally lower to the ground compared to standard 15 feet tramps whose jumping bed may be as high as 40 inches high. And since they are meant to be used by adults, incidences of flying off the mat and sustaining injuries are very unlikely.
However, accidents do happen, but most of these mostly emanate from poor constructions and low-quality materials. Among other things that you want to consider include the quality of the frame, springs, and bungee cords as well as the type of material used for the jumping bed.
Most of these exercise tools use stainless steel tubes for the frame but what matters most is the type of gauge used for the tubes plus the diameter. Without digging into details, thicker frames support more weight and also induce a higher sense of safety. If you plan to use the trampoline outdoor, you’ll also want to check out whether the frame has been treated to withstand the elements and resist rust.
The best trampolines for exercise are fitted with polypropylene mats that are sewn with a UV-resistant thread to enhance their durability.
Still on the same issue of safety, remember to check out the recommended weight limit of the rebounder with regard to the intended jumpers’ weight.
There are 2 significant differences between an exercise rebounder and an exercise trampoline. The first and major difference is size. Also known as a mini-trampoline, a rebounder for exercise is a small trampoline that is mainly used indoors. This exercise equipment is very easy to assemble and most of them can be folded for compact storage.
In terms of size, rebounders have a diameter of 36-40 inches (frame to frame) and sit around 10 inches off the ground. Despite its small size, the best rebounder for exercise can accommodate weights of up to 350 lbs.
Although they can also be used for recreation, rebounders are mainly marketed as exercise and training tools. They are mainly used in the gym to help with weight loss and fitness routines.
Trampolines, on the other hand, are giant rebounders that mostly stay in your backyard. These models come in different shapes (round, rectangle, square, and oval) and sizes. Trampolines are mainly used for recreation although you’ll also get an exercise trampoline for adults that you can use for fitness purposes.
The health benefits of rebounding on an exercise trampoline are simply immeasurable. While most of us jump on these tools for the sheer fun of it, health experts say that trampolining is the best way to improve your lymph and blood circulation without subjecting your legs, ankles, and back to the trauma and shock that is caused by jogging on hard surfaces.
What makes an exercise trampoline bounce?
A good rebounder for exercise boils down to the quality of its components. Consider the gauge of the metal used for the frame as well as the feet. In addition, pay attention to the material used for the jumping mat. Polypropylene is a popular choice and works well without breaking the bank, but permatron is a much stronger material. In addition, consider whether it’s easy to fold the rebounder for easy storage.
How can a rebounder trampoline benefit you?
As a type of low-impact aerobic exercise, jumping on a mini-trampoline may stimulate your lymphatic system causing your body to flush out toxins and waste. A rebounder also has an important role in child development as it promotes coordination, balance, and overall motor skills.
Is a rebounder a good workout?
Absolutely! A study recently published in the International Journal of Sports Science suggests that rebounding is much more efficient at burning fat than running. The same study found out that jumping on a mini-trampoline is two times better at improving your aerobic fitness than running. Other exercise trampolines benefits include controlling blood sugar levels and developing stronger bones. The best part about exercising on a trampoline is that you can reap many benefits by exercising for as little as 10-25 minutes.