Exercise Trampoline – The Best Mini Trampoline Reviews
Posted by Nolan Harris on February 27, 2019
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 mini trampolines for kids and toddlers in another article on this site. That being said, we’ve dedicated this write-up to the best small workout trampolines for adults.
- JumpSport 350 Fitness Trampoline
- Leaps & ReBounds Bungee Rebounder
- MaXimus Pro Gym Trampoline with handlebar
- Ancheer Folding Rebounder Trampoline
- SereneLife SLSPT409 Portable & Foldable Trampoline
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|SereneLife SLSPT409 Portable & Foldable Trampoline||
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 rebounder 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 rebounder 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 rebounder’s 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 mini 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 rebounder 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
Leaps & ReBounds Bungee Rebounder
For those who are not planning to go past the $200-mark level for a trampoline, 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 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. 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 rebounders 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
Ancheer Folding Rebounder Trampoline
Ancheer is not any new in our mini 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 rebounder 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’’ in-house mini 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’’ mini 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 small mini trampolines are the best for adult exercises since they offer a tighter bounce than large tramps (all else unchanged).
The ideal size of your mini 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.
Mini 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 mini 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.
The health benefits of rebounding on a mini 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.