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These days, everyone is looking for a way to exercise at home. With gyms shuttered in order to slow the spread of Covid-19 and parks often too crowded for comfort, being able to get your steps in and your heart rate up without leaving the house is more important than ever. And while there are plenty of great ways to stay in shape during quarantine, a mini trampoline is one of our favorites.
A mini trampoline, also called a fitness trampoline or a rebounder, isn’t just a smaller version of the type of big trampoline you might set up in your backyard for the grandkids to horse around on. Rather, it’s a piece of gym equipment that allows you to do a variety of exercises — not just jumping. And using it strengthens your pelvic floor muscles (which can help prevent incontinence), improves balance, and may even build bone density.
The BCAN 40-inch Mini Trampoline ($169.99, Amazon) is our pick for the best fitness rebounder for a few reasons: It’s sturdy enough to accommodate body weights up to 330 pounds, has an adjustable foam handle to help you keep your balance while exercising — and increase the number of activities you can do on it — and folds up for easy storage or travel.
Suitable for adults and kids both, this mini trampoline is constructed with an anti-skid, waterproof mat, and the steel springs are covered, so there are no sharp parts exposed. It’s quiet (no squeaking!), easy to clean, and has a one-year warranty that includes all the parts: the mat, springs, handle, frame, and safety pad.
Here’s what Amazon reviewers had to say about it:
- “I jump on it for about 20-30 minutes per day. It’s really great and easy but at the same time, works up a sweat.”
- “This is a sturdy piece of exercise equipment that works perfectly with both adult and kids. Now I can get a work out at home while I’m watching movies.”
- “This is great for a home workout. I considered a treadmill but decided they were too big, bulky and expensive. My sister had one of these for her kids and I thought I would give it a try. It’s low impact, different, and fun. I like the stability bar also. Very happy about that.”
- “Got this for therapeutic activities. Seven years post cancer treatment, my body decided to have a lymphedema issue. Did some reading and found that [rebounders] are great for getting the ‘ol lymphatic system going. I use this a few times a week and noticed an improvement in not only my lymphedema but also my balance. Legs and hips seem to be getting a bit slimmer and stronger also.
And as for assembly, that’s a breeze as well, with one customer saying it took just 20 minutes from opening the box to using the trampoline. “It comes folded in half. It does take a decent amount of pressure to snap it flat. Then the legs and handle get assembled and screwed on. So far, so good.”
What are you waiting for? Order today and you’ll soon be bouncing your way to better health!
Where to buy: $169.99 (Originally $199), Amazon
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