For most people, hearing the word “trampoline” probably makes them picture one of those huge backyard trampolines that kids love to play on—you know, the ones that make pediatricians cringe? If you’re looking for a new cardio activity that’s more playful than running or walking but you don’t want or have room for a big trampoline, the best rebounder trampolines can give you an excellent (and safer) at-home workout.
Meagan Morris, a certified personal trainer and the editor of Celebribody, explains that using a rebounder trampoline offers benefits that go beyond adding some fun to your day. “Jumping on a mini-trampoline is a low-impact workout that’s easier on your joints than similar workouts—running, jumping rope, etc.,” she says.
Morris also cited several studies showing that rebounder trampoline workouts can improve balance, strength, body composition, running performance, and mental outlook, as well as increase bone density and bone strength. They can also help keep blood glucose within healthy ranges, both for people with and without type 2 diabetes.
While rebounder trampolines are much smaller than backyard options, you’ll still need to carefully consider size, as Morris explains. “Most rebounder trampolines are between 36 and 48 inches in circumference, so you’ll want to make sure you have room,” she says. “That said, they’re usually light enough that you can store them against a wall or opt for a foldable version instead.”
Morris advises to make sure the legs on your chosen trampoline have grips to ensure safety and stability (you definitely don’t want that thing moving around while you’re bouncing on it). Another important safety consideration is the weight limit, she says. “Most rebounders should be able to handle up to 220 pounds, but some larger versions can support more weight.” The maximum weights for our picks below range from 200 to 440 pounds.
Morris also recommends considering a trampoline with a handlebar. “Rebounder workouts can get intense,” she says, “so a trampoline with handlebars can give you extra security against falling.”
Up ahead are the best rebounder trampolines for fun, effective, low-impact workouts.
Best rebounder trampolines
The Stamina InTone Oval Jogger is one of Morris’s top picks for rebounder trampolines. “At a circumference of 48 inches, [it] provides a bigger jumping area, handlebars, additional resistance bands for extra upper body moves, and an LCD display that shows your jumps per minute, workout time, total jumps, and calories burned,” she says.
This trampoline, which holds up to 250 pounds, also has a companion app called müüv (for both iPhone and Android) that features a how-to assembly video, personalized audio workouts, and compatibility with iHeartRadio.
Pros: Easy to assemble; some users may prefer its oval mat to the typical round shape.
Cons: Reviewers say the handlebar portion could be a bit sturdier.
Stamina has been around since 1987, and they make all sorts of workout equipment, including this highly-rated rebounder trampoline. You can get your cardio in with the trampoline itself and also do some strength training with the included resistance tubes. Keep tabs on your workout with the attached electronic monitor, which shows your workout time, calories burned, jumps per minute, and jumps per workout.
At 38 inches, this model is significantly smaller than the largest rebounder trampolines, so it’s perfect if you don’t have a ton of room for one. It’s easy to put together, too.
Pros: Quiet, compact, lightweight.
Con: Some reviewers say the resistance tubes could be better quality.
The top seller in the fitness trampolines category at Amazon happens to be one of Morris’s faves. “This rebounder trampoline offers nearly all of the features you’d want, including a high weight limit (holds up to 330 pounds), handlebars, anti-slip pads on the legs, and [it’s] foldable,” she says.
The 40-inch trampoline is an upgraded version of the original model by BCAN and is designed for both kids and adults to enjoy. It’s available in two sizes, 40 inches and 48 inches (in both blue and black), and you can adjust the heavy-duty handlebar to four positions (from 2 feet, 6 inches, to 3 feet, 5 inches), meaning it’ll work for people of all heights. As Morris notes, it folds for storage—to only a quarter of its size, in fact.
Pros: Quiet, easy to assemble.
Con: Folding it can be tricky.
The removable, padded handlebar on this affordable 41-inch trampoline offers a lot of versatility with its five positions that range from 31.5 inches to 47 inches. The trampoline is easy to put together with no tools needed. (Upper Bounce claims it takes only five minutes!) Its rubber-tipped feet prevent it from sliding while also protecting your flooring.
The company recommends a minimum user age of 18 months for this trampoline (although that may be a bit optimistic), and many reviewers note that their kids love it (note that all kids should be supervised while using it). Regarding adult users, the weight capacity is 200 pounds.
Pros: Easy to assemble, adjustable handlebar.
Cons: A lower weight limit than some trampolines, not exactly easy to fold.
If you’re serious about getting a high-quality trampoline—something that you’ll be using frequently for years—a rebounder trampoline from Bellicon is worth a look. Many fitness trampolines get their bounce from metal springs, but this company uses bungee cords for a “deeper, smoother” bounce with less impact stress—and almost zero noise.
Made in Germany, this trampoline is endorsed by The American Chiropractic Association and is available in five bungee strengths, ranging from medium (for folks up to 140 pounds) to ultra strong (280–440 pounds max). It arrives fully assembled, which is rare for a trampoline. Pictured is the 44-inch version; 39-inch and 49-inch options are also available.
Bellicon trampolines come with a 30-day trial of the company’s online workout videos (and after that, YouTube has lots of options for trampoline workouts).
Pros: Quiet, extra low impact, high weight limit.
Cons: High price compared to many trampolines.
Included with this 40-inch trampoline from Wamkos are a couple of welcome extras: a pair of resistance bands that attach to the trampoline and expand your workout beyond cardio, and a washable safety cover to shield the metal springs from the jumper. (One thing it doesn’t have is a handlebar, but that can be personal preference.)
The trampoline folds easily and has anti-slip rubber feet for added stability. Its maximum weight capacity is 220 pounds.
Pros: Easy to assemble, foldable.
Cons: No handlebar (only a con if that’s not your preference); some reviewers noted that they didn’t love the camo cover, so they turned it inside out to display the all-black side.
This rebounder trampoline has made it into the top 10 trampolines in the fitness trampolines category at Amazon and has almost 1,600 5-star reviews so far. Its bungee cords are quiet, and as the company says, “mega strong”—with a softer bounce than metal springs. The trampoline can support up to 400 pounds, thanks to its heavy-duty steel frame and six legs.
This 40-inch trampoline has a handlebar that can adjust from 32 to 42 inches, but if you’d prefer a version without one, the company offers that, too—with a lower price.
Pros: Quiet, higher weight capacity than many trampolines.
Cons: Doesn’t fold; some reviewers say assembly is a bit challenging and that having two people helps.
JumpSport has been making trampolines for a long time, and in 1995, one of their co-founders came up with the idea of adding a safety net to large outdoor trampolines. Years later, the company started making small fitness trampolines like this one.
Morris recommends this trampoline for folks who are looking for one with basic features. It doesn’t have a handlebar, for one. “This sturdy and secure trampoline is a bit smaller [than some], with a frame diameter of 39 inches, but is also constructed of 36 cords, so you won’t have to worry about it breaking during the height of the workout,” she says.
The trampoline lets you customize your workout a bit with adjustable tension settings, and is designed to provide a “smooth, cushioned, yet lively bounce.” Its legs are bent rather than straight for added stability and safety.
Pros: Quiet, adjustable tension, long warranty compared to some brands.
Cons: No handlebar (only a con if that’s not your preference), doesn’t fold.
With 30 bungee cords in place of the metal springs that many rebounder trampolines get their bounce from, this model is quiet and easier on your knees. (It may not be quiet enough to use if you have downstairs neighbors and poor soundproofing, but roommates or family members may appreciate your choice.) The trampoline is 40 inches and holds up to 330 pounds.
This trampoline has anti-slip rubber feet on its legs for safety as well as a durable mat made from waterproof, easy-to-clean, 900-denier oxford cloth.
Pros: Quiet; legs are easy to remove for storing the trampoline.
Cons: Some reviewers say assembly is a bit challenging, and that having two people helps.
Here’s an under-$100 rebounder trampoline that’s earned more than 700 5-star ratings so far. At 49 inches, this trampoline from Tomser is generously sized, and it holds up to 400 pounds safely. It also works well for folks of different heights—the adjustable padded handlebar can be raised from 35 to 50 inches. The rubber feet provide an anti-slip surface for added safety.
In addition to the instruction booklet that comes with the trampoline, Tomser also offers a how-to video to help you set it up. (How nice would it be if all “assembly required” products had videos, right?) Many trampoline brands offer 1-year warranties, but this company provides a 5-year warranty and “lifetime technical support.”
Pros: Easy to assemble, higher weight capacity than many trampolines, long warranty compared to some brands.
Cons: Only “foldable” after you spend some time removing the handlebar and legs.
While bungee cords offer some advantages to metal springs (they can be easier on your knees, for one), putting together a trampoline with cords can sometimes be tricky. Fortunately, this model arrives at your home partially assembled, which the company claims will allow you to set it up in only 10 minutes.
People of different heights can easily use this very sturdy trampoline, as its padded handlebar is adjustable from 42.5 to 46.5 to 50.4 inches. (The maximum weight is 220 pounds.) The trampoline’s legs are designed to be bent rather than straight for more stability and safety, and the durable mat is UV-resistant, in case you’re in the mood for outdoor trampoline time.
Pros: Quiet, easy to assemble; some customers prefer its hexagonal shape to a round one.
Cons: You may need a second person to unfold it once it arrives.
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