We love any exercise that's fun, can be done to good music and is low intensity (it's always a good idea to have something to offset those intense treadmill sessions or HIIT classes - no matter your age, your joints will thank you for it!). So, what could be better than a mini trampoline, also known as a trampette (which sounds like an insult... but isn't. Promise!).
Not only are mini trampolines, or rebounders (if you want to get technical), great for livening up home workouts, but they can be easily stored away afterwards too. As for the health benefits of trampolining, one study found that bouncing on a trampette for 20 minutes can burn the same number of calories as if you were to run for the same amount of time.
"Working out on a mini trampoline has so many benefits inside and out," agrees Jenny Belcher, CEO of Boogie Bounce. "It's kind to your joints with drastically reduced impact on ankles, knees, hips and spine, but at the same time gives the heart and lungs the most challenging workout ever!"
She adds that once you've got a handle of the leaps and jumps, hand weights and resistance bands can also be weaved into your trampoline routine for added gains.
Trampolining regularly can also help to build up stamina while still providing a decent cardio hit and improve muscle tone and co-ordination (according to the NHS), so all in all a mini trampoline is well worth investing in.
Here, we've rounded up the best mini trampolines on the market so that you can get bouncing ASAP:
1) Boogie Bounce Trampoline With Handle
The patented T-bar safety handle of this mini trampoline offers up an extra sense of security as you master the programme's dance, combat and functional fitness skills. It also comes complete with 3 months free access to the Boogie Bounce app, meaning you'll be guided through how to use it properly right away and can get a decent sweat on ASAP.
2) Fit Bounce Pro II Bungee Rebounder
We hear you! Yes, this mini trampoline is on the steeper end of the scale, but you know what they say - buy cheap, buy twice. The Fit Bounce Pro II rebounder promises to be a brilliant investment as not only can it support up to 150kgs in weight, it's whisper quiet, folds away to store and comes with access to a tonne of online workouts too.
3) Opti Trampoline
The Opti trampoline is able to support up to 15 stone, spans 91.5cm and is super sturdy. Happy boing-ing!
4) Gielmiy 40" Indoor Trampoline
This mini trampoline is able to not only fold in half, but into quarters too, meaning it's super easy to store at home. That definitely gets a big thumbs up from us!
5) Happy Jump's Fitness Trampoline With Handle
Made using bungee elastic cords, Happy Jump say their products offer a superior experience to a traditional metal spring trampoline. It's said that the bungee cords helps to provide a "deeper, smoother, healthier bounce with no negative effect on your joints and ligaments".
6) Domyos Essential 100 Fitness Trampoline
Coming in at under £40, this mini trampoline is pocket-friendly buy and has excellent reviews. The steel frame features 36 springs to keep you bouncing all day/night long.
7) Body Sculpture Mini Trampoline
With rubber-coated feet, this bouncer is a sturdy option that promises not to move around while you get to work. The snazzy silver colour is a real winner in our eyes too.
8) PLENY Indoor Mini Fitness Trampoline with Handle
Another option that comes complete with a handle (which can be handily incorporated into your workout) this is a brilliant choice of mini trampoline for those who have a little more storage space on offer (the legs don't fold up on this product). Another affordable option.
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