Thinking of adding to your exercise routine? A mini trampoline, (rebounder is also another name for it), can add a little fun to anyone’s exercise program. Not only is it a fun way to engage in exercise, but rebounding is known to lower stress levels.
In the picture: Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline
Here are some helpful tips on what to look for in a mini trampoline so you can get the best one for your particular needs:
1. Check weight limits
For starters, you want a rebounder that’s the right fit for your weight. Select the rebounder that offers support for heavier people if you have a lot of weight to lose. The manufacturers’ guidelines let purchasers know how much weight the rebounder can safely handle, so don’t overlook that safety guideline.
2. Look for easy setup
You want to get one that’s easy to put together and offers a sturdy frame. Some of the trampolines available require very little assembly – you just fit the trampoline to the legs and it’s ready to use.
3. Check certification ratings
When you’re doing your research, be sure that you check for the certification ratings, paying special attention to the certification by the ASTM. This certification lets buyers know that the product was assembled according to certain specifications with safety foremost in mind.
4. Indoor, outdoor or both
If you happen to like exercising outdoors, then you want a trampoline that’s fit for both indoor and outdoor usage and if you’ll be moving the rebounder around a lot, you might consider purchasing one that’s foldable.
5. What is its jumping surface
Be sure to check out the jumping surface (sometimes referred to as the jumping bed) to make sure that it’s high quality. Most of the surfaces are made from polypropylene, a resin that’s both strong and long lasting.
6. Does it have good quality springs?
The foundation of a good rebounder is its springs. Price doesn’t seem to matter here as much as company’s reputation. If you read a lot of complaints about the sturdiness of the springs, you’ll want to avoid that model.
Also, check to see what other people are saying about the rebounder model you’re interested in. This is one of the reasons that customer reviews can work in your favor when you’re in the market to buy a rebounder.