Exercise Equipment - mini trampoline

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12-07-2006, 09:59 AM
i orginally posted this in the excerise forum but recieved no replies so i'm trying it here:

i have been looking for an effective workout to do at home and i have recently been looking into getting a mini tramp but i live upstairs in a small, small apt. and i was just wondering if this is a good idea and if mini tramps are a good thing for daily excerise and weightloss?

12-07-2006, 03:09 PM
I just got one myself -- and I live in an upstairs apt too :) So far, I like that it's low impact & the neighbors aren't bothered by it at all. I think calorie wise it is a decent workout - not as high sa jogging but then again, it's MUCH less stress on the knees & ankles (and more fun). I've just been jumping up & down or jogging in place for 5 minutes bursts so far...but so far so good!

12-07-2006, 09:56 PM
I loved my mini trampoline when I had it many years ago. I wouldn't mind getting another one. Just jumping up and down is good, you can run on it, jumping jacks were an awesome workout on it.

I would turn on my radio and my goal would be to get to the next commercial. Within weeks, I would end up on it a lot longer I could get through an hour without even realizing it had been that long.

12-08-2006, 01:59 AM
As long as your ceilings aren't really low - the trampoline is raised about 8 inches so when you're jumping if you get too enthusiastic you could bump your head :headache: - the mini trampoline would be a good cardio option.

You can march and do high knees or do a run in place jog or just jump on it. The thing I liked best was that it was easier on the joints rather than running on hard pavement. I love mine too - it's one of my favorite pieces of at home work out equipment.

Put some good songs on the IPOD and crank out a good routine.

Oh and it does have rubber feet on the legs so it doesn't make a thumping noise when you're jumping on it in case you were wondering if it would disturb the neighbors downstairs. When you're done with it you can lay it flat against the wall - might be a bit too high to slide under the bed. And it's a big hit with the little nieces and nephews!

12-08-2006, 05:59 PM
I also love my mini trampoline. I have it set up right next to the weight bag in the garage and I jog on the trampoline while punching the weight bag. When I'm done with a half hour workout, I'm soaked in sweat and I can definitely tell I've had a great work out.

12-08-2006, 06:07 PM
Have had mine over a year and still haven't tired of it. The thing I like the most is it doesn't take any time to do and it's gentle on my knees. I also had my bladder tied back up and can't run, jog, etc. This doesn't seem to irritate it. I think people don't realize yet just how many benefits you receive with rebounding!

07-12-2007, 08:05 PM
I'm considering one. Are you still in love with it? I can't afford the Urban Rebounder. I think I'll get the one at Walmart. If I like it and it doesn't fall apart, I'll go for a more expensive one.

Where did you get yours?

11-22-2007, 01:14 AM
I am reviving this thread in lieu of starting a new one because I want to know what those who have a mini trampoline think of them. Also, I would like brand recommendations. Thank you in advance!

11-22-2007, 02:59 AM
I have the Wal-Mart one and I absolutely love it (when I actually use it).
It came with a rather low-budget workout video which I also like...For some reason the girl in the video seems like she really cares LOL. I am corny like that.

12-30-2007, 04:09 AM
I have the Wal-Mart one and I absolutely love it (when I actually use it).
It came with a rather low-budget workout video which I also like...For some reason the girl in the video seems like she really cares LOL. I am corny like that.

I do as well. I love it, I keep it under my coffee table and when I am watching TV I will pull it out and sit on it. Lmao. No, really- I sit on it. When I get fidgety I eventually start jumping and when I am done I sit back down and then I do it again and again. LoL. Sometimes jumping out weighs the sitting and sometimes not. Either way, any movement is good movement and it is FUN! :carrot:

12-30-2007, 09:10 PM
LOL I remember 4 years ago when I lived in our apartment, I bought a "Fat Burning for Dummies" video. It was a 45 minute aerobics video. I ended up getting a warning because it was disturbing the neighbors below. I received a letter saying "the noise of your jumping around by a person of your size severely disturbs the other tenants of the building, this is your last warning, the next point of contact will be an eviction notice" - not exact wording... theirs was much more rude.

01-11-2008, 11:30 PM
how many calories do you burn with 10minutes trampoline, continuous bouncing. i get so many answer over the web.

any workout to do on the trampoline?

02-12-2008, 01:51 AM
I just bought one, at a sporting goods store for $39 on sale. I spent a few weeks on vacation with someone who had one, I enjoyed it. I just read a book that said it's the best exercise for that "endorphin" high, to feel good, and bouncing has all sorts of medical benefits besides just losing weight. My friend had hers outdoors for the fresh air but I think I'll keep mine inside while watching tv or in the am. The book said just jumping a few times for 5-10 min does wonders. There's some dvds on bouncing if you google for them, but me, I just want to jog and jump. Really makes you sweat. Sweat is good.

12-16-2008, 09:50 AM
I just bought one today... I have been stalking this forum for a while. We are going to New York for our anniversary in a few months, and I really just want to reach a mini goal by then. I am hoping that the mini trampoline will help me. I hate to exercise, but I like trampolines... Does anyone think this really works?

12-26-2008, 11:17 PM
I love my urban rebounder. http://www.imageuploader1.info/image/BG/Bj.gif I managed to find a great deal on amazon for a rebounder. It's a bit stiffer than a Needak but I think that is what help builds my leg muscles better.

02-02-2009, 05:30 PM
I love mine. I bounce while listening to podcasts. I have the Walmart version which seems very sturdy to me and fits under the bed when I am done with it.

02-19-2009, 05:28 PM
I absolutely love my mini trampoline (belacor brand). The one I have is very expensive, but the mat part is attached with bungee cords instead of springs. The bounce is incredible, plus it is a good 12 inches off the ground. I had a cheaper typical mini trampoline years ago, but it squeaked alot, and many times I thought I would come close to hitting the floor and just plain fall apart (maybe i'm just a little aggressive on it though:)
I do this along with the 30ds for jumping jacks, and you can actually run on it. Also, they make them for different body weights.

Anyway, I love it, its pricey yes, but its a really good product. The bungee cords make a world of difference

02-22-2009, 08:32 PM
What a great idea! What is the impact on the ankles like? I am recovering from a bad sprain, so I am looking for lower impact cardio options.

03-18-2009, 03:32 PM
I have one of the Wal-Mart cheapie ones and I like it. I know that it helps a lot with blood sugar problems. I was not feeling well this past Sunday which often affects my blood sugar. I took a reading and it was elevated so I used the mini for 10 minutes and dropped my blood sugar about 50 points. It's a good workout without hurting the joints.


03-18-2009, 04:35 PM
I just bought the urban rebounder on amazon for about $100. Seems like very good quality for not too expensive.
Got one at Academy for $25, and it doesn't have springs! I thought the bounce was bad so I returned it.

10-17-2009, 02:57 PM
Anyone closer to the 300lb mark ever used the urban rebounder? I've seen one on the website that says its a gym urban rebounder with a 350lb weight limit and one on amazon that says 300lb weight limit. I'm just a little shy of 300 so I was wondering if it will really hold up.

01-03-2010, 01:42 PM
I have not used my mini-tramp, yet and have a question. Am I understanding that just bouncing is good exercise? Also, if I start out with bouncing for five minutes, how often should I increase my time?

01-03-2010, 04:00 PM
Hi Sloan,
I would think any movement you do would be beneficial. As far as when to add more time it just happened naturally in my case. It just got easier and I wanted to do more. My favorite way to use mine is following a Leslie Sansone walk dvd and adding more jogging and jumping than I would have otherwise. I have terrible balance as a result of Meniere's disease and the mini tramp has helped me considerably in improving my balance. When I first started I went real slow and watched my feet a lot now after only a couple of months I still have to focus but not nearly as much. Hope this helps.

Congrats on your weight loss so far. I notice we are both 5'2. I can't wait to be in the 130's. Just a little while longer and I can have a ticker too!

01-03-2010, 10:34 PM
I have not used my mini-tramp, yet and have a question. Am I understanding that just bouncing is good exercise? Also, if I start out with bouncing for five minutes, how often should I increase my time?

I take it you haven't tried it yet? 'Cause it tires you out very quickly! (At least, it does on a bigger trampoline, I assume/hope the minis are the same way.)

01-04-2010, 01:28 AM
I have been wanting one for a long time but is there a weight limit on the mini tramp? How much do they usually cost?

02-11-2010, 04:25 AM
Hello: Newbie here.

I'm in the market for a mini trampoline but don't know what brand is the best. I'm 67 with weak ankles and approx. 164 lbs or about 20 lbs overweight.

I also suffer from BPPV (vertigo) and bad balance and depth perception so I need a tramp with a balance bar that won't take up a whole lot of room.

Any and all recommendations would be helpful


02-28-2010, 11:35 PM
I like trampolines. I haven't used mine much yet I just got it last month. I bought mine from a sproting store around here. It's a brand called InMotion, 36" and folding (although it does look that the folding is not worth the effort). It seems stiffer than I thought it would be but it is really fun! I youtubed some trampoline exercises, but really it looks like most of the cardio you can do otherwise is just put with it, and I'm told you work a lot of areas bouncing around.

If anyone is interested I think I paid like 40something plus shipping on their site. I'd have to dig up the name of the place. I should have just gone over and picked it up though. I called Wal-Mart and K-Mart and they both proceeded to tell me that they do not sell mini-trampolines, just big ones!! :mad: You know how mad I was to see one at Wal-Mart with a little computer thingy and everything!! Argh! (I wanted to go get one not get one off the site at the time)

Either way, mine is only rated for 250lbs. I'm close to it and it still seems quite strong. It's the spring kind, but the springs are covered. I wanted a bit higher rating. They rate between 150-350 as far as I've seen, and some places don't tell you the ratings!! :?:

Also they come in bigger sizes... I've seen 36, 38, 40, 42, and I think 48. Prices vary... something like 40-150 or so.

03-02-2010, 05:40 PM
I think this would be something really fun to do while you're watching TV!!

03-18-2010, 06:04 PM
Love my mini trampoline! I haven't used it in a while as I have been doing other stuff as far as workouts go but I have a rebounding challenge coming up on my blog so I'm really excited to get to it again. It's such a low impact workout but you can really work up a sweat on it if you choose too. I have one rebounding DVD and it's good but I would love to have a few more for variety.

I would highly recommend a mini trampoline!