8 Best Rebounders | June 2017

8 Best Rebounders
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We spent 31 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Mini trampolines provide an excellent way to get aerobic exercise without putting an undue amount of strain on your joints. The act of bouncing has also been shown to stimulate a number of glands and internal organs toward more effective function. So one of the rebounders on our list will surely make a great addition to your workout routine. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best rebounder on Amazon.
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The Impex Fitness Marcy Cardio offers an effective cardiovascular workout with a more rigid bounce due to the use of bands instead of springs. Some may find it a bit jarring, though, as it creates a little more impact on the joints.
  • works all the major muscle groups
  • supports up to 250 pounds
  • jump platform is small
Brand Marcy
Model ASG40
Weight 22.9 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0
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As a foldable option with an adjustable stability bar, the Sunny Health & Fitness 023-B gives you everything you need for aerobic versatility and fun. Plus, the included carrying bag makes it supremely easy to take with you on the road.
  • works at 3 different heights
  • budget-friendly price
  • springs lose tension over time
Brand Sunny Health & Fitness
Model NO. 023-B
Weight 26.6 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0
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The JumpSport Fitness 350 features an elegant design with silver arched legs and premium EnduroLast3 cords that perform up to eight times longer than standard elastic. This is a professional quality choice for serious athletes.
  • lots of cushion in the bounce
  • ergonomic and stylish
  • band attachments can be finicky
Brand JumpSport
Model RBJ-S-20744-00
Weight 26.3 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0
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The Maximus Pro Gym Package is ideal if you are a looking for an intense cardio or core training workout. It features a robust, nonslip surface and an advanced spring system for a very low impact bounce that will provide longer workout times with less joint fatigue.
  • legs fold for easy storage
  • handlebar included
  • no assembly instructions
Brand MaXimus Life ltd
Model pending
Weight 26.9 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0
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Both the bungees and the safety ring around the edges of the Boing 40-Inch come in one of four custom colors, so your unit can match the aesthetic of your gym or living room. You can also select a bounce strength based on the weight of the intended user.
  • wider frame than most in its class
  • easily foldable legs
  • doesn't seem sturdy
Brand Boing
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.0 / 5.0
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With a patented FlexBounce III technology, high quality 3-coat finish, and arched legs, the JumpSport Fitness 250 provides an exceptionally smooth and cushioned bounce on a safe platform. It's a smart balance of price and performance.
  • cords provide adjustable tensioning
  • tested for millions of bounces
  • workout dvd is included
Brand JumpSport
Model RBJ-S-20188-00
Weight 26.1 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0
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The 38" Stamina InTone Plus has a very large rebounding surface and resistance tubes with foam-padded handles for training your upper body while you bounce. It takes up a small amount of space and is easy to store when not in use.
  • electronic fitness monitor
  • stylish bright blue border
  • durable polypropylene construction
Brand Stamina
Model 35-1632
Weight 13 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0
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The Xtreme Monkey Medicine Ball has a heavy-duty steel frame and an adjustable angle that helps vary the intensity of your workouts to maximize weight loss while building muscle mass. It makes a great addition to any home or professional gym.
  • body is built to last
  • 1-year warranty included
  • rubber feet to protect your floors
Brand Xtreme Monkey
Model pending
Weight 47 pounds
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

Buyer's Guide

How To Keep As Healthy As An Astronaut

A rebounder, which is really just a small trampoline, is a pretty simple tool.

It's a small metal circle supported by legs. Springs are attached to the inside of the circle by one end, and to a disc-shaped bounce mat of polypropylene on the other.

When weight is placed on the disc, the springs load downward, absorbing the weight as potential energy that is then kinetically rebounded back up, flinging the disc and anything on it skyward.

The result is a low-impact, cardiovascular stimulation for anyone who bounces on one. It's also fun, which is probably the best thing about them.

But, in addition to getting your heart rate up and being relatively easy on your knees and back, what can a rebounder do for you than other exercises can't.

Well, this is where we get to talk about the lymphatic system.

I know the lot of you didn't come here for science class, and some of your eyes just glazed over as though I dropped a hefty textbook onto your desk. But I promise I'll make it fun and brief.

Your lymphatic system is key to regulating your immunity. That means not getting sick.

Have you ever been under the weather, or had a head cold, and it felt like there were two small golf balls attached to the sides of your neck? Those were swollen lymph nodes, which bloat up as they work to rid the body of toxins.

The better your lymphatic system is functioning, the fewer toxins you hold. Fewer toxins is a good thing.

And rebounding, more than almost any other exercise on the planet, is poised to take extra special care of your lymphatic system.

Even NASA wrote about it!

The Spring And The Band

So, you're ready to get bouncing.

You spend your days at work, sitting at your desk and daydreaming about that vertical motion, that low-impact, high energy fun fest toward which you've been angling.

But the question about which rebounder to get still plagues you like a cricket hidden and chirping in the living room.

Should you settle for something less expensive, or go for broke with the best the market has to offer?

I've always been in the camp that spending more on something should help ensure that you're actually going to use it. At least, that's how my psychology works.

I know some other people, on the other hand, who won't use something simply because they spent too much money on it, and now they're scared to wear it down with usage, as though a rebounder was created for you just to look at it.

So, let's say you know yourself well enough to know what price point will get you jumping. Another important question still remains: Springs or bands?

You can't say that one is more durable than the other, since you can get very cheap and very high quality versions of each. The good news for you is that any of the rebounders in our top five undoubtedly have higher quality springs and bands.

I'll tell you this: even the quietest springs are louder than the loudest bands.

If you're worried at all about the noise, either for your neighbors' sake or for your own sanity, go with bands. They tend to be a little more adjustable than springs, as well, so your weight matters less.

One negative thing about the bands: they're generally harder to set up. If you've got a friend handy who can help you, go for it. If you're a loner, then the springs will be your best (and only!) friend.

Spaceball Before It Was A Movie

When I was a little kid, my mother took me to help her friend out with a garage sale she was having. At that sale was an ancient rebounder, probably from the early 70s.

I stepped up onto it and was immediately yelled at to get off. Apparently, it was not safe for a 60 lb. kid, and she was still trying to sell it to unsuspecting adults.

It would be a while before I felt comfortable rebounding again, so deep was that memory carved into my child's impressionable brain.

The rebounders those days were primarily targeted at housewives who wanted a fun, easy way to get in shape. The origins of rebounding and trampolines, however, are far more storied than the papered walls of suburbia.

Trampolining itself can be traced back to Native American and Medieval practices of simply throwing a person up off a sheet held among a few other people. Basically, the people's arms were used instead of springs.

Later, in the early 20th century, circus performers and their ilk used a spring-loaded trampoline surface dressed like a bed to perform daring feats of slapstick.

By the middle of the 20th century, NASA had begun to use trampolines and rebounders to increase the G-force resistance of their astronauts. They even developed the game pictured here, called Spaceball, which was centered around a collection of trampolines.

The home fitness craze of the 70s through to today has kept the rebounder a current and effective tool for anyone to get in shape and to stay healthy.



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