Best Rebounder And Why They’re Awesome
A rebounder is basically a mini trampoline. It can be used for fun… but it’s usually not. It’s usually used for exercise and rehabilitation. It’s surprising that rebounders aren’t more popular – working out with one provides you with even more health benefits than standard cardio (like running or cycling) does.
On this page, we’ll go over why rebounders rock, how to choose the best rebounder, and a few individual rebounder reviews to give you a jumping off point.
What is a Rebounder?
As we said before, a rebounder looks a lot like a tiny trampoline.
You usually see six legs to support the frame.
The frame is usually made of metal.
There are a multitude of springs along the outside of the frame.
Finally, there’s a small jumping surface in the middle – it’s usually just large enough to fit two adult feet.
In general, the more springs a rebounder has, the better it is. However, the better a rebounder is, the more you’ll pay. We recommend starting off with a basic one (shown further down the page) to get the hang of it. If you love it, upgrade. If you don’t, you didn’t invest too much money, and you still have a sweet mini trampoline to play with.
How to Choose the Right Rebounder
Let’s now move onto how to actually choose a rebounder, because if you do a search on Amazon, you’ll see that quite a few models are available. Here’s what to look for:
Comfort: Some rebounders will let you jump barefoot, whereas on others, you’ll be forced to wear shoes… or else your feet will get torn up. If you want to wear shoes, you can get away with a cheaper one, but if this is something you want to do whenever you feel like it (and not as a dedicated workout), go for a comfier one.
Type of bounce: Some rebounders will give you a lot of bounce, and others will give you barely any at all. Don’t be tricked into thinking that the more bounce, the better the rebounder is. It really depends on what you’re using the rebounder for – if it’s mainly for cardio, then get a lot of bounce; if it’s mainly for lymphatic system “cleanup”, get one with not a lot of bounce. The latter will be easier to do and you won’t get as tired.
Quality of frame: If you get a rebounder with a crappy frame, it will warp over time, and each bounce you do will be slightly off-course. If you’re going to be using it heavily, make sure to get one that can withstand consistent bouncing.
Does it fold?: Some rebounders will fold up for storage, whereas others won’t. If you’re tight on space, get one that folds. Make sure to check if it’s easy to unfold and lock into place – some aren’t.