Behold, a celebrity workout trend that those of us who can’t hold our planks and don’t have a gym membership can participate—nay, flourish—in: trampolining.
While trampolining may sound like a built-in babysitter for your five-year-old nieces and nephews at the family barbecue, it’s actually a killer cardio workout enjoyed by the likes of Eva Longoria, Julianne Hough, Goldie Hawn, and Jennifer Garner. And unlike fitness trends of yore like Tae Bo or the ThighMaster, it has long-term appeal. The Cleveland Clinic reported that exercising on a trampoline provides a full body workout that builds strength, increases balance, relieves stress, and promotes heart health.
Need we point out that it’s also a source of good old-fashioned fun? Who doesn’t want to follow Hawn’s instructions to “Dance, jump and twirl like nobody’s watching” and blast Dua Lipa all in the name of health and wellness?
In the name of unabashed twirling, I’ve traveled down the vast rabbit hole of celeb-fitness vids to emerge with recommendations for us novice trampoliners. Here are the best trampolines for everyone, from beginners to high-intensity jumpers, and for as little as 50 bucks and as much as, well, a lot—it’s top of the line! Bounce on, friends.
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Thankfully, you don’t have to splurge in order to get a good quality exercise trampoline. Wamkos makes an affordable option that’s both durable and highly elastic. Understandably for the price point, it does have a weight max of only 200 pounds.
If you’re just starting to build up your balance, then this oval, 55-inch fitness trampoline is the best place to start. The oval design provides you with more stability during your workouts, plus it comes with a handlebar. You can use the handlebar to steady yourself, or, eventually, to do more complex exercises.
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