Frequently Asked Questions About Using a Sports Trampoline

What do you think of when you hear the word “trampoline”? You probably think of one of those huge jumping toys that's taking up your neighbor’s backyard. Although they may be an eyesore, deep down you have to admit that they look like fun and you probably secretly wish you had one of your very own. The good news is, you can! And it even fits neatly into a closet. Ok, it might not be the exact same thing, but it’s pretty close. What we’re talking about is a sports trampoline or rebounder. 

These great little pieces of exercise equipment will not only save you tons of money over a treadmill or elliptical machine, but they’re also convenient and fun! Today’s blog post is brought to you by the sports trampoline experts — Leaps and Rebounds. If you’re considering getting a sports trampoline, or you’ve never heard of one and you’d like to learn more about them, this blog is for you! Check out this list of frequently asked questions and then shop the Leaps and Rebounds website for the best sports trampolines your boney can buy!

Who can use a sports trampoline?

Calling it a sports trampoline may sound like it’s only meant for serious athletes. On the contrary — what makes a sports trampoline so appealing is that just about anyone can use it. Has it been a while since you did any serious exercise? Sports trampolines offer the perfect low-impact workout, helping to gradually build muscle and build cardiovascular health.   

Are you looking for a safe and convenient way to help an aging parent or grandparent stay active? A trampoline with a stability bar is the solution. The bar gives them something to hold on to while they work to build balance and coordination. Plus, the flexible mat is gentle on joints. 

Can you really get good exercise on a sports trampoline?

The short answer to this question is — yes! One of the best things about using a sports trampoline is that it isn’t working just one or two specific areas, it’s a complete total-body workout! Bouncing even just 15 minutes a day helps you build muscle and strengthens your cardiovascular system. 

There are dozens of exercises you can do on a sports trampoline to help work multiple muscles in your body — all you have to do is think outside of the box! Want clearly-defined abs? Try sitting on your trampoline and bouncing using your abs. You’ll be surprised at how good of a workout you’ll get. 

How many minutes a day should you exercise?

Most experts agree that spending even just 15 minutes a day is enough to realize some benefits from a sports trampoline. Of course, if you go longer, you’ll only enhance those benefits and see results quicker. We suggest that you aim for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Once you actually get on your trampoline, we’re pretty confident that 30 minutes will fly by. It won’t even seem like you’re exercising!

Should you wear shoes on a sports trampoline?

Unless you have foot problems or require special orthotics, we usually suggest that you try jumping on your trampoline barefoot. Doing so can actually help to strengthen your feet. If the idea of going without any protection between you and the mat doesn’t appeal to you, or you have multiple people in your household that will be jumping on your trampoline, we suggest buying a pair of our no-slip grip socks

Can I afford a sports trampoline?

The answer to this question depends on your personal situation, but when compared to other fitness equipment or gym memberships, a sports trampoline from Leaps and Rebounds is the most cost-effective way to go! Those fancy treadmills and elliptical machines are nice when you see them at the store, but they can set you back as much as a few thousand dollars! Plus, you have to clear out an entire room in your home to house one.  

You could also just go to the gym, but in less than 6 months you’ll have already paid for your sports trampoline. Plus, how many times have you signed up for a year-long membership only to quit going because you lost motivation to drive over there after work. With your own personal trampoline, you can work out when you want, where you want. Jump while you’re watching television or in the morning before you get ready for work. You’ll find that a trampoline is not only a great value, but it also offers convenience that will allow you to work out more often.

Where can I buy the best sports trampoline?

The answer to this one is simple — at Leaps and Rebounds, of course! We aren’t just saying that because it’s our brand, we have consciously engineered our trampolines to be better than the rest. With features like heavy-gauge steel legs, thick, durable bungees, and a full, lifetime warranty, no other sports trampoline on the market is quite like ours. 

Did we mention that we also offer a 30-day no-risk jump trial and free shipping to anywhere in the U.S.? That means you won't spend an arm and a leg on shipping and you can try it free for 30 days. If you don’t like it, simply return it for a full refund. You have nothing to lose — see why so many people are bouncing their way to better health. Visit the Leaps and Rebounds website to start shopping today.