self a few questions.
Consider your space. Do you have the
room to jump unobstructed, not only left and
right, but up?
What size bounce surface do you
want? A 39-inch fitness trampoline is the
standard, but if you are looking for a greater
workout space for more upper-body, abs and
core work, a 44-incher will do the trick.
Folding or non-folding? Are you
going to store your trampoline when it is not
in use? If so, folding might be your best bet.
Do you have the proper gear?
Although many people prefer to bounce barefoot, if you are going to bounce in socks or
shoes, make sure the shoes are soft-soled and
the shoes and socks are nonslip.
And before starting any new exercise routine, it’s always wise to consult with your physician.—Steve Fisher
The Costco Connection
JumpSport® trampolines for adults and children are available on Costco.com.
health On the
NOT EVERYONE SUBSCRIBES to a “no
pain, no gain” philosophy when it comes to
exercise. Search “exercise should be fun” on
the Internet and you’ll find pages of articles
saying exactly that. The important thing is to
exercise; no one method is right for everyone.
Here’s one that may be right for you: rebounding, aka jumping on a mini trampoline.
In 1980, after noticing astronauts return-
ing from space were losing large amounts of
muscle mass from the weightlessness, NASA
conducted a study into reconditioning exer-
cises. Comparing treadmill work to rebound-
ing, the report concluded, “Rebound exercise
is the most efficient, effective form of exercise
yet devised by man.”
Here are some of the potential benefits.
Running puts more pressure on
the ankles; rebounding distributes the
stress throughout the body.
Oxygen consumption while rebounding
was sometimes more than
twice as efficient as treadmill running, the study found.
Rebounding strengthens the muscu-loskeletal system and protects the joints from
the impact delivered by exercising on hard,
Rebounding strengthens the heart and
other muscles to work more efficiently and
helps to facilitate more even blood pressure.
Rebounding can slow down the atrophy in the natural aging process. And it can
help improve balance and lead to better mental performance.
Rebounding is only one use for mini
trampolines. They can also be used in a multifaceted calisthenic routine. But before you
jump online or run out to get one, ask your-
In our digital editions
Click here for a video about using
a trampoline for exercise. (See
page 14 for details.)
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