Why A Rebounder (Mini Trampoline) Is the Best At Home Workout for Weight loss, Fat loss, Lymphatic Drainage and More! The Definitive Guide for Rebounders

Trampoline jumping isn’t just for kids anymore! In my search to find a workout that I love and works with my arthritis (let me know if you want a deep dive into my arthritis journey since being diagnosed at 26!), I have tried it all. Some I have liked and some I loathed but one that I loved is rebounding. Rebounder workouts not only aid in weight loss, but a ton more benefits discussed below.

The Benefits of Rebounder Workouts
Rebounding is basically just jumping on small trampoline. Literally that’s it! Rebounding is great because it is easy on your joints. So if you like running – run in place on your rebounder! Like jumping rope – just jump on your rebounder! Want to get in all your steps but don’t feel safe walking around outside or the weather is keeping you inside? Get your steps on your rebounder! Seriously, this little piece of equipment is a game changer when it comes to getting your heart rate up.

Rebounder trampoline workouts can also improve balance which I absolutely need with my arthritis, works to make your body stronger (hello long, lean lines and muscle), body composition, running and cardio performance, and can give the mental clarity that comes with an exercise regime. It also can increase bone density and bone strength which is the perfect for us as we age. Tests have also shown that rebounding workouts can help keep blood glucose within healthy ranges, even if you don’t have type 2 diabetes.

Lymphatic drainage and all the benefits from it are another great benefit to a rebounding workout. In just a 10-15 minute gentle bouncing session (so nothing too strenuous) can kickstart your lymph system and increasing your lymph flow up to 15x greater than normal. What this means for your body is a boost in immunity, removal of harmful toxins, and can even help slow down signs of aging which means tighter and glowy skin.

Another great benefit to rebounding? Weight loss! Rebounders are a great tool for weight loss. A 20-30 minute gentle rebounding workout (so just jumping, nothing fancy) can burn just as much calories as running at a high speed in that same time frame. It also helps create lean muscle in your legs and butt so not only will you sculpt a gorgeous lower body but the muscle will help burn even more calories in the long run.

According to BCAN, 10 minutes of bouncing exercise equals 1-hour jogging, 30 minutes cycling or 20 minutes swimming. Can’t beat that!

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There are a ton of rebounders out on the market now because of the popularity. I have tried a few and these are the ones that I think are worth it and why. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below! Pro tip – if you live in an apartment are worried about your neighbors below, I recommend getting this mat to put underneath it. It is totally optional as the trampolines really don’t make much noise, but it gave me peace of mind to know I am not disturbing anyone while I workout.

Stamina InTone Oval Jogger (35% off right now!)
Holds up to 250lbs
This is one of my favorites for a beginner or someone with bad balance or just someone nervous to jump on a trampoline since it has handle bars.  The handlebars are clutch for beginners because you can get the rhythm for jumping with the security of still being able to hold onto something. It also helps that the jump space is a little bigger than most rebounders with 48 inches. It also has a counter on it that records the amount of jumps you take and calories burned. It also comes with attached resistance bands if you want to level up your workout with extra resistance training.

You can buy or get more info here.

BCAN Foldable Mini Trampoline
Holds up to 330lbs

This BCAN rebounder (which is the top rated rebounder on Amazon!) is perfect. It folds so it is perfect for the home or a small apartment if you don’t want it out when you are not working out on it. It also has a handlebar for beginners or those that need extra stability that can be removed as well! It is also a smooth jump because of the closed spring design which also makes it easy to put together as well!

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JumpSport 350/370/570 PRO Indoor Heavy Duty Fitness Trampoline
Holds 300+lbs

My all around pick is the JumpSport PRO for various reasons:
LARGE FRAME AREA TO WORK OUT: 39-inch frame provides a large surface area with lots of freedom to move
CUSTOMIZABLE TENSION SETTINGS: 7 adjustable tension settings that allow changes to mat firmness for a customized bounce
SILENT: Virtually silent and wonderfully smooth, cushioned, yet lively bounce
STABLE LEGS: Arched legs provide stability and resist tipping for added safety

The only cons are that it doesn’t fold (which isn’t too bad since it fits in my closet and that there is no handlebar (I have balance issues so like that extra bit of stability but again, not a dealbreaker).

You Can Buy or Get More Info Here.

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Friday Faves!

Happy Friday & happy long weekend! Whenever there is a three day weekend, I always plan a lot of things – hang out with friends, clean the house, workout every day, plan an epic meal prep, and try a little self-care to finish up the weekend.

Most of that turns into shoulda, woulda, coulda & I spend my weekend sipping margaritas & lounging in front of Netflix. This weekend will be different! No, really I swear. I’ve rounded up my favorite recipes, must reads, the most shoppable sales & an easy self-care routine to stick to even if I do sip one too many drinks.



Citrus Summer Sangria

With summer coming to an end, I wanted a really citrusy & fun drink. This sangria is super refreshing, flavorful and is the perfect drink to send off summer!
Get the recipe: Citrus Summer Sangria


I wrote this post about my favorite ways to treat myself in the evening before I go to sleep. My routine has gotten a  little off track, but these activities are SO doable that there really is no excuse. I’ll be incorporating this routine back into my nightly rituals!
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This pasta dish is good, loaded with veggies & bursting with flavor. Definitely a lighter take on the typical mayo laden pasta side dish.


This pasta dish is good, loaded with veggies & bursting with flavor. Definitely a lighter take on the typical mayo laden pasta side dish.

Get the recipe here.


Labor Day sales have me pretty busy this weekend! So far, I’ve bought leggings, boots & a faux leather jacket (can you tell I’m excited about fall?). Here are some of my favorite sales going on now:

Aerie // up to 60% off select items online only + free shipping through 9/4

Anthropologie // extra 40% off sale items

Free People  // extra 25% off sale items

Nordstrom // up to 40% off select styles

Nordstrom Rack // extra 25% off clearance

Sephora // up to 50% off end of summer sale

Ulta // buy one, get one 50% select skin care items

Urban Outfitters // extra 30% off sales

WayFair // up to 70% off select items

Friday Faves!

Happy Friday & happy looooong weekend to those that have it! I personally have to work on Monday…not that I’m bitter about it…anyway. The weather is going to be gorgeous, the BBQs delicious, and the patriotism will be amped up.


Here is my weekly roundup of the best in food, workouts, & more. Let me know what you think in the comments – I love hearing about what your faves are or letting me know something I need to try!

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