Cheap mini trampolines aren't always a good deal. Many products on the market are actually low quality and could potentially be dangerous. This is particularly true for folding mini trampolines. When folding and unfolding, a spring could become loose and jump out at you, resulting in a possibly serious injury, like a facial fracture, chipped tooth or cut requiring stitches. Always do your research before purchasing a mini trampoline.
There are some fitness trends I refuse to try, no matter how many calories they burn. But trading the treadmill for the trampoline? That sounded like fun. Classes are popping up in gyms and private fitness studios across the country, like the "Jump" class I tried with trainer Andie Hecker at her Los Angeles studio, Ballet Bodies. But you can also buy a cheap mini trampoline (see below) and get a great workout in your living room. It elongates your muscles and makes you leaner—and I love how light and pretty I feel while I'm doing it.