The mini trampoline is the smallest version and designed for younger children and exercisers, but safe enough for grandparents too. With a 40 inch diameter and 10 inch height, this model can be easily stored under a bed when not in use. Some of these trampolines even fold, for greater convenience. This compact version of the trampoline may also have adjustable legs and an attachable safety hand rail. Also called a rebounder, the mini trampoline is ideal for low-impact, aerobic exercise. Regular workouts provide a reduction in body fat and great overall conditioning as well as improvement in balance and coordination.
Many families choose a round trampoline for their backyard play activities. These models measure from 6 feet to 15 feet in diameter. The round shape tends to propel jumpers back towards the center. Some trampolines even have the center clearly targeted to help children identify their position more easily. Made of heavy duty galvanized steel framing and an equally heavy duty polypropylene jumping surface, these units are built for wear and tear. Generally, they can accommodate up to 250 pounds at a time. Surrounds are available to guarantee that no one unexpectedly bounces off.
Take the fun of a backyard trampoline and plop it in the water at the lake, and the laughter will be ramped up to an even higher level. It's almost like having one's own private water park from which to jump and dive. These heavy duty trampolines are built with inflatable frames and usually average 12 feet in diameter by 3 feet in height. They are available in a wide variety of shapes and colors and can safely handle up to 1000 pounds of rocking, splashing partiers. Of course, they are also great for sun bathing and relaxing when the shoreline is too crowded.
The trampolines used for athletic training and sports competition are rectangular in shape. Because of their design and shape, jumpers get a much higher, vertical bounce. Gymnasts can get an amazing workout on these top quality exercise trampolines.
Because trampolines are available in so many sizes and shapes, there is a model for every budget. For the hours of enjoyment and healthy exercise and the years of wear, a trampoline is a great investment that will more than pay for itself in a very short time.