Bounce on the Urban Rebounder
Weight limit: 300 lbs
Recommended for: Adults, daily use
Whether for fat burning, for muscle building or a flat stomach, Pro Urban Rebounder achieves good results in a very short time with highly efficient workouts. As we all know, trampolines in general, are considered non-impact cardio metabolic training, where you get cardio of an elliptical machine, calorie burning intensity of a treadmill, and with elevated Urban Rebounding mini trampoline – elevation of a stair climber. When those workout methods combine, results get visible in no-time.
The rebounding program offers many health and fitness benefits from which buyers benefit. The fun factor of the Urban Rebounder is that comes together with motivation kicker – DVD with total of six workouts, featuring fitness instructor Rebecca Kennedy. Why motivation kicker? Well, if you already had a mini trampoline then you’re well aware that workouts can become boring fast. But, included workouts act more as training sessions, as you’ll feel that you are not doing it alone.
Honestly, all manufacturers of mini trampolines should be encouraged to create a motivational DVD, as almost none of them do, except Stamina InTone Oval Jogger, featuring fitness instructor Mia Finnegan.
Have in mind that both of them could fit into “Joggers” category, more than into mini trampolines. Why? Unlike the regular mini trampolines, the mat on Urban Rebounder is woven much tighter, and therefore a bounce of only two to three inches is typically possible. That small bounce is more than sufficient enough to work you’re the muscles in your legs and abdominal.
There are two types of Urban Rebounder available, one for home use and one for gym use. The only real difference between the two is that the home trampoline is built to hold 300 lbs of weight, while the gym version goes up to 350 lbs of weight limit.
Urban Rebounder Mini Trampoline Specs
With over two million units sold, Pro Urban Rebounder is one of the best-selling mini trampolines of all times.
Even today, Urban Rebounder is considered to be one of the leading mini-trampolines on the market. But, as this mini trampoline has been introduced a while back and went to several improvements, it is time to check if quality is still on the level, or did it stagnate. As you might imagine, there are new (and very good) manufacturers active on the scene, so let’s see if Urban Rebounder still earns to be addressed as “best mini trampoline“.
Frame consists of heavy-duty, 10″H x 40″ diameter (without stabilizing bar) steel supported by 8 legs (2 long and 2 short to elevate it). In addition, you get two longer one’s that are used to elevate Urban Rebounder. It features two-folding system where frame and leg’s are both easily folded (not few first times, they are quite stiff, but it will get easier over time, even if you don’t use some sort of household lubricant).
Unlike on the video, there are no knobs on the legs, as video features older version of Urban Rebounder, and new one is improved to be lighter and easier to store and carry.
Resposible for jump are 36 steel-based springs, connected in a system they call “Advanced muscle shape”. As previously stated, don’t expect bounciness of backyard trampolines nor regular mini trampolines, as they are quite hard on feet, basically “jogger” grade springs. But, they are super massive and will not break, so overall sturdiness of the rebounder is unquestionable, but so is the stiffness. There have been reports that after some time they will start to squeak, so take care of them and apply some lubricant on monthly basis.
Mat / Bounce
Permatron mat features 28 inch diameter surface, and while is thick and durable, it’s not Olympic quality as stated in the commercial, but standard Permatron PolyPropylene, mat mostly used in high-end products. Honestly, whenever there is Permatron involved, you can be sure that you’re looking at one outstanding product.
Assembly / Warranty
There is no assembly required as product arrives ready to use. Basically all you need to do is unfold it and you’re ready to go. If you wish you can attach stabilizing bar, as you’re gonna get it for free.
Warranty on a Urban Rebounder is somewhat short. On frame, mat and springs there is limited one-year warranty, 6 months on pad (skirt) covers and all other parts. Extended warranty can be purchased separately.
Did you know that jumping on the Urban Rebounder can burn up to 1000 calories within one hour?