How Much Headroom Do You Need for a Rebounder Trampoline?
As a general rule, the amount of headroom you need is your height plus the height of the rebounder and a maximum of 10 inches for the height of your jump. There’s no set amount of headroom, therefore, as it’s mainly dependent on you.
A rebounder trampoline will use springs or bungee cords for elasticity. We won’t go into the specific differences here, as they’re not relevant, but it’s worth noting that springs offer less bounce than bungee cords.
While the model you choose will depend on your weight, a spring rebounder can be a better option if you don’t have high ceilings. The exercise from a rebounder comes from the downward push rather than the jump up, so jump height isn’t relevant from that perspective.
The 10-inch jump height given above is an absolute maximum. Most rebounders will only provide a few inches of bounce height, providing you’re using the correct technique. However, it’s best to overestimate the required jump height because it’s much better than hitting your head on the ceiling!
Here is my personal recommendation for a durable rebounder with a strong bounce:
It’s standard for rebounders to be between 10 and 13 inches tall. It’ll vary by brand, but this is the height for most popular brands. However, some rebounders come with shorter legs that you can swap out, which is useful if you have low ceilings.
The main problem with doing this, though, is that you might bottom out. Bottoming out is the term for hitting the floor as you bounce down, which obviously isn’t great. Not only does it void most of the exercise benefits but it could also cause an injury.
So, work on the assumption that 13 inches is the maximum height for a rebounder and, as long as you have tall enough ceilings, you should be fine.
Putting This All Together
Now that we have some more specific numbers, we can probably come up with an actual answer to the question of headroom. It’ll depend on your height still, but here are some examples to give you a better idea.
Rebounder height: 13 inches
Headroom: 10 inches
Ceiling height: 7ft. 11 inches minimum
Height: 5ft. 4 inches
Rebounder: 10 inches
Headroom: 10 inches
Ceiling height: 7ft. minimum
Final Thoughts on Rebounder Headroom
Finding enough headroom for your rebounder can start getting a bit technical once you factor in rebounder type and your weight and height. However, it’s enough to say that a ceiling height of 8ft as a minimum will be ideal for most. Now all you need to do is find a suitable room for your rebounder exercises!