They burn just as many calories as a 10-minute-mile jog, found a new study.

By Amanda MacMillan
Updated September 23, 2016
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Hate running? Need a break from the bike? Working out with a trampoline can provide an equally effective calorie burn and cardio boost, according to new research—but it might feel easier and more fun.

We’re not talking about those big backyard trampolines linked to injuries and ER visits, though; this study focused specifically on mini trampolines designed specifically for fitness. They’re available commercially for home use, and can be found in gyms and fitness studios, as well.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE), which sponsored the study, says this non-conventional exercise may be beneficial for people who don’t enjoy traditional cardio workouts, who want to try a different type of cross-training, or who are looking for a low-exercise alternative to pounding the pavement. (Trampoline workouts canbe easier on joints, says ACE Chief Science Officer Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.