MXL Maximus Life Bounce and Burn Review

MXL Maximus Life Bounce and Burn Review
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MXL Maximus Life Bounce and Burn: QUICK OVERVIEW





What We Like

  • Geared towards beginners
  • Reliable
  • Foldable

What We Don't Like

  • Handle bar sold separately
  • Unsuitable for advanced users

Rebounding is a fun and healthy way to burn calories and stay in shape. It is a low-impact activity which also helps to activate the lymph system, build bone mass, and boost the immune system. Here’s a review of one of the best beginner rebounders, the MXL Maximus Life Bounce and Burn.

MXL Maximus Life Bounce and Burn Review

The Bounce and Burn is one of MXL Maximus Life’s basic and most affordable rebounders. While priced slightly above the budget class, it is for beginners and inexperienced exercisers who want to start off with a quality trampoline. Size-wise, the Bounce and Burn belongs to the compact class, sporting a 40” diameter.

Who is this product for?

This model comes with a set of accessories for the beginners who want to take a more committed and serious approach right from the start. It features an overall diameter of 40” which is enough for pretty much every type of workout and exercise you might come across in beginner programs.

The Bounce and Burn trampoline is best used for light to mid-level intensity training. These include health bounce, aerobic workouts, and beginner-to-intermediate level stamina workouts. Due to the rebounding mat being on the rigid side, it is recommended to use shoes while working out.

This model comes with a 265-lbs. weight limit, which is somewhat higher than the beginner class standard of around 220 lbs. The additional capacity will allow even people with larger frames to enjoy rebounding. On the other hand, there are also similarly priced models go up to 300 lbs. or more.

If you’re aiming for advanced aerobic and strength workouts, it might be a good idea to consider a more advanced rebounder. Since this rebounder comes without a safety bar, it wouldn’t be advisable for kids and older people.

What’s included?

Maximus Life’s Bounce and Burn is a beginner-friendly rebounder. Aside from the rebounder, you also get a bounce counter, workout DVD, and free trial online video membership. A user manual is also included.

Other useful accessories, such as resistance bands, weights, and safety bars, are available but you will have to purchase them separately.

Overview of features

Bounce and Burn comes with a circular frame of lightweight steel. It features a double-folding construction, which makes this rebounder easy to store or take with you on the road. The diameter is 40”, typical of the compact class.

This trampoline comes with a set of six steel legs. They come attached to the frame, significantly reducing the time needed for assembly. After the workout, they can be folded underneath the jumping mat.

The jumping mat is made of high-quality synthetic fabric. It is sturdy and can take a lot of beating. On the downside, it is a bit tight and shoes are recommended when exercising on this rebounder.

The safety mat is made of PVC and features light padding on the inside. It comes in black. There are no alternative colors available.

The Maximum Life Bounce and Burn has a pretty standard suspension system. It is made up of 32 metal V-springs.

How to get the most out of it

The Bounce and Burn rebounder is delivered folded and you will need to open and assemble it before you can use it. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Get the rebounder out of the box and lay it on the floor
  2. Open it into the half-fold position
  3. Place your foot on the frame (the section that’s lying on the floor)
  4. Lift the other half and push it until it locks into place
  5. Take the cardboard covers off the legs and remove the elastic bands holding the legs in place
  6. Insert the legs into their sockets one by one
  7. Turn the trampoline around and you are ready to go

Here’s how to fold your Bounce and Burn rebounder after the workout:

  1. Lay the rebounder on the ground with legs facing up
  2. Pull the legs from their sockets one by one
  3. Secure the legs with the elastic bands
  4. Place one foot on the frame. Optionally, you might press down with one of your hands for more stability
  5. Pull the opposite half towards you and fold the frame in two
  6. Fold the opposite sides of the halved frame towards each other
  7. Your rebounder is ready to be stored


If you are looking for something more basic and affordable, you might like the Ancheer Rebounder Trampoline. This beginner rebounder comes in two sizes (38” and 40”) and you can choose either the foldable or non-foldable type.

If on the other hand you want a more advanced and expensive rebounder, you might want to take a look at Maximus Life’s Pro Quarter. This 38” trampoline comes with a wide range of accessories. These include weights, stability bar, storage bag, a pair of resistance bands, workout DVD, and a 3-month online video membership.


The Bounce and Burn is a quality rebounder. It is compact (40” diameter), lightweight, durable, and super easy to store and transport. Its size, construction quality, and included accessories make it a great beginner’s option.

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