This post is an open thread.
In my household, we’re big fans of fitness equipment from Aldi. We’ve got a folding exercise bike from a few years ago that we use regularly. We’ve also got a kettle bell set, a tummy trimmer, a hand grip strengthener, a fitness mat, resistance tubes, and several other Aldi exercise items scattered around the house.
One item that can be a key component of many home gym setups is a fitness trampoline. Whether you’re looking to add something new to your exercise regimen, or if you just have kids who need to burn off some energy when it’s too cold, rainy, or muddy to go outdoors, Aldi is selling a foldable fitness trampoline in March of 2022 that is perfect for indoor use.
What We Know:
The Crane Foldable Fitness Trampoline (Product Code: 706122) cost $34.99 at the time of publication. That’s a lot less than what most exercise trampolines sell for.
Since we started keeping records several years ago, we’ve seen Aldi sell a fitness trampoline one other time, in January of 2018. (Although Aldi did sell a trampoline with enclosure for kids in 2021.)
The fitness trampoline is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. Once it sells out, you’re out of luck, and you can’t order it online.
Here’s more information about the trampoline, according to Aldi:
- 36″ diameter
- Includes nonslip rubber feet
- Provides a low-impact full body workout
- Includes a safety pad and exercise chart
- Foldable for easy storage
- Max user weight: 260 lbs.
The trampoline comes with a two-year warranty.
What We Don’t Know:
We have not yet tried the fitness trampoline, so we don’t know how well it works or how durable it is. Our goal with open thread posts such as this is to offer a space for readers to share about their experiences with a product.
Have you used the Crane Foldable Fitness Trampoline? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Not a good experience with this, just bought it and am unable to use it- with my strong-as-an-ox boyfriend, we tried to open the jumping surface and it would never click into place no matter how hard we tried. Going back. Not sure yet if I’ll exchange it for another one for more frustration or not. Instructions and pictures are terrible. A year or so ago I bought another Crane trampoline from Aldi for my mom, what a difference. Was so easy to put together, I did it by myself, the top was already open so it was just a few additional things to do plus the nice safety rail it came with. This one is another story.
We just got it at least opened flat, but at first, it didn’t work too, because the ” safety pin” was in and on the wrong side.
The description is terrible and is confusing different.you can’t open it up this way.
Would be nice, if there is a video instruction to show
So how did you finally get it open? I just bought it and cannot open it either and took the pin out and inserted it in different ways.
It’s me again. OK, here’s what you need to do. I was determined to know if the one I had was defective or just the way it is. I returned it, and stubbornly exchanged it for another. Had the exact problem with it, it had the pin in which has a “loop” which appears to be on the wrong side, it is on the outside instead of the inside. And again, it does not click into place. It never will. That is problem #1. We reversed it but still had the same problem, does not “click” open. We figured it out. First of all ignore the instructions, they are worthless. Except for the fact that you need 2 strong people. Remove the “safety” pin completely. Two strong people carefully open the jumper all the way. Put it down on the floor, now with the top side up, but still each of you stand on your side to hold it down, and re-insert the pin, with the “loop” on the bottom so you don’t jump on it. Close the loop hook back again and you are done. The only way to open that thing is with the safety hook pulled out and put back afterwards. Just be very careful, the jumper wants to snap back shut again without that safety engaged. Now you are ready to put on the cover over the straps, not so bad, just do it carefully so you are stretching it smoothly so all the holes line up to where the legs will go in next. Final step, not as easy, is attach each leg. I found that if you are pressing and forcing the leg to twist on, they will get stuck and not go any further. Take it easy and just gently put them against the threaded protrusions and twist gently without too much pressure, and they will go on easy. If they get “stuck” partially on, remove and try again, you will get it. I hope I have saved you all from my frustrations. The “jump” is ok for the price, not the best one I’ve ever been on, but it’s firm enough to jump to music which is what I wanted. Happy jumping!
Thanks for the info!
I too had troubles getting it to snap into place with the pin already in.
I took out the pin, got it flat, and tried re-inserting it but there was a tad too much metal blockage.
So I tried the pin on the other side (of the circle) after noticing both sides have the warning and both sides have a pin hole. It easily slipped it that side and the metal bits that are part of the joint seem to not be able to close with the pin there (but I didn’t try to close it).
I now wish I had tried opening it with the pin in the other end. Its possible the metal bits in the joint would have allowed me to eventually snap the halves in half. Maybe the side I tried first have metal bits that are off enough to prevent it from clicking into place without extreme force.
Thank you for sharing!
Thank you I just bought one and have not been able to open it . Your information definitely helps
I just bought one and am having the hardest time unfolding it…I can’t get it to snap into place! The instructions are of no help at all. If I can’t figure out within the next few hours, I’m returning it.
Same situation over here…I’m going to follow Chris’ suggestions above—thank you! If it doesn’t work, we will return it!
What a pain in you know what! Had same issues! Finally got it together and did not like it at all. I have a Leaps & Rebounds which I love. Got this one for travel. Has no give, will be returning.
Mine assembled ok, but the legs are so crooked that the whole trampoline is too unstable to use. I checked to make sure that the legs were threaded on correctly. They were. I will try to take it apart and reassemble it with the aforementioned pin tricks.
No luck. The problem is that the pin will not allow the jumping surface to open all the way due to metal blocking the pin holes. It’s not safe to use, do back it goes.
I got one on clearance for $8, because, $8. If I paid full price, I would’ve been upset. It’s not super awesome. I’ve reinserted the pin many different ways, and it still takes me several tries to get it to stay open. I feel like Goofy in that episode where he’s trying to put on skis. The actual bouncy part doesn’t really have a lot of give, and it kinda hurts my knees to jump on it. :(. I won’t return because of the price, but it is going on my local “buy nothing” site.