Over 40? Try Eva Longoria’s bounce workout to boost strength and lose weight

Eva Longoria's trampoline workout is great for weight loss, building strength, improving balance and is great for over 40s

Eva Longoria looks fit and healthy as she poses for a photo at a red carpet event
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Actress Eva Longoria is four years shy of 50 but her fitness regime says otherwise. Unlike some other celebrity fitness regimes this workout shared by Longoria doesn't flaunt any top-of-the-range gym or elite personal trainer, it just requires a trampoline.

It can be tricky navigating the most effective way to stay in shape the older you get. But staying consistent with both exercise and diet is a great place to begin. Exercise doesn't have to take place in a gym but could be completing a daily home workout. Better yet, adding a best kettlebell into the mix to maintain muscle mass - this is something that declines with age.

Desperate Housewives actor Eva Longoria is a bit of a tank when it comes to fitness and her youthful appearance is a credit to this.

In an interview with People magazine, she explained that she keeps her workouts versatile. Some of her favorite exercises include running, yoga, pilates and SoulCycle. She said, "I’m just constantly mixing it up."

And one piece of equipment that features in more than one of her Instagram workout posts is a mini trampoline or 'rebounder' as some people like to call them. 

Watch her video below to see how she forms a workout around this piece of equipment:

Longoria looks like she is in ultimate sort mode in this clip. She uses well-known exercises such as high knees, squats, and side jumps but incorporates them into a jumping routine on her mini-trampoline.

A trampoline is actually a good injury-friendly piece of equipment to work out with. The elasticity of it means that you can move your body as you wish without the added stress of ground reaction force.

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There is also research to back up the effectiveness of exercising with a mini-trampoline.

This 2019 study especially suggests that it is good for older women. The study was published in the Clinical Interventions in Aging journal and discovered that older women who performed 45-60 minutes of exercise, twice a week, on a mini trampoline significantly improved their balance, functional mobility, strength, gait, and overall performance.

As well as trampolining to keep fit, Longoria also told People that her diet is key to staying fit in her 40s. She said, " I watch what I eat. Everybody thinks there’s some kind of secret to looking good, but it’s not a secret. It’s diet and exercise." 

If you are unsure where to start with forming a nutritious diet then you can read up on how to eat healthily. It is useful to ensure that you are fuelling your body the right way and avoiding any unhealthy habits, such as restricting yourself.

Jessica Downey

Jessica is an experienced fitness writer with a passion for running. Her career in journalism began in local news and she holds a Masters in journalism. Jessica has previously written for Runners World, penning news and features on fitness, sportswear and nutrition. 

When she isn't writing up news and features for Fit&Well covering topics ranging from muscle building, to yoga, to female health and so on, she will be outdoors somewhere, testing out the latest fitness equipment and accessories to help others find top products for their own fitness journeys. Her testing pairs up nicely with her love for running. She recently branched out to running 10Ks and is trying to improve her time before moving on to larger races. Jessica also enjoys building on her strength in the gym and is a believer in health and wellness beginning in the kitchen. She shares all of this on her running Instagram account @jessrunshere which she uses for accountability and for connecting with like-minded fitness lovers.