The former Desperate Housewives star is finding endless ways to use her new trampoline for home workouts.

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Eva Longoria attends the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards at Hollywood Palladium on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California
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Whether it's yoga, running, or heavy lifting, Eva Longoria always finds new ways to test herself in the gym — and recently, she's been obsessing over trampoline workouts. (ICYMI, the actress was an aerobics instructor before she hit Desperate Housewives fame.)

In a new Instagram video, Longoria shared a time-lapse video of herself crushing a cardio-meets-strength workout on a mini trampoline in her home. Wearing a mint-colored playsuit — shop a similar one at Girlfriend Collective (Buy It, $88, girlfriend.com) — the actress starts her workout with a series of jumping movements, mixed with some high-knees and high-kicks with toe taps. She does this all the while wearing a pair of adjustable weighted gloves (Buy it, $25, amazon.com) and Bala Bangles (Buy It, $49, amazon.com) on her ankles for an added burn. Instagrammable blue and teal dumbbells are also set up in front of her trampoline. (Related: The 10 Best Adjustable Dumbbells to Get a Great Workout In at Home)

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She then moves down to her knees and performs some single-leg butt kicks with a lunge, some leg lift variations, and full sit-ups. "Take the time to find your own rhythm," the actress wrote alongside the post.

Sure enough, the only thing more impressive than her home gym set-up is her spot-on coordination throughout the whole routine — the actress doesn't skip a beat.

That said, she's had time to practice; Longoria's passion for trampoline workouts isn't exactly new. Back in March, she shared another video of herself crushing a cardio workout, writing: "Can't live without my trampoline!"

She was first introduced to the workout equipment back in November 2020 with her friend Elsa Marie Collins. The actress shared an Instagram video of her jumping on a trampoline with a dumbbell in one hand and her adorable 2-year-old son Santi's hand in the other. "Tried a new workout today and Santi wanted to participate," she captioned the post. "Sorry, @elsamariecollins I have a new teacher!"

After that, Longoria was smitten — so much so that Collins gifted her a JumpSport 350 Fitness Trampoline (Buy It, $329, amazon.com) to add to her home gym. "Elsa just dropped off a new trampoline for me," Longoria shared in another video, sounding as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. "It's supposed to be the 'Rolls Royce' of trampolines," she said. "I gotta say it does look different — in a good way."

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ICYDK, JumpSport Trampolines are a staple at most trampoline studios. Celebs such as Goldie Hawn love the brand's signature curved legs, which provide extra stability so you don't have to worry about the equipment moving as you jump. Not only that, but the trampoline has adjustable bungee cords that offer three levels of firmness, so you can personalize it based on your weight and how deep or shallow you want your bounce to be. (Related: How to Set Up a Home Gym You'll Actually Want to Work Out In)

When Longoria tested it herself, she said she immediately noticed the difference compared to the trampoline she used during her first workout. "Oh my god this feels amazing," she said while jumping. "It actually feels better on my knees."

Exercise trampolines are actually a great way for people with joint issues to stay active. "[Trampoline classes are] the perfect workout for people with lower-body issues, such as ankle, knee, hip, or low-back pain," Pete McCall, C.S.C.S., an exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise, previously told Shape. "The elasticity of the trampoline allows the body to move without the additional stress of ground reaction force." (Related: 6 Mini Resistance Band Exercises for Hip Strength)

While gentler than something like running, jumping on a trampoline is still a killer workout. Research from the American Council on Exercise suggests it not only improves your cardiorespiratory fitness, but also the calorie burn during a trampoline workout seems to be on par with running a 10-minute mile. (See: Why Jumping On a Trampoline Is Better Than Running)

The best part? Exercise trampolines are a pretty versatile piece of workout equipment. Not only are they easy to store, but they can also be used as a surface to elevate your workouts — something Longoria demonstrated in her most recent post and in another post she shared in December 2020.

In that photo, she's seen using her new trampoline, but instead of jumping on it, she uses it for balance while crushing some lunges in a chic new workout getup from Elite Eleven Sporting. "The only thing that makes morning lunges bearable is a cute outfit! 💪🏽," she wrote in the caption.

Looking to spice up your own at-home workouts? Join Longoria in the trampoline club by shopping the best exercise trampolines for indoor cardio.