The Benefits of Using a Rebounder Mini Trampoline
You may have seen some workout videos of people using something that looks like a mini trampoline. What I love about rebounders, as they’re formally called, is that they are easy, accessible, and affordable options for people who don’t have time or don’t like to go to the gym. Do you feel intimidated when you go to a group fitness class? Then, the rebounder is for you!
The health benefits have been well-documented and studied by the health and medical communities, and I believe rebounders are great for those who want a versatile, at-home, and portable workout option.
Today, I will cover the basics of using a rebounder, what the benefits of using a rebounder are, and give you a range of options for getting your rebounder.
The Basics of Using a Rebounder
While it may seem a little childish to use, a rebounder is actually a great exercise tool for people of any age. In fact, it can help those of us who are older with balance and musculoskeletal maintenance and seniors will reap the rewards due to its low impact. Remember that it is always a good idea to speak to your doctor about whether or not an exercise program is good for your current condition so you can avoid injuries.
I am always looking for ways to keep the cost of health care products affordable, but for equipment like a rebounder, it is better to do your research and pay for what you need. You will find that some of the cheaper models may actually NOT be good for your health as they are not properly engineered for working out or for people with certain health conditions. Be sure to choose one that will also support your body frame.
A lot of people like to use their rebounder in their home or outside in the sun. Many fans use it in the morning time to awaken their body or use it after they get home for work since after about 20 to 30 minutes of rebounding, you will feel calm and your stress will disappear.
Benefits of Using a Rebounder
What is awesome is that there are a ton of benefits to simply jumping up and down on the mini trampoline known as a rebounder.
For example, the G-force created when you jump up and down on a rebounder helps to stimulate all of the trillions of cells in your body from head to toe. When you are at the top of your jump, you become weightless, and as you fall down, the gravity pushes your cells and organs to move up and down and push out toxins.
This is an awesome way to improve your lymphatic system which is basically your natural detoxifying system. Since there is no true “pump” in the lymphatic system, the effects of a rebounder stimulates this system causing your body to improve waste drainage and get rid of bad cells and other things that may be trapped in the body.
Of course, it will enhance your muscular tone and strength. There are actually ways that you can modify your stance in order to focus on specific muscles for a full workout and tone-up.
Speaking of muscles, your heart will benefit from the positive stress created while using a rebounder. It will help coordinate the fibers in your heart for better pumping and blood flow.
Worried about cellulite? Some studies claim that the way that rebounders work with your body and gravity will actually help reduce the appearance of cellulite due to its effects on both your lymphatic and musculoskeletal systems.
Your energy levels will improve if you work out with a rebounder. And, due to better, more consistent energy levels, you are bound to sleep easier.
I noticed that my mood was always better after working out on a rebounder. Some people claim that it is impossible to jump on one without smiling! I don’t blame them. :) To really boost your mood, try reading out positive affirmations such as “I am worthy of a good life” and “I love myself” while jumping up and down. It sounds a little silly, but it truly will change your mindset before heading out into or returning from the world.
The low level workout for your musculoskeletal system is a good way to help with your osteoporosis therapy. It will increase mineralization and blood flow to the cells of the body.
Rebounders for Rejuvenation
Listen, the bottom line is that rebounders are awesome. They can really help improve not only your muscle development, but it can really do wonders for detoxifying your body and helping you maintain balance and coordination.
You can do jumping jacks, sprints, or use one leg at a time (with caution) to mix up your workout and keep having fun while getting healthy.
Don’t know which rebounder to get? No worries! Here are a few suggested rebounders I really like:
- Jumpsport 250 - This rebounder is known for its large jumping surface, nearly silent performance, and the ability to last 3 to 4 times longer than other rebounders on the market.
- Maximus Pro Gym Rebounder - Professional athletes and holistic therapists alike go for this model. It also includes 7 workouts whether you're a beginner or advanced. The Maximus Pro can hold up to 300 pounds.
- Bellicon Classic - Holding up to 440 lbs, the Bellicon Classic is the go-to for long-term bouncers. It comes fully assembled, includes an instructional DVD and the ability to design an online customized workout program. The Bellicon Classic is the premier rebounder.
- Maximum Life Bounce - If you want to just get started with limited funds, the Maximus Life Bounce will do the trick. It can hold up to 265 lbs and is comparable to other models.
Do any of you have a rebounder or have you used a rebounder before? If so, let me know what you think, and check out my videos for more reviews and coverage of healthy topics!
XO - Serena