According to NASA’s research, rebounding can be twice as effective as treadmill running.They have described rebounding as “the most effective exercise yet devised by man.”
Pump and Jump Your Way Fit
Let me first start off by saying, in my nearly ten years of leading high-energy, calorie-torching rebounding classes, I have NEVER seen anyone fall off a mini trampoline. So if you cower in fear at the sight of a rebounding class, or claim your knees can’t handle the impact, you’re not coordinated, or the worst one, you’re too old, now is the time to put the fear and excuses aside and let me introduce you to the many proven health benefits of rebounding.
I have some very fond memories of playing on my grandmother’s mini trampoline as a kid. I believed that mini-trampoline was my personal toy; I had no idea my grandmother used it for exercise too! But it would take a few years before I learned that rebounding is seriously good for your health.
The idea of rebounding has been around for a long time, but it gained popularity in the 1980’s when NASA studied its benefits while trying to find an effective way to help astronauts recover and regain bone and muscle mass after being in space for several weeks (due to lack of gravity.) According to NASA’s research, rebounding can be twice as effective as treadmill running and have described rebounding as “the most effective exercise yet devised by man.”
Many types of exercises are done to target specific muscle groups or just to increase cardiovascular function. But rebounding is unique since it uses the forces of acceleration and deceleration to work every cell in the body in a unique way.
Here are just some of the health benefits that can be achieved through rebounding:
Increases Your White Blood Cells
After rebounding for just 5 to 10 minutes, the number of your white blood cells will triple. They will remain increased to that level for nearly an hour after rebounding. An increase in white blood cells enhances your immune system, which is great for not only preventing/recovering from illness, but also for those with autoimmune conditions.
Stimulates Your Lymphatic System and Increases Circulation
The increased G-force created from bouncing on a trampoline stimulates the lymphatic system and boosts circulation throughout your body. Increasing the activity of lymphocytes improves the immune system and aids in detoxifying
Aids In Releasing Toxins
Cleanses your lymphatic system which helps remove toxins from the body.
Increases circulation of oxygen to cells, which aids in boosting energy.
The contraction and relaxation of muscles helps to clean out the digestive tract.
Reduce and Prevent Varicose Veins
Rebounding is that it helps reduce and prevent varicose veins. Since rebounding increases circulation and blood flow, it can help to reduce the inflammation and pain with varicose veins.
Aids In Weight Loss
On average, one hour of moderate rebounding can burn about 500 calories! With a good diet and exercise plan, rebounding can help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals.
Beneficial For Preventing Cancer
Rebounding can aid in the reduction of cancerous tumors due to increasing the immune system and the cleansing of the lymphatic system.
Builds Bone Mass
Increases bone density and helps you maintain bone mass even as you get older. Additionally, starting it as a daily routine can help prevent osteoporosis.
Rebounding can reduce the appearance of cellulite as it increases circulation of lymphocytes, which aids in breaking down cellulite. The exercise causes vibrations resulting in the contraction of muscles, which pushes lymphatic fluid out of areas of the body where cellulite forms (such as outer thighs). One study found that this type of exercise reduced cellulite in participants by 26%!
Lastly, rebounding is FUN!
You’ll be amazed how revitalized and energized you feel after just one class. Whether you’re stuck in a rut, and looking for something new to try or are seeking a low impact but high energy class, rebounding is for you!
“Love at first bounce!! As a kid, who didn’t love jumping on a trampoline? Well, Pump and Jump allows everyone of all ages to continue jumping while improving their overall health! Not only is this class fun, motivating, and a great workout, but the health benefits are seemingly endless! Pump and Jump, a low impact exercise, is actually more effective than running! Make sure you get in there every Wednesday night 6 pm with Victoria!! Her energy all throughout the class is contagious, and you can guarantee to feel amazing for hours after! – Just make sure you stay until the last song is over!! ;)”
“The music, the energy, great class, I LOVE IT!”
“It’s a great workout, and it’s fun!”
– Joanne O’Hara
“The workout I get from Fitness Incentive’s Rebounding class is amazing! From the music to the other member’s enthusiasm to Victoria’s vibrant energy and attitude, it gives me exactly what I need…cardio, weights and best of all no impact on my body. When I can’t get there, my week is not the same. Thank you, Victoria!”
– Regina Jacoby
“I have been rebounding for years at Fitness Incentive. The huge health benefits from this exercise are amazing! Not only does it increase your immunity and cell energy but it also produces muscle tone and increases bone growth which is essential to having a strong body as you age. Not to mention how much fun it is! Great energy, awesome workout.”
– Mary Ann Fallon
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About the Author
Vicotria Calderone is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor at Fitness Incentive.