Jumping on a trampoline feels like something you do for fun! Or something you did when you were a kid. So is it really good exercise? Definitely!
1. You have to use more muscles to stabilize since the landing surface is unsteady. Your outer glutes, inner thighs, obliques and many more muscles 'turn on' as you jump up and down to keep you steady and centered on the rebounder and to help you execute different choreography (moving laterally or at a diagonal). This happens even more than on spring rebounders, because the bellicon bungees are more elastic.
2. There's no impact to your joints. The bungee bands around the bellicon rebounder absorb all of the impact (even more than spring rebounders) and that leaves your joints happy! Particularly your back, hips, knees and ankles. Plus you'll be strengthening the muscles around the joints to better protect them from any other high-impact activities you do throughout your week.
3. It's the best kind of exercise that you can do for your lymphatic system. The anti-gravitational jumping motion is the most effective way to 'pump' the fluid through your body to remove bacteria, viruses and waste. This helps keep you healthy and ward off disease!
Every bounce on the bellicon rebounder engages and strengthens all of the 638 muscles in your body, along with your heart, lungs, bones and lymphatic system. Oh yeah, and it's fun!
But a heads up that we'll teach you a slightly different way of jumping than you may have done as a kid on a trampoline. Rather than jumping too high, we'll teach you how to strongly jump down into the rebounder to more fully engage your leg muscles with each jump. You'll get the hang of it in no time and be warned that the workout may become quite addictive!
Ready to try a rebounding class with us? Check out our schedule of free pop-up classes before we open, or our official schedule of classes once we're up and running!