Whether you’re preparing for the next world title bout or are looking to get on top of life’s challenges, a bellicon® is the ideal launch pad.
Rebounding is the low-impact exercise that raises the bar for full-body workouts. It tones muscles, increases stamina, builds strength and enhances flexibility – all while gently lubricating joints as well as improving bone density, balance and coordination. The bellicon® will put you among the fitness heavyweights. Why not get in the ring and try it for yourself?
Darren Barker won the International Boxing Federation world middleweight title by training on a bellicon®
Looking for an edge that the punching bag couldn’t give him, boxer Darren Barker got on a bellicon®.
Boxing is the definition of tough – it pushes the limits of strength, agility, speed and endurance. So when a fighter turned to the bellicon®, no one could doubt the serious side to the light-hearted fun of rebounding. That boxer was Darren Barker. After failing to win the middleweight title in October 2011, he and his coach, Wayne Leal, decided to break with the centuries-old training methods of running miles and skipping rope. They reasoned that the 21st century must have something new to offer. And it does – the bellicon®.
Along with yoga and pilates, Darren began rebounding. And this wasn’t just a shot in the dark. Thanks to the unique bungee suspension system on the bellicon®, all 638 muscles in your body engage while you’re bouncing. The result is a more efficient cardiovascular workout than running or skipping. And it’s gentle on vulnerable joints and cartilage. As Wayne Leal said in an interview with the BBC, “It’s literally taking what boxers normally do and turning it upside down.”
The decision to mix things up paid off for Darren when, on 17 August 2013, he claimed one of sport’s most coveted titles as IBF world middleweight champion.
Experience the remarkable benefits of the bellicon® for yourself
From zero to four times g-force with every bounce
Bouncing on a bellicon® is so gentle you might not realise that your body is experiencing up to four-times normal g-force – just what bones need to grow strong.
Rebounding is a better workout than jogging, weight training or isometric exercise. For many people, this is as much of a surprise as it was to the NASA scientists who first proved it. But the explanation is simple. Your body is designed to work against gravity and bouncing is the best way to harness this force to build a strong, healthy body.
At bellicon, we’ve spent almost twenty years advancing rebounder performance. That includes refining our unique bungee suspension system, which maximises the benefits of each bounce while minimising stress and strain on your joints and vertebrae. The result is a mini trampoline that uses just the right amount of gravitational resistance to improve your fitness and health. With each bounce, your body is subject to weightlessness followed by between two and four times normal g-force. This powerful interplay works every muscle in your body as well as your cardiovascular, skeletal and lymphatic systems. That’s what we call harnessing a force of nature to give you the best all-round workout on the planet.
The effects of regular exercise are more than skin deep. While no one’s complaining about the great physique you’ll get from working out, the health benefits of rebounding go far beyond that. The bellicon® stimulates biological functions in a way absent from modern life. Consistent use of your mini trampoline will have a profoundly beneficial impact on many aspects of your health, including:
Even muscles you didn’t know you had get worked with every bounce on a bellicon®. That’s because in rebounding the force of gravity and our low-impact bungees combine to give you the benefits of plyometrics (jump training), eccentric exercise, core building and a world-class cardio routine. For getting into shape from head to toe, there’s nothing else like it.Read more about this health benefit here
When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, dieting alone won’t do it.
Among the National Weight Control Registry, a group of more than 10,000 people who have lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off for more than five years, 89 percent used exercise along with dieting to achieve success.
The bellicon provides a muscle-toning, metabolism-boosting workout that gets you in shape from head to toe and burns calories even hours after you’ve finished.Read more details about this health benefit here
Compromise shouldn’t come into your cardio workouts. Not when the bellicon® can give you the best there is.
Bouncing on our mini trampoline not only outpaces running when it comes to burning calories and toning muscles. It also spares your joints the shock of a high-impact workout. And because our rebounder can be used indoors or out, damp, grey days won’t cheat you out of your exercise.
Watch your strength, stamina and total-body fitness take off while you’re having great fun.
We all know how exercise pumps up the cardiovascular system by increasing the flow of blood and oxygen. But its benefits to the lymphatic system may be news to you.
This network of vessels and nodes is responsible for carrying the toxins, bacteria, dead cells and even cancer cells that trigger your immune system and flushing them from the body. Since it has no pump, it needs physical activity and the force of gravity to drive the thick lymph fluid through your system.Read more details about this health benefit here
If you’ve ever watched a toddler learning to walk, you’ll know that balance improves with practice. On a bellicon®, you’re giving your brain a refresher course in equilibrium. That’s because the repetitive motion of bouncing renews nerve pathways to your muscles.
Rebounding also steadies you by building core muscles, leg muscles and ankle strength – all of which are essential for balance and good posture.
Of course, balance is not the only thing that a bellicon® workout improves. You’re also getting a boost to your health and fitness all rolled into one.Read more details about this health benefit here
Most of us know that stress isn’t just a burden, it can be a killer, with side effects ranging from headaches, insomnia, and weight gain to mental health and physical problems, including heart attacks, strokes and heart diseases. With a busy lifestyle, and little time or energy left over for taking care of ourselves, managing stress can be a stressful job in itself. Fortunately, there are healthy ways to cope with stress, exercise being one of the best.
According to the Harvard Medical School, “Regular aerobic exercise...has a unique capacity to exhilarate and relax, to provide stimulation and calm, to counter depression and dissipate stress.”