Reaching peak physical condition isn’t about pushing yourself, it’s about giving your body everything it needs to get there. And that includes time to rest and renew. Of course, sleep and relaxation are our main ways of unwinding, but some types of aerobic activity can also be extremely effective - like an easy, low-impact, low-stress session on the bellicon. Take it from the Harvard Medical School, which reports, “Regular aerobic exercise will bring remarkable changes to your body, your metabolism, your heart and your spirits. It has a unique capacity to exhilarate and relax, to provide stimulation and calm, to counter depression and dissipate stress.”
Whether it's a warming-up, cooling-down or just pure relaxation: with the ultra-elastic bellicon® mini trampoline you stay fit. And all this with only a few minutes of bouncing! With every bounce you feel that you are getting new energy.
Dr. Peter A. Levine, PhD in medical biophysics and trauma expert
"I became interested in the bellicon® rebounder because it's a way to very gently and playfully begin to bring people back a little bit more to their bodies. I use it as part of a treatment but I also recommend it for a number of my students to use it at home as a way of again finding a peaceful vibrant way to reconnect with themselves - in a physical way."
Dr. Dieter Breithecker, director of the federal association bag
"The bellicon® is an important concept in psychology, as many theorists were and are convinced that we people aspire to achieve psychological balance. A stress free condition resembling total equilibrium. Stressed children for example are calmed down by their mother’s cradling. Gentle, individual and balanced vestibular impulses create a feeling of wellbeing."
‘Bouncing relaxes me’
'" have a intensive job in healthcare and a lot of stress at work. Bouncing on the bellicon relaxes me and makes me physically strong. After work, I am glad I can jump for fifteen minutes. The bellicon has a central place in my living room and I jump daily, although the passers-by sometimes look at me like I'm crazy. I never want to lose the bellicon again, I have been jumping for three months now and have no regrets."
There’s a little relaxation is in every bounce on the bellicon.® rebounder.
That’s because at the peak of every bounce on the bellicon® there’s a moment of weightlessness - which may not last very long, but your body appreciates it. It allows your vertebrae to relax, expand and reabsorb fluid – all in the blink of any eye. It also activates the valves of your lymphatic system, preventing backflow and speeding the process of removing impurities like dead cells, toxins and bacteria from your body.
The lymphatic system is responsible for a number of interrelated functions:
The human body isn’t designed to go from zero to sixty in seconds. As every professional athlete knows, it needs to be primed. A gentle warm-up on a bellicon® will get your blood flowing and prep your body for exercise. It not only loosens muscles, joints and cartilage but also lubricates your discs and vertebrae - allowing your body to react better to the challenges ahead.
When you’re done, you’re done, right? Not quite. A good cool down is important. Exercise increases your body’s demand for oxygen, sugars and nutrients, and afterward it needs time to relax, strengthen and rebuild. Ending your workout abruptly can not only cause muscles to cramp, but it puts a strain on your heart and cardiovascular system, which can be dangerous.
A few minutes of easy bouncing will transition your body into a refreshed and relaxed state and help your metabolism to normalize before you return to daily activities. And since bouncing on the bellicon is a very low-impact exercise, a gentle cool-down provides your muscles and joints with a soothing massage that will keep them loose and lubricated.
A workout is only as good as your cool down. Let your bellicon® help you recover and rebuild so you can do it all over again.