Do you Need to Attend Rebounding Classes to Experience the Benefits?

20.12.2020
Group trampoline cardio workout class

Rebounding is an innovative and enjoyable way to work out. No matter your age or exercise restrictions, rebounding provides millions with the opportunity to improve their overall health and fitness, without causing any unnecessary strain on the body. However, please be aware that rebounding classes with steel sprung rebounders are not ideal for every individual, especially those with back pain, joint problems, or a weak pelvic floor.  

With a wide range of rebounding classes now available in local gyms across the country, more and more people are jumping on this trend to reach their personal goals.  

However, there is a common misconception that you can only achieve noticeable results by attending rebounding classes. Keep reading to find out why you don’t need to attend rebounding classes to experience the benefits, as well as learn more about what rebounding can offer you. 

The Health Benefits of Rebounding 

There is a huge range of health benefits that are associated with rebounding. Below, we’ve listed some of the key health benefits of rebounding

  • Weight control – a study has shown that rebounding is twice as effective for losing weight than running. Thirty minutes of bouncing is recommended if you seriously want to lose weight. Also, since rebounding is so much fun, you’ll be more likely to stick with it! 

  • Immune support – if you’re looking to drill your body’s defences and build on that all-important immune system, rebounding can do exactly that. This is because rebounding is classed as aerobic exercise, which is proven to be one of the key aspects of building a great immune system. 

  • Stress and burnout – this is an all-too-common problem that thousands of people are looking to solve. Exercise is one of the best ways to naturally relieve stress. Rebounding can result in endorphin production and reduces stress hormones, as well as allowing you to relax quickly and easily to soothe your mind. 

  • Diabetes – with weight issues and physical inactivity having been shown to contribute to the onset and progression of type 2 diabetes, rebounding can help you to exercise without overloading the joints. Also, moving and keeping active helps to lower blood sugar levels and high blood pressure which reduces further complications.  

  • Osteoporosis – this refers to the process of bone deterioration. Rebounding is proven to be a remedy for this, as bouncing up and down can help towards strengthening your muscles. Not only can bouncing on a soft trampoline stop bone deterioration, but it also helps to keep bone density stable

The Fitness Benefits of Rebounding 

Naturally, there are many fitness benefits that you can expect from rebounding. Here are some of the biggest fitness benefits of rebounding

  • Power – when you jump on a fitness trampoline, your muscles react by tightening, then relaxing, on repeat for certain periods of time. This precise movement is exactly what is needed to make your muscles stronger in a very natural and efficient way. Did you know that there are as many as 656 muscles being activated while rebounding on the bellicon®?

  • Flexibility – rebounding can be the perfect way to warm-up, allowing you to move your body safely and without any injuries. By doing a gentle rebounding warm-up, your muscles, joints, and cartilage will loosen. Not only that, but it’ll also help to lubricate your disks and vertebrae.  

  • Cardio – rebounding is a proven and effective way to strengthen your heart muscles, therefore increasing your overall cardiovascular health. It gets your heart pumping and your circulatory system firing on all cylinders in no time! The special bungees on a bellicon® trampolines create just the right tension to train muscles and strengthen the heart, without pressure on the joints 

  • Balance – no matter your age, rebounding can help to improve your balance. This is because whilst you’re rebounding, your whole body is activated, and you’ll be training all your senses, muscles and reflexes that are essential for improving stability and strength.  

  • Running – for many people, running is the ideal way to get active, release some stress and get your blood pumping. However, the weather doesn’t always allow for a fresh outdoor run. Rebounding is a perfect alternative for outdoor running, keeping you fit and active no matter what.  

The Disadvantages of Rebounding Classes 

Whilst, of course, rebounding classes have some great benefits, they can also come with their disadvantages. For example: 

  • You have to borrow the equipment – when it comes to rebounding, having your own equipment is essential to enjoying the perfect workout. When you attend a class, you’ll more than likely have to borrow the gyms own trampolines. With the amount they get used, you can’t guarantee they’re in the best possible shape to allow you have an amazing work out. 
     
    Gym rebounders are not custom tailored. Since all people are different, there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach when it comes to rebounding. When rebounding on a bellicon® mini trampoline, you can enjoy a fully tailored exercise experience.  

  • Time and money - when you choose to go to rebounding classes, you must devote a certain amount of your time at particular points in the day. This can be complicated if you have a busy schedule to work around. Furthermore, you have to pay either as you go or monthly for rebounding classes. If you go regularly, this cost can quickly add up costing you a fortune in the long-term. When training at home, you can save yourself extra time and money.  

  • You don’t get any one-to-one training – rebounding classes are often formed of small to large groups. If you’re a beginner or you like to have a bit more guidance, you may struggle in a class as the trainer cannot focus on each individual person.  

  • You can’t do your own thing – when you attend a rebounding class, you have to follow exactly what the trainer does. Whilst they can offer some leniency in terms of intensity, you still have to copy their workout routine. This isn’t ideal if you’re someone who likes to be a little more independent with their workout. 

Most classes are focused on high intensity dance cardio workouts. This doesn’t suit everyone, as you can of course perform more relaxed exercisers on your rebounder and still see great results. At home, you can choose to focus on a health oriented training customized to your body type, training goals and physical condition. Our range of bellicon® home online workouts are fully customisable, and we can create your own workout plan to help you reach your goals. 

Its also important to recognise that given the recent pandemic, you cannot guarantee your health and safety when entering a gym or class. When you workout at home, you will not be in potential contact with the virus. 

Rebounding at Home 

Did you know that you can very easily do mini trampoline workouts at home, without having to attend rebounding classes? There are lots of ways you can do this. For example, you can watch a huge variety of online videos to help you train at home. 

The benefit if this is that you can pick and choose exactly which exercises you want to do. Whether you want something gentler to help you unwind after a long day, or a high-intensity workout to get you sweating, you can completely customise your regime to suit your unique goals and needs.  

Another great benefit of rebounding at home is the privacy you can get. Whether you’re just starting out or you prefer to work out in privacy, rebounding at home offers you with a comfortable and familiar place where you can focus purely on yourself, instead of others around you in the class.  

Rebounding at home has just as many benefits as rebounding classes. In fact, since you can rebound at home any time and as many times as you want, it can have even more benefits than rebounding classes that you might attend once a week at most! 

Have you tried the bellicon® workout videos? 

If you’re wanting to get into rebounding and you’d like to try it in the comfort of your own home, we have a fantastic range of videos you can follow to get a great workout. When you purchase a bellicon® trampoline, you’re entitled to a 30 day FREE membership which gives you access to an amazing online platform designed specifically for bellicon® users. 

This platform features dozens of workout videos, each offering its own unique benefits. For example, our workouts can help towards: 

  • Conditioning your overall body 

  • Cardiovascular health 

  • Muscle-toning 

  • Fat-burning and weight loss 

  • Improving balance 

  • Strengthening bones 

  • Increasing flexibility 

As well as our range of workout videos, the membership also offers an all-in-one virtual trainer that will customize a fitness plan just for you, track your progress and guide you, jump-by-jump, to the best shape of your life. 

We post our workout videos regularly, so you’ll always have a fresh and exciting new work out to look forward to. 

Start your rebounding journey today 

Are you looking to join the rebounding revolution? If you are, feel free to contact a member of our team today. They'll be able to help you get started and find the perfect bellicon® mini trampoline model for you.  

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