In every stage of life, exercise is essential. As a child, exercise ensures that our body develops. And once we get older, we need it to stay strong and healthy.
Unfortunately, people become less active with age. It is estimated that only one in six people aged 65 and over get enough exercise. And we know that regular training is so important, especially for the elderly.
Training on the bellicon® strengthens all muscle groups, stimulates your metabolism and improves your flexibility and sense of balance without overloading your joints. And best of all: you feel happy when moving on the mini trampoline. And you can do it at your own pace: any pace is good!
Even the simplest training on the bellicon® will give you striking results. Softly bouncing up and down is enough. You then use the elasticity of the trampoline without coming off of the mat.
'Bouncing with joy!'
'I'm a 62 year old lady with lots of health issues like scoliosis, osteoporosis, celiac disease and more! I've had a lot of upper body limitations recently so I've been spending a lot of time bouncing on my Bellicon. It gives me such joy! It has also improved my balance and helped with bone density issues-big concerns with my health history. I've been happily bouncing in my back yard and lost a rubber tip since it had rained so much. I emailed the contact address and presto-I now have not one but 6 new rubber tips! I carefully researched many rebounders before settling on the Bellicon. I was hesitant because of the price but am so grateful that I went for the gold. I look forward to decades of happy bouncing-esp with all my new tips. Thanks Bellicon!'
When purchasing a bellicon® mini trampoline you get one month free access to the bellicon Home platform.
Here you will find all videos with examples of exercises. This way you choose the training that you like.
‘I hate the gym!’
'I'm an active lady of 65 with many chronic conditions that I have to fight hard against. I won one of these fights this year thanks to my search for a form of movement for which I don't have to go to a gym, because I hate that. .... I ended up on the website of bellicon® and have studied this form of movement further. Now the good news: after 8.5 months of light training on the bellicon® mini trampoline, my BMD (bone mineral density) has remained stable, which I would be very happy with, but it even increased.'
Fitness equipment often forces you to move at its own pace. With the bellicon®, you’re the speedometer. And you don’t need to go at a clip for every muscle in your body to be strengthened, your metabolism to tick up and your balance and flexibility to improve.
In fact, the simplest rebounding workout, called health bouncing, produces wonderful results. All it involves is taking advantage of the remarkable elasticity of the bellicon® by moving up and down without your feet ever leaving the mat. This gentle, vitality-boosting workout exercises your whole body while sparing it any stress or strain. It’s also the routine of choice for beginners and people with health problems who find vigorous exercise difficult or painful. Even more experienced rebounders use it to warm up or cool down.
Just like muscles, healthy bones need exercise to stay strong. Physical activity and routines that involve supporting your own body weight infuse bones with calcium, making them stronger.
If you suffer from osteoporosis and osteopenia, there’s no better way to increase your bone density than rebounding on a bellicon®. That’s because bouncing is the ultimate weight-bearing workout. Your body shifts between experiencing weightlessness and up to four times normal g-force, stimulating your bones to rebuild.
While there is no medical treatment for age-related loss of muscle mass – known as sarcopenia – you don’t just have to watch yourself waste away.
Aerobic and resistance exercise together with a high-protein diet can help to reverse the effects of aging by rebuilding underused muscles, boosting energy levels and improving stamina.
Best of all, you won’t drag your feet over getting your low-impact cardiovascular and weight-bearing exercise on a bellicon®. That’s because making the healthy choice has never been this much fun.
By far the most common of the many forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage at the ends of bones wears down over time. With the pain that sufferers experience making even everyday activities a challenge, exercise often seems a leap too far.
But hopping on a bellicon® can be one of the best things you can do for your condition. Gentle, low-impact rebounding tones muscles, lubricates joints, improves flexibility and can even relieve arthritis pain.
Everyone knows how exercise, as it increases the flow of blood and oxygen, helps the cardiovascular system, but we don’t often consider how it benefits the lymphatic system.
Our lymphatic system is responsible for taking the toxins, bacteria, dead cells…as well as cancer cells…that our immune system targets and removing them from our body. Since it has no pump, it needs motion and gravity to force the thick lymph fluid through our system.
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
Discs and joints are no different from the rest of your body. To remain healthy, they need exercise. The spongy tissue inside a disc is saturated in water. For the disc to receive nutrients, this liquid must be wrung out and replaced. Besides facilitating this process, physical activity also helps maintain joints’ flexibility and range of motion.
Bouncing on a bellicon® gives you the energising, low-impact workout that your spine as well as the rest of your body needs to let you walk as tall and straight as you did in your youth.
Fitness gurus, athletes, doctors, physiotherapists and health institutes call the bellicon® the best mini trampoline in the world. Of course we are happy with the enthusiasm of experts. Their appreciation shows that we have been able to meet our high standards. And that the effort we have made has paid off.
There are many good reasons for the success of the bellicon®. Sit back and relax: the high-quality production in Germany with first class materials, the therapeutically well thought-out design, the detailed finishing, the durability, the ease of use, the elastic bungees, the stability and elasticity and much more. Unfortunately, the most important argument for a bellicon® cannot be put into words: the smile on your face. You experience it every day!
Regular training on the bellicon® mini trampoline has numerous positive effects on your entire body. Bouncing on this device not only effectively strengthens the cardiovascular system and all muscles, but also activates the metabolism of each cell. The moderate movement on the bellicon® also promotes the body's self-healing functions. This in turn has positive effects on some of our societal diseases.