New research, published in the German Journal of Sports Medicine (Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin) this February, reconfirms the effectiveness of rebounding exercise to significantly improve fitness, even when following a relatively light workout schedule.
Rebounding on a bellicon in the open air is fantastic: you feel even more energized by that fresh air and sunshine.
But when you bring the bellicon under the stars (…and fireworks), the vibes get higher and it is true magic.
This was exactly what over 600 yoga and rebounder fans experienced on June 29 at Navy Pier in Chicago.
As proud sponsor of VibeUp summer series in Chicago, bellicon displayed 18 mini-trampolines on Navy Pier’s roof top, a wonderful location right on Lake Michigan where people could capture the magnificent view of Chicago skyline and enjoy the “Wednesday Fireworks”, a signature of Navy Pier and the city.
Last month our bellicon Academy master trainer Fayth headed to New Orleans to certify all the instructors of the well renowned local studio Bliss Body.
Sandra Miller is the owner of Bliss Body and we love the way she describes the benefits offered by her studio “…a sacred refuge for tired bodies, worn out minds, broken hearts and lost souls. Our wellness rituals (yoga, meditation, pilates, barre, facials, and therapeutic massage) restore all to wholeness by connecting to the infinite source of bliss within each and every one of us”.
Bliss Body offers also stretchology - assisted stretching performed by a specialized stretchologist for an enhanced stretch reducing tightness, tension, and pain, improving motor control resulting in better balance and mobility – and recently added bellicon training to their class schedule.
A new study, published in the International Journal of Sports Science, has concluded that rebounding exercise is twice as effective at improving aerobic fitness and 50% more efficient at burning fat than running. It also showed that exercising on a mini-trampoline increased vertical jumping ability.
The study was conducted over a period of 8 weeks with participants exercising three days a week and otherwise maintaining “their usual diet and lifestyle habits during the study period.”
Last month we launched our bellicon ACADEMY program. The bellicon ACADEMY offers a variety of training options to teach anyone interested in educating others and sharing the joys and benefits of the bellicon exercise regime.
Have you ever wondered why the police will test sobriety by asking people to touch their nose with eyes closed?
Well, there is a scientific reason for that, which is called “proprioception”.
This term comes from two Latin words: proprius, which means one’s own/individual, and capio, from the verb capere which means grasp/sense. The combination of the two forms “proprioception”, basically the sense of the body in space: its position, movement, and acceleration.
Do not allow your Achilles Tendon to become your Achilles' Heel!
The Achilles tendon is one of the longer tendons in our body, stretching from the bones of our heel to our calf muscles. This tendon allows us to extend our foot and point our toes to the floor.
Close-chain rebounding, the perfect low impact training for your body
No doubt when you get close to a bellicon you cannot resist it: you need to jump! And like a kid you try to jump as high as you can. But, did you know you can get so many health benefits rebounding with your feet never leaving the bellicon mat?
Here at bellicon we call it “close-chain rebounding”, allowing for a low impact workout: feet stay on the mat and just the movement created by gravity provides so much good to your body.