It has now been a year since I received my Bellicon. First when I received it I was not very happy because the expense was way much than what I had expected because of the money exchange and because of the cost of shipping and of customs. Once I got over that - I started bouncing - but couldn't do more than 3 minutes at a time - I was desparate - I had no balance and my leg muscles were deeply hurting even after 3 minutes a day. Ho boy what did I get myself into...
But it wasn't long that I could go from 3 to 5 minutes and then to 15 minutes. Balance came back. Now I am dancing everyday on my trampoline. I put the music on and have a great time. My objective is to do 20 to 30 minutes everyday - but that rarely happens - most of the time I am way over that 30 minutes and having a great time!!!
So even if the beginnings are hard - keep doing it and in no time you will be able to fully enjoy your Bellicon!
The quality of the Bellicon is wonderful - it was expensive but worth every single $$$.
Just received my brand new bellicon rebounder and I've been jumping on it all evening. I have loved using mini trampolines for years, but I went through them fast. Broken springs, tearing loops.. I didn't mind the noise of the springs too much. Trying out the bellicon I'm noticing how much more spring it has than the ones I was used to. It's so so nice and smooth. Exactly what I was hoping for.. It's a great workout and I can feel all of my muscles working hard, but the beauty is that I can adjust the intensity very low until I feel a bit energized again. And it definitely beats sitting on the couch watching videos. Now I can actively watch the shows I love and getting a workout at the same time. And... oh yes: the super quiet bungees are making my workout completely silent. Love it Love it Love it!!!!! I will use this thing until I'm old and grey. Well worth the investment and so much more portable than a treadmill or an elliptical. Much more fun too because you constantly use your creativity in alternating jump patterns. As a fitness instructor I would absolutely endorse this product for everyone!
I got my bellicon in November of 2014, and it will be my primary form of exercise for the rest of my life. I'm a 50-year-old mom of teenagers and teacher of fourth graders. I'm often exhausted and feel a lack of motivation to gear up for a major workout on my treadmill on work/school nights. My feet often ache, and I don't relish the idea of pounding out miles in workout shoes. So I get a quick, healthy snack, kick off my shoes, change into comfy shorts and a t-shirt, and hop on my bellicon. I tell myself that I can just do this for ten or fifteen minutes. Then, before I know it, forty-five minutes to an hour have passed, and I'm feeling like a new person. I've lost track of time, I'm breathing deeply, and every part of my body is invigorated, including my previously-aching feet. I love swimming in the summer because of the fluid range of motion possible, and I get the same ability to move and twist on my vellicon. After jumping, I lie down on the mat for stretching and relaxation. Also, my calf and thigh muscles have never been so firm in my life. I use 1-pound bean-filled hand weights for an arm and shoulder workout, as well. Love it! No regrets!
I've been using my bellicon for a couple of months now and have to say how much I love it. It is a great workout and fun. I bounce every morning to start my day and then do a workout routine later in the day. I think it is very effective in supporting bone health, stamina and muscle tone. I look forward to using it every day and find it is a fun addition to my fitness program.
I have been totally inactive for 8 months due to a foot injury during a half marathon. I am able to use the Bellicon and it does not worsen my foot injury. At 57, my muscles had atrophied drastically and I had gained 10 pounds since the injury. I am amazed at how quickly my body started changing.
I started at 1 minute in the morning and 1 minute at night, increased to 2 minutes by the end of the first week. The second week, I progressed to 3 minutes and then 5 minutes. In the third week, I went to 7 and 10 minutes once a day. The muscles in my legs are back, I have calves and quads again! My ab area has trimmed down and the wings under my arms have stopped flapping (I hold 1 pound weights and do the exercises shown in the videos). I have only lost a couple pounds, but that is because I am adding muscles as I am losing fat. The quality of the frame, mat and bungies is great!
I could not be more happy with my Bellicon and will be recommending them to everyone I get the chance to tell.
I was looking for a home exercise program to supplement my twice weekly gym visits. My sister suggested a mini trampoline and after much research I decided to go for the Bellicon.
I ordered the 44" with screw in legs. I received my Bellicon two weeks ago and I have absolutely no regrets! I usually do 45 minutes on an elliptical machine and was surprised that after a few minutes on the Bellicon I was tired. I could immediately feel I was working more muscles all at the same time.
Because it's fun I find myself jumping several times a day and easily increasing my workout time. It's also quiet so I can also watch TV or listen to music while I jump.
I would recommend to anyone who wants a quick, fun and effective full body workout without the hassle of driving to the gym. It's also great for doing sit ups! I am considering cancelling my gym membership.
I have to tell you how much I LOVE my new Bellicon! At first I was hesitant to purchase it due to the cost. Due to my due diligence and type A personality I did a bunch of research! After jumping on a few sporting good store cheaper models I decided I couldn’t buy a cheap one as they REALLY bothered my knees. So I took the plunge and am glad I did. I am also impressed with the quality of Bellicon! It’s sturdy, durable and even pretty - hence all the color choices!
It’s so easy to use and I’m having a lot of fun too! Before starting my Bellicon program I was a bit concerned about incontinence. (After having 2 children this can sometimes be a problem.) I have exciting news to report - after only 2 weeks of using my Bellicon 3 times / week, my muscles in this area have strengthened and I can not only jump but also don’t have any troubles at other times in my life either! I have also seen a strengthening take place in my lower body that I haven't see with my treadmill or elliptical!
Thank you Bellicon for making workouts fun and easy!
I am excited to report that I LOVE my new Bellicon Rebounder!
Working in the medical world I valued the opportunity to speak with a professional that has experience with the physical therapy side of things.
At age 52, I have experienced weakness that just happens with age in spite of regular exercise of swimming, elliptical & walking. I was also worried about joint pain & due to the cost of the Bellicon I research for 6 mos. before making my purchase. I tried a few cheaper mini trampolines but experience ankle pain! This made me skeptical...I find that the rebounding workout is FUN & much easier than other workouts it's also much more effective! I have had no ankle pain in spite of my aggressive workouts!
After just one week my pelvic floor muscles have become competent! Way beyond any keg-gel exercise has ever helped in the past!
My Bellicon experience has been excellent from my first phone call to the prompt shipping to the ease of working with an excellent DVD!
Thank you Bellicon! I look forward to many years of fun & good health! Please let me know if this did not come through very well, as it looks a bit movie on my phone
I have had my Bellicon rebounder for a little over two weeks. I was anxious to get started as I had researched rebounding and all the great effects it had on overall health. I started out doing the health bounce for a few minutes a couple of times a day.
The day before and day I received the rebounder, my mid back was sore and stiff from sleep. After the first few minutes on the rebounder, I got off and noticed that my back wasn't achy anymore! I was amazed as I thought it would take a week or so for the soreness to work itself out.
About a month before I got the rebounder I began to develop stress incontinence when I sneeze.
Anyone with this problem knows that stress incontinence and jumping don't go together. I could do the health bounce without any issues. After about three days of light rebounding, I wasn't afraid to sneeze! I could feel that when I jump I had to work those muscles the whole time I'm bouncing. I'm sure I saw quicker results as I just started to develop the stress incontinence.
After about a week, I saw my posture was greatly improved. I used to have rounded curved-in shoulders and now they are completely straight across. I used to go to the chiropractor years ago to achieve the straight shoulders but they would eventually go back to being slumpy.
I have worked up to jumping on the rebounder for 10 minutes twice a day and along with a healthier diet, I lost 5 pounds!
The Bellicon rebounder is quiet, great quality and looks great! I am totally satisfied and tell everyone about rebounding and my Bellicon!
My initial impression of my Bellicon was how chic and nice it looked. My Bellicon has a black frame with black bungees and a pink rim on the mat, and I love it. The first time I used my rebounder, I have to admit, I felt a little off balance but since then I've become a great bouncer. At first, my legs definitely felt a burn, especially the calves. Nowadays, after four months of rebounding, I feel hardly any hard burn at all in my muscles.
I've already noticed a difference in my weight, I've currently lost approximately 20 pounds! I've also gained quite a bit of muscle definition, getting nice and toned! I have also noticed an increase in energy, I'm just so much more vibrant than I was. I just feel great in general and I love my Bellicon. But less about me and more about the product. I love that there is absolutely no sound when I bounce on it, so refreshing after trying a different spring rebounder previously. I am also happy with my screw on legs, I just feel more stable than I think I would have with the collapsible legs. All in all, I have loved my experience with my Bellicon so far. I feel safe and happy when I bounce! I would highly recommend this product despite the price. You're definitely paying for quality with Bellicon rebounders.