“Exergaming,” or using game console programs for exercise, is a fun and convenient way to approach fitness, but studies have shown that it tends to fall short of providing the same level of physical activity as traditional exercise. Fortunately, researchers have discovered a simple solution for boosting the benefits of virtual training sessions from mediocre to awesome: adding a mini-trampoline.
When people first learn about rebounding exercise, they often encounter a very long, very diverse, very impressive list of benefits that, for many people, piques their interest, but for others, like me, it makes them extremely skeptical. How is it possible that such a childishly simple exercise like bouncing can do all of that?
The answer is simple: gravity.
For the last few years, I’ve written a number of articles for the bellicon website, most of which were about current research related to health, fitness and rebounding exercise. Over the next few months, I’ll be doing this more frequently, with topics ranging from detoxification to osteoporosis to workplace fitness.
As much as I hope that you’ll find these articles informative and thought-provoking, I should warn you that the more you learn about rebounding exercise, and the more you share what you’ve learned, the more you’ll feel like you’ve taken crazy pills.
We’re pleased to introduce the new, bellicon® Comfort Mat, designed to enhance the style and performance of any bellicon® mini-trampoline.
Sleek design, greater versatility
Our new Comfort Mat has a streamlined new look and an integrated, cushioned extension that allows for even greater freedom of movement.
We are pleased to announce that the bellicon fitness trampoline has just received the endorsement of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), becoming the first fitness device of any kind to receive this recognition.
In 10 months, Heidi lost 100lbs by using her bellicon 7 times a week and changing her diet. She went to her annual check-up and showed her doctor her logged blood pressure from two weeks prior – her blood pressure had dropped significantly. Her doctor was amazed. On that same day, he took Heidi off of the 2 different types of blood pressure medicine that she had been taking for almost an entire decade.
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.
Are you, like many of us, sitting at a desk in front of the computer all day long? If that’s the case, you will definitely love …and need… these workout tips from Arnita!
Exercising your shoulder muscles, in particular your rotator cuff is extremely important to make sure you can keep the correct posture, especially when sitting.
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.