A workout for both men and women, rebounding is the latest craze to hit gyms and living rooms across the UK. A hit of cardio in your lunch break or even to kick-start your day. From runners looking to spice up their training programme, weight lifters who shy away from the treadmill, to those new to fitness or returning from injury, everyone can enjoy this low impact, weight-bearing exercise.
Rebounding is a full-body workout performed on a non-slip, mini trampoline utilising aerobic moves, strength and conditioning sportspecific exercises and core stabilisation techniques. The fun, high-energy workout, performed to pumping music with motivating instructors, also tests balance, coordination and proprioception. It burns considerable calories but with the mini trampoline absorbing 87% of each bounce it places minimal stress on the joints. Sessions last 15 – 45 minutes and can focus on cardio, strength and core, and sports specific routines.
Rebounding delivers impressive aerobic benefits, strengthening the heart and lungs, whilst stimulating the lymphatic system. The workout focuses on the downward push, through the balls of the feet, jumping no higher than six inches.
James Winfield, Fitness Director and Master Trainer at ReboundUK says: “Mixing dance choreography with explosive squats, twists, lunges, sprints and much more, rebounding will change your body shape as it tones and tightens muscles and skin. At the bottom of the bounce, body weight can be up to 3.24 times heavier than normal, whilst being weightless at the top. This constant change in gravitational pressure works every single cell in the body, including internal organs, muscles and skin; making rebounding an extremely effective body workout. The beauty of rebounding is that you can work as hard as you like, simply by pushing harder on each bounce or easing off.”
Just 30 minutes a day could help you lose one stone in three weeks. Moreover, the continuous pushing and jumping stimulates the lymphatic system encouraging efficient blood supply around the body. Not only does this drain toxins stored in fat cells, but it allows the body to burn fat more easily.
“You’ll be working those abs from the first bounce,” adds James. “Bouncing on an unstable surface constantly challenges the deep core and pelvic floor muscles improving bladder control, posture and relieving back pain.”
Slim down, tone up and feel fantastic; join the A-Listers and jump start your fitness today. ITV’s Loose Women love their rebounders with Nadia Sawalha, Coleen Nolan and Kaye Adams’ ‘bounce off’ proving a winner for their weight loss and shaping up this summer.
ReboundUK is the only REPS-accredited training provider in rebounding. Qualifications have been designed for personal trainers, group exercise instructors, PE teachers, pilates instructors, to name a few.