Benefits Associated with Rebounding

There are numerous reported benefits associated with rebounding. Here are some of them:

As soon as you start jumping on the rebounder, you get an instant boost of energy. It wakes up your entire body and gets EVERYTHING flowing. When you just finished work, and had a long stressful and tiring day, and you come to one of HOBs classes, you can guarantee that you will leave with a newfound energy you did not have before.

If you start rebounding on a regular basis, you will notice that you may experience a more deep and relaxed sleep.

Rebounding challenges you in many different ways to practice balance and stability. In order to enjoy a successful HOB workout, you need to be in control of body, learn how to balance yourself within the limits of your mat and most of all make sure your back is straight. Learning how to stabilize yourself while doing our HOB routines may be challenging at first. You are learning how to do certain exercises on what can be uneven or unstable limited surface. However, with time and practice, you gain that sense of balance which also improves your posture. You will notice yourself standing taller at the end of the day!

There was also a study conducted on different types of exercise for postural balance in elderly women (69-74 years old), and rebounding on a mini-trampoline was found to significantly increase balance (de Oliviera, da Silva, Dascal, Teixeira, 2014)

Try one of our BôGA classes (bounce+yoga) to focus on balance and flexibility and posture! Read all about it by clicking here!

The astronauts in the NASA study, used the rebounder as a way to regain the bone density they lost when they were in space being away from the gravity on earth. This is an actual condition called Spaceflight Osteopenia (Who knew!). They are reported to loose about 1% of bone mass per month spent in space. So the results of this change in bone density, make it difficult for astronauts to reintegrate back on Earth. This is why they used a rebounder to regain some of that bone density. Check out NASA for more information.

The G-force (measurement of type of acceleration caused by weight) associated with the simple “health bounce” that we do in our HOB classes (simple bounce, toes on the mat, just lifting your heels) is about 2 times your body weight. This up and down movement impacts every cell and muscle in your body and puts extra stress on the bones attached to your muscles making them stronger and healthier.

First, your lymphatic system is what is in charge of taking in all the toxins and poisons in your body. We breath in toxins every day of our lives. Once these build up, they lead to disease and other illnesses. Second, your lymphatic system does not have a built-in pump in order to “pump” out all these toxins and poison. Unlike your cardiovascular system in which the heart is the pump. So, the way your lymphatic system pumps is if you MOVE. Exercise is the only way to get this system moving.

In rebounding, the up and down movements we do on the trampoline get all lymphatic fluids moving around in all the right places. They say it is more efficient than lateral exercises such as running or jogging. So you can guarantee, that after a full HOB class, you have just done your body great justice by DETOXIFYING your body through, fun and simple movements.

There is nothing that feels greater than having FUN while you exercise. The people who come and experience an HOB class, no matter what fitness level, cannot help but smile and laugh at themselves during a class. The ability to laugh at yourself will increase your self-esteem, put you in a better mood, decrease stress and most importantly will improve your daily life :o)

Injuries Associated with Rebounding

Just like any other physical activity, there are injury risks to be taken into account when rebounding. There does not exist much research on rebounding injuries, however, most sources discuss the potential body risks of using “cheap” trampolines, and those with springs (as opposed to bungees, like the Bellicon). The following are some potential injuries that one may experience while rebounding

Pronation is the term used to describe when ones foot rolls inward when walking or running. Some people’s ankles pronate more than others. If you experience over-pronation to the point where you need treatment and need to wear corrective footwear, then it is recommend that you choose a rebounder with a stronger bungee strength to support your ankles. A rebounder with less resistance means the deeper you will go into your mat requiring your feet compensate. So for people who experience over-pronation, the added stress onto your ankles and feet the deeper the mat goes may cause more harm.

Many people experience knee injuries. If you are rebounding on a cheap trampoline with springs, the recoil may be detrimental to your existing injury.

Once again, if bouncing on a cheap trampoline, the recoil may result in an uneven bounce, this may result in displacing your hips. That is not to say that this may not happen on the Bellicon as well. One must always bounce with caution, especially if you already experience any type of hip injury.

Once again, the recoil from a cheap trampoline may increase the amount of pain you are already experiencing in your neck or back. Please bounce with caution.

Pain can easily travel to your head. When you have a strong recoil with a bad trampoline, any existing pain or stress in your body can quickly work its way up to your head. Some people also may experience dizziness, if you do slowly step off the rebounder and rest.

Please keep in mind, these injuries are reported from using rebounders that have springs instead of bungees. The recoil using a trampoline with springs can be much quicker and thus can result in more injury. House of Bounce uses the Bellicon, which has bungees and not springs. Check out this video for a comparison of spring versus bungee rebounders.

Always remember safety first! Read all about the safety measures recommended by our partner Bellicon, if you are new to rebounding:  Rebounding Safety Tips