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What is Rebounding?

What is rebounding on a mini trampoline?

According to Merriam- Webster’s dictionary, the definition of rebound is “to bounce back off something after hitting it” and that is exactly what you are doing when you are rebounding on a trampoline.

Rebounding is an exercise that you do using a mini trampoline which is called a rebounder. The mini trampoline has a small circumference that is a few inches bigger than your body but not nearly as big as a backyard trampoline so you can use it in your house—- even if you are in a small apartment—- or you can use it outside. A lot of people put them in their rooms to use right when they wake up. Rebounders are light enough to take with you to a friend’s house or to the gym for exercise classes. Usually the folding rebounders are the ones that you want to get if you are planning on working out in different places or want it to take up even less space when you are not using it. The folding rebounders fold in half and the legs also fold inward so you can store it under your bed, behind your couch, or in the closet. 

If you have ever seen anyone jumping on an outdoor trampoline, you can get an idea of what jumping on a rebounder is like except you do not have to jump nearly as high—- for the people that are afraid of heights or hurting themselves—- or try to do any flips or tumbles or pretend to be a gymnast. Although, if you want, you can jump pretty high using a rebounder. When you use a rebounder to exercise, you are mostly doing small controlled up and down movements jumps while on the mini trampoline. Some fitness classes will have you use the rebound in combination with other equipment like small weights; however, it is not necessary to use any additional equipment— the rebounder is sufficient.

(image courtesy of healthyliving.azcentral.com)

(image courtesy of healthyliving.azcentral.com)

What is rebounding good for?

Rebounding is an excellent exercise that seniors, adults, and even kids can do to work every cell in their bodies. They even have toddler and kid mini trampolines with enclosures available to prevent injuries for kids that want to exercise on them. The enclosure system includes a mesh net that is connected to the trampoline. In case your child loses balance, the mesh net will catch them. For adults and seniors that want more stability or control while using the rebounder, there are removable stability bars that you can put on the rebounders and hold on to it while jumping.

Rebounding has many health benefits, such as

  • It is low impact meaning easy on the joints
  • It helps improve circulation
  • Can increase the strength of your hearth and lungs
  • Improve your lymphatic system
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Enhance balance and stability
  • Improve bone density and muscle tone
  • And many other benefits!

If you would like a more in depth analysis of rebounding health benefits, you can check out this article called 5 Shocking Benefits of Rebounding.

How do you know which rebounder to buy?

With all of the options available, it can be difficult to decide which one is the best rebounder to purchase for you. If you would like to compare rebounders, here is a rebounders buying guide that you can check out. It compares multiple brands of rebounders to help you in making your decision.

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