Here are some of the many reasons why rebounding is awesome for you...
1. Your joints and spine will love you.
Due to its low impact, it is a form of exercise that is extremely forgiving on your joints.
2. Prevents bone and muscle mass loss.
Trampoline fitness is especially effective at this since it increases the weight supported by the skeletal system with the increased G-force of jumping.
3. Calorie scorcher.
Because you are using 4x your body weight, you will burn more calories (in less time!) than during other traditional cardio workouts.
4. Your brain will become sharper.
The immersion-style classes results in better mental performance and keener learning processes due to the focus needed to properly perform the movements to the beat of the music. Add our special light system into the mix, and you can't help but feel stimulated and alert!
5. It will strengthen your heart.
The increased G-force of the exercise movements will cause greater contraction. The involved muscles work harder and get stronger.
6. Your body will be able to better process oxygen.
Trampoline fitness establishes a better balance between the oxygen required by the tissues and the oxygen made available by the lungs. This makes for a more efficient utilization of oxygen by the body and, consequently, increases energy. It will also circulate more oxygen to the body's tissues aiding in improved tissue health and better organ support, thus reducing the chance of disease.
7. You'll be charged with an immediate and long-lasting energy.
Tones the glandular system to increase the output of the thyroid gland - the pituitary and the adrenals that help to restore energy.
8. Boosts lymphatic drainage and immune function.
Increased G-force helps increase lymphocyte activity. For this reason, trampoline fitness is recommended as a detoxifying and immune boosting activity.
9. You'll produce more red blood cells.
Increases the functional activity of the red bone marrow and the production of red blood cells. These cells carry oxygen and nutrients to the tissues of the body and also help remove carbon dioxide from them.
10. Helps improve balance and coordination.
During a class, you are actively engaging your mind/body connection, utilizing your system responsible for equilibrium. This helps to stimulate and strengthen your balance, timing, coordination and reaction time.
NASA Studies: Trampolines vs. Treadmills6 Fitness trampolines have been around for over fifty years. What's new is our understanding of this exercise as a process of "gravitational force overloading". 1
- The research was performed by the Bio Mechanical Research Division, NASA-Ames Research Center in California, in cooperation with the Wenner-Gren Research Laboratory, University of Kentucky. The four scientists, A. Bhattacherya, E. P. McCutcheon, E. Shavartz, and J. E. Greenleaf, secured the assistance of eight young men between the ages of 19 and 26, requiring each to walk, jog and run on a treadmill operated at four different speeds, and then jump on a standard-sized trampoline at four different heights in order to compare the difference between the two modes of exercise. Although treadmill running had been studied many times before, the scientists found that:
- "...measurements of the necessary variables have not been reported previously for trampoline
- "...for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the bio mechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running, a finding that might help identify acceleration parameters needed for the design of remedial procedures to avert deconditioning in persons exposed to weightlessness."
- "...the external work output at equivalent levels of oxygen uptake were significantly greater while trampolining than running. The greatest difference was about 68%. Now, if you had access to gasoline that was 68% more efficient than the gasoline you are using in your automobile right now at the same price, wouldn't you take advantage of it? Well, we don't have the gasoline, but it does appear that we do have the exercise."
Musculoskeletal system - Rebounding produces very low trauma to this system.
Blood flow & vision Dr. R. M. Kaplin, O.D., M.Ed. describes rebounding as the quickest method of increasing blood flow and integrated brain functioning for healthy vision
Lymphatic system & toxins Brian Butler, Director of Kinesiology Academy, Surbiton, UK reports that rebounding supports drainage of the lymphatic system thereby reducing toxins in brain tissue.
Proprioception Rebounding significantly heightens one's sense of how parts of one's body co-relate and how effort is utilized during movement.
Fitness & calories rebounding results in inmproved levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, caloric expenditure, and perhaps improved ability for coordinated motion and proprioception (sense of how body parts co-relate).
Low impact With regard to the low impact benefit of rebounding, maximum impact has been found to be 1/6th that on wooden board surface. 5
Children with disablities Research has demonstrated that rebounding helps children with learning disabilities. 6
1. 6. N.A.S.A., Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-8871.
2. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 1990: 10; 401-408
3. Cornell Hospital for Special Surgery
4. Colleen McGlone, B.S., Len Kravitz, Ph.D., and Jeffrey M. Janot, Ph.D.
5. A. W. Daniels, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Material Science and Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery of the University of Utah
6. R. Glen Green. "Hyperactivity and the learning disabled child." J. Onhomolecular Psychiatry 9:93-104. Second Quarter 1980.