If you’re a gym hater and think traditional workouts are torture, you need to try a trampoline workout today! Also known as a rebounder, this is a great way to get your heart pumping, reconnect with your inner child and inject some much-needed fun into your routine. Experts agree that you’re much more likely to stick to a workout if you enjoy it. But make no mistake, this is a lot more than just jumping up and down — you won’t believe how many different ways you can use a mini trampoline to tone your entire body. Plus, they’re inexpensive and you can use one almost anywhere.
One of the main reasons these workouts have become so popular is that it’s a super low-impact, high calorie-burning cardio workout. According to James Winfield of Rebound UK, “The beauty of using a good quality, well-sprung rebounder is that it will take away around 90% of the shock of impact, as opposed to exercising on a hard surface.” That’s major!
Exercising on a bouncy surface not only works your entire body, it also works different muscles than if you did the same workout on solid ground. In a nutshell, trampolining is excellent for improving balance and engaging your core while strengthening your legs.
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The bouncing motion has some other surprising benefits. It actually increases bone density and helps prevent osteoporosis. A 2014 study found that elderly women were able to improve balance using a rebounder which in turn reduced their risk for injury from falls. Speaking of falls…full-size trampolines are notorious for causing broken legs and sprained ankles. Mini trampolines are low to the ground and most are only 36″-48″ in diameter.
Any exercise that increases heart rate and circulation so you work up a sweat has detoxifying effects but adding some bounce takes it to the next level by stimulating lymphatic drainage. The gravitational pull generated when you jump acts as a pump for your lymphatic system to get everything flowing in the right direction.
So if you’re looking for a fun, no-frills way to detox and get in shape for summer try a trampoline workout today!