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How do you burn more calories than walking on a treadmill or pushing your limits on an elliptical machine? It can be difficult to find an exercise that engages your entire body without hurting your joints, but most people don’t explore rebounding workouts. Rebounding is basically jumping on a mini trampoline, either in gentle bounces where your feet don’t leave the surface of the trampoline, or in complete jumps where you can rise 6 inches from it.

The reason why rebounding is considered to be an exercise that comes with great benefits is because studies have found that rebounding can be more than twice as effective as running on a treadmill. Rebounding puts much less pressure on the legs and feet, and can be greatly beneficial to the lymphatic system, which is responsible for transporting immune cells throughout the body.

Exercising, for people who suffer from knee or joint problems, can be hard and painful, so incorporating low-impact exercises to your workout can make a positive difference. The mini trampoline’s ability to limit rebounding height, combined with the elasticity of the surface, makes the impact on each jump less strenuous on the knees and ankle joints. You help to build muscle and strengthen bones because every cell in the body has stress placed on it before it is released by the up and down movement. The body strengthens itself from this increase and decrease of stress.

A lot of people enjoy rebounding because it works to improve lymphatic flow. When you rebound, you help this system pump and drain out the body’s dead white blood cells that build up in the joints, causing them to be inflamed and sore.

When first start out, try to rebound for 15 minutes or more every morning. Whether you’d rather bounce gently or do jumping jacks on the mini trampoline, rebounding can keep you moving and help you avoid joint pain.