Why Bellicon

A ‘rebounder’ is a ‘mini trampoline’ and ‘rebounding’ is bouncing on a mini trampoline. A rebounder is generally circular in shape, has frames that vary in diameter from about 100 – 125cm and sits about 30 – 40cm high. As such, a rebounder is a compact piece of exercise equipment; easily stored, easily moved and easy to use.

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Mini-trampolines/rebounders have enjoyed a reputation for not only improving the look of your body – they have been pointed to as an effective method for improving fitness and whole of body health. Rebounding utilizes the downward movement in the bounce and small, methodical movements plus resistance for a fitness workout superior to any other. In fact, your feet hardly need lift from the mat of the rebounder to get the benefit. It also is a low impact exercise, so you will avoid shin splints and damage to your knees and ankles.

Rebounding exercise on a good quality rebounder lessens any strain on the joints of your body, particularly with the bellicon bounce, where the mat absorbs up to 85% of the impact. (However, the same cannot be said for rebounding on some of the cheaper spring based rebounders, due to the harsh bounce and sudden stop.)

Rebounding is a very dynamic form of exercise, so you can bounce to health and fitness without even working up a sweat! It is one of the most oxygen efficient forms of exercise, allowing you to exercise vigorously, without feeling out of breath – but you will still get the same benefits that you would get from other types of exercise.

13689820On studying the benefits of rebounding, NASA found that the ‘external work output at equivalent levels of oxygen uptake was significantly greater while trampolining than running…the greatest difference was about 68%’. In other words, a 70 kg individual spending one hour on a rebounder will burn more calories than the same person jogging for an hour! Or, to put it another way, 3 minutes intense rebounding is the equivalent to 10 minutes jogging!

Our bellicon trampolines/rebounders are made in Germany and have an amazing suspension system, featuring highly elastic bungee bands (rope rings) which allow for a total body workout, strengthen your joints and stimulate your circulation.

Did you know that there are more than 600 muscles in our body, and bouncing on a bellicon works all of them? Learn how to exercise on a rebounder. Discover the advantages of exercising on a highly elastic bellicon rebounder /mini trampoline.