5 Reasons Why You Should Be Working Out on a Trampoline

You’ve heard celebs and fitness gurus rave about Urban Rebounding, a cardio workout on a mini-trampoline. But is there any truth to the hype surrounding this exercise trend?

Blake Mays, fitness director at Club H gym in New York City, and author of the new eBook, 100 Tools to Change Your Brain, Body & Spiritual Being, says it’s the secret exercise everyone should be doing because it energizes every cell in your body.

“By doing rebounding regularly, you can literally bounce your butt off,” says Mays. Here are 6 more healthy reasons to get on that rebounder:

1. Get a natural face lift. As we age, oxygen levels in the skin cells decrease, resulting in a loss of elasticity and the formation of lines and wrinkles. Rebounding circulates more oxygen to tissue and increases elasticity.

2. Develop the lean muscles and balance of a ballet dancer. Rebounding encompasses gravity, acceleration, and deceleration into your workout, which elongates your muscles as if you were a ballet dancer.

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Working Out on a Trampoline© Pixland/Thinkstock

3. Your back and knees will thank you. It’s a low-impact cardio exercise that absorbs 80% of the shock. As a result it helps strengthen your back muscles and takes the pressure off of your spine and knees, without the strain and trauma of a hard surface workout.

4. Work out like a NASA astronaut. A NASA study found that rebounding is 68% more efficient than running or jogging. And rebounding proved to be the best exercise to rebuild the lost bone tissue of astronauts whose weightless state caused them to lose 15% of their bone mass. So rebounding can help prevent osteoporosis and reverse damage.

5. Say adios to colds and allergies. Rebounding cleanses your lymphatic system and boosts your immunity. The result? Colds and allergy symptoms won’t bother you as often or as much.

Look for an Urban Rebounding class at your local gym. Select Crunch, Equinox, YMCA, and Bally gyms offer group classes. Or, try it at home with the 6-Pack DVD set and mini rebounder.

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