Second Opinion Magazine
Add a Bounce to Your Step this New Year
By Brenda Crass, Owner, Pure Fitness 4 You
Is exercise part of your 2019 New Year’s resolution? For most of us it is, and even if it’s not, you should still come on over and check out the NEW class for rebounding at Pure Fitness 4 You in Eau Claire: Bounce FIT.
Rebounding utilizes a mini rebounder (small trampoline) as a fun and an effective tool to execute a variety of exercises. It uses both acceleration and deceleration to work on every muscle in your body. Several actions occur as you rebound. First, you accelerate as you bounce up. Then there is an instant of a weightless pause at the top before you decelerate at an increased G-force back to the rebounder. Aerobic Bouncing, Strength Bouncing and Health Bouncing are all used in rebounding to create an effective workout experience and create benefits which no other exercise can provide.
A study completed by NASA in 1980 discovered rebounding to be twice as effective as running . It can enhance digestion, stimulate metabolism, lower elevated cholesterol levels, reduce joint pain, reduce cellulite, keep pounds off, help promote weight loss, and increase stamina. Going even deeper to a cellular level, rebounding also has anti-inflammatory effects, strengthens the heart, and helps circulate oxygen to tissues leading to better circulation. It can also aid in the effectiveness of other exercises and improves sleep quality. This is just naming a few of the obvious benefits!
Let’s talk immune system. We know that one of the most important things we can do for our health is to move rapidly. Most of us immediately think of running, which is a good form of lymphatic circulation. Joggers tend to be healthy people, but this high impact sport is traumatic to parts of the body such as ankles, legs, the back and knees. This is where rebounding comes in. You can get all the aerobic exercise you need, and get all the lymphatic circulation, without the shock and trauma of hitting a hard surface.
Adding rebounding into your existing workout routine can improve muscular development, physical strength, and proprioception, which is the ability to sense the position, location, orientation and movement of the body and its parts . Rebounding doesn’t necessarily have to be done on a trampoline (although that does tend to make exercising pretty enjoyable), it can be incorporated into cross-fit, lifting, boot camp, and even yoga. No matter how you choose to exercise, rebounding is a great tool to add to your toolbox.
Over all, rebounding is a great way to work major muscles groups through their full range of motion, and it can burn more calories then jogging. The best part is it’s just downright FUN!
So come on in and try a 30 or 50 minute rebounding Bounce FIT class at Pure Fitness 4 You. Class schedules and other services offered can be found at purefitness4you.com