Exercise with a Rebounder
"Jump for Health"
Rebounder - Jump for Health A rebounder is a small exercise trampoline that exercises every cell in the body at once by helping the body increase its resistive load.  Gravity is the common denominator of all exercise, so, whenever you oppose gravity you exercise the body.
Note: Make sure that you get a good quality rebounder with good spring.  Check it out before you buy. 
By rebounding (bouncing vertically), you oppose gravity with the whole body a hundred times a minute…"It's like doing push-ups with every cell of the body."  You can get a full workout at home in front of your TV on your rebounder.

  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Lose fat
  • Improve coordination and balance
  • Strengthen lower back, knees and hips
  • Revitalize vision
  • Tone thighs and buttocks
  • Improve circulation, digestion & elimination
  • Strengthen sphincter muscle that controls bladder
  • Improve lymphatic circulation - immune system
  • Detoxify liver - improve kidney circulation
  • Massage muscles, tendons and internal organs
  • Improve circulation to the brain
  • Help to reduce varicose veins
  • Tone skin and facial muscles
  • Strengthen/tone internal organs and functions
  • And much, much more...

Prevention Magazine Article, March, 2000
Includes 7 great reasons to try rebounding, and how much Michele enjoyed our new video Keep on Rebounding!

Lifestyle Features - Aerobics using mini-tramp'rebounding'in popularity
"It's a resurrection," says Richard Cotton, an exercise physiologist and spokesman for the American Council on Exercise. 

"It's like cycling turned into Spinning," explains J.B. Berns, creator of "urban rebounding" classes. "It’s an old exercise turned into group fitness.  "It combines dance movements, aerobic movements, sports-specific movements," says Berns, and this time he pledges, "It has staying power." If there is one reason why rebounding should stick around a while longer, it's the physical benefits it has to offer, fitness experts believe. The activity works a number of muscle groups, including the hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes, while providing a solid aerobic workout. But unlike jogging - which can be painful to an aging Baby Boomer's knees -rebounding is considered low-impact. The trampoline is much more forgiving than concrete. But an activity must be more than just effective for it to become popular with fickle fitness fans. It must also be fun, says Cathy Masterson McNeil, spokeswoman for the International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association in Boston. Rebounding is thought to have one leg up on successful - yet staid - classes like Body Pump, Step aerobics and Power Yoga. 

Rebound exercise has been featured in: 

US News and World Report -  In the February 8, 1999 Issue in the Health Section rebound aerobics was sited as one of the hot new forms of group exercise. The article highlighted the body benefits as, "strong quads, calves, and abdomen." And we agree! 

The San Francisco Daily Herald 

April 8, 1999 Article title "Aerobics using mini tramp ‘rebounding’ in popularity" Richard Cotton a spokesperson for Ace said, "It is a low impact activity and it does enhance balance and coordination." Fitness Magazine

March 1999 article title "Spring is in the AIR" Rebounding instructor JB Berns said, "Rebounding allows you to work harder and for longer than most workouts because your energy isn't being used to absorb the shock of the hard surface."

ACE FitnessMatters - July/Aug issue featured rebound exercise on the cover. The article quoted Alan Mikesky, director of the Human Performance Biomechanics Laboratory at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis as saying, "It seems to be efficient at improving one’s cardio and weight-resistance, decreasing the impact on the joints. So, overall it’s a safe alternative mode of exercise."

"Exercise on a miniature trampoline provides a safe, adequate indoor exercise for healthy individuals and many cardiac patients of varied ages" 
Journal of Medical Science for Sport and Exercise, 1980; 12:118

"The mini-trampoline [rebounder] provides a convenient form of exercise with a major advantage being its apparent low level of trauma to the musculoskeletal system." 
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 1990: 10; 401-408

"The external work output at equivalent levels of oxygen uptake were significantly greater while trampolining than running. The greatest difference was about 68%." 
N.A.S.A., Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887, 1980

Join thousands of health-conscious folks the world over who are putting gravity to work for them and Jump for health! All that's required is a rebounder and the desire to change your life for the better. Rebounders can be found at most department stores. Make sure you get a good quality one that has strong springs to protect your bounce!


Exercise with Hydro-Tone in the water

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Hydro-Tone Fitness Systems, Inc. is a supplier of specially designed and patented aquatic exercise and therapy equipment that amplifies the natural resistance of water to enhance exercise and therapy programs.  Hydro-Tone's equipment is used by colleges, a wide variety of training programs, physical therapists, and professional athletes for water aerobics, resistive aquatic training, and rehabilitation. 

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