Rebounding is fast becoming the low impact, high-intensity workout of choice for those looking for an immune-boosting, energising and uplifting (literally) addition to their fitness routine.
A cardio-focused workout, rebounding will have your aerobic fitness skyrocketing, which can burn up to 900 calories per session, according to Kulture Studio, founders of the unique rhythm-rebounding class, Bouncefit! While repetitive bouncing conditions the lower body, rebounding offers results that go far beyond just a tightened tush – with health benefits including strengthened immunity, lessened cellulite and increased detoxification.
And it seems that fitness fanatics aren’t the only ones loving to bounce their way fit – studies from NASA scientists indicated rebounding is up to 68% more effective than jogging, while requiring considerably less effort and crucially, less impact on your musculoskeletal system!
Ready to rebound from your regular workout class? Read on for our six top reasons to get rebounding.
1.Improves Your Cardiovascular Fitness
Rebounding can quickly improve your aerobic cardiovascular fitness and overall heart health. As a moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, just a general bounce will have you on your way to improving your fitness levels. However, you’ll often find that most rebounding classes, such as Kulture’s BounceHIIT or HyperBurn class, continue to challenge your limits by incorporating high-intensity intervals!
2.Strengthens And Tones Your Muscles
Rebounding workouts effectively condition the lower body – targeting the calves, quadriceps, hamstring and buttocks, without a heavy squat rack in sight! By engaging the large muscle groups of the lower limb in intervals, you’ll get a high-calorie burn thanks to the EPOC effect . However, it’s not just the lower body getting all the action. As you’re (trying) to keep your balance and perform deep flexion movements – looking at you tuck jumps! – you’ll actively recruit the deep core stabilisers, scoring an intense ab workout!
If you’re extra hard-core, try upgrading your workout by adding on ankle weights, incorporating dumbells, or testing your limits in a hybrid class, like Bouncefit’s KillerBurn, which incorporates extended resistance training intervals.
3. Enhanced Detoxification
Rebounding workouts are considered to be hugely beneficial to assisting the natural detoxification of your body’s waste, thanks to the positive effect it has on your lymphatic system.
A quick refresher on the lymphatic system…
The lymphatic system is best described as the dumping ground for all of the waste produced by your body. A part of your circulation system, it shuttles around white blood and immune-boosting cells, while removing fluid from the tissues. Without the lymphatic system, the body cannot detoxify and eliminate wastes. However, as it doesn’t have its own “pump”, it relies solely on movement and gravitational force to transport lymph fluid around. If such movement doesn’t occur, the toxins can get dumped into surrounding tissues and cells – such as increased cellulite formation thanks to overfilled fat cells.
When you’re bouncing away, you’re increasing the G-Force in every landing, propelling lymph fluid around the body and effectively increasing the flushing of toxins! As this circulatory process of elimination is closely linked to your immune system, rebounding may also offer increased benefits to your immunity and overall wellbeing.
4. Increases Proprioception Skills
When you’re bouncing on an uneven, springy surface, trying to coordinate your flailing limbs and just maybe, stay in time to the beat of the music, you’ll be building your skills of proprioception. As rebounding activates the structure of the inner ear, unconsciously forcing the body to stabilise itself, you’re improving your balance, coordination and reaction times – crucial skills for enhanced athletic performance!
5. Low Impact Workout Protects Your Joints
We know that cardiovascular exercise is crucial to general health, however, traditional cardio exercises – running, jogging and HIIT – can be tough on the joints and muscles. Just ask anyone who tried to take up running and hobbled away with shin splints! Thanks to the shock-absorption quality of the trampoline you are protected from overstrain and overuse injuries in a rebounding workout up to 80% gentler on the joints, cartilage and spinal vertebrae, according to Kulture Studios.
6. You’ll have fun!
Who else has fond memories of spending hours on end bouncing on the trampoline as a kid? Rebounding workouts bring back a childlike sense of play and are genuinely great fun! Layer on an immersive studio, with great music, lighting and an energising instructor, you’ll get that coveted endorphin buzz and leave the workout bouncing on top of the world!
Ready to test out your rebounding skills and experience the exhilarating workout at the most unique workout experience of the year? We’ve teamed up with Kulture Studio for the first ever Beach Bounce Party! Bouncing back for the second year, the Ultimate Bounce Fest Vol. 2 is taking place on the 24th November at Sentosa Wave Park and is set to be a fitness event not to miss – with 100 trampolines for a mass bounce session! For our loyal GuavaPass members, you can sign up for one of the 4 sessions for free by just clicking here. Spots are limited so secure yours soon! See you there!