They say the best way to exercise is to find something that doesn’t seem like exercise, but feels just like fun. Well, enter stage right: Rebounding.
Rebounding is a low impact cardio workout, where you spend about 30 minutes jumping on a mini trampoline. It’s basically the most fun you can have at the gym. At my gym they’ve started a half an hour class on a Sunday, and last weekend I went to try it out.
It’s fun, it’s fast, it’s phenomenal.
The class felt like it went by in only a few minutes, you’re bouncing, you’re jumping, I was really just having a load of fun. It’s like being a kid!
My heart was racing through the class; the constant jumping is teamed with an aerobic ‘step’ style routine, meaning you don’t stop once through the class. I’m not very coordinated, so getting the moves right took quite a bit of concentration, but because it’s fun (who doesn’t love jumping on a trampoline!) you don’t even realise how much you’re working out, or mind that much if your arms and legs aren’t moving perfectly. At the end of the class I checked my Garmin and had burnt over 200 calories in 25 minutes of jumping – wow! Rebounding is reported to not only be a great way to burn calories fast, it’s great for your heart and your circulation, and for boosting your immune system by getting your lymphatic system going full pace.
It’s a great workout for people who need low impact / no impact sports, I’m still recovering from my knee operation and the soft bouncing meant my knees were absolutely fine. I’ve even heard of it being a great and safe class for pregnancy, as you never bounce too high off the trampoline.
I’m sold, and can’t wait for next week.