If your fitness regime needs a boost, you might want to consider the latest in fitness trends, rebounding.
It’s no secret that regular exercise can go a long way in keeping our bodies strong and healthy. But if you’ve grown bored with your fitness regime, you’re certainly not alone. By the time the first few months of the year are behind us, many of us have simply run out of steam or are tired of doing the same old workout day after day. If you’re looking for some fresh inspiration to get you moving, you might want to give rebounding a try.
What is rebounding?
Rebounding is a form of aerobic exercise that’s done on a mini-trampoline. In fact, there are many ways to use rebounding in your fitness routine — you can choose to jump fast or slowly or mix it up with other actions like aerobic stepping.
Rebounding has grown in popularity thanks to its ability to really work the leg muscles, as well as the fact that it’s a low-impact cardio workout that is easy on the joints. One of the most appealing aspects of rebounding is that it is so well-suited to people of all ages and fitness levels. The exercise can be used as part of one’s post-partum recovery, for example, as well as for those who are just beginning their fitness journey.
Why is it worth a try?
Rebounding has numerous benefits — it works many of the body’s muscles, including those in the abdomen, legs, buttocks and back, and helps to improve balance, endurance and coordination. It’s often a great option for those who need an activity that’s light on the joints, such as individuals who have osteoporosis because it promotes bone strength and density.
Rebounding also helps to promote pelvic floor health and can even help to prevent bladder issues like incontinence as it works the muscles in the deep core. In fact, when you jump on a mini-trampoline, every muscle is engaged, including those that surround the organs.
Meet an expert
Certified personal trainer, nutrition coach and exercise specialist Lisa Raleigh is a big fan of rebounding and its benefits.
Lisa started her career as a personal trainer before opening her own gym franchise. She was then asked to be a trainer on South Africa’s version of The Biggest Loser. Since then, she has co-presented on Doctor’s Orders, worked as the health and wellness consultant on SABC 3’s morning show Expresso, and produced her own shows, including Keep It Real and 101 Exercises to Try Before you Die. An avid health advocate, Lisa loves helping others transform their lives for the better.
Since becoming a mom, Lisa discovered the benefits of rebounding, and she used the exercise to regain her fitness and strength after pregnancy and childbirth. She has created a range of at-home rebounding workouts suited for the whole family, as well as her own brand of rebounders and accessories.
Lisa has recently introduced her latest creation, the Body Kind Sports Bra, to her range of premium wellness and fitness products. The bra is suited for women of all ages and sizes and is fully adjustable to fit all individual body shapes.
Proudly curated, tested and personalised by Lisa herself, the Body Kind Sports Bra provides relief from the breast discomfort linked to rigorous exercise while aiding with back and neck aches often associated with poor support. Sizes small to 5XL are available.