I thought I’d let you know why I choose to work out on the Urban Rebounder. If you’re looking to get jumping right away then just use the search box on the right and you’ll see all the rebounders that are available at Amazon.
Why am I writing this? Well, when I was thinking of buying a rebounder, there weren’t many real reviews around.
So, I thought I’d do a quick write-up to help any of you who are in the same position I was.
I’ll be going into the good and the bad points of the Urban Rebounder, cause every product has it’s good and bad points — right!
Getting fit with this rebounder is the most fun working out you’ll ever have!
I got my rebounder last year as a Christmas present(to myself!), I knew I needed some type of equipment that I could get a good cardio workout on… I’m not real fond of cardio work I absolutely enjoy strength training on my Total Gym, but that just wasn’t enough to get rid of the weight I needed to lose. All of the research I had done told me that I needed to do interval training for fat loss and doing that on the rebounder has some really impressive health benefits. More on that in another post.
The rebounder is fabulous for a “no impact” workout, let me tell you… it would not be at all easy for me to do jumping jacks or jog on a hard surface. But, on a rebounder it’s a snap!
I usually try to put in 15-25 minutes on the days I’m not working out on my Total Gym, that way I get my cardio and strength training… something we all need! I’ve lost 25 pounds so far, I’ve got a few more to go, but no complaints because the weight is finally coming off easily. That wasn’t always the case, I’ve been struggling with losing the weight ever since pregnancy — the kid’s 16 now… so I’ve been at it a LONG time! I really think it’s the combination of the strength training and the rebounding that’s finally kicked my metabolism into high gear and if you check out the list of benefits you’ll see why I’m so thrilled with rebounding.
Here’s a short list of a rebounder’s rather impressive health benefits.
Overall Reduction in Body Fat:
Rebounding reduces body fat, improves body tone, improves your muscle tone, improves the body’s ability to burn carbs, lowers pulse rate and blood pressure.
Revs up Metabolism:
Rebounding helps you to better absorb the nutrients from your food and conditions all of the body’s systems to handle energy in a more efficient way.
Rebounding expands the body’s fuel storage capacity, resulting in more improved endurance.
Improves Cellular Function:
Rebounding helps the body attain absolute potential of the cells through chemical function.
Increases Respiration and Improves Oxygen Circulation:
Rebounding increases your body’s ability to circulate more oxygen to the tissues and where there is oxygen there cannot be disease.
Improves Your Muscle Tone:
Rebounding gives you a feeling of muscular vigor from increased muscle tone. Healthy muscles are important to your sense of well-being and energy.
Maintain Peak Brain Function No Matter Your Age:
Rebounding results in better mental performance, improving your ability to learn.
Improves Your Immune System: Rebounding helps keep the entire body in tune reducing the number of colds, allergies and digestive issues.
Rebounding restores your glandular system to increase the output of the thyroid, the pituitary and the adrenal glands- that will help to boost your energy level.
Lowers Blood Pressure:
Rebounding boosts muscle tone in the middle arterial muscles which will act as a buffer during high stress moments.
Strengthens Your Heart:
Rebounding strengthens the heart muscle. Increasing the G-force will create greater contraction. The muscles work harder and get stronger.
Relieves Muscle Pain:
Rebounding will give you relief from back and neck pain, from headaches and from other pains caused by the lack of exercise in the muscles and joints of the body.
Lowers Your Cholesterol:
Rebounding has been proven to help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Helps Your Lymph System: Rebounding helps keep the lymph fluids circulating throughout your entire body-which acts as the body’s vacuum cleaner.
Promotes Body Growth:
Growth of the long bones is heightened by rebounding due to the stimulating effect on the pituitary gland, which produces growth hormone.
Stops Premature Aging:
Rebounding has the ability to reverse, prevent, or diminish hardening of the arteries. Your mind will remain alert, skin smooth, skeleton flexible, libido intact, kidneys functioning, and your liver detoxifying.
Betters Your Sleep:
Even very light, gentle rebounding will allow your body to relax and achieve a better nights sleep.
No piece of equipment is perfect, but I have very little that I don’t like about my rebounder. I would like a little more surface area and maybe a different color scheme since it’s hanging out in my living room! It comes with several workouts on a DVD and there were some scratches that made portions of the DVD unplayable. I could have called the company and gotten it replaced, but I like watching tv while I’m rebounding so it was a non-issue for me. I did watch the DVD’s and there are some really good workouts, but I just like doing my own thing(translation… I can goof off if I want to!).
I just love my rebounder. I can’t think of any other piece of equipment where you can jog, do jumping jacks or dance an Irish jig and get in an incredible workout that has so many fabulous health benefits! Oh… it’s a lot of fun too!