IF YOU GOOGLE ‘rebounding exercises’, you will see over 28 million results, along with 300,000 Instagram posts, with the majority of them regurgitating the misinterpreted NASA study that used a regulation trampoline and not a mini rebounder. There is simply not enough peer-reviewed scientific evidence for many of the claimed benefits that you will see on these sites.
The JUMPGA mini rebounder training programme a mixture of high and low intensity cardio combined with yoga for top-level athletes and yogis. Borne from periods of self-experimentation of the creator Wayne Lèal who has at some point in his life injured every major joint in his body. Doing fitness training and rehabilitation on the mini rebounder (JUMPGA) means that you will not jar the physical body anywhere near as much as you would do on solid ground. The training is also endorsed by Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Lèal has been an ambassador for – the two best-known rebounder brands: Bellicon and JumpSport. But he wanted a rebounder that matched his aspirations, his quest led him to Germany and Joachim Heymans, owner of Trimilin, Europe’s oldest and world’s best rebounder manufacturers.
It took some convincing for him to get Heymans to modify the Trimilin rebounders to meet his requirement for the JUMPGA but off course they did.
He now has many JUMPGA tales, and the adventure continues, and along with the plethora of athletes who are now JUMPGA converts. Times reporter Ben Machell wrote: “Within a few minutes I am drenched, in sweat. It’s not just exhausting but requires constant focus.”
Increases agility, strength, balance, suppleness and flexibility.
THE BODY IS A system, not a set of individual parts. Strength and cardio training (JUMPGA) on a rebounder you engage all 656 muscles in your body. Bouncing is exercising against gravity, strengthening the muscles, bones, heart, and lungs. It also alleviates up to 80% pressure of the joints. At the bottom of the bounce, your body experiences as much as four times normal g-force, and total weightlessness at the top. It encompasses the five pillars of fitness: Cardio – Balance – Strength – Mobility – Flexibility. Rebounding produces molecular changes in the muscle similar to going for a long run and lifting weights, thus it provides the same fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time.
Endorsed by the Yoga Alliance Professionals – meeting every scientific criteria for the perfect training programme
USING THE REBOUNDER as a prop during yoga sequences enables a person to feel the benefits of the postures regardless of their level of flexibility, age or physical condition. It can help them access postures they might not otherwise be able to do. It will help modify the poses as they learn the fundamentals of yoga.
Rebounding produces molecular changes in the muscle similar to going for a long run and lifting weights, thus it provides the same fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time. JUMPGA is a home yoga fitness program, and it has introduced yoga asana to the most resistant people, including professional boxers and footballers.