The World’s Best Rebounder
The World’s Best Rebounder
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.
I developed 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 after injuring every major joint in my 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..
I have used – and have been an ambassador for – the two best-known rebounder brands: Bellicon and JumpSport. But I wanted a rebounder that matched my aspirations, and I went the full nine yards; even going to China to gather samples. All my efforts failed but my quest eventually led me to Germany and Joachim Heymans, owner of Trimilin, Europe’s oldest and world’s best rebounder manufacturers.
It took some convincing for me to get him to modify the Trimilin rebounders to meet my requirement for the JUMPGA. He said several predecessors had previously tried and failed to achieve the holy grail of rebounder success. Nonetheless, unperturbed by other people’s failing, I put my money where my mouth is and placed my order for the JUMPGA rebounder.
I have many JUMPGA tales, and the adventure continues, and along with the plethora of athletes who are now JUMPGA converts. Even Times reporter Ben Machell sang JUMPGA praises when he wrote: “Within a few minutes I am drenched, in sweat. It’s not just exhausting but requires constant focus, or you land on the wrong spot and rebound somewhere you don’t want to go.” Following an interview in my studio with England and Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand.
Over the last six years, I have gotten to know more about Joachim and his inspirational journey. I want more people to know about the man dubbed the ‘Godfather’ of the modern-day rebounder and the manufacturer of the German-engineered JUMPGA rebounder.
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.