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Are you Rebounding? Rebounder Exercise Workout

Updated on May 2, 2014

Needak Rebounder Mini Trampoline

Needak Rebounder Exercise Trampoline
Needak Rebounder Exercise Trampoline

What is Rebounding ?

Rebounding is probably as close to the perfect exercise as you can get! Not only is it fun, easy and safe, but just about anyone of any age can do it … and the best news, you can do it at home while you’re watching TV.

A rebounder is a small mini trampoline , but unlike a regular trampoline, the goal isn’t to bounce as high as possible or do gymnastic flips and tricks. When exercising on a rebounder, or exercise trampoline, small, controlled movements are used to bring incredible health benefits.

Rebounding Benefits:

Rebounding is a zero-impact exercise that provides many health benefits to every cell in the body. It’s one of the most effective and efficient forms of exercise for the entire body, and it’s widely unknown. Rebounding also provides all the benefits of cardiovascular exercise as well as strength training, all in one workout.

  • Improved circulation
  • Increased strength
  • Increased heart and lung capacity
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Improve coordination and balance
  • Reduce stress and tension
  • Improve muscle tone (especially in the legs, thighs, hips, abs and arms)
  • Increase energy and vitality
  • Boost the lymphatic and immune systems
  • Increase bone density, which makes it ideal for preventing osteoporosis
  • Tones and tightens the skin – like giving yourself a facial
  • Fits easily into any lifestyle
  • It’s FUN!

Rebounding is an excellent aerobic activity, yet it places no strain on your joints.

Rebounder with Stabilizer Bar

A rebounder with removable stabilizer bar provide additional support for those who need it.
A rebounder with removable stabilizer bar provide additional support for those who need it.

The Rebounder Mini Trampoline

A Rebounder is Great for Everyone

A Rebounder trampoline can provide great exercise for young or old and can easily be fit with a stabilizing bar for those who need a little extra assistance or support. The stabilizing bar can help the elderly or disabled by giving them the stability they need while still offering the benefits of rebounding. If you have kids, they’re going to love the rebounder … the only problem is you might have to fight to get a turn.

Choosing a Rebounder:

The old adage – “you get what you pay for,” certainly applies when selecting a rebounder. Many of the low-end models are disappointing at best. They can be stiff and lack adequate cushioning and support. The Needak Rebounder and Urban Rebounder are two of the most popular Rebounders available and both offer consistently high-quality mini trampolines. Invest in a quality rebounder and you’ll have everything you need to enjoy this amazing exercise phenomenon.

Why Rebounding is so Effective:

The aerobic exercise of a Rebounder is perfect for building overall fitness and is an excellent addition to any weight loss program. Bouncing on a small trampoline can burn between 100 – 280 extra calories (depending on your weight and exertion level) in a 30-minute session. It’s also a zero impact exercise so it puts absolutely no strain on your joints.

Rebounding doesn’t require any special lessons or instruction, just get on and start bouncing, jumping, jogging or dancing. A few simple moves are usually included and you can adapt them to your own needs. There are numerous books, videos and DVDs that can provide even more workout structure if you prefer. Some people even use their Rebounder as a base for doing sit-ups.

How it works:

The three natural forces of gravity, acceleration and deceleration work together to give a unique and effective workout. When bouncing on a rebounder, the forces of acceleration and deceleration line up with gravity or the G Force factor which is where the benefits of rebounding come into play.

As you start bouncing, your body is subjected to the natural forces of acceleration and deceleration as well as the pull of gravity. The combination of these forces increases the G Force, which is felt by the cells in a manner that would be equivalent to doubling your weight. This additional “weight” causes the cells in your body to adjust and get stronger – not just muscle cells either.

Rebounding also provides cleansing for the cells because the lymphatic system is activated by this kind of activity. When the lymphatic system is activated, the cells are constantly being flushed and cleansed of metabolic waste and saturated with nutrients, enzymes and oxygen. Water is rapidly diffused through each cell membrane through a series of one way valves used by the lymphatic system. When there is pressure below the valves (which occurs during acceleration or on the upward motion of the bounce), the valves open. When pressure is above the valves (deceleration, or the downward motion of the bounce), the valves remain closed.

The Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.  Author The EMIRR
The Lymphatic System This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. Author The EMIRR

The Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system interacts with every organ in the body and directly relates to the function and efficiency of the immune system. It protects and defends against infection, bacteria, viruses, fungi and disease. The body is cleared of toxins, excess fluids, wastes, and infection through the flow and drainage of the lymphatic system, provided it is functioning properly. Many people don’t understand how the lymphatic system works or even what it is, but it’s vital to good health.

The lymphatic system is the garbage collector or internal vacuum that sucks up the metabolic garbage in our bodies. If the flow is impaired, the fluid becomes toxic and the other systems of the body that rely on it for cleansing become sluggish and less efficient. These systems then begin to fill with their own waste and an environment ripe for infection sets in.

The heart does not pump the lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic system is pumped through its unidirectional valves by vigorous exercise, massage or muscle activity. Almost anything that stimulates the flow of lymph fluid is healthy, but the most efficient way to stimulate this process is by rebounding. The rhythmic bouncing up and down causes the valves to open and close, dramatically increasing lymph flow.


Many people have lymphatic systems that are congested or clogged and don’t even know it. In the U.S., the lymphatic system is the most overlooked system in the body. In Europe, stimulation of the lymph flow is ranked as the fourth most commonly prescribed medical treatment. Unfortunately, U.S. health care practitioners seldom even consider the crucial role the lymphatic system plays in preventing illness or healing the body.

Most of us have experienced swollen glands at one time or another, this is a symptom of blocked lymph nodes which indicates a breakdown of the lymphatic system. Other examples of congestion in the lymphatic system include:

  • Allergies
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Heart disease
  • Eczema other skin conditions
  • Fibrocystic disease
  • Loss of Energy
  • MS
  • Edema
  • Repetitive parasitic infections
  • Lupus erythematosis
  • Inflammation
  • High blood pressure
  • Puffy eyes
  • Viral infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Low back pain
  • Cancer
  • Ear or balance problems
  • Cellulite
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Obesity

Rebounding is an exceptional way to stimulate the lymph flow and reap the benefits of a healthier body.


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  • Lamme profile image

    Lamme 7 years ago

    Hi 2besure, you should definitely get another one ... not only do they provide a lot of health benefits, they're fun :) Thanks for stopping in!

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    Pamela Lipscomb 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

    I had a rebounder but threw it out when I moved. Now that I know of all the health benefits, I am going to get another one. Very good hub!

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    Lamme 7 years ago

    Hi izettl, my kids love the rebounder too! I'm glad to hear that it helps you with your RA, I know that can be quite painful. Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

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    Lizett 7 years ago from The Great Northwest

    i have rheumatoid arthritis and the rebounder has helped me tremendously. In addition, my 3 yr old loves it too. I recommend it to anybody and yes, it is a work-out for sure.

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    Lamme 7 years ago

    Hi Aficionada, I think it may not be as easy to use and the bounce might not be as comfortable, but the motion is still there. Try it out ... you might like it!

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    Aficionada 7 years ago from Indiana, USA

    This is so interesting. I have one of the "low-end" mini-tramps that I bought years ago, and it has been in hiding. I wonder if it would have any value for rebounding, even if it is not of the quality you recommend?

    Thanks for writing this!

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    Lamme 7 years ago

    oishi, I think the fact that it's so much fun is a huge benefit. It certainly makes working out enjoyable and there isn't the difficulty with staying motivated. If you like fun workouts, you should try Richard Simmons ... what a riot, but so much fun.

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    oishi 7 years ago

    I knew about the trampoline and it is really fun. Thanks for the info on the rebounder. The best thing is that it does not feel like one is exercising at all. It is like having fun all the way to a fit body. Thanks for the details on how it helps in lymphatic drainage.

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    Lamme 7 years ago

    Sy, It's one of those things that just seems to hang in there. It's getting really popular again probably because we're beginning to understand how much more it provides than just exercise. I know we love ours! Thanks for stopping in!

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    Lamme 7 years ago

    Thanks Jewels, glad to hear you're rebounding! :) It is a great form of exercise and so many other benefits. Thanks for your comments.

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    hospitalera 7 years ago

    It is funny how things go around, they were the rage 30 years back in my native Germany ;-) SY

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    Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

    I bought a rebounder following a hub a year ago. It's a great way to exercise. You have covered more benefits than I knew about so a thumbs up to you.

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    Lamme 7 years ago

    Hi Darlene, I hope you try the rebounder and that you find benefit from it. Thanks for reading and rating!

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    Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

    Oh my Lamme friend this is so cool, love this form of exercise as I am disabled from an auto accident, I not sure I could stand on it, but I like the balance bar, and it really is such a fantastic up, I rate you up and I will look into this....peace...

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    Lamme 7 years ago

    LOL, yea you don't want to get bouncing too high! Actually these are a LOT of fun. We've had ours for about 1-1/2 years now and it still gets constant use.

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    lightning john 7 years ago from Florida

    Those rebounders look like a lot of fun!

    I'm sure that I have some toxins that need some shaking out. Though I did have a visual of my head stuck through the ceiling drywall, ha, ha!

    Thanks and keep em comin!

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    Lamme 7 years ago

    Thanks prasetio30, we have the Needak rebounder and it's in constant use at our house ... lots of great fun and exercise.

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    prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Great information. I never knew about this before. But, thanks for share with us. Good work, my friend.