If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to lose weight, get in shape, and improve your health. Following a healthy diet and committing to a regular exercise routine is paramount if you want to feel your best. Unfortunately, many people don’t have the time to drive to a fitness center every day, and even if they did, it’s easy to get bored with the same old routine. That’s why more people are finding success with the help of a mini-trampoline called a rebounder. It’s fun, fast, and can be done just about anywhere.
If you’re interested in starting a rebounder exercise routine, there are a few things you should know. Keep reading to get tips for starting a rebounder exercise routine, and when you’re ready to buy a rebounder, shop the most trusted brand on the market — Leaps and Rebounds.
Buy the Right Rebounder
The first thing you’ll need to start your exercise routine is a quality-made rebounder. There are many different mini-trampolines on the market — including some that you can even buy at the nearest superstore. But don’t be fooled — these cheaply-made models won’t hold up and they could even cause a safety issue.
If you’re shopping for a rebounder, consider things such as construction, the amount of weight it can handle, and whether or not it uses bungees or a spring system. Because you’ll be jumping with all of your weight for extended periods, you’ll want to make sure that the rebounder you buy is durable enough to last. Although metal springs may seem like the way to go, they can actually cause more harm than good. Springs that are too flimsy can snap when you’re jumping, causing potential injury. Springs that are too rigid will actually be hard on your joints.
At Leaps and Rebounds, our rebounders are made with only the highest grade materials that are ideal for rebounding. This includes heavy gauge steel legs, thick durable bungees, and a full lifetime warranty to go with it.
Wear Comfortable Shoes or Purchase Rebounding Socks
When you start rebounding, make sure to wear comfortable shoes that can keep you firmly planted on the mat. If you would rather jump without shoes, you can buy a pair of our no-slip grip socks. They’re warm and cozy and feature rubber grips on the bottom. That way you can go from your rebounder to your wood or laminate floor without having to worry about slipping.
Attach a Stability Bar if You’re Concerned About Balance
When you start jumping on a rebounder, it can take some time to get your balance — especially if you haven’t exercised in a while. If you’re concerned that you could become unsteady and are worried about not having anything to hold onto, we encourage you to not take any chances. That’s why at Leaps and Rebounds we also offer an optional adjustable stability bar. It features soft, cushy foam handles that provide extra assurance and safety when you’re jumping.
Don’t think you’ll have a problem with balance? Many of our customers still choose to get a stability bar because it can allow you to do more varied and rigorous types of exercises.
Try a Variety of Different Exercises
Many people who have never tried a rebounder before may think that it, too, could become repetitive and boring after a while. On the contrary — you don’t just jump up and down on a rebounder, there are dozens of different exercises you can and should do in order to get a challenging and well-rounded workout.
You can start by checking out this exercise routine that’s perfect for beginners. Once you feel comfortable with that and are ready to increase the intensity of your workout, consider trying another one of the workouts listed on our mini-trampoline workouts page. Try to go for at least 15-minutes to achieve the most benefit, but it’s okay to start out slow. As you increase your endurance, you can work your way up to longer workouts that incorporate a variety of different moves and work multiple body parts.
Stick With It!
The key to realizing the benefits of any exercise program is to make it a habit. Although exercising on your rebounder for just 15-minutes a day is enough to start improving your health, you have to stick to a routine, exercising at least 3 days a week. Of course, if you choose to do more, it will provide more health benefits with even faster results. One of the biggest reasons why rebounding has become so popular with so many people is that it doesn't feel like exercise because it’s fun to do. That means when it comes to sticking with it, it’s far easier than doing something that you dread having to do.
Start Your Rebounding Routine With Leaps and Rebounds
We hope we’ve inspired you to consider rebounding as a fun new way to exercise. Now that you know what to do, the first step is to purchase a high-quality rebounder from Leap and Rebounds. We not only use superior materials made to last, but we also offer free shipping, a 30-day no-risk trial, and a lifetime warranty. Visit our website today to choose the size and color of your rebounder and we’ll ship it to you in two to six business days. Start shopping now!