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October 8th, 2010

Fitness Friday With The Bellicon

It’s been a week since I’ve had the Bellicon Rebounder and I have not been disappointed. I was hopeful when I started looking into rebounding but I did not expect the results I’m getting.

The first day I got it, I set it up, which was so easy, and bounced on it every now and then until I could dedicate a solid 20 minutes. I was baking that day (I know, counter productive!), so there were moments of waiting in which I could bounce. I started with a soft “health bounce” which was surprisingly effective. As a beginner, the health bounce is recommended to start out with, to ease into the motions and rhythm. Basically, it’s just bouncing lightly, without leaving the mat.

Later on, I went for the 20 minutes. It was fun, easy and the time went fast. I jumped high, slow, ran in place, twisted etc. When the 20 minutes were over, I wasn’t tired at all. I felt quit invigorated. A couple of minutes after getting off the rebounder, I felt a very familiar “detox” feeling. It’s sort of like I’m going to be sick. Let’s just say, there was a cleansing process. I felt so much better, and I slept great that night. This also happened for my husband!

Through out the week, I did every day, but one (I took a long walk), 30 minutes. I usually watch a show to pass the time. It goes by so quickly, that it’s hardly a hassle. On the days I run, I usually dread it. There hasn’t been any weight loss (not a goal of mine), but I am hopeful that it is going to target the muscle groups I have a hard time toning. I noticed that on a downward bounce, there is a back-to-hip muscle (external oblique) that was getting worked, which seemed hard to believe. I’m hoping to bounce away my love handles! My legs feel good and tight and my core is strong.

The best benefit, so far, is the energy it brings. Even B has just jumped on it for a few minutes, just to “get his juices flowing”. I’m hoping to get him to depend on bouncing, instead of coffee. When I’ve been a little tired, I start bouncing and I’m wide awake immediately. It’s so refreshing and not intimidating, and doesn’t require a change of clothes.

Something I’ve also noticed, is that, if you bounce lightly after a meal, it speeds up digestion. I hear my stomach gurgling away.

After some research on rebounding, I learned if you have problems with incontinence, rebounding can definitely help. It helps strengthen the pelvic floor.

The first week has been so rewarding and health benefitting. I can’t wait to see what the second week brings.

For videos and more information on rebounding check out Bellicon-USA.com