Not only is this exercise fun but it also offers a high-intensity workout that’s incredibly good for strengthening muscles and weight loss Picture: Instagram
Fit bouncing, also known as rebounding, is back and trending this spring.

Not only is this exercise fun but it also offers a high-intensity workout that’s incredibly good for strengthening muscles and weight loss. Many celebrities across the globe have been rebounding for years. Some of rebounding’s biggest fans include Madonna and actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

In South Africa, recently many celebrities such as radio and tv personality Pabi Moloi and celebrity makeup artist, Clara Chimeloane, have been spotted doing the bounce back challenge to get fit and toned for summer.

A 2016 study, published in the International Journal of Sports Science, has concluded that rebounding exercise is twice as effective at improving aerobic fitness and 50% more efficient at burning fat than running. It also showed that exercising on a mini-trampoline increases vertical jumping ability.

Why is it gaining popularity now?

Lisa Raleigh, a rebounding instructor and wellness expert said many are looking for restorative exercises, without long-term wear and tear.

Rebounding is the perfect all-in-one exercise, including cardio, strength, balance, core and pelvic floor, making it an excellent exercise for mothers.

“In addition to the benefits of traditional exercises, rebounding promotes the body’s natural detox processes, helps drain lymph and promotes balance by working the body’s proprioceptors” said Raleigh. She also said group fitness was making a comeback too, with many people looking for like-minded communities and ways to connect. It’s fun and the challenge of balancing keeps you fully present in the moment as you train.

Raleigh said classes can be between 45 and 60 minutes. It begins with a warm-up, where the music gradually becomes quicker to commence our cardio.

Exercises including ankle weights, body bars, pilates balls and resistance bands provide a strength component, followed by a lymph pat-down helping to drain lymph and detox the body and then a slow cool-down and stretch.

Fit bouncing, also known as rebounding, is back and trendy this spring. Instagram


Unlike traditional forms of cardio, with rebounding you burn more calories and build strength with minimal impact said Raleigh.

It also boosts circulation and boosts your immune system. Other health benefits include improved skin texture, reduced cellulite and strengthened core muscles and pelvic floor.

Before we dive into the rebound exercise routines and shove the children off the trampoline to shed a few calories, Trampoline first, a trampoline company said there are a few things you should know about rebound workouts:

* Don’t forget to breathe while you’re rebounding.

* Keep a challenging pace, but don’t go overboard. You should be able to hold a conversation while you’re exercising.

* Stretch before and after your trampoline workout to prevent injuries.

* If you’re worried about balance, consider ordering front or sidebars to add support and help you build your confidence.

Wear comfortable clothing while you jump.