Rebounding

Rebounding is bouncing on mini trampolines to music and is great fun.

Rebounding is great for burning calories, detoxing the body, and is also good for improving balance and co-ordination, so forms an important part of our detox and weight loss retreats. It provides stimulus for the lymph system, which is the drainage system in the body (part of our immune system). This is the body’s system responsible for clearing out waste and toxins. Bouncing uses gravity for maximum effect on the body; at the top of the bounce you are weightless, and at the bottom of the bounce you are at double ordinary gravity.  This change in weight state produces a squeezing motion on the body and cells, squeezing out waste materials from the cells into the blood stream to be excreted from the body. At the same time, the cells are flooded with oxygen.

Classes last 30 minutes and take place most days. Your instructor will guide you through a routine, starting with a warm up and finishing with a cool down. Routines are varied and you can use small hand weights if you want to work harder.

You will leave the class feeling like you have had a good aerobic workout and feeling great!

A yoga studio filled with guests on rebounders - Rebounding Class at La Crisalida Retreats

Common rebounding questions

  • Q.

    I’ve never done rebounding before, how do I start?

    A.

    If you are new to rebounding, you can start with the ‘healthy bounce’ – this is where the feet remain in contact with the rebounder at all times. This ‘healthy bounce’ reduces the impact on the calves, knees and lower back. Ask your instructor and they can show (and explain) it to you before your first class.

  • Q.

    Can I do rebounding if I have a back injury or knee problems?

    A.

    We do not recommend that you participate in a full group rebounding class if you have back or knee problems, however it is possible to get many of the health benefits by using a healthy bounce – where your feet remain in contact with the rebounder at all times. You are welcome to speak to any of our instructors for guidance whilst you are here if you wish to try it.

     

  • Q.

    How do I rebound at home?

    A.

    Many guests return home and buy a rebounder – it is something you can easily do at home, and the benefit of rebounding at home is that you can choose your own music! Anything inspirational and uplifting is great. Most sports shops sell rebounders.

  • Q.

    What do I need to wear?

    A.

    You will need comfortable exercise clothes – a t-shirt is great, plus shorts, leggings or jogging trousers. You can choose to wear trainers or do it in bare feet – trainers provide support for your ankles. Bring a water bottle and something to tie your hair back (if you have long hair!). Some people also want to bring a towel to wipe their face – it can get a little sweaty, even with air conditioning!

  • Q.

    I have diabetes, high blood pressure… can I join in?

    A.

    Absolutely! Rebounding is a fantastic way of enhancing our health and has been shown to help people manage or reduce their blood sugar and blood pressure. Rebounding is also great for building bone density and boosting your immune system.