Kourtney Kardashian Barker
Trampolines are back. In fact, we strongly encourage adding a little bounce to your fitness routine. Jumping, especially on a small, portable trampoline known as a rebounder, has tremendous benefits, including but not limited to burning calories, depuffing the face, debloating the body, and supercharging detoxification.
While it may seem like a safety hazard, it’s totally safe. Rebounding trampolines are lower to the ground and stable, and while naturally you’ll get a little air, they aren’t going to launch you like one of those massive trampolines we all remember from our childhood. And if you’re really concerned, most rebounders come with a detachable handlebar for added security.
According to the American Council on Exercise, a 20-minute workout on a trampoline expends the same amount of calories as running in ⅔ of the time—and requires much less exertion. Imagine getting a 30-minute run’s worth of calorie burn in 20 minutes, without running. Sign us up.
Other studies show that those who enjoyed a little bouncy session showed significant results in terms of inches lost, reduction of fat, and gain in lean muscle mass. As a surprising bonus, participants had lowered blood pressure and improved metabolism of both fat and sugars.
But it’s not just about weight. The bouncing movement from rebounding works the manual pump that is your lymphatic system, helping to boost immunity and majorly rev up our modes of detoxification. This means less bloating and puffiness and an instantly more sculpted effect in the face, neck, shoulders, and entire body due to the drainage of stagnant fluids. That’s the kind of multitasking we can get behind. So channel your inner child, and add a trampoline to your routine.