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PetuniaPea posted:
I've been exercising on a rebounder (mini trampoline) for the past 3 months...and it's the most fun I've had getting fit, getting healthier, and losing weight. I lost 5 pounds effortlessly! Being 5'0" and 105 lbs, I didn't think I had 5 pounds to lose, but I'm more toned and trim now, all because of my mini trampoline!

You don't have to get anything fancy. I got the cheapest one on I think it cost me $30-$40. Very much worth it...I use it about 5 days a week...between 30 to 60 minutes per workout.

It's so much fun. I watch TV or listen to music and the time flies by. I jump, jog in place, sprint in place, do jumping jacks, or twist and dance on my rebounder.

I have mild flat feet and tarsal tunnel syndrome in my left foot. I need to wear custom-made orthotics for the rest of my life. I can't stand for long periods of time, and I can't do any high or medium impact exercises. In fact, I can only do short bouts of low impact exercises, like dancing. Rebounding causes NO PAIN whatsoever. If I jogged or did jumping jacks on the ground, my foot would flare up and I'd be miserable. In fact, rebounding is a no-impact activity!

Here are some benefits of rebounding:

Stimulates the immune system of the body through the lymphatic system

Increases the amount of waste and toxins flushed from the body

Strengthens the musculoskeletal system

Strengthens the heart, reducing resting heart rate

Increases circulation and oxygenation

Helps improve lung capacity and respiration

Decreases cellular atrophy due to aging

Improves posture, balance, and coordination

Reduces stress levels

Reduces blood pressure

And many more benefits, listed in these websites:
brunosbud responded:
Interesting. I'm almost 6' and I have 8' ceilings. Can I use this indoors or would you suggest outside.
PetuniaPea replied to brunosbud's response:
Good question. Let's see.

A rebounder is probably around 6 inches off the ground, so that gives you a foot and a half with you standing on it. You don't have to jump that high, just enough to get both feet off the trampoline--probably 6 inches to a foot. So you may be in the clear if you don't get overzealous one day and bounce on it hard.

Jogging or stepping in place would not be a problem.

If you have the space outside, that might be safer (plus fresh air is always nice)...but you still don't want to jump too high for safety reasons: you may lose your balance and fall off, or based on your weight, the rebounder might break!

I don't have a problem. I have tall ceilings and I'm waaaay below the maximum weight limit.

Here's the cheap one I bought:

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