How Often and How Long do you Rebound?

Posted on: March 28, 2010
36 comments so far (is that a lot?)

Let us know if you bounce regularly on your Rebounder or occasionally. Are you rebounding in the morning, in the evening? And how long are you rebounding normally?

  • Laurie Ann June 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I took an Anthony Robbins workshop last year (I walked on a bed of hot coals in my bare feet, with a migraine, along with about 3,000 other people who did it without the migraine) and part of his 10 day health challenge included a half hour of rebounding every day for the lymph system. Since then, I’ve been rebounding every day instead of cross training because I can exercise my bones, lymph, and heart simultaneously. Thanks for your show! L.A.

  • jane May 28, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Hi All – and Sylvia,

    Well – I got my rebounder about a month ago. I’m in my 60′s – good health – average weight, etc. HOWEVER, I find I am exhausted when I bounce on that thing 2-3 a couple times a day. Is that normal? I’m hoping it just takes time to adjust to. But I have to say, for an exercise that looks so innocuous, it’s surprisingly tiring. Not hard, mind you.

    If so – would someone give me a little start-up routine for the next 3-4 weeks so I can acclimate myself to it. When I read about folks bouncing for 20 min. straight, I can hardly believe it.

    But – I have to say – I DO love doing it. Thanks … jane

    • Sylvia June 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm

      Dear Jane,
      My guess is that Rebounding initiates a strong DETOX in your body.
      If you DETOX, two things are important:
      1. Dosage: Only little of the exercise – perhaps even less than you did.
      2. The toxins that are freed in you body by the Rebounding exercise need to LEAVE your body.
      So drink a lot of good water. Do the kidney exercise which I showed n the Episode about “Warming up exercises”. You may even see a specialist for detox.
      To be completely sure, I recommend also that you see your doctor and ask his opinion. I am not a doctor and I cannot give medical advice.
      I wish you well and please let me know how it goes. Best, Sylvia

  • Bernie April 30, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Rebounding has opened a whole new world for me as I am aging. I have more energy and feel my lymphatic system is improving. (as I have a problem with swelling) It’s better than any prescription!! I know I need to increas the time, as I only spend time in am or pm..about 30 minutes every other day. I will make it a goal to rebound daily. am and pm

    Thanks so much for your expertise. Loved your article today!! makes all the sense in the world!!

  • E. A. April 24, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    To me the beauty of rebounding is that it’s so instinctively effortless. I wake up in the morning in a sleepy state, head over to my rebounder and 40 minutes later I’m as awake and energized as if I’d had a coffee.

    It’s been 7 or 8 weeks now, and I have firm thighs, a higher butt and completely flat stomach – not a single sit-up required! My skin looks firm and I have better posture – and more mobility in my hips. I even find I am walking differently - with a freer swing to my hips. I love that I’ve achieved this with very minimal effort – basically I just jump about and dance to music! Occasionally I will hold light hand weights. Twelve years ago, I did pilates – but it was expensive and time consuming – I had to book special appointments, travel to the studio and concentrate very intently on performing the exercises. I loved pilates, but it didn’t fit so well into my lifestyle after I had children.

    I didn’t feel I’d ever find an exercise I liked so much which would give me a great body shape, reduce my stress, and invigorate me without leaving me feeling so exhausted and drained that I’d have no energy left for the rest of my day.
    I was wrong – rebounding has proven to be a fantastic substitute. Aside from walking, there has never been an exercise I have wanted to do every single day. Rebounding makes me feel so great to be alive!

    • Maria Stewart June 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm

      Dear Emma,

      I am going to read and re-read your post. I was so excited to read it. I have a rebounder, but only jump 10 minutes. I feel a bit more firm, but no weightloss yet. I am an apple shape, and I am desperate to get a flat tummy. Did you have much of a pooch to lose? I am going to jump as long as you did for better results.

      Thank u for posting.

  • Hallie April 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I bounce approx. 6 days a week, 15 – 45 minutes. I usually do it in segments, like three 15 min. sessions. I love to begin my day with bouncing, and love to take breaks from my computer with a bouncing session. I watch TV while I bounce. The first few minutes are usually an effort, but after that, I can hardly make myself get off the thing! I love it!

    • Sylvia April 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      Hi Hallie, So you also watch TV while bouncing?! :-) I do the same thing. In fact I don’t watch TV, but I love watching movies from Netflix. We have installed a large movie screen which we can electronically lower down so that it covers a large part of the wall. And then we have a projector and transform our living room in a movie theater. And then instead of the sofa, we have two rebounders and my husband and I bounce while watching a movie. It’s great fun like that and a wonderful exercise at the same time. Have fun!! Sylvia

  • diana April 16, 2010 at 8:38 am

    15 minutes, sometimes up to 3o.
    Diana CNFC

  • diana April 16, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Sky high and freeflowing, no specific structure or I will become bored.
    I compliment the rebounding with hanging upside down.

  • Gayle April 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Sylvia. I rebound almost every day for at least 15 minutes. If time permits, I add more bouncing to my day, especially after my strength training workouts. I absolutely love my rebounder and am so appreciative you (and my Bellicon!) have come into my life!

  • Eva April 10, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Let’s see… I rebound a lot when it is raining usually daily in the winter and less if I am outside hiking and doing other exercises.

  • Cate April 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I’m 52 and have had my bellicon since april 2009. If i’m not away from home, I bounce seven days a week, first thing in the morning, for 20 – 30 mins. I put the countdown timer on my mobile phone and then just zone into the bounding. I have found bouncing the easiest and most enjoyable form of exercise to do and the results are wonderful.

  • Susan April 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I prefer rebounding first thing in the morning after walking the dog for 10 – 20 minutes. 10 minutes if I’m doing kettlebell exercises, 20 minutes if not. But if not enough time before work, I do it when I get home. I try to do it 7 days a week, but occasionally miss a day here and there, but it’s rare.

  • Bert April 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Sylvia, you asked for responses from the non-champions so here I am. I am very sporadic with my rebounder. Usually 5-10 mins here and there and not every day. The video and once a week e-mail is very motivating though and helps get me going. Something else I think would help is a “routine” of sorts, such as do this movement for 5 mins, then that movement for 5 mins or something like that. I have done this a little bit by combining the moves that have been shown on the videos. I’m just not a “dancy” type person, so dancing or just random jumping doesn’t keep me focused for 30 mins or more. I’d like to hear what people do for the longer stretches of time. Thanks again for the videos and keep them coming!

    • diana April 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

      I like to go high. I jump freely and highly, feet together whatever I feel on a non thinking mode. NO structure. My aim is freeflowing fun by going as high, then not so high.
      I visulize my lymphatic systme opening and closing.

      No rows, no special exercises, just jumping high and turning in midair, whatever I feel like doing.
      I find that if I apply exercises, I become bored and tired.

      Diana CNFC

  • Kathleen April 9, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I rebound twice a day, 30 Minutes in the am and 30 in pm each to control Blood sugar and just feel awesome. This has totally changed my life..given it back really by opening the door to fitness that I so really desire. I really appreciate you support. I love my bar and bands now. I can really work the upper body by looping the bands around the bar and go to town. I just love my Bellicon, it is the best! Mt husband is now rebounding too!!

  • Waller April 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I don’t rebound much because of a bad knee which had cartilege taken out in 1980. Rebounding (Bellicon) seems to put more pressure on the joint which is already weak. It is possible that I started doing too much and didn’t build up to it. I do think the exercise videos are a great idea. I have watched most of them.

    • Sylvia April 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      Dear Waller, Thank you very much for your input here. I remember, you bought your Rebounder about a year ago and you have it equipped with the x-strong bungee bands. Having no cartilage at all in the knees is a very special condition which need adequate special care when doing any kind of exercises. From my point of view, you need the softest bouncing Rebounder to start with. And that’s what you bought: The Bellicon. Now I don’t recall your weight any more. Maybe you could go to “strong” bungee bands instead of “x-strong”. This would make the bounce even softer. And then a very important thing is that you would need to carefully build up your strength. In your case without any cartilage at all, I would only do mini sessions of 2 minutes and only a soft health bounce. And this probably over months. Going directly in a normal workout seems not a good approach according to my experience. I wish you all the best! Let me know how it goes. Sylvia

  • Piroska and Sandor April 9, 2010 at 11:11 am

    We use the rebounder everyday. At least 25 minutes a day. It’s set up in the living room and every time we have a few minutes we stop and use it. We also have a battery clock on the side that we set and then we know how long we’ve bounced. I always feel better after a short or long bounce. I really love my rebounder. At first we were hesitant weither to spend that amount of money on a rebounder, but now are glad that we made that investment. My husband is a young 66 and I am 57 years old and we love it.

  • Jane April 9, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I just got my Bellicon yesterday … and must say, you folks have not only inspired me … but given me some nice guidelines.
    Thanks …

  • Jo-Anne April 7, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Awesome website, just came across it tonight as I was looking for info on rebounding. New to the exercise and looking forward to reading more info on the how to’s. I’m surprised to see how long and how frequently people are rebounding, once again, great information.

  • Sylvia April 5, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Awesome, you are really awesome and I am so happy to read your comments. I am happy for your body and for the health and joy, Rebounding brings into your life. I am happy that you DO it. Great. Let’s get it MOVIN’ MOVIN’ !!!!

  • Jim Hancock April 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Upon reading some of the comments about how long and how often many of your devotees rebound, I feel like a slug. But I rebound at least three times a week and for 30 minutes each time. I have been working on my wife to rebound and now she does it once a week for 20 minutes. Just so you might understand us better–we are senior citizens and feel that the rebounder keeps us young(er)! Thanks, Sylvia; we are working on obtaining the joy that you exhibit in your tv shows.

    • Sylvia April 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Jim, You are just doing great and that your wife is now joining you in Rebounding is just awesome. That shows your dedication and I am sure you exhibit a lot of enthusiasm. Otherwise you would have never convinced your wife to start Rebounding. It’s the joy which does that! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work! Sylvia

  • john johnson April 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

    My wife and I just got our Bellicon rebounder about one month ago. We progressed slowly and now we rebound at least 21 minutes a day every day. Sometimes we do a second session of 21 minutes, and sometimes just get on when we have a few minutes. It is interesting to read all the other responses on this question, there are some great rebounders out there. We love your TV shows and get a good laugh from the April Fools Day and St.Patrick’s Day.
    Thank you Sylvia and others on her team!
    John and Sylia Johnson

  • Paula April 3, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I rebound 6 days a week. For a time I did 20 minutes each day before doing pilates or kettlenetics. Currently I rebound as a warm up to new exercise DVDs. I also use it for aerobic sections of the DVD to protect my knees & I get quite a work out in the process. My bellicon rebounder is my favorite piece of exercise equipment. I’ve had my rebounder since Jan 09 & have not stopped using it.

  • E. A. April 2, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I rebound every single day - it’s the first thing I do every morning to kick start my day. Always for a minimum of 20 minutes, usually 40 minutes. Today the sun was shining, I was in my garden and listening to great music – I bounced for an hour. Afterwards I take a shower and get dressed and begin my day feeling in a great mood.

  • Crusineagle April 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Since last May 12th when my Bellicon arrived, after a couple of weeeks getting aquainted with my new rebounder, I averaged 30 minutes a day at least 3 times a week, but recently I switched it up and do it every Monday thru Fiday morning for 10-15 minutes as a warm up and then do 10-15 minutes of strength training and go back for 5-10 minutes of cool down. Of course stretching is included, a little before and some after the workout. Soon I will add some treadmill to this routine and add more time on the rebounder session to get at least 60 minutes 5 days a week. Since I added the rebounder to my workout I have lost 13 lbs and my goal is to lose another 12 lbs minimum this year. I love my rebounder!!! It helps me warmup fast and get my heart rate to the proper zone.

  • Mary jo April 1, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I do 5 minutes in the morning at least 5 days a week to get me going. In the evening, I am presently between 10 and 15 minutes, working up slowly.

  • Dave April 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I rebound 7 days a week for 30 minutes.

  • Bob April 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Usually I rebound about 20 minutes in the morning, average about 5 days out of 7.

  • Jaclyn April 1, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    ooooooh i love this question… i bounce on my bellicon at least once per day, around 20 minutes, usually in the morning/afternoon and sometimes even at night… for me it feels like dancing, i play my favorite music get up there and bounce my heart out! there are days where i bounce twice (AM/PM), because i am having a lot of excess energy and i need to dispatch it (ie ‘shake it off’) and then there are the rockstar workouts that i do… around once a week... i feel the urge to really work my body, get my heart pumping hard, exhaust my leg muscles (all of them), work my back by keeping my arms lifted high… these workouts last 30-40 min and they get my heart PUMPING! it take a few days to recover but i love doing them because they really stretch my cardiovascular system… which means after recovery my body operates more efficiency and i feel great! the point is, everyone should have a bellicon, especially woman who love to keep their bodies rockin!

  • Ruben Elosegui April 1, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I rebound 6 days per week, 30 minutes first thing in the morning and later in
    the afternoon 15 min before stretching and 15 min after. Also, I do 30 min of
    strength training 3 days a week

  • Brian April 1, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I generally rebound 6-7 days per week. If it is a weight training day I do less and non weight training day more, typically 15-45 minutes in the morning.

    • Joyanna April 1, 2010 at 11:37 am

      I am rebounding in the morning. I find it a great way to WAKE UP the body and feel the lymphatic system draining. I do my best to give it 10 minutes, but always at least 5 minutes per morning! And if I use it as part of a workout… well that is a bit longer. :-) Happy Cells like BOUNCING…