Rebounding to Rejuvenate – Blog by Beverly Wixon

Posted on: January 15, 2012
38 comments so far (is that a lot?)


    I’m so excited about QiBounding!
    I’m ready to increase my energy,
    improve my mood, and rejuvenate my whole being.
     Beverly Wixon
  • Beverly March 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    QiBounding gives me so much energy that I can do Pilates again. And Yoga. And Dancing!!!

    Wow! I didn’t realize that it’s been so long since I posted. Well, don’t assume that means I stopped, because I didn’t. In fact, I’ve been doing more. More QiBounding. More exercise. More more. My energy increased from the start, but after about it month, I just didn’t want to sit.

    I QiBound for a couple of minutes before work, then again after work. I wear a pedometer daily and try to meet the suggested 10,000 steps a day. Even though I thought I walked a lot at work, I rarely break 6,000 steps. I make sure to get the other 4,000 within the first hour I’m home — by QiBounding.

    Once I hit the 10,000 steps a day for a week or so, I added Pilates – simply because I had the energy to do Pilates again. (It had been about 3 years since I did Pilates on a regular basis, now I’ve done it for over 3 weeks, and I’m lovin’ it.

    Not only have I added Pilates to my “use this extra energy” schedule, but I’ve also added dancing, which also equates to more steps, stretching, and some yoga. Even though I’ve added other exercises, I still QiBound daily. After all, QiBounding is what gives me the energy to do the rest of it. Besides, it’s just so much fun.

  • Beverly February 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I am now 4 weeks QiBounding – never have felt so good in my recent life!

    I’ve had my Bellicon for a few weeks now, and I am constantly amazed at how good I feel after a few minutes of QiBounding. I also continue to be surprised by changes. Last night, while brushing my teeth, I reached over my head with my left arm and saw definition that was not there before.

    Earlier I posted that I started using the arm exercises – I’ve been doing that daily during at least one session for about a month now. And, it works. Yes, I still have some jiggle under my arms, but there is some definition now, and that muscle is toning and firming. That’s an unexpected and happy surprise. I’ve also noticed a couple of other muscles firming up – much like they did when I used to run. But QiBounding is so much easier, more fun, and less painful (to my knees and back) than running ever was. And, it’s indoors, so I don’t sweat nearly as much as I did while running — especially with short sessions.

    And, it’s not just rebounding. It’s quality rebounding on the Bellicon. It’s QiBounding. You’ve just got to try it. Really. You’ll love it.

    Happy bouncing,


    • Sylvia February 27, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Hi dear, Just read your post now. I had it overlooked before. Awesome to have somebody witnessing that IT WORKS!!! Thanks for sharing! Sylvia

  • Beverly February 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    QiBounding helps my mood!
    It’s amazing what a couple of minutes of QiBounding can do. Of course, my energy level increases, but it does so much more. It helps my mood.

    Due to the terminal illness of a beloved aunt, I have been very depressed for the past two months. And, since I live in a different state, I had to rely other relatives to tell me what was happening. Basically, I’ve been holding vigil each evening since the first of the year. QiBounding kept me from getting more depressed.

    Each day, I would come home, check my messages, and call about my aunt. Then, I would sit and grow sadder as whoever I spoke with told me about her day. Tears would flow. Prayers would be said. Then, I would get on my Bellicon for a couple of minutes and feel better. Certainly, I did not forget the sadness, but I felt better and was able to smile and think of good times with my aunt. That’s so much nicer than feeling sad and depressed.

    It just goes to show that physical activity–even as little as 3 minutes’ worth–not only increases one’s energy level, but it can also change one’s entire outlook on life. Bouncing on a Bellicon adds quietness and softness to the physical activity, which makes one smile even more. Even the thought of the quietness and softness makes me smile.

    The funeral was today. I listened to the same music while the service occurred in Arkansas. It’s been a rough day. I think it’s time for another bouncing session.

    God bless you, and happy bouncing.


  • Beverly February 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I skipped rebounding when I felt sick and continued as soon as I felt well again
    Ever since that “24-hour bug” I had last week, I’ve felt “not well” until today, so I haven’t rebounded. I tried it last Saturday, but I started to feel nauseous right away, so I stopped. Although I didn’t get sick, I felt lousy all day, so I think the “24-hour bug” had a lingering effect of 3 or 4 days.

    Finally, today, I woke up and felt well enough, although tired, to do a QiBounding session. And, I felt better all day long. I did another session immediately after arriving home, this afternoon. Wonderful! I feel more energetic and more awake right now than I have felt in a week.

    I know it’s better NOT to rebound when feeling sick. It’s also better to stop if I start to feel nauseous during a session. So, I know that I did the right thing by skipping those days, not pushing myself, and not making myself sicker, but I am so happy to be QiBounding again.

    I was afraid, this morning, that I would have to start all over again and go through a few days before feeling the positive effects of QiBounding again. But I didn’t. The positive effects returned immediately. Energy. Mental clarity. Overall good feeling. All very positive. I’m so happy it didn’t a few days. So very happy to more energy now than I had yesterday, or this morning, or even this afternoon before I QiBounded.

    Now, I just have to avoid bugs that my students bring to school. :)

  • Beverly February 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I take it easy today – as I have kind of a flu.
    I am really missing QiBounding today. I haven’t been on my Bellicon in 2 days because I began feeling flu-like symptoms Wednesday about noon. I had done a short session before going to work, but by the time I came home, all I wanted to do was go straight to bed. I could barely stand, so QiBounding was not even on my radar. I managed to move to the sofa and even felt well enough to walk around on Thursday, but to bounce? No way! I was still far too wobbly.

    And, even though I returned to work today (Friday), I chose not to do a QiBounding session. I always like to give my body an extra day to get well after being sick. Even when it appears to be just a 24-hour bug.

    So, I’m taking today off the QiBounder, but I keep looking at it and thinking about it. It’s quite tempting to bounce just a little, but I know I need to make sure I’m healthy. After all, the flu can mess up one’s equilibrium.

    So, I will wait until tomorrow morning when I’ll be so excited to bounce on my own little cloud again. Until then, I’ll be happy tonight to just practice standing and walking without getting dizzy.

  • Susan February 2, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I am concerned about a possible negative effect to the abdominal viscera and organs from intense rebounding workouts done over time. Could you possibly address this issue? Thank you.

    • Sylvia February 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Dear Susan, Thank you for your comment. We have never experienced problems in this regards. This might be because we use soft bouncing bellicon rebounders (not hard bouncing spring rebounders). What exactly have you heard about those problems? Kind regards, Sylvia (founder of the QiBounding method).

    • Beverly February 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Susan,
      I have not noticed any negative effect to the abdominal viscera and organs. My rebounding does not tend to be intense, though. I’m amazed at how much light bouncing increases my energy and strengthens my core.

      I used to run and do Pilates before two traffic accidents in 2 years sidelined me. The spring rebounder reminded my knees of running (not thrilling). The Bellicon is much easier on my knees. The jarring sensation of pounding feet on pavement compared to the soft bouncing on a bungee tied mat is dramatic. It truly is like bouncing on a cloud. And, it’s wonderful to know that I don’t have to jump high or for several hours to feel the positive effects.

      I have to believe that the positive effects I have found using the Bellicon extend to my internal organs. After all, I can feel my core strenthening, which I haven’t felt since before the two accidents.

      • Akshaya March 7, 2012 at 9:14 am

        I am a certified rebounding trainer, I have been teaching classes for 3 years now. I also have epilepsy. A cheap trampoline does not help me control it, but since I changed to soft bouncing rebounder I have no seizures. In my studies a rebounder can transport the nutrients from the lymph system to all the cells more rapidly than a trampoline because it does not close the valves in the system because of the soft mat. As soon as you compare the difference your body feels and experiences the difference.

  • Beverly January 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Started my day with 5 minutes of Qibounding, which led to a day filled with energy.

    Even though I forgot to pack my full lunch last night (I had the fruit and carrots, just no protein), I still had enough energy to teach all day.
    Of course, I was quite hungry by the time I got home, so drank a bottle of water and ate before I got bounced for my afternoon session. Then, I bounced for 20 minutes with lots of knee lifts/”walking in place”. While I was doing that, I saw a treadmill commercial, and could only think that I’ve got the treadmill beat. My Bellicon takes up less space than a treadmill, and I can walk, run, twist, bounce, and do even more than I could ever do on a treadmill. For one thing, on a treadmill, I would only be able to face one direction; on my Bellicon, I can completely turn around and around and around. haha Bellicon 1 Treadmill 0.

    Go Bellicon!!!!

  • Beverly January 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Dance, dance, dance. That’s what I want to do after 5 minutes of QiBounding.

    It’s happened for a few days, but I actually noticed it today. Every time I spend a few minutes QiBounding, I don’t walk through the house. I dance through it. From the front room, where my QiBounder lives, through the living room through the dining room, down the hallway, and through the bedroom. Dance, dance, dance.

    If there’s music on a commercial or in a tv show, I dance to it. If there’s not, I make up my own tune.

    What a great way to live — dancing through the day. So, the increased energy has created an increase in joy. It’s an awesome feeling.

    Keep bouncing,


  • Beverly January 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Haven’t qibounded for one day – boy I missed it!

    I’ve heard it said that sometimes we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it. Well, I didn’t lose my Bellicon, but I didn’t get to QiBound yesterday. Well, yesterday afternoon anyway. And, boy did I miss it.

    I was fine at work, after a 5-minute session in the morning. The problem began when I ran errands after work. I didn’t get home until nearly 7 pm. At that point, I thought it was too late to bounce. I was afraid that if I did any QiBounding that late, then I would never get to sleep. Missing it led to me being very sluggish and going to bed by 9 pm. Okay, that’s not so bad since my alarm was set for 5:15. I thought – finally, 8 hours. Didn’t happen.

    I slept great for the first 4 hours. Then, I woke up around 1:30 and tossed and turned for over an hour. I woke back up with the alarm and felt very groggy and UNenergetic. Finally, I dragged myself out of bed — after the 3rd alarm. By this point, I considered not bouncing because I knew I was running late. Then, I thought about how I was feeling and remembered that I didn’t bounce the afternoon before, and realized that that was why I felt bad. So, I forced myself to QiBound for 3 minutes. Then, I got dressed for work without the groggy feeling. It was miraculously gone.

    I knew then that I could not miss another day. I couldn’t believe what a difference it made to miss a day. I wish I could have a Bellicon at work as well as at home. But, since I can’t have one in both places, I will just have to make sure I bounce at both ends of my work day. Next time I get home that late, I’ll do a 1 – 2 minute session, if necessary, but I will not miss another day. Not if I can help it, at least.

    I’m feeling much better tonight because I didn’t miss another day. I came home and immediately did a 10-minute session — before I even sat down. And, I feel terrific tonight. Absolutely terrific.

    • Sylvia January 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Hi Beverly. That is very impressive, what you write! Thanks again for sharing! Sylvia

  • Beverly January 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    9 days into QiBounding: I feel more energetic. I feel lighter.

    Some things are easy to explain. Like what I do on the Bellicon: little bounces, big bounces, twists, walk, jog, high knee lifts, arm exercises while I bounce, and more. I’ve QiBounded for 2-3 minutes at a time, 10 minutes at a time, and even 15-20 minutes at a time. Each gives me so much energy that I either get several tasks around the house done or I go for a walk or I do more exercise in the house.

    And, of course, some things are not so easy to explain. Like how I feel. I feel more energetic. I feel lighter, but the scales don’t show a difference (yet). I can focus longer. I feel calmer – less stressed. I feel more centered. I just don’t know why I feel those things. The only I’ve changed since last weekend is that I started QiBounding. Naturally, I credit QiBounding for all those changes. Yes, I know physiology changes equate to emotional and mental changes, but so much so soon? That is definitely a pleasant surprise.

    Guess I’ll just have to keep QiBounding to see just how fabulous I will feel. That sounds like so much fun.

    Happy QiBounding.

    – Beverly

    • Sylvia January 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Dear Beverly, It’s great how you explain things. I love reading your blogs every evening. Thank you so much for taking the time. Sylvia

  • Beverly January 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    8 days into Qibounding – I’m enjoying it more and more!
    Well, I’ve been QiBounding for a full week now. And, I’m enjoying it more and more. My energy level has increased so much that even after taking Melatonin an hour and a half ago, I still have enough energy to jump up and down when my team scores during the football game. And, I haven’t been on the QiBounder since before the first game. In the past, I would have taken a short nap during the first game, but not today. I’m almost feeling like I should not have QiBounded twice today — this morning and again at 3:30. I just hope I burn off all this energy, so I can sleep tonight.

    By the way, my bouncing has changed from straight bounces to included some arm exercises (as I said yesterday) and some high knee lifts. So, it’s now more than just energy; it’s now about rejuvenating my energy levels and my muscle tone.

    I still am so surprised at how much more energy the Bellicon has given me than the old spring rebounder did. And, I don’t even have to bounce high; just small bounces do it.

    I LOVE IT!

    Keep bouncing,


    • Sylvia January 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Awesome. Go girl go!!! :-)

  • Beverly January 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Since I awoke this morning with a feeling of “I’d rather be at the beach than grade papers and podcasts,” I decided I better spend more than 2-3 minutes QiBounding. I felt the need to improve my mood. So, I did over 15 minutes – during which time I even included some arm exercises I found at

    After the 15 minute session, my mood was so much improved. Even though I could see the sun shining outside and knew it was in the 70′s, I jumped right into grading. Now, 3 hours later (with a few breaks for fruit), I’m completely finished with my grading, I’m still in a great mood, and there’s still plenty of sunshine left. I’m so glad I bounced this morning. Otherwise, I would have sulked about “working and grading assignments on such a beautiful day,” and it probably would have taken me double the time it did.

    Between the increased energy and the lighter moods I’m feeling due to the Bellicon, it was definitely worth every penny. Believe me, I never felt like this with my old spring rebounder. With it, I felt I MIGHT tighten up some jiggle, but my energy level and my mood did not increase. Now, I have more energy, a better mood, happier knees, AND I can feel muscles toning — and not just in my calves, either.

    Well, now that grading is over – which means I’m through sitting, too — I’m going to bounce for a couple of minutes and then decide what to do next.

    Happy bouncing everyone.

  • Sylvia January 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Hi Beverly, I love your blogging. It’s great to ‘see’, how QiBounding works for others. I have something special for you today: As you also rebound in the evening – maybe even just before going to bed – I have a special “Relaxing Rebounding for the Evening” for you. Have fun!

  • Beverly January 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Day 6. Gettin’ my kicks.

    Today, I tried something a little different. Instead of doing a 10-minute QiBounding session this morning and a 5- to 10-minute session in the afternoon, I have done five 3-minute sessions. So far.

    I especially like the afternoon. With the longer sessions, I almost felt like I had too much energy. You know, that kind of nervous energy where you are constantly moving. You just can’t sit down and relax. This afternoon’s shorter sessions seem to have kept my energy level at a less frenetic pace. More of a steady level. Sort of like eating a handful of raisins with a glass of water. And, of course, there’s no energy plummet with either the short or long sessions.

    I also noticed another eating change today.

    Since it was the last day of semester exams, school was out at noon today, so some of us went out to lunch. At this particular restaurant, I normally would have eaten a bowl and a plate full of carbs with a little bit of protein. Very little bit. Instead, I had salmon and broccoli. And, I didn’t even finish all of it.

    I truly think the QiBounding has a lot to do with the changes in eating habits. They are small changes, but they are in the right direction. I wonder how much more will change as I continue QiBounding. I’m looking forward to finding out (and letting you know).

    Now, it’s time for the weekend and no alarm clocks, so it will be interesting to see how QiBounding affects my internal clock, too. We’ll see.

    Have a great weekend and happy bouncing,


  • Tangela January 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    That looks like fun!

  • Laurie January 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Fun! My Belllicon is a daily habit. I love it!!!

    • Sylvia January 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Laurie, are you part of the Tony Robbins family? I am happy to hear that you are also loving your bellicon. Have fun and good health, Sylvia!

  • Beverly January 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Day 5 of Qibounding, and I am feeling so much more energetic.
    When I set my alarms last night, I forgot that I had to make a stop on the way to work today. I remembered it this morning, though, so that cut my QiBounding short. Just 2 minutes this morning. I wasn’t quite as energetic today as yesterday, but, amazingly, I still had more energy than I did in the past few weeks (before I started QiBounding). This is the first week in months that I haven’t come home from work and fallen asleep on the sofa. It’s great. I’m getting so much done around the house.

    And, not only am I getting things done, I’m noticing some changes in my eating habits. Today, I noticed that my caffeine intake was dropping as the week passed. I just haven’t felt a need for a midday pick-me-up. I didn’t notice it until today when I saw someone with a soda and realized I hadn’t bought one at work all week. Then, it hit me that I hadn’t even eaten and chocolate. Sort of made me wonder what was wrong — until I realized it was because I needed have the energy slump. What an epiphany!

    I wonder how else QiBounding will affect me over time.

    • Sylvia January 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Dear Beverly, Great again to read your blog. The not needing to eat chocolate goes together with the fact that when you rebound, your body is creating Seratonin, the “Happy Hormon”, which is also created when you eat chocolate. That’s why I call Rebounding “Chocolate without Calories”! Happy continuation! Sylvia

      • Beverly January 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

        That’s a great saying, Sylvia. That’s exactly how it feels — like eating chocolate but without the calories. Love it.

  • Beverly January 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Another fantastic day.

    I have 3 alarm clocks that go off between 5:25 and 5:45 AM. For the first time all school year, I turned off the third alarm before it even sounded. The first one goes off based on my sleep cycle, so it’s not a definite time. This morning it sounded at 5:28. The second went off at 5:30, at which time I turned it off, rolled over and stretched, looked at number 3, and just turned it off and got up. It was a great feeling to NOT snooze.
    Then, I followed the same routine as yesterday with the water, bouncing, and breakfast. And, again, I still have energy.

    I teach high school, and usually am so mentally and physically tired by the end of the day that I fall asleep sitting on the sofa — let alone lying down. That didn’t happen yesterday or today. I sort of thought going shopping yesterday after work might have contributed to my increased energy. However, today, I came straight home — to the sofa. I sat and watched a little tv, but I felt like doing something, so I graded papers and then input them into the gradebook. I kept waiting to feel tired.

    It’s funny, but I actually went back to the sofa after I finished inputting the grades and expected to nod off. Still didn’t. In fact, after about 10 minutes of NOT falling asleep, I started to feel energy that needed to get out, so I decided to just start bouncing. I did 10 minutes of QiBounding, then I started cleaning again. It’s great. I’m getting to much done — cleaning and decluttering.

    I’m also shocked that I’ve gone from 2 minutes of QiBounding to 10 minutes per session in less than a week. And, my energy level seems to have more than doubled. I just don’t want to sit and do nothing in the evenings now. I want to be active. I love the feeling. Absolutely love it.

    • Sylvia January 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      Wow. Awesome, Beverly. You should send the links of your blog to your friends. They will start envying you by now – or at least admiring you! Best Sylvia

  • Beverly January 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Today was the first day of work since I received my rebounder. I got up, had a glass of water, bounced for 10 minutes, ate breakfast, dressed and went to work. I teach 9th grade and had no planning period today due to block scheduling. I spent the entire day on my feet in heels reviewing for tomorrow’s semester exam. I was amazed that I never got tired. I didn’t even have time to sit down for lunch. (I ate standing up while making copies.) That normally would have been enough to exhaust me. Normally, I would have collapsed at the end of the day and just sat while I waited to leave. Instead, today, I wasn’t tired, so I graded papers. I even went shopping after work and arrived home nearly 3 hours later than normal. I would think that would be enough to send me straight to bed for a long nap. Nope. Just fixed dinner, bounced another 1o minutes, then ate dinner. And, I am still not tired. I cannot believe how much energy I have after just a few minutes of QiBounding each day. I can’t get over that it didn’t even take time to build up; the increased energy level was immediate from the first day. My energy level is, certainly, higher each day, but only because my QiBounding ability increases daily.
    I know that QiBounding will do more than imcrease my energy level, but I am so very happy to begin with increased energy. Maybe next week, I’ll look for something else.

    Happy bouncing,


  • Beverly January 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Although I try to live a healthy lifestyle, mornings are tough for me. Generally after rising, I walk around in a daze until after a full glass of water and breakfast. Since I received my Bellicon and today was a holiday, I decided to change things up a bit. I decided to spend a few minutes QiBounding before the glass of water and breakfast.

    So, even after a late night, I awoke early (about 7 a.m.), brushed my teeth, got dressed, and started QiBounding. My intention was to bounce for about 2 minutes, if that long – thinking that’s all I would be capable of that early in the morning. However, after the first 30 seconds, I was fully awake and gaining energy. I kept QiBounding for seven minutes. When I finishied, I was no longer in a daze or a fog. My brain was working clearly, and I had been awake for fewer than 15 minutes. What a difference!

    It’s now after 1 p.m., and I’ve done several tasks around the house, shopped for a few items I need for the house and the car, visited family members, and gone out for lunch. It’s now a little after 1 p.m., and I still have energy. Normally, I’m starting to feel tired about this time.

    I thought it would be several weeks before I was ready to try the 20 minute workout video that came with my Bellicon. Maybe I should rethink that. I might be ready sooner. I’ll keep you informed.

    • Sylvia January 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Hi Beverly,
      It’s great to read about your achievements!!! May I suggest something: Take first the glass of water and then rebound (first thing in the morning). The body needs to be hydrated after the night and we should
      drink a quart of water as first thing when we get up. That helps the elimination of toxins. And after that rebounding is great and after that the breakfast. :-)

      • Beverly January 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

        Thanks a bunch, Sylvia. I’ll try that tomorrow morning. It will be my first time rebounding before going to work. I can hardly wait to see what happens to my energy throughout the day. Thanks, again.

  • Beverly January 15, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I received my Bellicon yesterday afternoon and couldn’t wait to rip open the box so I could try it out. See, I had a spring rebounder that popped several springs, so when I replaced it, I researched and decided on the Bellicon. Oh, my. What a difference!
    Not only was it quieter than quiet, but it was also easy on my knees and back. The spring one always felt jarring on the bounce back. Not the Bellicon. It has a smooth bounce back.
    The spring one always felt tough, so I didn’t really feel energetic after bouncing. With the Bellicon, I felt rejuvenated.
    I had been nearly asleep (sitting on the sofa) when the FedEx man knocked on my door to deliver the Bellcion. As soon as I got it opened and set up, I stepped on it. Qibounding for less than 2 minutes gave me enough energy to take care of all the little things I had planned for the day. Instead of taking a nap, I cleaned house, graded papers, and went grocery shopping. i must say, I was shocked at how much energy I had after such a short time.
    I am so looking forward to feeling more energetic and Qibounding for longer periods as time passes.

    • Sylvia January 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      Hi Beverly, Great to read your first blog. Happy to read that QiBounding gives you so much energy!!! Your photo.. are you standing there in front of Stonehenge? Looks like that. I have been there, too. (I lived for two years in Cambridge, UK).

      • Beverly January 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        Yes, Sylvia, it is at Stonehenge. I finally got over there this past summer. It was an awesome trip.

    • Laurie January 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      I know you are going to love it! I adore my Bellicon. It puts the rebounder to shame, doesn’t it??????

      • Beverly January 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

        Definitely! The Bellicon is like jumping on a cloud whereas the rebounder was like jumping on a mat on the gym floor.