Sunday, March 27, 2011


A few weeks ago I went to hear a lecture by Lorna Vanderhaeghe.  Her company manufactures supplements and vitamin products.  Her lecture was very interesting and was listened by about 200 women and a few men in the audience.  She spoke on a number of health issues including exercising and making time in your day to exercise.  One way that Lorna exercises is by rebounding on her mini trampoline for 30 minutes a day while watching the evening news on her television.  She made the exercise sound fun.

I shared the contents of the lecture with friends including the rebounding exercise.  One friend was familiar with rebounding and its benefits as she likes to exercise on her family's backyard trampoline.  I did some research on rebounding and found out a number of interesting facts.  Rebounding or bouncing is great for your lymphatic system, is a good cardio exercise, much easier on your joints than doing these exercises on a hard surface, good for your mobility and balance, burns calories and is fun.

It didn't take long to convince me that bouncing on a mini trampoline or rebounder would be an exercise that I could benefit from.  The mini trampoline can be used anywhere in the house as it is not a large piece of exercise equipment.  I purchased a 42 inch mini trampoline and both myself and the DH are using it.  There are many videos on You Tube which describe different exercises you can do.  The exercises I have been doing include running (on the spot of course), skipping (but without the actually rope), jumping jacks, bouncing from side to side and doing quarter turns, and generally having fun.  I feel like a kid again and just having some fun bouncing around.



  1. What do the animals think of the rebounder? Do they perk up to see what you are doing?
    By the way, how was Lorna Vanderhaeghe? I didn't realize she was in town.

  2. Just about every man and woman is looking for a fitness routine that is easy to do and does not require a ton of exercise equipment. Starting a new exercise routine is often a big hassle. There is purchasing the equipment and learning the new exercise routines. This can take plenty of time. And what if the exercise routines are boring and difficult? This is what leads most to abandoning the exercise routine. A new popular way to exercise is with a mini trampoline. Many use the convenient and small mini trampoline to rebound their way to total physical fitness. Of course, one should purchase a quality mini trampoline for all their rebounding exercises. Many find that this type of intensive exercise routine is quite enjoyable and healthy. It is a way to work the entire body very quickly. The routines are easy to learn or one can simply make up their own exercise routine. Many simply turn on the music and start dancing or jumping up and down on the trampoline. This is actually a very powerful way to work the entire body.

  3. This above mini trampoline is nice and people can get best enjoyment on trampoline and with that they can also get workouts.