As the days get shorter and the nights colder, we move our attention indoors. This time of year is prime for trying out new recipes, reading intriguing novels, and finding creative ways to stay active.

I recently discovered that one of the best ways to keep the holidays from hitting your thighs is to jump on a rebounder. Not familiar with rebounding? Think mini trampoline—and one of the best all-around exercises out there. In fact, NASA called rebounding a more effective exercise than running. (Really!) And—bonus—this form of exercise is way easier on the joints.

Curious to learn more about rebounding and why it’s so great for you? Check out my video on the health benefits of rebounding.

A few reasons to try rebounding

  • Moves the entire lymph system
  • Gentle on the body
  • Burns tons of calories
  • Facilitates your body’s detoxification
  • And… it’s super FUN!

Mike got me a premium rebounder for Christmas, which I enjoyed… but, frankly, it was LOUD. With my son Griffin being a “sensitive” sleeper, I wasn’t using this rebounder much. (Not to mention that I tweaked my knee doing kettlebell… but that’s a whole other story.)

Well, that’s before the bellicon rebounder entered my world…

Whoa! What a difference! This thing is the Porsche of all rebounders. Not only is the bounce smooth, gentle, and effective, but it’s also QUIET.

Why such a difference between the two products?

The bellicon has bungees versus springs

Why didn’t I think of this before? The bungees are softer, quieter, and help you to jump higher—maximizing the health benefits. With a deeper bounce, your leg muscles are engaged longer and relaxed longer, which is why this exercise is so unique and beneficial.

In comparison to my premium rebounder, let alone the cheapie varieties out there, the bellicon is like…

  • Sleeping on 1000 thread count sheets versus 100 thread count sheets
  • Driving a BMV versus driving a golf cart
  • Drinking apricot nectar versus drinking pickle juice (try it and you’ll see what I mean)

But, just like a Porsche, the bellicon rebounder comes at a price…


You definitely pay for the quality and craftsmanship of the bellicon rebounder. It’s twice as much as other premium models, and you could buy 12 cheapies for the same price.

However, if rebounding is going to be your exercise of choice, and there are many compelling reasons why it could be, then the belliicon is a solid investment to make. I think of it like a true piece of exercise equipment. We wouldn’t balk at spending $700 for a high-quality treadmill or an elliptical machine, so why not spend that kind of money for a rebounder?

Of course, seeing—er, bouncing—is believing. So here’s a challenge for you: For the true test… go find a retailer that sells bellicon rebounders. Stop by and take a bounce for yourself. I guarantee you’ll be blown away by how awesome this small, but mighty piece of exercise equipment is!

How about you?

Have you ever tried rebounding? What’s your brand of choice? I’d love to hear in the comments below.