Rebounding – Recommendations, Side Effects & Contraindications
Rebounding is a fun and highly enjoyable activity – but please bear in mind that even though the effect of increased and decreased levels of gravity created by bouncing have been found to have a positive effect on the body – if you have never bounced or done regular exercise before, this effect can tire you out quite quickly. Therefore, please bounce at YOUR OWN pace! The Instructors are aware of the different levels of fitness in classes – and will never pressure anyone to do more that they comfortably can.
If you feel any discomfort, just stand still on the mat, or sit down and your instructor should advice on what to do next.
Common side effects:
- Calf muscle ache. This shouldn’t last too long and most people actually love it as it shows that these muscles (which are sometimes difficult to isolate), are WORKING! Yesss.
- The need to urinate. This is common and easily fixed by visiting the loo before the class (and during if you feel the need).
Rare side effects:
Dizziness. This is relatively rare and can happen for different reasons, which include:
- You have led a very sedentary lifestyle and your body is not used to the increased oxygen or the effect of intermittent changes in gravity (this increase and decrease is relatively mild and similar to bouncing on a bed).
- Rebounding activates your lymphatic system which is instrumental in flushing out excess fluid and waste. This sometimes occurs when you have been sedentary or on certain medication.
- You may be predisposed to dizziness
Millions of people rebounding around the world rebound without any issues.
However, there are situations where you should avoid any certain, or any form of exercise, including rebounding. If you are taking any medication (OTC or prescribed) that can or may alter your balance, focus, or ability to be physically and mentally active, or if you have ANY health condition, suspected, diagnosed, past, present or suspected – ALWAYS seek the advice and approval a registered medical professional – BEFORE you do any form of exercise including rebound.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants must take full responsibility for the health and safety of themselves and any minors under their care. Each Studio and its staff and representatives/facilitators will be briefed and responsible for ensuring FULL adherence to all requirements for social distancing, as well as the checking and safety of equipment.
ReboundSA, The Cancer Association of SA, and any and all staff, facilitators or representatives will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury (mild, serious or fatal) whatsoever.