I bounce/jog on it for 1 full quarter of an NBA game while I'm watching the Celtics. That ends up being 20-30 min depending on how whistle-happy the refs are that night. I don't even realize how hard I'm working until I sit down and feel the sweat pouring down and my heart thumping. It's just really fun. It does start to feel a little more difficult in the last 5 minutes or so but it really doesn't feel nearly as strenuous as it should, lol.
I bought some Urban Rebounding videos because I heard they were good, but I haven't attempted them yet. I watched the instructional parts though, and that gave me some ideas of moves to do on my own.
Anyway for anyone interested or those wondering what the difference is between a $200 Needak and a $25 walmart brand rebounder, check the amazon customer reviews for these Needak rebounders. I bought my rebounder from an authorized dealer here. You can check out the Needak website here.
I know I sound like I have stock in the company, but I don't. I'm just thrilled with my rebounder! My kids like to bounce on it to burn off energy, which is a bonus. I didn't opt for the folding model because I heard it was hard to fold and unfold so I just roll mine away and fold the legs down. It can hide in my closet behind my clothes. Most of the time I leave it out, though, because we all use it so often. My 3 year old is jumping on it behind me right now, counting to 10 over and over :) Now my 4 year old is on it.
I think it's much like walking with a friend. If you can do it without really thinking about doing it, while also doing something that you enjoy (like talking to someone or watching TV), the time flies and it's not a chore. You start to associate the pleasant emotions with exercise and then you start to crave the exercise. I love it! I'm so glad we got this instead of a treadmill. It's way easier on the wallet and the joints.
And wouldn't you know it, I still have no cellulite. It's so heart breaking. Cellulite is supposed to be delightful but I don't get to experience it. =(
I wonder if you do the jumpboard/trampoline on a pilates reformer if it has the same effect? I do this once a week in my pilates class and it is so fun.
Love my rebounder!!!!
And it's the $20.00 Walmart one! I'd love a nice one if I could, but mine is great!
I just go along with music that I enjoy, and have fun. The avg. lenth of a song is 3 min. or more, so I tell myself 10 songs = 30 minutes or more, and time just seems to fly that way- Love it!!!
The rebounder sounds great. How is it on your knees? I have bad knees from being a runner and now can only power walk without ending up in pain. I am always looking for new cardio workouts.