In today’s world, Personal Trainers have a key role to play in helping an individual to achieve optimal health. In today’s modern world, the advent of the Internet, mobile phones, blackberries (not the eating kind!) have made sure that we are always contactable any time, any place, any where! Over time, the pressures of living in this fast paced, high tech environment catch up with us, our sphere of influence becomes smaller as we attempt to cope, becoming “prison like” and restricting our personal desires, hopes and dreams.
All round well-being and fitness is about training smarter not harder. The No-Pain – No Gain myth of the 1980’s is long over. The goal is to train, not drain. Your body gets stronger at rest, not when you are exercising.
A Personal Trainer can be the key to unlocking that individuals’ potential, to help them become a fully functioning, effective member of the human race.
In today’s world as Personal Trainers we are reintroducing “training methodology” in gyms – like years ago -when gyms consisted of free weights, parallel bars, medicine balls and trampolines! To a time when training was “functional”.
Fitness jumping has been used in rehabilitative settings for over 30 years. With the GYM URBAN REBOUNDING Program, this well-researched technology is now available for use in the gym or studio by incorporating the Rebounder as part of circuit training, and as a valuable 1:1 Personal training tool that will challenge and develop your clients’ cardiovascular workout, balance, co-ordination and proprioception with quite astonishing results.
Adding Urban Rebounding to your training program will optimize performance and also improve the function of neutralizer and stabilizer musculature. Neutralizer muscles are muscles that counteract the actions of other muscles to ensure smooth, coordinated movements. Stabilizer muscles are the muscles that surround your joints and protect them from injury.
Machine training is not optimal because machines are anchored to the floor and your stabilizer muscles are not developed. Also, machines use fixed axis of motion which means you do not have to stabilize the weight in three dimensions as you would in real life or an athletic environment.
Rebounding forces you to work in an unstable environment. The more unstable your training environment, the more activation you get from your joint stabilizers and joint neutralizers. By improving these qualities, you improve joint stability, which allows more of the prime movers to be recruited. This results in improved performance in everyday life because you are able to apply more power or strength to any given situation in real life, and greater carry over to the playing field.
Rebounding training provides high levels of nervous system activation, challenges the nervous system and therefore builds more reserve function. This allows you to more easily transfer strength and power to everyday activities and the playing field.
Currently, numerous famous physical therapists, movement therapists, and conditioning specialists, are using the Rebounder as a routine part of their therapeutic and conditioning programs.
Welcome to the world of Rebounding …