Burns Calories FAST!

Weight loss is all about calories.  To lose weight, you must use more calories than you consume.  If you are eating 2000 calories a day, but only using 1500 of them, the remaining 500 will be stored as fat.

Losing weight is great providing that you are also building lean muscle – you want a toned body and not one where there is saggy/loose skin.

There are other factors including diet/craving reduction and relaxation/mindset which are covered in our Maximus Life book – Mind, Nutrition & Fitness.

Calorie Burn

You will burn lots of calories in a Rebounding workout.

In the earlier section you will see that N.A.S.A. in conjunction with the University of Kentucky concluded that “The magnitude of the bio-mechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a mini-trampoline than with running.”   In simple words, Rebounding burns more calories than running!.

In a more recent study, Dr. Len Kravitz (January 2001) determined the average caloric expenditure you can expect to receive from the Rebounding workout.

An average 140lb person will burn 405 calories in a 45-minute Rebounding class.  The correct Rebounding technique plays an important part in the number of calories you can burn.  The amount of “push” achieved will increase the G-Force and enable higher calorie expenditure.

For children, the workout will burn more calories than other types of aerobic exercise as they will create G-Force, however, there are no studies performed that scientifically validate this in children.  It is strongly suggested that the calorie burn is not marketed to children – however, as instructors, it is important that you realize and understand this benefit so that you can promote the workout to the populations that need it! As child obesity is on the increase, Rebounding is a great way for the over-weight child to expend extra calories, safely, whilst having fun.

The following equation will help you determine the number of calories burned during a Rebounding workout (note that this is an approximate guide as many other factors such as body composition come in to play also):



Participants Body Weight









(Rebound weight)


(Rebound Weight)




# Minutes continuously bouncing in class





#  Calories burned

Keep in mind that the above formula was created with relatively inexperienced participants who were performing the rebounding moves at 126 beats per minute.  As you will find out, your technique plays an important part in the number of calories you can burn.  As you become more familiar with the “push” concept and perform the moves at a higher intensity, the number of calories you will burn will increase dramatically.  (Note:  0.0643 – accept this as a fact!).

Example:  180lb person

180 * 0.643 = 11.574

11.574 * 60 minutes = 694 calories in a 1-hour class.


This is an approximate calculation. Many of our instructors find they can burn up to 850 calories in an intense HIIT Rebound class!

Because 3,500 calories equals about 1 pound (0.45 kilogram) of fat, it’s estimated that you need to burn about 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound of body fat.

Set expectations with weight loss clients. Based on the above calculation it’s important to educate your participants and clients so they understand what they can expect in the way of realistic results. Rebounding on a regular basis along with a well-balanced eating plan and lifestyle changes will increase the chances success and have long lasting results.

Building Lean Muscle

Lean muscle plays a very important role in weight loss.  It takes 3 – 5 calories to maintain one pound of fat tissue, and 35 – 50 calories to maintain one pound of lean muscle tissue! The more lean muscle you have, the more calories you will naturally burn even at rest.  Studies show that a healthy weight loss programme should include some form of weight bearing training (or “increased gravity training”).  By increasing the amount of G-force the body is subjected to, the cells respond by getting stronger, and the stronger the muscle tissue becomes.

Rebounding not only increases the force of gravity on the body by up to 3.24 times, it is also in our opinion the only true whole body workout – strengthening every muscle, organ, gland, bone and tissue.

You can further increase the amount of G-force you experience whilst rebounding by pushing down harder into the rebounder mat surface and by using weighted gloves or our specially designed resistance bands to increase resistance.

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