Q: How is the The ReboundAIR™used in a clinical or therapeutic setting?
Thank you for calling to see how I'm doing with the ReboundAIR. I appreciate
your concern and was delighted how well you took my suggestions. I've been a
licensed physical therapist since 1986 and have experimented with many types of
exercise equipment. The ReboundAIR is, without a doubt, an exceptional piece of
exercise equipment that will benefit people of all ages as well as a wide
variety of patients in the arena of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and
cardiovascular rehabilitation. It's simple, extremely sturdy, inexpensive and
easy to learn. As a Pilates Method exercise instructor and Swiss Ball
enthusiast, I really appreciate low impact workouts. In fact, the ReboundAIR
both compliments and extends the therapeutic benefits of both the Pilates Method
and Therapeutic Ball techniques. The ReboundAIR is an excellent exercise
technique for people who dislike health clubs or for so many folks who complain
of lack of time for exercise. Patients are really drawn to the ReboundAIR, and
in a period of about a week, two doctors purchased the unit after trying it in
my office. I am very impressed with the ReboundAIR, how it's been engineered and
expect to be using it personally and recommending it to others for many years to
Sincerely, Neil Primack, P.T. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Q: More questions about therapeutic rebounding?
A: Read about the
following applications of
rebounding in the best seller The New Miracles of Rebound Exercise by Al Carter.
sedentary (gentle first step)
elderly (balance, endurance, delaying osteoporosis)
athletic (complimenting mode of training)
executives (during the "brainstorms" at work)
children (balance, coordination, fun)
patients (safe, effective cardiac and cancer rehabilitation, lymphedema
weight watchers (while enjoying your favorite show or follow one of our rebound
aerobics video tapes)
Q: What is the difference in strength between the units that fold and the
A: Product testing and long-term client use shows no structural integrity
differences between the folding and non-folding models.
Q: What are the dimensions and user weight limitations for the rebounders?
A: The dimensions are the same for all the ReboundAIR™ models: 40 inch diameter
frame-to-frame and a large 28 inch diameter mat. Under the Lifetime Warranty,
there is a 300 lb. client weight limitation (400 lb. on the Quarter Fold).
Q: How is Rebound Aerobics used in a group setting at a club? What is the
response of the participants?
A: Please view our Frequently Asked Questions page about Group Rebound Aerobics!
Here is another page listing 5 Great Reasons why rebounding should be available
in your health club.
Q: How does Rebound Exercise fit into the larger picture of good health? Any
A: Please review the Healthy Cell Concept™ : Rebounding is
Cell Exercise, one of four factors under your control for achieving and
maintaining whole body wellness. The other areas are Cell Food, Cell
Communication and Cell Environment. Knowledge, in these areas, is power! After
you read what we have posted on the internet, please continue your search by way
of Al Carter's books, The New Miracles of Rebound Exercise and The Cancer
Answer. The contents of these books will fascinate you!
Q: "Is Rebounding safe during pregnancy?
A: We know of many clients who rebound as their preferred method of exercise
during pregnancy. Each has their own level of intensity and duration, according
to comfort level, especially listening to their bodies, taking into
consideration their beginning condition, activity level during pregnancy and
prior to conception, and as recommended... (here it comes) according to the
case-specific instructions of their doctor. (Disclaimer: Clear it with your
doctor first. He or she will know your individual medical needs.)
Guidelines and one example:
Remind yourself of your fitness level before conception. Those who respond well
to gentle exercises were already engaged in fitness activities prior to
conception. Those women who were quite fit before, can do a lot more at a higher
intensity and greater frequency while feeling perfectly comfortable during the
rebound routine. Those who were (or are) sedentary and pregnant should proceed
with caution even after clearing it with their doctor.
For example, my sister rebounds before, during and after each of her pregnancies
for various reasons, including incontinence rehabilitation, circulation to and
from all parts of her body and baby, lymphatic circulation, fitness without
impact to the joints (probably #1 reason women choose rebounding over other
exercises during pregnancy), etc. I mean, since they don't have a swimming pool
conveniently located in their living room.
My sister is the poster child for rebounding as a gentle, effective mode of
exercise while expecting the little addition to the family.
Post-partum, the rebounder can be also used as a gentle way to rock the baby
asleep! This I do with my daughter every now and then since she was born. Just
hold her in your arms and do a low, gentle health bounce without clearing the
Q: "I am interested in rebounding. My parents have owned a mini
tramp for years. But, my husband thinks it is all a gimmick, just someone
selling 'snake oil'. What evidence can you provide beyond claims and
This we do know, and even the folks who are discipline-challenged have to admit,
"Exercise is favorable for the body." Based on this common belief, we know
rebounding is at least a legitimate aerobic modality because we are able to
safely achieve and maintain our target heart rate by using it as recommended.
This duration and intensity places demands on the Krebs cycle within the
mitochondia of the cells, related to endurance improvements, energy consumption
(fueled primarily by free fatty acids from our adipose fat stores) and ATP
production, the energy currency of the cells. The by-product of this process at
this aerobic intensity level is CO2, water and heat, rather than lactic acid and
In short, we are able to workout within all the parameters (frequency,
intensity, duration, mode) outlined and recommended by the American College of
Sports Medicine for optimal health benefits.
Rebound Exercise is fun for most people so it will be performed more often.
"Exercise is effective only if the person actually exercises!" One key is to
find something you enjoy doing. Our follow-along video called "Keep on
Rebounding!" is enjoyable. Clients lose weight and tone up with this routine
three to five times a week. They often comment how enjoyable rebounding is,
especially compared to the treadmill or stationary biking ("spinning").
Some describe how convenient it is, requiring no special clothing (barefoot,
socks, athletic shoes, shorts... all optional) or no time consuming trip to the
The low level of trauma and impact to the joints gives it additional benefits
superior to many forms of high impact exercise. Joint health is a hot topic for
baby boomers, joggers and injured athletes. Incidentally, this is why rebounders
are used as physical therapy tools for the disabled, obese, elderly and just
about anyone else with a special need.
The up and down motion effectively opens and closes the millions of one-way
valves found within our Lymphatic Systems. Yes, other exercise forms of exercise
result in lymph circulation, but because of rebounding's vertical motion, it
seems to do this particularly well. Most of our valves are positioned
vertically, hence vertical motion is favorable simply due to our anatomy. For
example, interstitial fluid from the lower extremity is moved upward where it is
filtered and finally drained back into the blood in a particular location, up at
the clavicle level. ("Thoracic Duct" of the Lymphatic System, our internal
Beyond this, rebound exercise is an unfamiliar environment that your body must
adjust to by developing additional balance and coordination. This is an
interesting topic because, to me, it is an amazing process. It involves feedback
from the proprioceptors in the joints telling the cerebellum instant information
about the joints' angles and the limbs position in space. This is combined with
visual clues of the fixed external environment and the motion detected in the
inner ear. Oversimplified, the result is a keener sense of balance, kinesthetic
awareness or "air sense".
Put your hands on your abs and back while jumping. Feel them contract to keep
your body upright at the bottom of every bounce many times per minute! Try it!
With time, you will tone up and notice the difference. We like to call this a
result of the "G-Force effect". For a split second at the bottom of the bounce,
as your body slows down, loading the springs, changes directions and starts its
way back up, you will weigh about 2 to 3 times your own body weight. Your
muscles and connective tissues must respond to this increased demand placed on
them by getting stronger. Sure, this demand is applied with other forms of
exercise, but not without instantaneous impact to the joints, which could have
chronic pain/damage ramifications over time. Question is, will damage occur
sooner or later? We feel it preferable to obtain the same exercise benefits
while protecting and strengthening the skeletal system. We must rely on our
skeletal framework for a lifetime!
Here is a helpful link. It includes some reputable technical studies and
Q: What is your WARRANTY INFORMATION?
A: Lifetime ALL Component Rebounder
PLUS! 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee on all ReboundAIR™ models
As a result of our confidence in the quality of our product, our rebounders come
with an unrivaled lifetime warranty as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee.
With thousands of satisfied, impressed customers already, we hope you too will
put the ReboundAIR™ to good use for many years to come. We want you to be “our
client for life!”
Our promise to you: Our rigorous requirements for material quality and
workmanship assure that the ReboundAIR™ is the best in design, performance, and
durability. Consequently, each ReboundAIR™ comes with a lifetime warranty as
expressed below (commercial uses excluded -- click here for club and commercial
All-Component Lifetime Warranty: The entire rebounder is covered under our
workmanship and material quality plan, included with each rebounder purchase. We
insist that the frame, spring bolts, legs, leg studs, hinges, mat, springs and
spring cover be free from defects in workmanship and materials for as long as
you own your ReboundAIR™. This warranty is effective for units sold after
September 25th, 2002.
Free Wear and Tear Replacements: Regular, high-intensity use of your rebounder
may result in the need for eventual replacement of such components as springs or
the mat. This “reasonable wear” is not considered a defect in workmanship or
materials, but for such cases, we are happy to replace up to a full set of
springs (36) and one (1) mat for FREE during the long life of your rebounder.
This warranty is valid as long as the user’s weight is not in excess of 300
pounds (400 pounds for the Quarter-Fold model, The Ultimate Rebound™) and
providing the unit is used in its intended manner. Also, this warranty is valid
for the original purchaser only. AIR, Inc. will not recognize any and all other
guarantees or warranties, expressed, implied, written or otherwise stated.
Purchaser is responsible to cover all shipping costs of any and all warranty
work except that which is deemed by AIR, Inc. to be defective material or
workmanship. AIR, Inc. reserves the right to either repair or replace the
Although every attempt is made to embody the highest degree of protection in all
equipment, we cannot guarantee freedom from injury. The user assumes all risk of
injury resulting from use. All merchandise is sold based upon this condition.
Warranty claims require prepayment of shipping charges by purchaser. On all
shipments outside the U.S. the purchaser and/or recipient is responsible for any
and all taxes, duties, customs, fees, etc.
30-day money-back guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied, you may return
your ReboundAIR™ within the first thirty days. All returns will be charged a
restocking fee. There are no returns after thirty days.
Q: Do you have a product
Shown below is the latest Lifetime
Warranty Progress Report, comprising all equipment purchased between January
2002 through October 15th, 2003.
The results, by the numbers*, describing all three models, the Standard, Half
Fold and Quarter Fold, within the ReboundAIR™ line, are:
99.03 % of ReboundAIR™ Springs, happily, consistently doing their job
00.97 % of ReboundAIR™ Springs, happily, quickly replaced under warranty per year:
(a hair less than 1% per year)
96.1% of ReboundAIR™ Mats (including the spring-to-mat connections around
mats), happily, consistently doing their job
2.9.% of ReboundAIR™ Mats (including the spring-to-mat connections around
mats), happily, quickly replaced under warranty
100% of ReboundAIR™> Frames, happily, consistently doing their job
100% of ReboundAIR™ Hinges, happily, safely doing their job
(1) malformed spring bolt (clevis pin)... once.
website in its entirety is for general information and educational purposes
only. This information has not been evaluated by the FTC nor the FDA and is not
meant to cure, treat, prevent disease, nor prescribe or to be used for
diagnosis. It is important for you to know that not all of these
technologies and treatment protocols have been evaluated by the FDA in the
U.S. or the Health Protection Branch in Canada for safety and effectiveness.