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ON THE REBOUND

If you’re like most people, the last time you jumped on a trampoline was in grade school. But believe it or not, rebounding — the “technical” name for trampolining — has a host of benefits.

“Rebounding helps improve balance, coordination and proprioception,” says Fayth Caruso, ACE-CPT, instructor trainer for Pilates Academy International and education director for Bellicon USA. “It also strengthens the pelvic floor and core muscles while being gentle on the joints.” Here’s the 411 on this effective — and fun! — workout modality.

JUMP ‘N’ PUMP

Jumping up and down may seem lackluster at first glance, but this simple activity is actually quite complex on the cellular level: Your body and its trillions of cells accelerate away from the earth as you jump upward. You experience

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