Uses
  To reduce the impact stress on joints  
"Scientific investigations with regards to impact forces have reported that between 27% to 70% of runners or joggers are injured in the first year after commencement of running"

Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes were originally developed for joggers, to reduce the impact stress on joints. 


Whether you are an avid jogger, a serious runner or a casual health-conscious exerciser, you will quickly appreciate the incredible number of benefits that Kangoo Jumps provide. Reducing impact shocks to your ankles, knees, shins, hips, lower back, and spine, by up to 80% is only one of them. 

 A Swiss chiropodist study shows that Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes correct pronation and supination conditions originating from the lower leg, while they are being used. 

Stress reduction and correcting pronation and supination are two of the many reasons doctors recommend Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, for rehabilitation after surgery & for prevention of injuries. These benefits help explain why, so many people who at one point could no longer jog or exercise can jog / exercise again in comfort, with confidence and without pain.

“I hadn't been able to jog or attend aerobic classes for years due to my knee surgery and excess weight. It really feels great to be able to exercise again and to have so much fun at the same time”
Lynn Lawrence, Texas, U.S.A. 

Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes usage also dramatically increases endurance, which is demonstrated by a scientific study conducted by Dr. J.E. Taunton at the University of British Columbia – Canada. 

"Scientific investigations with regards to impact forces have reported that between 27% and 70% of runners or joggers are injured in the first year after commencement of running". Most of these injuries are impact-related. This is why impact protection is so important.

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Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, with their patented Impact Protection System, reduce the impact stress by up to 80%, as confirmed by three (3) distinct scientific studies. On the chart below (taken from a study conducted by Jason Vance and John A. Mercer at the University of Nevada - USA) you can see a comparison: individuals using normal footwear during exercise versus individuals using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes


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Stop abusing your joints! Kangoo Jumps rebound  shoes are also being used for marathons. Jodie Luther is a professional trainer who has run many marathons. She clearly feels the difference when using Kangoo Jumps shoes: no pain, no excessive exhaustion the following day.
  "One of the biggest challenges of long distance competitive running is the huge amount of time it takes to properly prepare and the risk of injuries associated with overstraining. Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are the greatest tool I have found for a truly safe, time saving and enjoyable workout."

Jodie Luther

A Gym in a Bag
We all know that we need some kind of physical exercise to counterbalance our modern, sedentary way of life. The big question is the choice.

"For years I have been looking for the ideal home fitness gear which would provide me an efficient, complete workout, need little space, and hopefully would be fun. Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes have it all! And they are so versatile"

Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes 
satisfy the most demanding criterias you can think of:

1. Simplicity: Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are so easy to use for anybody, any age, anywhere, anytime.

2. Safety: Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are world's lowest impact shoes available. They protect (and actually reinforce!) your ankles, shins, knees, hips, lower back and spine.

3. Highest Efficiency: scientific studies, made namely by NASA, show that rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective and pleasant exercise ever devised.
Simultaneously, all your body cells, all your muscles, all your organs are challenged and trained to be their most efficient with each gentle bounce you do.

4. Most Enjoyable: usually exercise is boring and painful. Not with our shoes: you'll enjoy every minute you are on them!

5. No Exhaustion: most people quit exercise because of pain and exhaustion. Not with Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, as we insist you never exceed your level of comfort. Exercise gently, at your own pace, always enjoying your workout. After one week you will notice the difference and can maintain your time on the Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for longer.

6. Space Requirement: Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are referred to as "a gym in a bag". They satisfy all requirements for a full body workout. This means you don't need to clutter your personal space with large and expensive
equipment. As little as 2-3 square meters (20-30 sq. foot) is all that is needed for your Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes workout.

7. Time Savings: gentle exercise with Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for as little as 3 minutes, 2 times a day, will keep you in good shape.

8. Body & Mind Balance: Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes cause inevitably euphoria, thus fight depression.

9. Motivation: just turn on your favorite up beat music and you will feel the URGE to get back on your Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes.

10. Versatility: Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes can be used in many different ways: indoors, outdoors, on all surfaces, for jogging, games etc. So that you will never get bored.

11. Cost effective: Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes cost significantly less than most other exercise
gear. And if, in addition, you consider the savings in time, space and gym fees...
  Trimming & Toning  
"I hadn't been able to jog or attend aerobic classes for years due to my knee surgery and excess weight. It really feels great to be able to exercise again and to have so much fun at the same time"

The body contains five times more lymph than blood. Unfortunately, the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system, does not have a pump like the heart to keep its liquid in motion; thus, the body must rely on its natural movements for circulation. If a person does not move sufficiently, excess levels of toxins can clutter and poison the lymphatic system. In some areas, lymph fluid actually crystalizes into cellulite, and can be harder to eliminate. Numerous studies have shown that base metabolic rate, which is the rate at which the body will burn calories, decreases as our lymphatic systems grows less efficient.

In 1995 the University of Lausanne in collaboration with Dr. Gremion conducted a physiological research study1, which showed that a person spends about 20% more energy, or calories, training with Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes than with other training shoes. Therefore, exercising with Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes is a more effective way to “re-prime the lymphatic pump.”


 
  As the lymphatic system improves, the increased transfer of nutrients and oxygen into each cell helps to increase toxin removal through elimination. Once metabolism has been reset, a person is able to burn more calories at a higher rate, whether exercising or not.

With the regular use of Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, base metabolic rate will become increasingly more efficient, resulting in noticeable improvements in muscle tone, and weight management. In fact, they actually allow the re-training of each cell to perform as it did, when it was younger.

Once metabolism is re-set, the individual will burn more calories at a higher rate and will not regain weight, if training is continuous, especially using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes.


1 G. Gremion, P.F. Leyvraz, E. Mercier, K. Aminian Attenuation of Impact Shock during Jog:  comparison between conventional running shoes and Kangoo Jumps “ Swiss Federation Institute of Technology Clinical Department of Orthopaedic & Traumatology, Division of Sports Medicine 

Introduction  Rebounder, reboundology and reboundologist are terminologies established by Albert Carter, pioneer in studying the effects of rebound exercise.

He began his studies in the mid 1970’s, when he was a trampoline champion. He noticed that, even though he was not as well conditioned, he was beating much stronger and more highly trained men at arm wrestling. He suspected that his superiority was due to his frequent use of the trampoline. This started his studies on the effects of rebound exercise on the human body. The results of his findings were so astounding that he thought that everybody should engage into trampoline exercise. Trampolines were pretty dangerous for common people so he invented what he named the rebounder, the round mini trampoline we all know.

Here is the definition of Rebound Exercise as given by Al Carter:

“The common denominator of all exercises is opposition to the gravitational pull of the earth. Even before birth, the human body grows strong enough to be able to resist the ever present downward pull of Mother Earth. A child learns to crawl, walk, run, play and even throw balls by constantly competing with gravity.

Formal exercise methods are no different. To exercise the body, one carry’s out various movements designed against gravity, utilizing everything from body parts to fulcrums, levers, pulleys, inclined planes and even dead weights to challenge major muscle groups.

With rebound exercise, you oppose gravity, but you also utilize two other natural dynamic forces found within our environment, two forces which, for the most part, have been overlooked by other exercise methods. These forces are acceleration and deceleration. When your body stops its downward movement at the bottom of the bounce, the force of deceleration and gravity come into play. When the body begins its upward motion, acceleration is added to the other two forces. The physical human body doesn’t recognize these three different forces but simply accepts the combination of the three forces as an increase of the gravitational pull of the earth. Logically, we know that increasing gravity is impossible, but the cells of the body don’t. Because all of the cells of the body have the capability to adjust to their environment, all of the cells of your body begin to adjust by becoming individually and collectively stronger.

Old-fashioned exercise programs teach how you can strengthen the muscles of the body. Rebounding is an advanced exercise in that it is a cellular exercise. All cells of the body become stronger. This includes muscles, bones, skin, connective tissues, and all vital organs, as well as muscles used for digestion and elimination. Even the cells of the eyes are strengthened by rebounding.”

Reboundology is based on the combined forces of gravity, acceleration and deceleration. The gravity is the force that attracts us to the ground. The unit of measure of this force is called G. 1 G corresponds to our weight here on Earth, when we stand still. When we accelerate the G force increases. When we decelerate the G decreases.

N.A.S.A. has confirmed the ability of the human body to adjust to the change of gravity. When astronauts were sent to space for fourteen days, they lost 15% of their bone and muscle mass. Space rats lost 40% of their mass in only 7 days. Their problem has been how to re-condition the astronauts the most efficient way.





By combining the G force with the acceleration and deceleration while jumping repeatedly, we are subjecting our body to an oscillation between 0 G (at the top of the jump) and 2-4 G (at the impact). Each of our cells is put under stress and is forced to adapt to a higher gravity. Thus cells get stronger with rebound exercise.

N.A.S.A.’s scientist took lymphocytes from astronauts and subjected them to a 3 G force in a laboratory centrifuge during 3 days. In that short time the cell membranes became 50% stronger than normal.


The Healthy Cell Concept 

This is probably the most significant discovery made by Al Carter. Here’s the concept, in his own words:

“Each of us begins life in a single cell. After fertilization, the cell divides and transforms itself into two identical cells. Each cell carries the identical DNA programming with which it was endowed at the instant of conception. This incredible process of multiplication by division continues until at last the adult human is made up of a mass of 75 trillion highly intelligent cells. Each individual cell knows its business and performs its function in concert with all other cells. The Healthy Cell Concept precisely identifies the basic needs of the cell to be healthy. The Healthy Cell concept includes, Cell Food, Cell Environment, Cell Exercise, and Cell Communication.

The synergistic effect of the four vitally important parts of the Healthy Cell Concept on the human body is so phenomenal that health miracles are expected.”

Let’s take a more visual approach:

Consider a balloon filled with water. A human cell is just like this balloon. Now watch what happens to this balloon / cell as you rebound.

Using this same principle, Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes actually allow you to train all your muscles at the same time and increase bone density.

You must remember that the formula for physical strength of connective tissue, even at the cell level, is:

Positive Stress x Repetition = Strength

Train Smarter
Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes  enhance your training routine in several ways:

Reducing the impacts by upto 80%, they provide efficient protection to your ankles, knees, shins, hips, lower back and spine. Prescribed plyometric exercise drills with KJ's provide a very safe, efficient environment for Youth Athletes. Kangoo Junps rebound shoes provide half the impact to joints while providing more work, yet faster recovery, and fewer setbacks due to overuse injury.

Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes train simultaneously all your body muscles (ref. NASA study on rebound exercise),

Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes increase your endurance drastically, as well as balance and agility (stimulate proprioreceptors intensely),

Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes make training enjoyable, thus increase your motivation.

"Daily training can get so boring. The Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes bring unbelievable fun to my workout sessions. They also save a lot of time due to the increase in aerobic and cardiovascular activity. I save wear & tear on my joints & back as well"

Creating a series of exercises using innovative Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes can save considerable amounts of workout time as well. Oxygen consumption is significantly increased while the cardiovascular and glandular systems are optimized. Training and cross training can continue, indoors and outdoors, throughout the year.

Higher Oxygen Uptake

Relative to running shoes, training with the Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes requires a higher level of oxygen intake. It pushes your endurance, maintains your maximum VO2, makes your training efficient and effective ...and allows faster recovering.

Core Fitness Training

Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes provide a safe level of instability and mobility for a dynamic core workout. 

 

Several significant scientific studies were conducted that confirmed many inherent benefits to using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes. One of the key advantages of Kangoo Jumps is versatility. People from age 6 to age 92 have been using them for many different purposes.
Here are some examples of medical areas where they can be used and their respective benefits: 


Sport Medicine Doctors recommend Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for rehabilitation after injuries or surgery. The benefit most sport doctors name is that Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are a powerful strength & conditioning product that allows patients to continue a healthy rehabilitation / exercise regimen without the risk of over training. And Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes help prevent further injuries.

Physiotherapists recommend Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for rehabilitation after sport related injuries, to assist in the rehabilitation / healing process involved with stiff ankles, lower back and spine pain, as well as for many more specific conditions.

Chiropractors recommend Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for spinal exercise, which has always been the cornerstone of chiropractic-based rehabilitation programs. Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes seem to be ideal for spinal strengthening, optimum postural positioning, mechanoreceptor / proprioception / balance, coordination, flexibility, and intervertebral disc health through spinal pumping, or imbibitions, with the minimal possible impact. 

General Practitioners recommend Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes to correct and/or prevent health problems like obesity, cardiovascular condition, depression, constipation, back pain, bladder weakness, lack of energy, immune system deficiency, postnatal exercise etc. 

Ophthalmologists believe that rebound exercise enhances vision, as discussed in the book "Jumping for Health" by Dr. Morton Walker.

Pediatricians recommend Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes (only for children from age 6 and above) to enhance coordination, increase spatial awareness, improve self-image, create positive energy and motivation levels, facilitate the learning process and concentration, fight obesity. Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are also being used successfully with autistic and Down's Syndrome children. 

Orthopedists recommend Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes to reduce pain and to prevent joint problems. 

Warning: Always seek the advice of your medical doctor before using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for any application. 

   Recommended books on the subject:
• Jumping for Health by Dr. Morton Walker, Avery publishing N.Y,
• The Golden Seven Plus One by Dr. Samuel West
• The Cancer Answer by Albert Carter
• Enhance your Vision with Rebound Exercise by Albert Carter
(order Albert Carter's books through: www.healthbounce.com)

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Doctor Testimonial 

I wanted to share with you a brief testimony of my results using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes. Prior to using the Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, I had been an avid trail runner for many years. I had experienced significant pain in my lower back (L4-L5) region, and an MRI confirmed that I had a degenerative, herniated disc, which was pressing on my sciatic nerve causing a condition known as Sciatica. Since my condition was degenerative, there was no prognosis for recovery. In addition, I had to discontinue all running, as I had incurred injuries to my right knee and hip which were exaggerated by my running. I discontinued running for a period of 2 years, at which point I discovered your wonderful product. I must admit that I was skeptical upon first seeing the Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, but was desperate to find a way to resume running. It has been 4 months since I have purchased the Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, and I cannot offer enough praise for this product. 

  Not only have I been able to resume running, but I have done so completely pain-free! I can only contribute my rehabilitation to the Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, as they have strengthened the muscles, joints, and ligaments in the areas where I had experienced injuries. I run approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours daily on the Kangoo jumps rebound shoes at an aerobic pace of 150-160 BPM. I run on pavement, trails, and professional track and the Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are always up to the challenge. I have never enjoyed exercise this much in my life, where I actually seek every opportunity I can to use the Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes. I have recommended them to my patients, and they have been pleased with the results as well. I will continue to be an avid supporter of Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, and offer cheers to the Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes team for the creation of this wonderful product as well as their ongoing commitment. 

  Dr. Dan Duryea
  Lancaster, Pennsylvania - USA
  January 2007 
Limit the risk of aggravating or damaging joints.
Doctors & physical therapists have recommended the use of Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for the safe rehabilitation of sports injuries.



Physiotherapists and medical doctors recommend the use of Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for patients as an important rehabilitation factor, as well as, the strength and conditioning aspects of Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes. The reduction of up to 80% of impact shock to your ankles, shins, knees, hips, lower back, and spine also allows athletes to resume their workouts and training much sooner. Too often, rehabilitation time compromises muscle control, proprioception, and balance. 

Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes help protect against reinjury of problems areas... or after joint or back surgery.

There are many different classifications of injuries and the related causal factors of each injury. Using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes helps you limit the risk of aggravating or damaging joints that have been weakened by overuse or reconstructive surgery. Reducing Impact allows these areas to strengthen while your general health improves. 


For injuries caused by sedentary conditions, Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are also an excellent rehabilitation factor, as it improves the patient's cardiovascular system, musculature and skeletal systems. At the same time it helps motivate both the athletes, or athletically inclined individuals, as well as, the individuals who lead a more sedentary life style.


"I hadn't been able to run for years because of injuries that never seemed to completely heal. Even casual jogging would aggravate my condition. Running and aerobic exercises using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes has been a blessing. I'm in better shape than I have been in years."

  "So much fun... they'll forget it's exercise"  


The benefits of using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are numerous: They improve coordination, balance, agility, reaction time, spatial awareness, learning faculty, rhythm, self-steem and body image. 
Kids love the sensation of being "air-borne" through jumping, and in fact, the urge to jump is quite natural. Most children do not realize its benefit to their health because jumping is so much fun. Childhood obesity remains a widely acknowledged national and international problem. Today, children who do not exercise are more likely to gain weight because they do not burn calories through physical activity. Inactive leisure activities, such as watching television or playing video games, contribute to the problem.   

Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are very safe and easy to use. Overweight children finally have a perfect exercise option that burns calories, tones all muscles, increases their agility and self esteem, while they are playing!

Californian schools and para-scholar organizations like Boys & Girls clubs (USA) started using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes in 2001, to fight the plague of overweight and physically inactive children. But Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes provide even far more health benefits to children.
  


In his book "Jumping for Health" Dr. Morton Walker writes how rebounding helps correcting learning disabilities, improves vision, coordination, concentration, spatial awareness, rhythm, posture. Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are currently being tested successfully in Denmark with autistic children.


"Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes were introduced to Steve & Kate's Camp, LLC in 1998 and since then have become a significant component of the camp program. Unlike the safety concern we have about scooters and rollers blades, we feel completely comfortable in expanding our use of Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes. Our experience has been that everybody loves them, even though, while having great fun, they are getting a strong dose of balance and coordination development"
Steve & Kate's Camp
  Awaken your Inner Child  
Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes create such a state of euphoria, a feeling of power and lightness, that you will also love them just for the Fun they provide.

  

The experience of altered state of consciousness that is associated with bouncing will make you joyful, enhancing your life, regardless of your age and your fitness level.

  

Use Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for various games, for dancing, for walking the dog, for playing with your kids, for shows, even for tricks (only if you are good at that...) Let your creativity guide you. If you like to get attention, your dream will come true: Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are a sure way to attract people's curiosity and make new contacts... "Kangoo Jumps marriages" do happen!

"Just to let you know we love our Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes! They are the most fun, and I get to spend time with my kids bouncing away"
Dawn Lovely USA - March 2006