bounti gets endorsed by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

The bounti Team and I have always been such avid advocates for rebounding as a truly beneficial exercise… If you weren’t totally sold before, we’re now proud to announce that we have the seal of approval from the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). This is a partnership that we’ve been working on for a while, so we’re very excited to finally announce that it’s official!

 

There is strong evidence that higher levels of physical activity are linked to lower risk of several types of cancer.[i], [ii] Every cancer survivor should maintain some level of physical activity.[iii]

CANSA is very excited to partner with bounti and promote the importance of regular physical activity as part of the prevention of cancer. bounti’s programmes and classes using rebounding equipment, are presented by exercise instructors who are accredited by a recognised body ensuring up-to-date skills and knowledge in the field of fitness.

Currently, rebounding is the only fitness modality endorsed by CANSA (further forms of exercising will be looked at going forward), and now bounti has also received the official CANSA seal of approval on our entire world-class portfolio of workouts, programmes, instructors courses, rebounders and equipment!

CANSA’s approval is even further confirmation of what we’ve been preaching all this time… rebounding is something absolutely everyone should be doing – not just for fitness and weight loss, but for the fundamental asset we should all be investing in the most: our health. Without our health, we have nothing.

This partnership is so special to us because bounti and CANSA share the same values and beliefs regarding physical activity, like the restorative modality of rebounding, to help others out there as a way of lowering their risk of developing cancer. A huge ‘thank you’ to CANSA for choosing us!

WATCH: For more on our collaboration with CANSA

Cancer is an illness that can affect anyone, regardless of race, socio-economic status, age or background. However, there are measures that one can take to reduce one’s risk of developing it – an incredible one of which is regular activity including exercise like rebounding. Rebounding is not a trend or fad… it’s truly an exercise modality that changes lives. Our hope is that CANSA’s approval gives it the extra bit of respect, credibility and trust it deserves to benefit even more of you.

ALSO READ: Rebounding success stories

A bounce a day keeps the doctor away! Over here at bounti, we have not one, but several rebounding programmes, that are now endorsed by CANSA, to help you with this:

There’s our 8-week bounti Beginner’s Programme for all of you rebounding newbies looking for an introduction and progressive start to rebounding, and the bounti BEAT Programme for you dance-lovers out there. There is also our bounti KIDS offering, that takes children on a rebounding journey that is suited to align with their phases of development concurrently, and our bounti Instructors courses that both train and further up-skill rebounding instructors. 

We also have our incredible world-first rebounding programmes – bounti POUNCE for all the Pilates fanatics, the bounti boga Programme for all the yogis and the bounti HIIT Programme for those who enjoy fast, high-intensity training. These programmes are so amazing because they blend the rebounding modality with Pilates, yoga and High-Intensity Interval Training respectively – for the first time ever

There's also the bounti Stretch Programme - that takes you on a progressive stretch journey, aimed towards improving your independence, mobility and flexibility - which is an incredibly valuable augment to our other programmes, or just as amazing as a standalone programme.

ALSO READ: More about the bounti POUNCE Programme, the bounti boga Programme, the bounti HIIT Programme or the bounti Stretch Programme

What’s so special about bounti’s programmes, as a whole, is that they take you on a progressive journey from whatever phase or stage you’re at to becoming the healthiest possible version of yourself – all in enjoyable ways that fit your needs and are easy to sustain in the long-term.

When it comes to those of you undergoing cancer treatment, rebounding is there to support you during this difficult time. The focus during this stage would be to keep your body moving – gently and safely, but consistently and effectively.

Gentle bouncing alone does wonders for one’s health, as one of rebounding’s core health benefits is its aid to lymphatic circulation. The body’s lymphatic system and cardiovascular system work together to keep your blood and lymphatic fluid levels balanced and flush out toxins. Your lymphatic system also moves your immune cells throughout the body, thus improving your immune response.

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For this gentle approach, the bounti Foundation Programme gives you 4 weeks’ worth of daily workouts that are easier than the Beginner’s Programme, and includes simple, forgiving and restorative bouncing, with the optional aid of a support bar. The bounti Stretch Programme can also help to keep your body moving at a low intensity. 

During the remission period, the focus should be on building up strength through restorative movement. In doing this, the Foundation Programme is also great for progressively, gradually and safely getting your body moving. After that, the Beginner’s Programme is an amazing 8-week journey to build up your strength and get your body back. Our low-intensity training programmes (bounti Stretch, bounti boga and bounti POUNCE) are also great for getting you back, fit for the fight and ready for a life of wholeness and wellness going forward.

When it comes to our rebounders and rebounding equipment, bounti only believes in providing you with the best. Not only do we have the largest selection of rebounders in the country – that are now also CANSA-endorsed – but also world-class, CANSA-endorsed workout equipment to go along with them that also compliment every workout. With bounti, you don’t have to choose between quality and quantity – we have both. 

"CANSA supports always consulting your Healthcare and Fitness Professional before starting any fitness programme or using any equipment to determine if it is right for your needs", says Megan Pentz-Kluyts, CANSA’s nutrition and dietetics consultant.

For all of us, rebounding – even for just 5-10 minutes a day – is something as essential to our health as eating, sleeping or brushing your teeth. It’s a movement modality that extends so much further beyond just a workout. Our bounti philosophy always affirms that movement should be something that heals, not harms. With bounti – and now CANSA – movement is medicine. Make sure you get your daily dose!

ALSO SEE: More about our CANSA endorsement on their website

- Lisa Raleigh

 

References:

[i] https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/obesity/physical-activity-fact-sheet

[ii] https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2019/06000/Physical_Activity_in_Cancer_Prevention_and.20.aspx

[iii] https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/obesity/physical-activity-fact-sheet