What trampoline do you recommend?
I use the Jumpsport 350Pro. I used it in my studio for many years. It works well for nearly all participants and has a 300lb weight rating. The quick release handlebar is sold separately. You can purchase directly from me under the "products" tab. Feel free to email me with any questions.
Barefoot or Shoes?
Rebounding barefoot can help strengthen the muscles of your feet and ankles as well as improve balance and proprioception; however, if you feel more comfortable in shoes, that is absolutely fine too. Personally speaking, I prefer shoes for my more intense workouts.
What if I have bladder leakage?
It is critical that you practice good rebounding form. This will help you stay safe and help with bladder leak issues. I stop liquids about 90 minutes before my workout. I use the restroom right beforehand and I do not bounce high. It is important to stay hydrated, but try to consume liquids earlier in the day and after your rebounding workout. Be sure to watch my form tutorial before beginning any Earth & Owl workout video. I highly recommend the speax by thinx underwear for light bladder leakage.
How do I join on YouTube and what do I get?
Click the "JOIN" button on my YouTube channel homepage to learn more about becoming a member. Or copy and paste the following into your web browser: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCafgYoJtJLLYLQDshX3eIWw/join The join button does not always appear on iphones and ipads, so using a desktop or laptop computer is best.
What other equipment do I need for classes?
I use 2lb, 4lb and 8lb dumbells so anything close to that would work. I also own a 15lb kettlebell that I use during some classes. You could substitute a dumbell. A yoga mat may also be helpful.
Do you have a community page or support group?
I recommend joining my private Facebook group Rebounding for Beginners and Seniors.