For the first time ever, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has endorsed a piece of exercise equipment. The ACA is the largest professional chiropractic association in the United States. The endorsement is a signal that the organization has confidence that the product is worthwhile and beneficial.
About the bellicon® Fitness Trampoline
The ACA has endorsed four versions of the bellicon® Fitness Trampoline. These include:
- The bellicon® Classic fitness trampoline
- The bellicon® Premium fitness trampoline
- The bellicon® Plus fitness trampoline
- The bellicon® Basic Bungee Mini-Trampoline/Rebounder
As we mentioned above, these are the first fitness products ever to earn an endorsement from the American Chiropractic Association.
The first bellicon® trampolines were launched in Cologne, Germany, in 1995. They have replaced the traditional metal springs of the earliest trampolines with a patented bungee suspension. The bungee cords are custom-formulated and provide bellicon® trampolines with unique features that make them stand out from trampolines made by their competitors.
According to the people at bellicon®, their trampoline design “has been engineered to maximize fitness and health benefits while using a low-impact performance that’s gentle on your body.” The trampolines have a unique design and unmatched quality, making them the industry standard of excellence for more than 20 years.
How Does the American Chiropractic Association Evaluate the Products It Endorses?
Because this is the first time that the ACA has endorsed a piece of fitness equipment, it may be useful to understand how they choose and evaluate the products they endorse.
According to the ACA, endorsements are given only to the products they decide are of the highest quality. Every product they endorse is put through a complete review and analysis that includes extensive testing and evaluation by a review board. The members of the board are doctors of
chiropractic with specific expertise related to the product being considered.
Evaluations must also receive final approval from the ACA’s Board of Governors. Even after a product has been evaluated and endorsed, the ACA reviews the product regularly to make sure that it continues to meet the same high standards it had when the endorsement was first approved.
Other products that have received a coveted endorsement from the ACA include:
- Flexispot, which makes ergonomic desks and workstations
- Stressless, a furniture manufacturer that makes comfortable, supportive chairs and sofas
- Moonrock, which manufactures ergonomic school bags for kids
Why Did the ACA Choose to Endorse bellicon®?
According to the ACA, they chose to endorse the bellicon because of its customizable and safety features, which they say set it apart from similar products on the marketplace. The ACA prioritizes the safety and comfort of patients.
When the ACA made its evaluation of bellicon®, it noted that the mini-trampoline is unique, being the only exercise trampoline with a suspension that is available in multiple resistance strengths. That’s a feature that allows each customer to enjoy performance and comfort that are ideally suited to their weight and fitness level.
They also noted that the variability and customization mean that people who use bellicon® trampolines can adapt them to suit a variety of health problems. As you might expect, the specific health issues cited were those that are commonly treated by chiropractors, including issues involving:
- Spinal alignment
- Lymphatic circulation
- Muscular imbalances
- Bone density
They also mentioned in their evaluation that bellicon® mini-trampolines are larger and sturdier than the other mini-trampolines that are available. The sturdiness and larger size equate to greater stability, increased user-friendliness, and optimal comfort for the person using the trampoline.
In their official statement, ACA President Robert C. Jones, DC, said: The American Chiropractic Association is pleased to endorse quality products such as the bellicon® fitness trampoline, which features an innovative design and variability that enhances performance as well as safety for users.
When the ACA made its announcement, bellicon® USA CEO Phillip von Kunhardt said: We at bellicon® are very proud that our product has been so helpful to so many people, especially those who are most in need of care. We are grateful for the ACA endorsement and hope that it inspires even more people to enjoy all of the health and fitness benefits that the bellicon® has to offer.
People who are eager to try the bellicon® Mini Trampoline can do so with confidence, secure in the fact that the ACA has tested it and is happy to recommend it.