“JUMP INTO SHAPE” will be a Jump Rope based class that will include body weight, plyometrics, and endurance training. Let’s not forget CARDIOOOOO !!!
Why Jump Rope ?
Very few exercises burn calories like jump rope. Even jumping at a very moderate rate burns 10 to 16 calories a minute. Work your jump rope exercise into three 10-minute rounds and you're looking at 480 calories in half an hour. According to Science Daily, 10 minutes of skipping rope is about equivalent to running an 8-minute-mile.
2. Build Agility & Quickness
Want to get "lighter on your feet?" Skip rope every day for a few minutes. When you jump rope on the balls of your feet, body connects with mind to make "neural muscular adjustments" to keep you balanced. Essentially, skipping rope improves your balance and quickness/coordination by making your mind focus on your feet for sustained periods of time, even if you're not conscious of it.
3. Increase Bone Density
The medium impact of jumping rope increases bone density, but isn’t as hard on your joints as running because the impact of each jump is absorbed by both legs. In fact, according to Dr. Daniel W. Barry, a researcher who has studied the bones of the elderly and of athletes, the latest studies show simply jumping is one of the very best exercises for improving bone density.
Of all the fitness options out there, rope jumping is still one of the most affordable. Even a top-of-the-line fitness jump rope is only $20. Very simple (but good) ropes can be purchased for as low as $3. And, depending on the surface you jump on, a rope should last you a while.
How else to explain this… You. Can. Jump. Rope. Anywhere. We’ve seen videos of people jump roping on the beach, on top of mountains, on boats … even in the dark. Unless you live in a hobbit hole, you can find space to jump rope.
Please Bring: Mat, Towel, and water
Ropes will be provided, but feel free to bring your own