We are offering FREE ropeskipping classes to Mowbray/Rosebank residents Every Wednesday night @7pm. This initiative is to encourage our local community to stay fit and healthy and to educate our community about the benefits of exercising. Coach Thozi and patrons have loads of fun, while keeping fit. We are thrilled to be able to make a contribution to our community’s health!!!
The issue of rope skipping as a method of fitness training is highly relevant to the community. A daily 10 minutes workout of rope skipping was found to be as good as 30 minutes of jogging a day (Tibor et al. 1986). Studies on rope skipping focus on energy expenditure (Glenn et al. 1980), working intensity (William et al. 1981), or movement kinematics (John et al. 1986). Information about EMG responses during rope kipping is lacking. Little is known about the effects of rope skipping on movement co-ordination in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of eight weeks of rope skipping exercise on the movement co-ordination in school children in terms of EMG responses of some involved muscle groups. Download PDF file
Jumping rope is an excellent exercise for cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and coordination.Now researchers are learning that exercise like jumping rope also prepares the brain for optimal learning. Current brain research supports the need for movement in the learning process. Download PDF file
When was the last time you jumped rope? It’s cheap and portable – and burns more calories than you might think. Give it a whirl! By Leanna Skarnulis WebMD Feature Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Download PDF file