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November 28, 1990 | By Ronda Sharpe, Special to The Inquirer
The tall muscular man in navy jogging pants and a dark T-shirt walked to the center of the school gym carrying a plastic jump rope. As he began to jump, the 96 children cheered, picked up their ropes and started to jump, too. At one point, as Marvis Frazier - former Golden Gloves champion - walked around the gym encouraging the children to continue, about two dozen of them surrounded him, shouting questions. "Did you fight Mike Tyson?" one boy asked. "Did you have the championship and did Mike Tyson take it away from you?"
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November 12, 2001 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
THONK-a-tat-a. THONK-a-tat-a. As two of her friends turned ropes egg-beater style, 12-year-old Brittany Hampton jumped and jumped. She kept at it, braids swinging, arms pumping. THONK-a-tat-a. She started to pant, but still she jumped. She held her heart and jumped. She looked up, looked down, started to giggle and jumped. Every time her left foot hit the floor - THONK! - someone counted. Two minutes after she started, Brittany ducked out from under the ropes and collapsed on the floor, laughing happily.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013
When it comes to cardiovascular exercise, the jump rope rocks! Done correctly, jumping rope is low impact, works your entire body and improves balance, coordination and timing. Plus, six minutes of jump rope at 120 RPM burns more calories than 20 minutes of jogging. _ Size your rope by folding it in half and standing on it in the middle. The handles should reach to your shoulders. A too-long or too-short rope makes jumping more difficult. _ Start with the rope behind you touching your heels.
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February 10, 2001 | By Nedra Lindsey, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Students at R.W. Kershaw School jumped rope for the health of others yesterday. This was the seventh year the school participated in Jump Rope for Heart, a fund-raiser sponsored by the American Heart Association. "We are trying to raise money to fight heart disease and stroke," said Martin Ware, the health and physical education teacher who introduced the program to Kershaw. "We are trying to teach that through exercise and proper nutrition, you can prevent heart disease and strengthen the body.
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March 26, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The death of 5-year-old Brelyn Seals, who family members said had been playing with a jump rope Tuesday inside their Kensington home before she was rushed unconscious from the house, has been ruled a homicide, a city official said yesterday. Jeff Moran, a spokesman for the city Medical Examiner's Office, said Brelyn died of asphyxiation. He did not elaborate. Brelyn was pronounced dead at 12:44 p.m. Tuesday at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, about 35 minutes after rescue crews were summoned to her home in the 600 block of East Clementine Street.
NEWS
August 5, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / BOB HILL
HIGH STEPPING, Melanie Antale (right), 10, of Williamstown, and Jessica Crowley, 8, of Harrison Township, run through a jump-rope routine. The girls performed July 26 for parents at Gloucester County College's Campus Kids Summer Camps.
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February 1, 1994 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / CHARLES FOX
Back to school at last - Nadia Abdulah (left), Sabrina Jefferson and Lauren Pierson, pupils at the Bache-Martin Elementary School, 22d and Brown Streets, work off some of their energy playing jump-rope during an outdoor recess. Yesterday was their first day back since last week's storm. Philadelphia students missed nine days of school last month because of bad weather.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2013 | Kimberly Garrison
1. AB WHEEL Nothing beats a good old-fashioned $7.99 ab wheel for toning the abs, core, arms, shoulders and back. 2. JUMP TO IT I have always extolled the virtues of the jump rope. Done properly, jumping rope is a low-impact cardiovascular exercise that simultaneously works every muscle in the body. A jump rope is simple, efficient, travels well and can be used anywhere. Six minutes of jumping (at 120-1,140 rpm) equals 20 minutes of jogging. Jump rope for 15 to 20 minutes for an unparalleled total body workout.
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April 28, 2014 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Parkinson's patient Lori Katz, 60, is whipping a jump rope around her head as she calls out words beginning with the letter B. At the ready nearby: a heavy weight bag that Katz will attack later in her workout - before donning boxing gloves to match mitts with her physical therapist, Joellyn Fox. "Go, go, go!" Fox screams as Katz nimbly steps from one set of colored circles to the next, landing punches against her therapist's gloved hands. "Orange! Green! Red!" Fox is a whirling dervish of energy and encouragement.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013
WHO NEEDS another cable-knit sweater? You know you'll use it only to hide your winter flab, anyway. On your wish list this year, why not ask Santa for something to make you healthier, happier and more ripped? To help with ideas, here's my ultimate fitness wish list, arranged by price from stocking stuffers to "Santa is my sugar daddy" extravagances. * An ab wheel. While it may not sound like the season's must-have stocking stuffer, this is the gift that will give you the abs that you've always wanted while simultaneously toning your shoulders and arms.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013
When it comes to cardiovascular exercise, the jump rope rocks! Done correctly, jumping rope is low impact, works your entire body and improves balance, coordination and timing. Plus, six minutes of jump rope at 120 RPM burns more calories than 20 minutes of jogging. _ Size your rope by folding it in half and standing on it in the middle. The handles should reach to your shoulders. A too-long or too-short rope makes jumping more difficult. _ Start with the rope behind you touching your heels.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2013
Q: I've been working out for quite a while. Why am I not improving? A: Barring any underlying health issues, it is most likely that you have hit a plateau, otherwise known as working out on autopilot. This means your body has grown accustomed to the same old routine. It's time to step up your program by either increasing the time or intensity of your workout - or both. If you want consistent progress, you must continually challenge yourself. No challenge? No change. Q: I want my kids to exercise!
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2013 | Kimberly Garrison
1. AB WHEEL Nothing beats a good old-fashioned $7.99 ab wheel for toning the abs, core, arms, shoulders and back. 2. JUMP TO IT I have always extolled the virtues of the jump rope. Done properly, jumping rope is a low-impact cardiovascular exercise that simultaneously works every muscle in the body. A jump rope is simple, efficient, travels well and can be used anywhere. Six minutes of jumping (at 120-1,140 rpm) equals 20 minutes of jogging. Jump rope for 15 to 20 minutes for an unparalleled total body workout.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Mike Newall, and Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writers
For months, the 10-year-old had been harassing the 51-year-old immigrant from Vietnam, who was living alone in a small room in Juniata Park. According to her landlords, the boy would call her names, making fun of her for being "dumb and fat. " On Monday, police said, the boy took his torment to a new level when he broke into the woman's home and beat her with sticks, stones, and a jump rope. The boy, whose name was withheld by police because he is a minor, had two accomplices, believed to be between 7 and 9. "To have such a young offender committing such a violent crime - it's almost a shock to my system," Police Capt.
NEWS
August 8, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Mike Newall, and Vernon Clark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
For months, the 10-year-old had been harassing the 51-year-old immigrant from Vietnam, who was living alone in a small room in Juniata Park. According to her landlords, the boy would call her names, making fun of her for being "dumb and fat. " On Monday, police said, the boy took his torment to a new level when he broke into the woman's home and beat her with sticks, stones, and a jump rope. The boy, whose name was withheld by police because he is a minor, had two accomplices, believed to be between 7 and 9. "To have such a young offender committing such a violent crime - it's almost a shock to my system," Police Capt.
SPORTS
March 12, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer
GERALD EVARISTE is well familiar with overcoming basketball disappointment. After all, he missed his entire sophomore season. So, on Saturday at Southern High, after his first attempt at giving John Bartram a late-game lead in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA state playoffs did not quite go fabulously, did you think he was going to shrink or vanish? No way! Evariste is a 6-5, 195-pound junior center and his second-chance bucket with 14 seconds remaining enabled the Braves to edge Central Dauphin East, 48-47.
SPORTS
October 25, 2011
"If you don't have a story," says Jimmy Rosa, "there's nothing. It's like a marriage without love. And if you made money without a story, you can't be happy. " Jimmy hasn't made money yet, but he's got the story. If it ends well, money's coming. Jimmy, 48, of Langhorne, grew up outside Fall River, Mass. His parents didn't put much emphasis on education, and neither did he. He had a chance to play junior college football, but family steered him to the Navy. On the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy he met Bob Hope and Wayne Newton.
NEWS
April 28, 2011
By Todd R. Nelson In a school, poetry abounds as spontaneous expression. One of my favorite poems echoing around school recently was not something the kids learned in class, the school play, or hip-hop songs (though we do hear plenty of those). It was a poem about math and counting, in a cadence just right for jumping rope: Cinderella, dressed in yella Went downstairs to kiss a fella. By mistake, she kissed a snake! How many doctors did it take?
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