Jump with Jo provides mobile active fun for children in Cornwall.
Jump with Jo promote’s fitness as being ‘fun and rewarding’ by giving children the opportunity to get regular exercise in a safe environment.
Equally important is making exercise fun, which, as we all know, is vital to keeping young children interested!
Jump with Jo provides activities such as Zumba, Bokwa, Mini Combat, Mini Circuits and Fun and Games, as well as the popular – Jumping Joey’s Dance Fun Fitness for Under 5’s.
It’s alarming to hear that Cornwall has high numbers of overweight children in primary schools.
Did you know?
Children under the age of 5 should be active for at least 3 hours per day, and children aged between 5 and 16 should be active for at least 2 hours per day.
Benefits of exercising
- All children will have fun and gain a sense of achievement regardless of their sporting ability
- Gross motor skills are developed: agility, speed, balance, co-ordination and reaction time
- Health related fitness is improved; CV fitness, muscular and muscular endurance, flexibility
- A great opportunity for social interaction, achievement and to develop positive mental well-being
- Energy balance is maintained
- Stress is managed better and concentration improved
- Self confidence improves
- A healthy body weight is maintained, reducing the risk of obesity and high blood pressure
- Sporting abilities and performance improves
- Enjoying exercise at an early age increases the likelihood of becoming a healthy, active adult
Zumba for kids is the latest Zumba craze to sweep the nation – designed for the children. It’s a fusion of the Zumba program’s moves (salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop and more) and high-octane workouts designed to let kids ages 4-12 max out on fun and fitness all at the same time. Safe and effective, kids can’t wait to get into the Zumba groove. Watch their energy and fitness levels soar as they get the groove
Zumba is also available to schools either during school time or as an after school club for pupils, parents and teachers.
BOKWA is a very unique dance fitness program due to the use of letters and numbers as placement combined with use of hand signals and American Sign Language.
Bokwa is also excellent for children, it teaches them to spell while receiving physical education.
It even teaches children maths: how to add, multiply and even subtract. In addition to learning the spelling and math, they also become fluent in American Sign Language because the children will memorize and follow the hand signals and directions. Because the steps have repetitions, the children will retain the information learned by correlating the steps to the numbers and letters.
Bokwa is also available to schools either during school time or as an after school club for pupils, parents and teachers.
Fun & Games
Developing and promoting gross motor skills, hand & eye co-ordination, balance, space awareness, social skills and self esteem. Incorporating a cardio vascular fitness session for ages 4-11 year olds.
Mini Combat Sessions
Kick Back Combat Session -have fun creating combat movements. Learn the basic fundamental of a combat stance and guard; throw straight punches, hooks & uppercuts. Develops movement.
Jumping Joey’s Dance Fun Fitness for Under 5’s in Pre-Schools and Nurseries.
Preschoolers need LOTS of physical activity, and our Dance Fun Fitness provides great exercise, but in a structured format that introduces a wide variety of activities, and builds coordination, balance and confidence.
Each 45 minute class includes warm-ups, dancing, fun and games, then a cool down.
We also include different themes each term – space, fairy tales, circus, around the world but we can also cater to a specific theme running at your pre-school or Nursery.
We provide a completely positive experience. It’s amazing how this early exposure makes children more willing to give new sports a try as they get older.