Cardio Kickboxing – Jump Rope Exercises

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional fitness trainer Cheryl Cullina demonstrates some jump rope exercises.

    Cheryl Cullina

    Cheryl Cullina is an accomplished professional in the fitness industry, teaching several different class formats including Cardio Kickboxing. She has been a group exercise instructor for 15 years, completing certifications from the American Fitness Association of America, International Fitness Professionals Association, Les Mills International, and Powder Blue Productions, in kickboxing, step, yoga, weight and personal training, youth and senior fitness, nutrition, obesity, and exercise science. Holding an MBA from Michigan State University, Cheryl is also a computer engineer who, for several years, merged computer technology with the health care and fitness industries by evaluating and integrating evolving computer systems with physical therapy equipment for diagnostic assessments and rehabilitation solutions. Her passion for helping make people well inspired her to coach personal and group exercise classes, enthusiastically motivating all people, all ages, to take charge of their health by safely improving their cardiovascular fitness and body’s energy, strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Cheryl is a member of a Demo Team and has performed at National Health Fairs, Earth Day celebrations, annual Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, and March of Dimes Walk America.

    Cheryl Cullina: Hi! Im Cheryl Cullina. This is our intermediate and advanced cardio kickbox class.

    Jump roping is great for everyone. If you dont have one handy, pretend. Lets get started with a couple of moves.

    We do this in our classes, pretend you have a rope, circle your arms, little jump side-to-side, knees; make sure they are flexed, abs strong, still protecting the lower back, a side-to-side move is excellent with no rope at all. If you happen to have one handy, your regular jump rope drills are a whole lot of fun for the entire family. Couple of minutes of the high impact stuff is all you really need.

    Another option with your rope; if you dont feel as though you have room in your house or with your ceilings to swing it over your head, lay down on the floor, find your dogs leash or rope, been have laying around, you have got room lay in, in the circle around the floor, do not do this alone, bring your kids with you, they will love this. Jump over the rope and back. Let me set this up and here is an example of what this would look like. Side-to-side over rope with a little bit more of range of motion than you did just standing in place side-to-side. You can take this forward in a circle around your room or around your yard, excellent for the cardio vascular system, and thats our jump rope sequence.