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JumpStarz is a mobile company located in central Virginia that teaches adults single, long and double dutch jump rope at birthday parties and events. Since 2012, JumpStarz has hosted parties and got people jumping for joy at events for Sportsbackers, the city of Petersburg, the YMCA and the city of Richmond.
Once people learn the jump rope in a group, they fall in love with this fun way to be fit. Jumping rope improves cardiovascular health; 10 minutes of jumping rope is equivalent to running a 10-minute mile.
Kids quickly catch on and feel a real sense of accomplishment. No experience is needed as JumpStarz' staff is patient and encouraging. JumpStarz staff includes experienced jumpers and natives of New York and New Jersey where double dutch is popular.
At parties, JumpStarz will lead the adults in various jump rope games such as "Five, Four, Three, Twenty-One" - a counting game where jumpers must follow each other in the rope, jump a certain amount of jumps and then jump out. This game teaches coordination, rhythm and speed. Another birthday game is "All in together" - where multiple jumpers are in the rope and each jumper must jump out when his or her birthday month is called.
JumpStarz is mobile and comes to any location. Typically JumpStarz entertains adults for one hour.
Any age can participate starting at three years old. Parents are more than welcome to jump with kids - kids love to get involved!
At least a 20" X 20" hard surface space is needed. Jumpstarz has cones to block off space in parking lots for safety.
JumpStars can set up multiple jump rope stations for larger groups. JumpStars has also been at events where their jump rope stations are one of various activities provided.
JumpStarz provides invitations and 2-3 instructors with ropes at a typical party as well as music for jumping. They can play a clean version of fast-paced pop, r&b and/or gospel if requested.
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Birthday parties start at $160 for up to 15 people.
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