Bermuda Heart

Try it out

Try out some jump rope skills:

Just remember to master skills it takes practice, patience, and more PRACTICE!
For more skills contact Sionna Barton – Jump 2B Fit Director at the Bermuda Heart Foundation.

Heel to Toe
Toe to Toe
Side Toe Touch
Straddle Cross
Front Cross
Jogging Step
Backward 180°
360
Rocker
Swing Kick

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ISLAND HOPPING featuring The Bermy Bouncers
It's FINALLY here!!!! The amazing video by Rockfire Production and Channel 82 highlighting the sport of jump rope, our beautiful island home of Bermuda, and of course the hard work of the Bermy Bouncers!
A very big thank you to Argus Insurance Group as our title sponsor!

Read what the Royal Gazette says about it!

Jump 2B Fit

One World One Rope


The Bermy Bouncers are heading to Seattle to take part in the NorthWest Jump & Gymnastics camp today. We are using this opportunity to take with us to ship from there a suitcase of ropes additional ropes that have accumulated over the last two years and will be donating them to teams in Tanzania and Kenya. We first met the African teams last year, and the kids became fast friends. Mr. Mike Fry an American young man travelled to East Africa a few years ago and being a jumper began teaching children he met along his journey and then fell in love with Africa and began the One World One Rope organization. More information can be found here.
The Jump 2b Fit’s title sponsor Argus is amazing and provides ropes each year for the Jump 2B Fit workshop where each school that attends is provided ropes to keep. Remaining ropes are used at community events, and given out at different Bermuda Heart Foundation and Jump 2B Fit events.
With the help of campers from Somersfield’s “Hammer & Wade” sports camp all remaining ropes from the past two years have been packed and are ready to start their journey from our small island to East Africa! Jumpers from Seattle will be taking a trip at the end of August! We also packed some extra Argus Jump 2b Fit shirt’s in there so they can have fun jumping while representing!


Local boys qualify for World Skipping championships


Shock and awe was the reaction from Jump 2b Fit coach Sionna Barton when part of her Bermy Bouncers skipping team qualified for the skipping Grand World Championships in Florida this week.
Photo from Royal Gazette


‘You can’t jump rope if you are not fit’


Students jumping rope through the Bermuda Heart Foundation's Jump 2b programme to encourage youth fitness. Interschool performance jump rope team the Bermy Bouncers will be coping in the World Jump Rope Competition in Orlando, Florida, this month.
Photo by Akil Simmons


Jumping can take you places


Young Bermuda jumpers from the Jump 2 B Fit team had a great experience in the world championships in Florida.
(Photo by Royal Gazette)


Getting Bermudians Heart Healthy One Jump at a Time!


Members of Somersfield Academy's Star Squad along with Jump 2b Fit Director Sionna Barton put on a demonstration on Front Street during the first Wednesday evening of Harbour Nights
(Photo by Glenn Tucker - Royal Gazette)


Program overview

This recreation-based curriculum introduces children to a structured jump rope program as the foundation to learn about nutrition, fitness, and health. The program helps children of all ages and abilities develop lifelong habits to the practice of health, physical activity, and good nutrition. Jumping or high-impact exercise is very effective for increasing bone density, especially during puberty. Physical activity not only builds strong bones, it also builds muscle, helps prevent obesity and certain diseases and gives the individual great self esteem.

The program is also geared to adults. The idea that jumping rope is only for kids is inaccurate. Today benefits of jumping rope are experienced by thousands of adults, who:

  • Wish to stay fit, but have no time for a gym;
  • Need to lose pounds, but do not believe diets;
  • Cost effective – you only need a rope!

This is a body activity which engages every muscle and helps to develop such athletic features like coordination, agility, quickness, balance, speed, anaerobic and aerobic conditioning and bone density.

Overall program goals:

  • Stimulate interest in jumping rope as well as spark interest in other physical activities.
  • Challenge people to practice a variety of jump rope activities.
  • Increase awareness and practice of exercise.

Jump rope program goals:

Participants learn:

  • proper rope measurement
  • importance of warming-up
  • basic jumping techniques
  • how to jump with a partner
  • intermediate jump rope techniques
  • jump rope games
  • advanced jumping techniques

Jump Rope Skills

Our Friends the Comet Skippers….Watch This!

Also, check out the Comets at www.cometskippers.org