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By Matt Hamilton, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2014
Stephanie Harshman whips the white-wire jump rope around as fast as she can, creating the blurry outline of a full revolution and generating the high-pitched howl of a large gust of wind. It's the double-under, a move that explains itself: two revolutions before her feet hit the floor. Up the stairs and down a long hallway inside of Baltimore's MV Fitness, the gym where Stephanie trains and works as a personal trainer, is a dance studio where she tries another move: the burpee double-under.
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By Matt Hamilton, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2014
Stephanie Harshman whips the white-wire jump rope around as fast as she can, creating the blurry outline of a full revolution and generating the high-pitched howl of a large gust of wind. It's the double-under, a move that explains itself: two revolutions before her feet hit the floor. Up the stairs and down a long hallway inside of Baltimore's MV Fitness, the gym where Stephanie trains and works as a personal trainer, is a dance studio where she tries another move: the burpee double-under.
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NEWS
December 26, 1990
Twelve schools in the north county area have registered to participate in the American Heart Association's "Jump Rope for Heart" program this school year.The annual event is being administered by volunteer Cheryl Hagan.The schools will enter teams of six students in the event. Students each will receive a jump rope and prizes that escalate with the amount of pledges they secure.The top money-raiser at each school will be awarded the official "Jump Rope for Heart" trophy. The six members of the winning team which raises the most money at each school will each receive a "Jump Rope for Heart" medallion.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014
Prepare to be thrilled, Baltimore. The Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is coming to town. Mansour Abdessadok, 30, of Montpellier, France, is a part of the action, traveling the world as a mime, the main character in the Cirque du Soleil show, which stops at Baltimore Arena on March 18 and 19. "The show is Cirque du Soleil meets rock concert. It has the acrobatics that people know Cirque for, paired with the iconic music and choreography of Michael Jackson," said Abdessadok.
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February 9, 1993
Jump rope event lassoes funds for cardiac healthMore than 100 third-, fourth- and fifth- graders at WEstminster Elementary School recently participated in the second annual " Jump Rope for Heart" event sponsored by the American Heart Association.Students supported by pledges participated in 180 minutes of jump rope activities and earned prizes through the pledges they raised.The event also was a part of the healthy-heart unit in the stidents' physical education class. * Westminster: Units from the Westminster and New Windsor stations fought a chimney fire in a house on Old New Windsor Pike at 8:43 a.m. Sunday.
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Andrea K. Walker | January 20, 2012
Want to know the secret to how Ravens players Ray Lewis and Ed Reed stay in shape? Why not work out with their trainer? Monte Sanders of Sanders Optimum Fitness  is hosting two free fitness bootcamp classes Monday. He trains both Ravens players. The classes are designed for all fitness levels. Check out the details.  Sanders will also give out a free month-long training session after Monday workout. When : Monday, January 23rd Location: Garrison Forest School (Athletic Center)
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 26, 1997
MEMBERS OF the Kangaroo Kids Competition Jump Rope Team qualified to compete in two national tournaments this summer as a result of their performance at regional meets earlier this month at Towson State University.Among those competing at the national level will be Elizabeth Egan and Thomas Egan of Longfellow, Amanda Ramsey of Clemens Crossing and Marissa Schwartz of Clary's Forest.The jump rope team competed in the U.S. Amateur Jump Rope Federation's northeast regional tournament March 1.The team placed third in the Team Group Show.
EXPLORE
August 7, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6606. Jump rope Kangaroo Kids Sixteen members of the Kangaroo Kids competition team competed at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Tex. The event featured 325 jumpers from 30 jump rope teams from the United States, Australia and Canada.
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By Martin C. Evans | October 15, 1990
Until the neighborhood rec center closed two years ago, Anna Warren remembers, drugs and drug violence were never a big part of life in the Claremont Homes public housing development in East Baltimore.What the 31-year Claremont Homes resident remembers instead is taking her children to the city-run rec center -- housed in a brick building just off Sinclair Lane -- to jump rope, play hopscotch or draw in coloring books.But, Mrs. Warren recalls, when budget cuts forced the Department of Recreation and Parks to close the center, the vulnerability of neighborhood kids forced to play on the street began to show: Children found needles on the playground, and one 7-year-old was even said to be helping his older brother sell crack.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014
Prepare to be thrilled, Baltimore. The Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is coming to town. Mansour Abdessadok, 30, of Montpellier, France, is a part of the action, traveling the world as a mime, the main character in the Cirque du Soleil show, which stops at Baltimore Arena on March 18 and 19. "The show is Cirque du Soleil meets rock concert. It has the acrobatics that people know Cirque for, paired with the iconic music and choreography of Michael Jackson," said Abdessadok.
EXPLORE
February 5, 2013
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6606. Running Over 350 runners participated in the 18th annual Penguin Pace 5K , which took place in Columbia Sunday, Feb. 3. Despite running a 10-mile race the day before, Karsten Brown won the Penguin Pace in 17:28.
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August 7, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6606. Jump rope Kangaroo Kids Sixteen members of the Kangaroo Kids competition team competed at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Tex. The event featured 325 jumpers from 30 jump rope teams from the United States, Australia and Canada.
HEALTH
Andrea K. Walker | January 20, 2012
Want to know the secret to how Ravens players Ray Lewis and Ed Reed stay in shape? Why not work out with their trainer? Monte Sanders of Sanders Optimum Fitness  is hosting two free fitness bootcamp classes Monday. He trains both Ravens players. The classes are designed for all fitness levels. Check out the details.  Sanders will also give out a free month-long training session after Monday workout. When : Monday, January 23rd Location: Garrison Forest School (Athletic Center)
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By Janene Holzberg and Janene Holzberg,Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2009
It could well have been Howard County's Kangaroo Kids auditioning for television's "America's Got Talent" several weeks ago instead of a rival team from the Midwest. The Colorado-based precision rope jumpers waited 10 hours to perform on the popular summer program, but errors soon set off the dreaded triple buzzers from the judges. In less than a minute, they found themselves trooping back off the stage beneath three illuminated red X's, said local coach James McCleary. He commiserated with the other team's bad fortune as if his own team had been axed.
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By JEFF SEIDEL and JEFF SEIDEL,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 26, 2005
Kathy and Keith Simpson and their two children have traveled to places such as Australia, Canada, New Orleans, Detroit and Disney World (six times). They got there by jumping. The Simpson children, Scott and Amy, joined Kangaroo Kids, a precision jump-rope team in Howard County, at a young age. They quickly found success that has led them and their parents to competitions out of state. Scott is now a ninth-grader at Hammond High who plays in the school band, is on the JV soccer team and still finds time for jump-rope practices.
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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | August 15, 2004
WHEN HE became co-coach of the Kangaroo Kids two decades ago, Jim McCleary saw teaching kids to jump rope skillfully, which is what the Kids are about, as an exercise thing. It was aerobic, good for you and a fun way to get kids off their duffs and into fitness. World travel, snorkeling in Australian waters, experiencing aboriginal culture -- they never occurred to McCleary. Neither did being known as a world-class coach in rope jumping. But here the longtime Howard County physical education teacher is this weekend, back home after 13 days Down Under, having guided the U.S. national team in world championship competition that attracted 360 jumpers from 15 countries.
EXPLORE
February 5, 2013
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6606. Running Over 350 runners participated in the 18th annual Penguin Pace 5K , which took place in Columbia Sunday, Feb. 3. Despite running a 10-mile race the day before, Karsten Brown won the Penguin Pace in 17:28.
NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | June 12, 1994
Black Lightning, Owen Brown Middle School's 10-member girls' double Dutch jump rope team, has struck, winning a trophy at the state's first double Dutch competition.The bad news is that because some of the seventh-grader team members could not afford the $65 each to advance to the World Double Dutch Invitational Championship, the team will not compete in it Thursday at the University of Maryland College Park. The deadline to register was June 5."That's the unfortunate part of it," said Ameedah Abdullah, the girls' coach.
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By Harry Jackson Jr. and Harry Jackson Jr.,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | August 1, 2004
Charlie Foxman teaches martial arts as fitness training. Now, heM-Fs an inventor. HeM-Fs patenting a jump-rope that has no middle. M-tGo ahead and joke about it,M-v Foxman said after a vigorous workout in one of his half-dozen daily classes at his gym near St. Louis. M-tIM-Fve heard them all.M-v He has named his invention the EZ Rope. It includes two plastic handles with two plastic ropes, each about 18 inches long. TheyM-Fre tethered to foam pads at the swinging ends that render the tips harmless.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | February 29, 2004
I need to get in better shape, but joining a gym is too expensive for me. How can I burn calories (and build muscle) for free? In this era of Pilates studios and personal trainers, staying fit can cost a small fortune. If you haven't set aside an exercise slush fund, the cost of a gym membership (or even a decent pair of running shoes) can be staggering. But fear not. Here are five favorites that will keep you fit, and they're free. * Running. Aside from the cost of the footwear, this old-fashioned favorite is, step for step, the best way to burn calories on a budget.
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