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By Efren Martinez

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The holidays have begun and your time for your workouts may have gotten shorter. It’s OK! Just 10 minutes a day may be all you need for the month of December, so that you can enjoy these most important Holiday times with our friends and family. Some of you in fitness may already have a single jumping rope, while others may have the Double Dutch skipping method mastered, such as many of us in the View Crew. (Double Dutch uses 2 ropes at one time with 3 or more friends.) If you’re flying solo, it’s cool. Just hop over to any of your local retailers and grab yourself a jump rope. They are fairly inexpensive and your kids might even follow your workout lead. In fact they might be able to jog your memory on how to jump rope once again correctly. Below are a few facts on how efficient jumping rope can be in any workout for just 10 minutes a day. Come January, we can all get back to our regular workout schedule, but for the month of December let us all invest more time for the reason of the season, faith, family, food, Santa and most important that combine all of the above, The Spirit of Giving to those in need. Merry Christmas friends and have a Happy and Blessed New Year. Here are some great December tips.

1. Jumping rope burns more than 10 calories a minute while strengthening your legs, butt, shoulders, and arms. And it doesn’t take long to reap major rewards. You can burn more than 200 calories in two 10-minute sessions each day (that’s 1,000 calories a week)!

2. Jumping rope burns a significant number of calories. A 160-pound person burns about 730 calories in 60 minutes of jumping rope. A 200-pound person burns about 910 calories and a 240-pound person burns approximately 1,090 calories. Jumping 600 times will not take 60 minutes.

3. For fat loss, jumping rope is a low-impact exercise that helps you lose fat all over your body. But does it burn belly fat? Unfortunately, it’s impossible to target one particular area for fat loss, belly fat included. Instead, weight loss occurs evenly all over your body, including your belly.

4. If you wish to burn up to 350 calories per day, then jump rope at a challenging pace for 20 minutes. If you want to burn a large amount of calories, more than 500, then jump at a fast pace for at least 40 minutes. Performing an hour of jumping at a challenging pace will burn up to 750 calories.

Fitness Event for December Spirit Of Giving 5k Run 12/9/17



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I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20