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Let's Hear It For the Girls

Nov 8, 2016 8:39:04 AM / by adminJBunch posted in healthy children, kids sports, active children, parents, Sports for Kids, Activities for Kids

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American Kids Lag in Worldwide Fitness

Oct 14, 2016 2:31:56 PM / by adminJBunch posted in Kid's Fitness, physical activity kids, active children, Activities for Kids, exercise, Physical Education

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A study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that American kids lag in worldwide fitness tests.  More specifically, when compared to the fitness levels of kids in other countries, U.S. kids ranked 47 out of 50 participating countries.  The study measured aerobic fitness levels using what is referred to as a "beep" test.  Kids ran back and forth between two points until a beep occurs.

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Exercise Is Education

Sep 16, 2016 2:46:40 PM / by adminJBunch posted in physical activity kids, active children, education and learning, Activities for Kids, exercise, Physical Education

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JB Sports...What is it?

Aug 10, 2016 4:59:29 PM / by adminJBunch posted in JB Sports, preschool, clinics, Sports for Kids, Activities for Kids, Franchise

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The JumpBunch program began with preschool kids, primarily ages 3-6, and this remains our core focus today.   In many of the same schools we were in during the early days, it became obvious there was a lack of programming for toddlers, so our offering expanded to meet a need that is still under served today in many markets.  Over time offerings were made available to school age kids too.  In all of these cases, the JumpBunch program had unique, age specific curriculum that introduced kids to sports and fitness through a new activity each and every week.  The kids absolutely love the anticipation of what fun things they will get to do each week when the class rolled around.   These cores programs remain the anchor of JumpBunch, and our name has become synonymous with fun introduction to sports and building healthy habits early!

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Summer Olympics Are Family "Gold"

May 27, 2016 12:11:31 PM / by adminJBunch posted in healthy children, active children, parents, Sports for Kids, Activities for Kids, happy kids, Physical Education

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JumpBunch franchisees across the country are preparing for a "golden" opportunity with this year's Summer Olympics. For a program like ours that showcases a new sport every week, an event like the Olympics where so many varied sports are on display is perfectly aligned with our message. In all Jumpbunch towns there will be Olympic themed classes, camps, and birthday parties all aimed at embracing the vast options our kids have to simply get active with sports and activities that are super fun!

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Healthy Habits Are Built At Home

Apr 11, 2016 1:55:45 PM / by adminJBunch posted in healthy children, active children, parents, Sports for Kids, Activities for Kids, active kids, activities for kids, exercise

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One of the primary goals of JumpBunch is to introduce kids to healthy habits early and often.  However, the reality is that healthy habits for kids are truly established at home.  While it is true that JumpBunch can sometimes be the impetus to focus on more active things at home, it works best as a reinforcement and connection to what parents and families are already doing to have fun, be active, and live healthy while together.  At the end of the day it really doesn't matter which comes first as long as the end result reflects what our tagline says...Sports. Smiles. Fitness. Fun!

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Nutrition Is Part of Being Active and Happy

Mar 17, 2016 11:09:58 AM / by adminJBunch posted in childhood obesity, healthy children, Nutrition, active kids, Physical Education

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March is National Nutrition Month. Although the JumpBunch program focuses on introducing sports and fitness to kids, you can't really be fit and active without good nutrition habits! So National Nutrition Month gives us an opportunity to highlight a new option that has recently been added to our curriculum.

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Happy Makes Everything Better

Feb 22, 2016 10:18:42 AM / by adminJBunch posted in franchise satisfaction, Activities for Kids, happy kids, active kids, Physical Education, Press Release

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Did you ever stop to notice that when you are happy that everything you do is just better? Of course you didn't...you were too busy just enjoying being happy! That's exactly how it should be.

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The Power of Parent Choice.

Nov 20, 2015 3:34:14 PM / by adminJBunch posted in healthy children, obesity, active children, Activities for Kids, Physical Education

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JumpBunch Supports Special Needs Programs

Oct 30, 2015 2:13:02 PM / by adminJBunch posted in jumpbunch, physical activity kids, active children, Resources for Parents, Press Release

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The concept of JumpBunch is pretty simple.  We introduce kids to sports and fitness at an early age through a variety of active and fun activities.  We are fortunate to have many wonderful host location partners such as daycares and preschools that open the door for this to happen for kids.  Unfortunately, this is not a door that is so easily opened for kids with special needs.

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