Response from Brett

It blows me away when I read all the testimonials we receive. Thank you to everybody who continues to support JUMP JAM, kids physical fitness and health. We know that engaged children learn more academically and aerobic activity has a dramatic effect on learning adaptation. So keep JUMP JAMming!

Love Brett

Neil Curtis, M.TchLcn, PGradDipEd, PGDipMathEd, DipTch, DipSptRec, CQA, ANZIM

St Mark’s School, Christchurch. n.curtis@saintmarks.school.nz

Neil Curtis emailed Kidz Aerobix this incredible Testimonial that we had to include it as a PDF. Click this link for more comments. Testimonial 2014 Neil Curtis

  • It fits within multiple curriculums….. the PE and ARTS and
  • Fun.  Every time you use Jump Jam you see fun verbally, physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.  A stimulus to again improve school and class tone leading ultimately to better learning environments
  • Takes you on a journey.  This comes out of the mouth of students and teachers I have come across.   It is not just about doing a bit of fitness or doing some Jump Jam.  Many actually take a journey that involves dance, music, communication with others and have fun while they are doing it

Neil Curtis, M.TchLcn, PGradDipEd, PGDipMathEd, DipTch, DipSptRec, CQA, ANZIM

Abby McNae, DipTch

Pinehill School, Browns Bay, Auckland. abby@pinehill.school.nz

Pinehill School in Auckland love that JUMP JAM Teachers Resource kits give them everything they need to get their kids motivated. There is more to it than just an aerobic workout. JUMP JAM is used as a leadership too for students. For the kids who like physical activity but aren’t physically coordinated, JUMP JAM music and routines are good fun.

Abby McNae, DipTch

Barbara Laing, DipTch

Omanu School, Mt Maunganui. blaing@omanu.school.nz

Barbara Laing from Omanu School says… I love the way JUMP JAM is so easy to incorporate into your day at anytime. It’s possible to just do a quick warm up / brain jog in your class room if you have mat space or you can use it as a 10 minute fitness activity and can involve other rooms as well if wanted.  Because there is a DVD for every routine you don’t even have to do it yourself or need leaders. At our school we have syndicates who all come to the hall at the same time each week for half an hour to do as many routines as they can fit in.  We are also able to do it outside as we have portable sound system and the kids know so many routines off by heart. We use student leaders to run lunchtime sessions as well as class sessions and it provides these kids with plenty of opportunities to develop their confidence, problem solve, improve their organisational skills and become positive role models in our school. Covers every Key Competency!

JUMP JAM is loads of fun, easy to follow and improves the students fitness without them realising it makes me use it.

Barbara Laing, DipTch

Kim Artus

St Mary’s Tauranga (Coach of winning JUMP JAM Challenge National titles)

I keep hearing parents comment about how their children’s confidence has grown since starting JUMP JAM. The system is easy to use and has simple instructions to follow. Everything is done for you and it sure makes my job easier.

Kim Artus

Lisa Dovey, BA (Psyc/Educ) & DipTch

Halswell School, Christchurch. lisa.dovey@halswell.school.nz

For Halswell School the JUMP JAM programme is quick and easy fitness in all weather – inside or out.
The JUMP JAM competitions are an event our children can be involved in and gives them a chance to gain leadership skills.
Overall JUMP JAM gets children motivated to keep fit and the children enjoy it.

Lisa Dovey, BA (Psyc/Educ) & DipTch

Mary Bastion, DipTch

Darfield School, Christchurch. mary@darfieldprimary.school.nz

At Darfield School we run JUMP JAM as part of our school wide health/PE program. The entire school (215 students) participates on average in 3 x 15 minute compulsory sessions per week. I also use it daily to break up lessons. We also run it on a Friday afternoon for an hour for students who have met all of their goals for the week as a reward – they love it!

As teachers we love seeing the program entirely lead by students.

Mary Bastion, DipTch

Liz Scott, NZ Cert Fitness Instructor (Lvl 3) & NZ Cert Group Fitness Instruction (Level 3)

Hilltop School, Taupo. liz@centrallivestock.co.nz

The resource packs come with the teachers tips that are great and easy to learn … But equally awesome are the DVD’s for schools that don’t have the luxury of instructors. The DVD’s are simple for students to follow. The students love all the different flavours, cultures, and levels for all age groups.

The music & choreography is energising, inspiring, fun, & achievable. Everyone gets to express themselves.

Seeing kids have fun through fitness, makes me do it! You will see kids from the most extreme socio economic corners excel in this program. Now Because of JUMP JAM, excel, means many things! Most will smile, most will get fitter and all gain confidence. In my community i myself could gain no more pleasure than a child proudly and confidently lifts their head and says “Hi Liz” when we meet in the playground, in town & everywhere because of our journey with JUMP JAM.

Liz Scott, NZ Cert Fitness Instructor (Lvl 3) & NZ Cert Group Fitness Instruction (Level 3)

Milson School

“Most enjoyable Promo Workshop, easy to follow, great that you gave the music and choreography and (thankful) not to have to source music myself.”

Angela Armstrong-Lush,

Debbie Campbell

Howick Intermediate

“Absolutely fabulous! Inspirational and motivational.
Essential, specific and useful.”

Debbie Campbell

Bridget Hughes (Sports Co-ordinator)

Victoria Ave Primary, Remuera
My son Mark got the opportunity to join the team competing in the JUMP JAM competitions. He changed…I had never seen such an animated, focused, enthusiastic, happy Mark. JUMP JAM brought out his commitment to a team, persistence, concentration, determination to be precise with energy and a love of performing. So much so that he was asked to co-choreograph his years end of year dance and he lead the year in front at graduation. Many people couldn’t take their eyes of his smiling face. Jump jam brings a big smile to his face every time. It is infectious and he now has his sisters wanting to do JUMPJAM at St Mary’s this year.

It has done wonders for Marks confidence and opened up a whole new world for him. Thank you for creating this amazing children’s resource.

Bridget Hughes (Sports Co-ordinator)

The 2014 JUMP JAM Student Leadership Workshop with the students was skilfully facilitated. The teacher provided challenges that extended the students knowledge in a fun and creative way.. She used clear progressions and took students through a journey that allowed them to apply the knowledge gained during the time to the routines that she taught them.

She modeled superbly what it was to ‘teach’ rather than follow. The students enjoyed her workshop thoroughly. The teacher also allowed the students to face some realities about the skills they need to develop to become a Leader.

This was a superb and extremely beneficial workshop for the students from St Marks. What a great workshop!!

Rhonda Davison, Mother of 3 – Tauranga

Jan Shand, St Mark’s parent & Ex HOD Dance – Christchurch

Sport South Canterbury – JUMP JAM 2013 Extravaganza Feedback
It has boosted the children’s confidence, they found the whole experience exciting and rewarding.

Jan Shand, St Mark’s parent & Ex HOD Dance – Christchurch

Pleasant Point Primary

“The kids had a blast!! JUMP JAM & the Extravaganza, gives the students a definite progression through levels of competition.”

Pleasant Point Primary

Geraldine High School

We now have a house JUMP JAM competition where our 4 houses will battle it out on stage to be the JUMP JAM champs.

Geraldine High School

St Josephs Timaru

“The Extravaganza certainly has promoted JUMP JAM within the school. Students use up all their lunch times as team practice.

St Josephs Timaru