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“[Jump Rope] is the number one cardio exercise [you can do] with minimal equipment,” said O2 Fitness Group Instructor Chris Mitchell, who uses this form of sprint training because it’s “very effective and offers great results.” Mitchell said it’s good for your heart, overall balance and mind and body coordination. “Plus it's easy to do anywhere—[but] be careful with choice of ground surface you jump on to protect your joints and impact.”