Meet the Coaches

Jenna Fong has been jumping for twenty one years with Palpitating Panthers. She has competed in three USA Jump Rope National Championships as well as three AAU Junior Olympic Games. She has won two silver medals in the double dutch pentathalon as well as one bronze medal. Jenna's extensive experience is invaluable to the teaching and development of our jumpers.

 

  

 

Jessica Fong has been a coach for Palpitating Panthers for fiveyears and has been with the team for

seventeen years. She has competed in two USA Jump Rope National Championships and three AAU Junior Olympic Games winning two silver medals in the double dutch pentathalon as well as a Gold medal in the Region 8 Qualifiers for Pairs. Her skills as a jumper and coach has brought great success to the Panthers.        

Laurie Moses is one of the first members of Palpitating Panthers Jump Rope Team. She competed in the very

first AAU Junior Olympic Games for Jump Rope. Currently, Laurie is an elementary school teacher in Pasadena. With her extensive knowledge of the sport and her commitment to teaching, Laurie plays an integral part in the development of our skilled jumpers.

 

 Events

Spring 2014

Beginner classes Available NOW!

January 1, 2014

Palpitating Panthers Presents: USA JUMP ROPE in the Rose Parade

January 25 + 26, 2014

FitExpo LA Jump Rope Competition and Workshops presented by Palpitating Panthers + RPM

February 12, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers Pre-game show

March 22, 2014

USA Jump Rope Region 8 Tournament in Tucson, Arizona

June 26-29, 2014

USA National Jump Rope Championship in Long Beach, CA

 

Past Performances
  • "Home & Family Show" on Hallmark (2013)
  • "On Point" Music Video (2013)
  • LA Galaxy Soccer Half Time Show (2013)
  • "Glee" Episode entitled "The New Rachel" (2012)
  • Cal State Long Beach Half Time (2004-Present)
  • "The Doctors" TV Show (2012)
  • Sports Authority Commercial (2011)
  • K & G Department Store Commercial (2010)
  • 2010 Women's Conference in Long Beach
  • "Community" on NBC (2009)
  • "Glee" Episode 8 entitled "Wheels" on FOX (2009)
  • Cricket Wireless Commercial (2009)
  • LA Clippers Half Time (2005)
  • Shaun Livingston Foundation
  • LA's Best Health Festival (2008-Present)
  • MTV/Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards (2005)
  • "JUMP" A Diana Thater Production
  • McDonalds Commercial (2007)
  • Disney Executives for "Jump In" premiere
  • "Vertical" Disney Music Video (2007)
  • Disney Commercial (2000)
  • LA Sparks Half Time
  • Girl Scout Kaleidescope festivals
  • American Heart Association's "Jump Rope for Heart" programs

About US

CELEBRATING 22 YEARS! 

Palpitating Panthers Jump Rope Team is proud to have a long and rich history in the Southern California area as well as in the jump rope world.  The team began in 1990 under founding coach, Janis Fuhrman. Palpitating Panthers and its team members have been at the vanguard of the sport, appearing in multiple commercials, videos, and tv shows.  In order to spread the sport and promote a healthy lifestyle for children, the Panthers perform and teach for numerous schools and other events with the American Heart Association. We compete at the local and national level through AAU Junior Olympic Games, and at USAJR Nationals.

 

We hope to teach hundreds of kids in the future the fun and amazing sport of jump rope!

 

The Janis Fuhrman Scholarship Program

  This scholarship fund began ten years ago under founder and former coach, Janis Fuhrman. Recipients are jumpers that have been an active member of Palpitating Panthers Jump Rope Team throughout their middle and high school years. Graduating Seniors in Palpitating Panthers are highly trained performers as well as inspirational teachers to our younger members. We believe that after several years of experience on the Panthers, our jumpers have great sportsmanship as well as role-models. To reward their years of hard work and dedication, those graduating seniors receive the Janis Fuhrman Scholarship.