5 Reasons why Skipping is not just for the School Playground


The skipping rope is one of the most powerful exercises and pieces of workout equipment there is.

All you need is a little bit of space and you are good to go. It’s the perfect travel buddy as it takes up virtually no room in your bag and is far better to do than the boring cardio equipment that most hotel gyms offer.

This simple tool is used by athletes everywhere to burn fat and get into incredible shape, and no matter where you are in your fitness… You too can add it to your workouts!

Here are a few of the many reasons you should start skipping now:

1. It burns a ton of calories (up to 25 per minute to be exact!)

The skipping rope burns a ton of calories both during AND after your workout making it superior to many other forms of cardio.

Because of the intensity, Skipping rope will amp up your fat burning and have you burning more than DOUBLE the calories of exercises like the treadmill.

2. Easily combines with other exercises

The skipping rope can be used in combination with other exercises quite easily. Include it in your interval or circuit training next time to really take things to the next level.

3. It can be done anywhere!

At home, at the park, at the gym, in your hotel room. This is one of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment.

I’ll go so far as to say that you should never leave home without it!

4. Perfect recovery tool

Athletes have been known to use the jump rope as a recovery tool because it helps them focus on their breathing.
Try doing a lower-intensity jump rope exercise during your rest periods, really focusing on your breathing. This will not only improve your recovery, it will burn A LOT more calories in your workouts!

5. It’s a full-body blaster

Jumping rope works your arms, legs, abs, heart, and even your mind (FOCUS!). It also helps boost strength, speed, agility, balance, endurance, and coordination.
In short, this is one of the best exercises around.

Now these are just 5 of the MANY reasons you should be jumping rope more…

If you would like to come and Trial 2 weeks’ Group Training and see how we incorporate Skipping into our training sessions, contact us now to arrange a trial!