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Camerly’s Story of Jump Ropes, Family, and Healthy Competition

Published on June 29, 2018

​"I looked in the mirror one day and didn't recognize myself and I didn't know how I got there. There is a difference between living an active lifestyle and living a healthy lifestyle. I liked being outside and working out, but when I looked in the mirror I didn't recognize my face."

Camerly is a stay-at-home mother of two.

Before having her children she led quite an active lifestyle. In high school, she swam competitively and was on the track team. She was a serious athlete.

But when she went off to college, things changed when her focus shifted on school.

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15 Fun Jump Rope Exercises to Boost Your Jump Rope Workouts

Published on June 01, 2018

Are you looking to learn some new jump rope exercises?

Whether you're new to jumping rope or you've been at it for years, it's always fun and exciting to learn new skills and add new exercises to your workout repertoire. 

In this post, we're sharing 15 fun jump rope exercises that you can learn and use anywhere to make your workouts more effective. Let's dig in.

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How Jeremy Bishop Saved his Job with Jump Rope Training

Published on May 25, 2018

"After I quit smoking last year, I was 20 pounds over the weight requirement for my job. I just had to do something."

Jeremy started smoking at 14. But after two decades of smoking under his belt, he was ready to make a change.

As a military personnel member, he lived an active and healthy life for the better part of his adult life. But when his smoking habit and knee pain got in the way of his livelihood and family life, he needed to find an option that his body could sustain.

That's where his story begins.

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Steve Gaspard: Finding Happiness With Jump Rope Training

Published on April 27, 2018

​“I looked at pictures of myself in high school and I felt sad. I remember looking at myself and I didn't recognize myself. The person I saw wasn't me. The struggle came from there to start doing something, anything.”

Steve Gaspard is a 39-year-old father of two from Texas.

When he was in college, he ran track and played football. He was as active as they get. But as often happens in young adulthood, it became more challenging to stay active after college and after going six years without exercise, Steve could no longer recognize himself.

This is a story of how he re-built his body and found happiness

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Crossrope Q&A: All of Your Jump Rope Questions Answered

Published on April 18, 2018

Got questions about jump rope training?

Whether you're a beginner, an advanced jumper, or somewhere in between, you likely have some questions around getting started or making the most out of your jump rope training.

In this post, we asked our community of 50,000 jump rope enthusiasts to see what their most pressing questions were. Then we did our best to answer them.

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10 Bodyweight Exercises to Pair with Your Jump Rope Training

Published on April 06, 2018

There are many ways to use jump rope training to reach your fitness goals.

One of the things we like to do in our workouts and fitness challenges is mix jump rope exercises with bodyweight exercises. This combination gives you the versatility and freedom to keep your workouts fun, fresh, and effective.

In this post, we'll show you 10 bodyweight exercises that you can pair with your jump rope training to reach your fitness goals even faster. 

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Derrick Wilcox: A Story of Jump Ropes, Weight Loss, and Family

Published on March 30, 2018

“I have 2 kids and I coach baseball & basketball. How can I expect the kids to perform or be healthy if I don’t do those things myself? I had to get active and fit to show my kids what healthy living looks like.”

Derrick is a 34-year-old father of two. After graduating from college, fitness took a backseat and he gained nearly 50 pounds.

“I didn’t gain the weight overnight. It was a very slow transition. I was working 60 hours a week out of college, and eating fast food just so I could eat.”

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Jump Rope Weight Loss Story: How Sherri Kent Lost 40 Lbs in 8 Weeks

Published on March 2, 2018

At 53 years old, Sherri Kent had suddenly found herself overweight.

Even though health had always been a priority for her (she happens to work in health care), life just kind of got in the way.

Then one day she realized it was time for a change.

We were taking  a group picture at work and I was appalled by the picture. When I saw that, I was like ‘wow what have I done to myself. I just knew I needed to start moving.”

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Dean Massa: Overcoming Pain with Jump Rope Training

Published on January 26, 2018

"For the last 8 years, the limping, dealing with the fact that my left foot was so damaged in the accident that I only had about 60% flexibility in it. I simply came to terms and accepted it. Adapted to it."

In 2006, Dean Massa, a 45-year old father of two, was struck by a car while jogging on his way to work. The accident left him with two broken legs and bilateral ankle fractures.

He was bound to a wheelchair for 6 months. 

Looking back, it doesn’t seem like he would be the most likely person to become a jump rope enthusiast. But that's what makes his story so inspiring.

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