Published on March 24, 2017
When most of us are still fast asleep, Valerie Grace is already 500 jumps deep into her morning workout routine.
“I rise at 4 am every morning, and I’m in the gym at 5 am. It’s just how I’ve always been!”
Valerie is 50 years old, but you would never know it by looking at her (or speaking with her). Her youthful vibrance is contagious, and you can tell that she is a spitfire through and through.
We realized very quickly, as you surely will, that Valerie’s story is one of courage, determination, and achievement. And it’s definitely worth the read.
Published on March 10, 2017
According to Jay Silver, there is absolutely nothing interesting about him: no strange tales of far-off lands, no odd hobbies or tricks up his sleeve.
“I asked my family for cool stories about me, and they came up empty-handed. Apparently, I’m not very exciting!” he laughed.
And while Jay may not have any wild tales to share, he is a humble man, a loving husband, a proud father, and and all-around good guy. He is also quickly developing a reputation for a serious jump rope addiction (but we’ll get to that later).
His inspiring story is a must-read for anyone who can’t stand any other form of cardio.
Published on February 24, 2017
What do Snow White and Brandy Friend have in common?
If you ask Brandy, she’d probably tell you her “seven little ones.”
Hint – not cartoon dwarves 🙂
Brandy Friend, as her name implies, is truly everyone’s friend: a self-professed “lover of laughter” and proud stay-at-home mom. She lights up the room with her positive energy, contagious enthusiasm, and warm & loving nature.
And she has an amazing weight loss story to share.
Let’s dig in – Continue Reading
Re-published on February 10, 2017
As part of our new customer story blog segment, we want to highlight some of the amazing results our customers are getting with the Crossrope system.
Today, we're really excited to share Tim's story. Tim reached out to us to let us know about the incredible weight loss transformation he has experienced using our jump rope system.
We were inspired by Tim's story - a journey full of ups and downs.
He had a successful career with the US Air Force, but an addiction quickly derailed him from his normal routine. After making some big changes in his life, Tim was able to turn things around and lose over 50 lbs in the process.
We wanted to share Tim's story because it can be a source of inspiration to those struggling to get back into a routine, lose weight or overcome a major life hurdle.
Published on January 27, 2017
Jordan vividly recalls, as a wide-eyed 9 year-old, the first time he ever saw his mom jump rope.
“She just grabbed my rope and started doing crazy tricks, like double unders and criss-crosses. And I thought to myself, ‘Oh no. There is no way I’m gonna let my mom be better at jumping rope than I am.’”
And so began his quest and lifelong obsession with jumping rope.
Published on January 13, 2017
“I really liked that I could take them with me and get a decent workout on the road.”
Meet Paul Chong: world traveler, husband, father…and dedicated user of a Polar heart rate monitor (but we’ll get to that later).
As Vice President of Business Development for Carnival Cruise Lines, Paul is no stranger to the rigors of living out of a suitcase, nor the toll that excessive travel can have on mental and physical well-being.
“I really travel too much for work. It used to be fun when I was younger because I got to see the world, but now I’d rather be home with my two ladies – Hilda, my wife, and Isabel our 12 year-old. The good thing is, home is mostly wherever they are.”
Because he’s constantly jetting off to cities all over the world, Paul wanted to find a travel-friendly exercise routine and started dabbling in the art of jumping rope. Continue Reading
Published on November 23, 2016.
“I don’t want you to take me to school today, daddy.”
These were the words of Ricardo Estrella’s 7 year-old daughter on the morning of February 4, 2014 – a date that will forever be ingrained in his memory.
Her classmates had been ridiculing her about his weight, and it finally reached a point where she was too embarrassed to have him take her to school.
Ricardo was heartbroken. “How did I let it get to this point?” He loved his daughter more than anything in the world, and hated to think that she was being negatively affected by his weight.
Published on September 28, 2016
Meet Brandon Trahan - aka "Btown."
Brandon is a 33 year-old, self-professed “normal guy” who loves his wife and kids and works full-time. He also loves to play the drums, exercise regularly, and even train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
He recently started using Crossrope to prepare for his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fights and swears it (along with his awesome professor and team) helped him take home the gold in his tournament. But we know it was also a lot of hard work and preparation on his end.
We asked Brandon to share his story and his experience with Crossrope training with our community. Check out what he had to say.Continue Reading
Published on July 20, 2016
Meet Claude: A 55 year-old French Canadian polymath, fitness fanatic, Krav Maga expert, former competitive track cyclist and jump rope enthusiast.
Claude is also a veteran “Crossroper” - he was one of our very first customers back when our system looked like a pair of nun-chucks. Seriously.
He hails from Montreal, where he was “born, bred and buttered.” With over 15 years of military service under his belt, he’s travelled the world on NATO peacekeeping missions.
We've invited Claude to join us in this week's customer spotlight so he can share his experience with fitness, jump rope training, Crossropes, and everything in between.
Read on to see how Claude manages to stay fit on the road, how he fits workouts into his busy schedule, and how his approach to fitness has changed now that he’s in his 50s.