Updated on April 21, 2017
Meet Brent: A determined 43 year-old Canadian father of three, lover of Japanese culture, and avid Crossfitter.
For years Brent has struggled to string together double unders despite spending countless hours watching YouTube tutorials and in the gym practicing his technique.
No matter how hard he worked, however, he just couldn't seem to get a feel for them...
Until he discovered Crossrope. Read on to find out how Brent finally conquered his double under struggles and broke his double under record on the very first try with his new ropes.
Published on April 7, 2017
“Daddy, you’ve got a big belly!”
Those were the words of Matt Garner’s five year-old daughter, Layla, smiling and pointing. [Insert adorable British accent]
As a former semi-pro football (soccer) player for a local Manchester, UK team (Clitheroe), Matt had always been athletic. Needless to say, his daughter’s teasing words were a bit of a shock to his system.
“I played football on a semi-professional level from the age of 15 to the age of 27, so it’s definitely been a big part of my life.”
Matt was born and raised in small town called Clitheroe. He describes it as being the ‘type of town where everyone knows everyone, and also knows everything about you.’
At 36, Matt is a devoted father and family man, with quite an inspiring journey that all of us can relate to on some level.
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