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.
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.
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
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.”
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.”
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.
Published on December 22, 2017
2017 has been a fun and eventful year all around.
Inside our special jump rope fitness community, we've seen some incredible transformations, fitness achievements, and success stories come to life.
We've seen our customers do amazing things with their jump ropes.
And we want to use this opportunity to share some of our favorite jump rope stories in the hopes that they will inspire you to kick start next year's goals and resolutions early.
Let's take a look at the best jump rope stories from 2017.
Published on December 08, 2017
"During my fourth semester, I was under a lot of stress. My blood pressure was high and I had a heart arrhythmia. At that time, I wasn’t training."
Hesham Al-ansi is a 29-year-old mechanical engineering student from Yemen, currently living in Germany.
Hesham never thought he would have a heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure, or any kind of medical condition. He was an avid weightlifter for nearly a decade.
But a year ago, things changed.
Published on November 24, 2017
“Save for my 3 kids, chocolate and sweets are the love of my life. The problem is that I was so obsessed with the numbers on the scale.”
Valerie ‘Val’ Lee is a 43-year-old stay at home mom of 3 living in the Maldives.
When she was younger, she used sports and exercise as a way to decompress. She ran, swam, and cycled regularly. But, as life got busier, exercise started to become less of a priority.
This is her story.
Published on November 10, 2017
"After I got my first desk job 2 years ago, I started noticing that my clothes were fitting a little tighter. Getting older didn't help and my metabolism began to slow down."
Chad Gonzales, a 29-year-old father of one (soon to be two), used to get his daily dose of activity through his work. He did a lot of manual labor as a warehouse worker.
But when a change in his career put him behind a desk from 9 to 5, he quickly started to notice his body changing.