When I launched the Use Your Words clothing line, the “Jump Around” design was one of my first because jumping rope is something I have incorporated into my training for at least two decades and is something everyone can do throughout their lives.
As I got feedback for the design, however, I learned that not everyone feels that way. The seven year old son of an acquaintance saw the shirt and didn’t like it because, he explained, “jumping rope is for girls.”
And I felt like I should cue the sitcom laugh track as we watched his mother use it as a teaching moment but she just giggled and then…
I was flabbergasted as I made a mental list of all the boys and men I’ve known over the years, who jump rope as part of their training for boxing, football, soccer, hockey, gymnastics, etc.
Because jumping rope, when done well, is no joke.
Jumping rope is not only great exercise, but can be a lot of fun too. I think the only reason more people aren’t regularly jumping rope is because they couldn’t jump rope well immediately, so they gave up before they really started.
I have owned a variety of jump ropes over the years and the Punk Rope jump rope is lightweight, easy to manage, and allows for fluid technique (not herky jerky as some of them do). It’s also very compact because of the minimal handles so you can take it with you virtually anywhere and at $6.00 a rope, it’s cost effective workout equipment.
And while the jump rope is top notch, the instructional DVD is what puts Punk Rope a ‘jump’ above the rest. The ability to learn how to jump rope in the comfort of your own home with easy-to-follow instructions will give you another great option in your exercise toolkit to reaching your health and fitness goals.
The verdict? Everyone should jump around with Punk Rope.