Friday, July 27, 2012

GMYMO: Jump Rope Fitness

In my fitness journey, I've realized that in order for me to stay motivated to work out regularly, it has to be fun. And to get the best results, you have to change up your routine occasionally so that your body is forced to adjust and work differently/harder. So while I love my Zumba, I was on the lookout for something that was easy to do at home, in limited space, and with my little ones under foot.

What’s the one piece of gym equipment you can carry with you anywhere and get a total-body workout? A jump rope.

Introducing "Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts," a fitness guide featuring short, intense programs to reshape your body and raise your fitness level. And all you need is a rope and a 4x8-foot space.

These easy-to-follow jump rope routines will have you burning fat and building endurance while additional exercises will strengthen your upper body, lower body and core.

Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts was written by two fitness experts: Brett Stewart, a NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer, triathlete, and marathoner, and Jason Warner, an ISSA Certified Strength Trainer, fitness and sports enthusiast, ultra-marathoner, triathlete, and CrossFitter.

Coincidentally, right before I received this book, Peyton unearthed her jump rope collection and distributed an assortment of ropes to me (I picked the no nonsense one pictured above) and her sisters (their selections  were a bit more whimsical). So I had been trying to teach London how to jump rope for a couple of days before receiving the book. I'd forgotten how much fun it is to jump rope and how much of a work out it truly is. With the help of this book, you can use a simple jump rope to build muscle, boost your endurance, improve agility, and enhance your overall fitness. The instructions are super easy to follow and help you burn fat and build endurance, and there are also targeted routines that help you to strengthen your upper body, lower body, and core. 

I'm not going to lie, even with 2 sports bras on, jump roping can get a little too... aggressive for my comfort. But I do enjoy the simpler steps and it really does get me moving and working a sweat. I'm hoping that as I continue to slim down, my chesticles will be less of a danger to my face and I can advance to some of the more agile moves. 

When's the last time you picked up a jump rope? Do you still remember some of the games you played with the jump rope when you were younger? Do kids even use a jump rope at school anymore? My inquiring mind wants to know! Leave a comment below and tell me what you think. Until next time...

Ciao, XxO


PS-A copy of the book was sent to me for review by the publishers and PR. I was not paid for this review and all opinions stated are 100% honest and my own. Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts is available on from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely little shout out missy - look forward to having a little read myself ;-)


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