skipping improves mood

8 Ways Skipping Will Change Your Gym Game

As you know skipping is nothing new. You have probably skipped before back in the day. But for some reason skipping in the office or along the road  is something that perhaps may make you feel a little silly.  But skipping will change your gym game, forget the feeling, think of the payoff. Let me say it again skipping will change your gym game, it has completely changed mine!

I get it, it does take a while to introduce a new activity so it becomes a regular habit. The fitness habit is no different. Embedding regular gym attendance can be challenging. So in order to make sure we stay committed, there has to be an element of fun, enjoyment etc as the return of investment from gym is not seen immediately. Below are 8 ways skipping while change you physically & mentally:


  1. Do you remember watching Rocky? Even the movie Creed showed how cool skipping can look at to watch. It improves footwork, balance, coordination, and agility. Most of the boxers, runners and other athletes jump rope for training. You know the saying never fit people don’t take advice from unfit people!
  2. skipping at workSkipping is probably the most mobile piece of gym equipment. You can skip inside, skip outside, come snow or sun no matter the weather skipping is weather excuse free 🙂
  3. Skipping will actually improve your mood, it will uplift you. I am not kidding. I actually researched this, there is a blog dedicated to skipping. I always get a kick put of skipping, because when everyone in the gym looks moody I skip and have a big fat smile on your face. I am actually changing the mood of the gym at 6am, I refuse to let anyone mess with my aura!
  4. No need to break the bank while buying the skipping rope. It has the highest return on investment!
  5. Studies show that skipping exercises put lesser pressure and is less shocking for the joints than running. It is a low impact exercise than running and therefore a better option. The British Rope Skipping Association (I know I went there), state that 10 minutes of skipping can have the same health benefits as a 45-minute run.  Less pain more gain!Skipping helps to improve heart rate and blood pressure. As you know this will help you improve your skin completion. Beauty from the inside and out and all that.
  6. Skipping helps to improve heart rate and blood pressure. As you know this will help you improve your skin completion. Beauty from the inside and out and all that.
  7. If like me you like exercises which improves your flexibility then skipping is ideal as it improves your flexibility.
  8. Skipping is a full body workout which uses your abdominals to stabilise the body, legs for jumping, shoulders and arms for turning the rope. No part of your body is left unturned when it comes to skipping.

So there are more benefits, but you get the idea…get to skipping!!



About the author

Ruth henry-ovid

As a dyspraxic, dyslexic and unofficial autistic woman I find ways to better improve my life and others who make a choice to improve their lives as well. Certified inbound marketer, coach and public speaker. Founder of @tryxavietime and @celebratedhub an avid fan of all things that help people and businesses grow!

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