fitness tips

Jumping rope is always fun. You can do it however you like, by yourself, with a friend, or with many friends!

Diverse elementary gym class playing with skipping ropes

Jumping rope is just one of the many activities you can do to get some good exercise but you won’t even notice you’re exercising!

First, try one small jump rope by yourself. Try to see how many times you can jump over it without stopping. After practicing for a while, then try some tricks.

  • Jumping on one leg
  • Switch legs
  • Go faster

If you want a challenge, try it with friends! This is called double dutch.

First Lady Michelle Obama and kids double-dutch jump rope during a taping for the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) challenge and Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play, on the South Lawn of the White House, July 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Two friends hold the end of two ropes. Then someone jumps in the middle when there is an opening. This is hard but once you get the hang of it, it’s really fun!

So keep practicing! Jump rope can be really fun!