What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope

By Janet Beihoffer (04/11/2019) By now the outcry has been heard and confirmed: Children need recess or other forms of physical activity to thrive in school. But I could have told you that. As a veteran teacher, I stumbled on this fact in my own classroom quite by accident. Years ago my students took the [...]


From Nicole.: Why do I get #$%^&*# sore TWO DAYS after a workout? Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain, tenderness, and stiffness (as in I can’t fucking sit down without dying!) felt in muscles after an especially challenging workout or after working your muscles in a way that is not customary. The discomfort [...]

By | 2019-04-18T07:44:15-04:00 April 18th, 2019|Beastanetics, bodyweight training|0 Comments

Help the victims of the fire in Sunet Park

Our friend and Punk Roper, Eleanor, was one of the victims. She wasn't injured, but you can only imagine how traumatic it must be to see your home go up in flames. But in true Eleanor fashion she was more concerned about the other victims than herself. Here's a message from Eleanor along with a [...]

By | 2019-04-14T16:27:56-04:00 April 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A letter from a rope jumper in prison

The letter is from Missie, one of our instructors who is teaching at a correctional facility in Ohio. We'd love to bring jump rope to more such facilities to help empower and brighten the lives of the far too many women and men who find themselves behind bars. Remember, there's often little to no difference [...]

By | 2019-02-01T12:11:00-04:00 February 1st, 2019|inspiration, motivation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s All in the Wrist

After teaching rope jumping for nearly 15 years we've learned a thing or two about what helps folks become more successful jumpers. In fact we learn way more from our students than they do from us! We're lucky that way. While it's difficult—and probably foolish—to point to any one factor as the key to becoming [...]

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