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We jump roped the McCarren 5K

We had a great time jumping the McCarren 5K on Saturday, May 4. The theme of the race was Star Wars (May the 4th be with you!) so Tim's dorky hat actually has the image of a Star Wars storm trooper on it but sadly it's obscured. And Heather is Princess Leah...not. Okay we're slowing [...]

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 [...]

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

A Jump Rope With Heart

When I last wrote to you I was staring 58 in the face. My birthday was on December 6 so I made it, but my friend Mary didn't make it to 33. On December 6 I attended Mary's wake and on December 7 I attended her funeral. F*ck ovarian cancer. Mary was the nicest person [...]

By | 2018-12-19T14:10:45-04:00 December 19th, 2018|inspiration, jump ropes, motivation|0 Comments

Leaping over diabetes to inspire others

Laura Brashear is our newest Punk Rope instructor. She's teaching multiple Punk Rope classes in the Harrisburg, PA area. She also teaches boot camp and youth fitness classes and provides a number of other health and wellness services including small group and personal training. I haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting Laura in person, [...]

By | 2018-11-11T18:54:18-04:00 November 11th, 2018|inspiration, mind-body connection, motivation|0 Comments
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