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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

This man chose life and lost 130 pounds

I've been friends with Scott Cancel (above) for nearly a decade. He's one of the warmest, funniest, most talented humans you're ever going to meet. But, like many of us, it wasn't always easy for Scott to make healthy choices and consequently he gained weight and became ill. I was very worried about him so [...]

By | 2018-10-05T10:07:59-04:00 October 5th, 2018|inspiration, mind-body connection, motivation, weight loss|0 Comments

Overcoming adversity to jump rope a 5K

Almost exactly one year ago I had to withdraw from the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K in Philadelphia because of a torn calf muscle. I was extremely disappointed because I had trained hard for the race, was looking forward to it, and the injury seemed to come out of nowhere. I immediately registered for the [...]

Letting Go of the Outcome

In the photo above, four Punk Ropers are playing a game called Triangle Tag. Emanuel in orange is trying to use his quickness and agility to tag Elizabeth (in the blue top with grey pants) while Elena and Seitu do their best to "protect" her. While everyone is working hard I sincerely doubt any of [...]

By | 2018-07-25T11:37:03-04:00 July 25th, 2018|inspiration, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments
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