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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+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

Strong Body, Strong Brain

When most of us think of exercise we tend to focus on its physical benefits and especially how exercise improves our appearance. But there's a solid body of research emerging about how strengthening your body can also strengthen your brain and improve memory, concentration, mental health, creativity, and even offer some protection against dementia. In fact, cognitive [...]

Jump rope philosophy

The word "spring" makes me think about jumping rope and as the weather warms up here in the Northeast I have certainly been jumping more with the hope of jump roping another 5K in the next several months, but more importantly with the hope of getting back into decent physical condition. But lately I've also [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:20:40+00:00 February 28th, 2018|meditation, mind-body connection, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments

The Power of Magic

Research shows that anything that makes you feel lucky can make you more confident and help you perform better. And, believe it or not, wishing others luck makes them perform better too. In one experiment—a dexterity task that normally took more than 5 minutes to complete—was accomplished, on average, in just over 3 minutes if participants [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:04+00:00 May 9th, 2017|mind-body connection|0 Comments

Don’t Stop Moving

Admittedly I've been at a loss for words lately. Sometimes that happens when you feel like the world is going to hell in a hand basket. But one thing I firmly believe in is not giving up, not quitting, and not letting your adversaries get the better of you. I'll try to keep this short [...]

By | 2016-11-11T14:44:18+00:00 November 11th, 2016|mind-body connection, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments

Skipping My Convictions

Yesterday's #gettothepoint5k was challenging, physically and mentally. After mile 1, my rope froze, forcing me to jump much higher than I had planned with each revolution of the rope. I didn't trip once in the first mile. Afterwards, in the words of the man who won't be president "it was a disaster." I tripped...a lot. [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:04+00:00 October 10th, 2016|jump rope event, mind-body connection, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments
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