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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 [...]

Great coaches are hard to find. We found one in DC.

If you've been lucky enough to have a great coach in your life, particularly at the middle or high school level, you know full well what a profound impact they can have on your success, happiness, and well-being. Who out there has had a great coach and what was your experience? We met Keino in [...]

By | 2018-05-21T11:45:22+00:00 May 21st, 2018|inspiration, motivation, play|0 Comments

Life’s Like a Jump Rope

Jayne Richards has taught Punk Rope for 10 years. AND WE LOVE HER! We met Jayne Richards on March 1, 2008 at a Punk Rope Instructor Workshop in Franklin, Massachusetts. She was the 865th instructor to complete her Punk Rope certification. Little did we know at the time that ten years later she would still [...]

By | 2018-05-13T11:23:47+00:00 May 13th, 2018|inspiration, motivation|0 Comments

Prison, jump rope, and a new beginning

I've never been incarcerated, but I did work at the House of Detention for Men at Rikers Island as a Prison Legal Assistant from 1982 to 1983, immediately after graduating from college. It was the most challenging and eye-opening job I've ever held and it significantly altered my views about people behind bars. But this [...]

By | 2018-04-30T22:28:43+00:00 April 30th, 2018|exercise anxiety, inspiration, jump rope class, motivation|0 Comments

How to Get Out of An Exercise Funk

It happens to all of us. We don't want to get out of bed let alone go to the gym and work out or go for a run. Even a walk to the fridge might seem like a tall order. Recently one of my buddies had a bad case of the exercise blues and turned [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:05+00:00 September 21st, 2016|exercise anxiety, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments