Do you think I run Skipping Club for my own health? I do! That was actually one of the reasons I started this club in the first place – to hold myself accountable for a healthy dose of cardio at least once a week. And it worked! I went from asthmatic who couldn’t run a quarter mile without getting out of breath, to running two miles without stopping. I don’t run much though… because skipping is just so much better. It’s so much fun, you’ll almost forget your buns are turning into steel! It’s not a workout, it’s a playout. (Good one Lisa!)
Skipping Club is for ALL LEVELS OF FITNESS, because skipping itself is for all levels of fitness. We have all skipped in our lives before, and we have it in our DNA to do it again! I encourage you to add a little skip to your own workout routine – or your walk to the bank. Go ahead and make skipping part of your life for fun, fashionable fitness.
1. BURN CALORIES AND LOSE WEIGHT
Skipping burns twice as many calories as walking, has less impact on your joints than running. It builds muscle (you will feel the burn!) and low-impact cardio like skipping is great for building bone strength. Add skipping to your walking regiment to speed up results! It firms up your butt, full legs and core, and works your upper body too.
2. BUILD UP YOUR STAMINA
I have mild asthma, and I used to get out of breath just running a quarter mile. And so, my body has never adjusted. After about four months of Skipping Club every week, something amazing happened: I got up and ran TWO MILES without slowing or getting out of breath! It was a complete shock. If you commit to skipping, you will notice a delightful, tangible improvement in your stamina.
3. SKIP FOR AN EMOTIONAL BOOST
As opposed to running which comes from our fight-or-flight reflex, skipping is joy-based. The movement itself triggers an unavoidable feeling of happiness and lightheartedness. It releases endorphins. And if other people see you skipping, you will feel their tangible human warmth as your skipping touches something deep within them, too.
4. SKIPPING IS REJUVENATING IN A LITERAL SENSE
Moving your body in this youthful, playful way is an effective anti-ager. Get connected to your free-spirited nature and get that skipping glow – it really exists. Age, on the other hand, is only a number.
5. THE SOCIAL AND MENTAL CHALLENGE
Most skippers are nervous or embarrassed in the beginning, and are surprised at how un-scary it is once you get started. Fear be-gone! Skipping helps you break down barriers and leaves you with a new sense of freedom, in mind and body. It’s a boost in self-confidence which translates to breakthroughs in other areas of life. You’ll be inspired to move more freely in your day-to-day, a health benefit indeed.
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