- Very Cheap!
Skipping rope is a very cheap type of exercise, a piece of skipping rope costs around $5-$20 only, and you can buy it from any sports store or even online, while joining a gym is much more expensive, as gym memberships can cost anywhere from $50 to $250 monthly, in addition to initiation fees, so why don’t you save your money?
- Do Your Workout Anywhere.
All what you need to do skipping rope workout is a five-by-six-foot area, and about 8 inches of space above your head, you can find this area anywhere you go, at home, at your parents home, in the park, or in your room, which makes it easier to do your workout anywhere and without complications.
- No Packing!
You don’t have to prepare your gym bag with all the stuff you need to workout and shower, no need to get out of home, or driving hours to reach your gym, simply grab your rope, choose a safe place to jump, and start melting the unwanted fat.
- Pack your workout when you travel.
If you’re a frequent traveler, your skipping rope can be your best friend during your trip, it fits perfectly in your suitcase, very light in weight, and you can use In your room, especially if you don’t have time to use the fitness area in the hotel you’re staying at, so you can burn calories while travelling.
- A workout for your whole body.
Skipping rope workout includes the upper and the lower parts of your body in a one single simple exercise, no need to jump from one machine to another at the gym, and wait for your turn to get all your body areas involved and trained.
- It burns lots of calories!
When talking about burning fat and calories, skipping rope workout is considered as one of the best exercises that shakes the hell out of your fat cells, you’re jumping against the gravity direction, you’re doing a great effort resisting that power attracting you to the ground, which leads to a serious calorie burning.
An average person burns between 100-120 calories per 10 minutes of skipping rope, which is equivalent to 10 minutes of running, 30 minutes of weight training, or 10 minutes of cardio workout.
So why go to the gym if there’s an easier option?
- Enjoy privacy.
Those people who go to the gym, and exercise in front of others, don’t really care about other people looking at them, but other people don’t find themselves enjoying exercising in front of others, maybe they’re not confident about their bodies, or they get distracted when working out in public.
So choosing to workout at home with a skipping rope away of other eyes would make you more focused about your workout and your weight loss goals.
- It saves your time.
A 20 minute session of skipping rope is more than enough as a high intensity exercise, then have a shower for another 10 minutes, and you’re done in less than 30 minutes! On the other hand, hitting the gym would take you between 2-4 hours per day, including driving, exercising (waiting for your turn), taking a shower, and the way back home, which is really time consuming, especially if you’re a mother and have kids to take care of.
- Improves heart rate and blood pressure.
Skipping rope is an outstanding workout to target your heart rate, it improves the performance of the circulatory system, and strengthen the heart muscle.
- Good Mood.
Especially if you’re working out in an outdoor area, skipping rope stimulates the release of hormones in the brains that improves your mood, makes you happy and satisfied, and relieves stress and anxiety.
So why don’t we lose weight and get in shape without paying a lot of money? Do you agree with me that skipping rope is a good alternative to going to they gym? If you’d rather hitting the gym please leave me a comment explaining the reason, would love to hear from all of you.