28 Exercises to do with a Jump Rope Besides Jump It

by Charlotte on June 23, 2011 · 17 comments

Good news: The Gym Buddies and I are jumping for joy because we are the #1 story on Shape.com today with my slideshow of 28 exercises to do with a jump rope (besides just jumping it)! Yay! (You know, like tripping your friends while you make them jump and smile simultaneously about 500 times in a row.)

Bad news: Um, yeah, that’s my butt they used to illustrate the story on their homepage. It’s so… shiny! And a little dominatrix-y!

And if you’re missing me while I’m on vacay, you can check me out this week:

My article on 10 Things I’ve Been Peer-Pressured Into Doing… By Other Parents for Redbook

Finding the Sweet Spot Between Too Much Parenting and Too Little: Easier said than done? for Redbook

6 Things Only Your Girlfriends Can Tell You for Shine!Yahoo

Also, if you’ve just been waiting for the perfect time to buy my first book Barnes & Noble has a 5$ off coupon this weekend! It’s only $11 so with 5 off, that’s just $6!!

And… my favorite: Here are the outtakes from the Shape Jump Rope Slideshow. We were in an interesting mood that day!

When Gym Buddies go bad…

Krista pulls an Exorcist. Seriously, that just looks wrong.

Help I’m all tangled up in the rope and all I can think to do is jump in circles!!

This move sounded like a good idea until I saw that I’m basically delivering Allison’s baby by pulling on the umbilical cord. #OBGYNfail

I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it! (And I only have one eye!)

Ooh I can’t stand the suspense! Which one of us is going to be crowned Miss YMCA? Hold me.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

M. Lindsay June 24, 2011 at 12:41 am

A good friend of mine is due in three weeks. I’m really hoping that her birth does not involve the doctor pulling the umbilical cord like you and Allison have demonstrated- mostly for her sake, though also for the baby’s.

You and gym buddies are also so full of gym-going shenanigans! I love it!


Terri June 24, 2011 at 1:42 am

Enjoy your break ! We’ll miss you.

BTW – your Redbook link doesn’t work.


Josie June 24, 2011 at 6:46 am

You are hilarious!! Just what I needed to read to start my day.

The OBGYNfail is too funny!


The Original Drama Mama June 24, 2011 at 8:45 am

The good news just keeps coming for you, Miss Popular! ;)

Loved the 10 Things about Parent Pressure article I laughed in commiseration several times: since we moved into this house 6 years ago I have wanted to replace my family room carpet – but refuse to do it until my girls can go a week without spilling chocolate milk on it…I estimate I have at least 2 more years to go…and the coupons, and the rear car sears, and the health food! Thank you for taking the sting out of some of my guilt by admitting to it too.


ellie June 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

Your booty looks great in the Shape picture! :) Looks like you girls had tons of fun. I don’t belong to a gym, but I teach Zumba for my co-workers and at a Martial Arts Studio and we have lots of fun too – there is so much bonding happening when you are all sweaty and pooped out! haha.


Jody - Fit at 53 June 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm

How exciting!!!!! You guys look amazing & fun! Hey, your butt looks better than the model butts! Hope you are enjoying!


Gesosomin June 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm

You guys have way too much fun :)


Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) June 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Wow, impressive how you are all over the sphere- and you look great!


Lazy Personal Trainer June 25, 2011 at 2:00 am

I love deceptively simple workout devices like the classic jump rope because they are way more versatile than people think and can kick your butt! I can’t stay away from your site for long because you always have such great stuff going on! In fact, I borrowed one of your awesome pictures for one of my own postings because it was hilarious and fit just perfectly. You rock! I can’t wait to get your book – so excited it’s on sale for us cheapskates out there!


Katie June 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm

That 6 Things only your girlfriends can tell is so so right on! I love it.

And I want to come jump rope with you guys!


Jenn (GH) June 27, 2011 at 12:53 am

How fun!!! Your butt looks awesome in those pants!


Heather June 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Looks like I need to dig my jump rope out this week…


becca (bellebottoms) July 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

OMG I’m sitting here reading these captions and just DYING! you are too funny! PS: if you get crowned Ms YMCA, what is the prize? a year long tour of the weight room and a sweat band tiara? :)


Jasmine November 14, 2011 at 9:48 am

I cracked up when I took a closer look at the webpage image you added and noticed the advert above your article “Add your own scenery” indeed ^_^

I would love, LOVE, to have gym buddies like yours, none of my girlfriends really do the halthy living thing…


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