Dear Jump Ropers,
At The Jump Roper we work to build community, character, and creativity through the sport or jump rope. I have been so inspired by the jump rope community online. I love that people are looking at jump rope as a fun way to be active. Everyone knows the physical benefits to jumping rope, but not many consider the mental benefits.
That is why my mission statement encompasses areas of life that are about our mental health. Community is a huge part of that. We are social creatures that need others to not only survive but thrive. But don’t get me wrong. We don’t just need ANY kind of people in our lives. We need people that love and support us without judgement. We need people in our lives that challenge us to be better human beings.
This #instajumpropeteam that has formed online has been so incredibly supportive of each other. And I don’t think that is an accident. The origins of the sport was founded in community. A community of physical education teachers who reached out to each other and shared. They then imparted their jump rope knowledge on their students. And after that, the teachers and coaches empowered their jumpers to become peer instructors.
It is a very natural progression in our sport to have a community of knowledge sharers. The sport is not about competing. There are plenty of sports that people “play” and don’t compete in professionally. You still “play” the sport.
So keep in “playing jump rope”. It’s FUN and it’s good for you physically and mentally! Enjoy all the benefits the sport has :)
Jump High, Smile Big, Have Fun,