Curly Crafty Mom: Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #44: Jump Yourself Into a New Fitness Routine (Done in Style!)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #44: Jump Yourself Into a New Fitness Routine (Done in Style!)

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

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Now that summer has come to an end, it's the perfect time to jump your self into a new fitness routine. A jump rope is the perfect work-out accessory year round, because it is portable, light and fun to use. I am using a TKO Jump Rope and if you read on, you'll find out why this is such a popular jump rope (and you can find it at Macy's!). 

Today I am going to share THREE basic ways for you to use your jump rope and after that I will talk a little about how jump roping is good for runners (y'all know I love to run!).

But, before I get into what jumps I enjoy doing and how it is good for running... I wanted to share this fun workout outfit with you! During the Christmas sales, I scored this fun outfit from Old Navy. Don't they have the best sales? 

And, I love how it matches my new TKO jump rope (more on that soon!).

Outfit Deets: TKO Jump RopeGo-Dry 1/4-Zip Pullover | Maximum Support Bra (BEST sports bra I've owned to date, although you can't see it since its under the pullover. I am going to buy more of these!) | Go-Dry Compression Crops in Sapphire Isle (Unfortunately, they are sold out of the pattern I am wearing)

3 Beginner Jump Rope Exercises

1. Basic Jump
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The basic jump is the most popular jump you can do with a jump rope. It is also the easiest. You jump with both feet at the same time. Jump for 20-30 seconds, then rest for 30-60 seconds.

2. Alternative-Foot Jump
Alternative1 Alternative2
Once you master the Basic Jump, you'll want to try the Alternative-Foot Jump. You will jump off on one foot at a time. This can be a little tricky, because sometimes the jump rope will get stuck on one of your feet if you don't get the rhythm right (talking from experience here!). It will take a little practice, but you can easily master this jump in time. Jump for 20-30 seconds, then rest for 30-60 seconds.

3. High Step Jump
The High Step Jump is a lot harder, because not only are you doing the Alternative-Foot Jump, but you want to bring your leg up to 90 degree angle. Jump for 20-30 seconds, then rest for 30-60 seconds.

Once you master these three jumps, you can search Google for other jumps that you can do with your jump rope. You'll be surprised how many different jumps are out there!

Why Jump Roping is Good for Runners
Jump roping can teach you to have better posture and to help you learn how to pick up your feet better. It is a great cardio exercise that works out your core, arms, legs and strengthens your bones. It also helps improve your balance. If you run at a track or a trail at a park, you can jump rope for 30 seconds and then run a lap. Then, repeat a couple more times. If you do this without resting, it will help you to run at a faster pace in time.

Additional benefits of using the TKO soft grip workout ropes include:

  • TKO workout ropes help to introduce variety to your routine resulting in less boredom and more fun.
  • TKO workout ropes can be used at any time and in any place – they are especially great for days at the beach, park or pool, but are also perfect for workouts around the home and gym.
  • TKO workout ropes are versatile, there are multiple exercises that incorporate them into a routine.
  • TKO workout ropes can be used in High Intensity Interval Training – repeated bouts of short duration high intensity exercise that build stamina.
  • TKO workout ropes easily provide a full body workout providing fluidity of motion with less impact on joints.


TKO specializes in health and fitness equipment, and has quickly grown into a leading fitness accessory and apparel lifestyle-brand.

Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. This jump rope was gifted to me in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.


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Guest Co-Host:
Tif at Bright On a Budget is our Co-Host this week. Tif is a wife, mom, attorney and hopes you'll find her blog as a style and beauty destination to help you find your inner-bargain hunter.  

We will each select a Top Two every week... visit both hosts blogs to see if YOU were chosen. 

My pick this week is Sheree at Posh Classy Mom. This layered top is so pretty with the faux leather leggings from SheIn (and, not a bad price). Black and white looks are so classy and I love how her gold studded heels add a little glamour overall to the outfit.

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