As a former wrestler, I began jumping rope over 30 years ago as part of my daily training. I discovered that just a couple minutes of jumping rope combined with bodyweight and strength training exercises allowed me to get in shape, lose weight, and condition my body to perform at a very high level.
Throughout my teens and into college I continued to use the jump rope as a quick and effective way to stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
However, after graduating college I was so focused on work and my career, that my fitness was no longer a priority.
Throughout my mid-twenties and even into my thirties I had added almost 50 pounds of unhealthy weight. Because of the long hours I was putting in at work, I struggled with exercise and proper nutrition, so I just gave up.
Until one day I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the man in front of me. I was no longer the fit, healthy, and athletic person I had always been. I was ashamed of the person I had become. I’d had enough and knew it was time for a change.