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Get in Gear: JumpSnap

Jumping rope is a great cardio workout, the problem comes in when you are not very good at it, causing for many pauses in your workout until you can get your rhythm going again.

The makers of JumpSnap ($59.95) realized this frustration and created a rope less jump rope. Sounds like an oxymoron, I know, but the concept is a good one. The JumpSnap has two plastic handles with swinging plastic balls attached to the ends (very similar to the bichiballs I told you about before, just a little more high tech). The JumpSnap is unique in that the handles electronically count jumps, calories, time and other things to help you through your workout. The great part is that anyone with two feet can do it. The whole jumping over an imaginary rope thing does feel a little odd at first, but the snapping sound helps you maintain a rhythm while jumping so you can actually have fun while doing it!

Want to try it out? You can buy a JumpSnap from JumpSnap.com.

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BodyBeauty BodyBeauty 10 years
I had the opportunity to try the JumpSnap. Read what I thought about it here. http://www.americaninventorspot.com/jumpsnap_review
michstines michstines 10 years
this is like the bicichi balls that was posted a while ago. I bought them...very fab since I'm a klutz and can't skip rope like I'm seven anymore. My BF sucks at it though! :)
SassyRedhead SassyRedhead 10 years
I agree with butrfly. I love this idea, but the whole point of jump rope for me is how cheap it is.
vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
hmmmmmm.....seems too advanced for such a simple exercise. I wonder if now there will be a digitally drawn hopscotch for sidewalks?
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
Ha! I bought a jumprope because they're a cheap investment for free exercise, right? Now find me a place to DO IT!Haha...this would have been great, but it defeats the cheap part!
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