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10-Minute Jump Rope Cardio Workout

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About this Workout
Jumping rope isn't just for kids! It's a high-intensity cardio workout that also blasts calories. No jump rope? No problem! You can do this workout even without a jump rope. Coach Nicole will lead you through a short warm up, cardio workout, cool down and stretching routine in about 10 minutes, making it easy to fit into your day. Free of complex choreography, this workout is appropriate for people of many different fitness levels and abilities.
  • Length: 10 minutes
  • Equipment: Jump rope (optional)
  • Type of Workout: Cardio (aerobic) & flexibility
  • Fitness Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Impact: High-impact
  • Safety Precautions: Wear proper footwear and pay attention to your footwork to avoid tripping or slipping. Exercise at your own intensity level, using tips provided to lower your intensity if necessary. Only complete as much of the video as you can, taking a break to recover (by marching in place) when necessary. Never stop abruptly--if you get tired, try to stay moving, even if you're just walking in place. As you progress, try to finish the entire video.
  • Extra Tip: If you don't have a jump rope, don't have the coordination to use one, or simply don't have enough space to turn a rope, you can still do this workout by mimicking the jump rope movement with your hands.
  • BUY IT! SparkPeople's new Cardio Blast DVD features a new and improved version of this workout!

Member Comments

  • Love the skipping workout! It's like a more intense warm up for boxing - which is an awesome way to lose weight! - 10/23/2014 4:21:56 AM
  • I haven't skipped with a rope since I was very early teens - maybe even earlier, and I'm now 63! After a year with weekly sessions with a personal trainer, SP. becoming very fit and losing 40lbs, I picked up a skipping rope at the gym the other day - but I was nervous and thought I'd get horribly snarled up. Wow - it was like riding a bike - straight in! Mind you, the improved fitness has helped. Your video has inspired me to buy my own rope and skip here at home. I don't know if I can manage 10 minutes, but who cares? I will improve, for sure. - 10/5/2014 5:38:46 PM
  • wow. I have trouble keeping the rope going for the simple jumps.
    very impressive for you to make the video and never miss a jump. - 9/30/2014 9:01:22 AM
  • I love rope skipping, after skipping for 20 min two days in a row I realized I could jog longer than I used to without getting tired, skipping gave me a pump up! - 9/30/2014 4:31:56 AM
  • four times today a rewind at 10 min mark
    did 1 warm up and 1 cool down
    Thanks Spark guy and Coach Nicole! - 9/17/2014 11:44:32 AM
  • I have a really bad back (DJD), and I have Ulcertitive Colitis ( very painful at times), jumping is just not "up to par" with my health issues, can you recommend something else, PLEASE? ( besides walking)
    - 8/26/2014 8:26:13 PM
  • Thanks so much for this workout, it was exactly what I needed today. Not strenuous but got your heart pumping. Thanks! I'm sure I'll be using this a lot more in the future. - 7/28/2014 4:28:36 AM
  • I like this shall jump,skip and hop. - 7/6/2014 10:10:22 AM
  • I love jump rope,and this 10 minutes was great leave me breathless,thank I have two jump rope and take them with me every where. - 6/16/2014 3:57:53 PM
  • How can I save this to my favorites? - 4/30/2014 8:43:06 AM
  • Or even a small skip or hop over the rope. - 4/25/2014 8:19:35 PM
  • Galinaz - step rope instead of jump rope! - 4/25/2014 8:18:29 PM
  • not so good if you are "over endowed" in the chest - 4/25/2014 10:33:29 AM
  • what kind of exercise can you do with a foot cast. Help please - 4/24/2014 10:20:55 PM
  • Just did this workout and it feels good.....love it - 4/24/2014 9:57:32 AM