I have often heard friends say, "If I only had your willpower!", or "I want to skip with a weighted jump rope too!" They want to become fit but often lack the determination to work out. However, a little guidance and push could help them to achieve their goals too. Or convince people to join with you.
I have helped friends join me to use a weighted jump rope in the past. And whenever I can I try to invite and include more friends to be fit and healthy. Not only is it helpful and healthy for your friends but you also gain a workout partner with whom you can share and discuss your fitness journey. Also, it is always more fun to jump rope with more people than doing alone.
So, if you are looking for ways to motivate a friend, partner, or family member to embrace a healthier life, I have given below a few tips. If you are aware of their thought process and how to approach them to convince them to jump rope, it will be easier for you to involve them in jumping rope.
Help them get Started
Your friends might be confused about how and where to start. If you could at least get them started half the work is done. Offer your guidance and help them understand their needs.
Also, help them choose the correct weighted jump rope for their age and health. And if required gift them one so that they can start as early as possible. Many times procrastination is another reason why people cannot start jumping a rope. Choose a good pair of shoes and clothing. If you have them ready with all the required equipment they will be more likely to get convinced to jump rope soon.
Count the Benefits
You already know the benefits of skipping on a jump rope. But your friends might not know. They might think that skipping with a weighted jump rope is just child's play and it does not have much to offer. But skipping a rope improves heart health, improves stamina and coordination, boosts mental health along with losing weight. Let them know about all the benefits which would help them to decide to start.
Also, the most important benefit is that a weighted jump rope can help you burn the most calories in a short amount of time. Time is a huge constraint and is one of the primary reasons why people do not exercise. If you could make them understand that jumping a rope will fix that problem I am sure they will be convinced to jump rope with you.
Call them for Challenge
As advised by jump rope experts, another way to convince your friends is to throw them a challenge. If they had been taking jumping ropes lightly you can ask them to start as a challenge and skip on a weighted jump rope for at least some time. You can let them use your skipping rope and ask them to jump.
As they finish the challenge, you can expect them to understand the intensity of jump rope exercises. This is a great way to let them know and convince them to start a jump rope exercise routine. It's a win-win situation for both as they find a great workout routine and you find an exercise partner.
Jump Rope Partner Workout
There are numerous YouTube channels such as Jump Rope Dudes and Crossrope Jump Ropes that have interesting workout partner routines. They are fun, engaging, and challenging all at the same time. They also increase the intensity level as well as partnership. You can invite your friends to do a partner workout with your weighted jump rope and reap the benefits together.
You can adjust the intensity and the time according to both your comfort level and as days go by you both will be pros. It will also help your friends to see how willing you are to help them in their fitness journey and they will be convinced to continue. Also, as they will receive the much-needed guidance they will find it easier to stick to the jump rope routine.
Share Success Stories with your Friends
What could be better motivation for your friends than listening to some success stories!
Yes, many people give up on jumping ropes after a few attempts. But some people stick to exercise and achieve all their fitness goals. You might be one of them. Or another friend you know. You can share these stories and tell them how using a weighted jump rope helped them turn their lives around. You can even introduce them so that they learn first hand about the tricks and tips and incorporate them into their own lives as well.
You can also share many such success stories that are available on the internet. You can let them see for themselves the visible results. This will motivate them to start and stick to jumping ropes.
Make them Join a Fitness Community with You
If you are already in a fitness community, invite them to join too. In such communities people share their journey, the before and after pictures as well as offer valuable suggestions. If your friends meet like-minded people who have the same goals as them they will be convinced to jump rope with you.
They will also learn about the challenges that others face too and will be inspired to continue no matter the shortcomings. Also getting constant inspiration will keep them on their path to becoming a fitter version of themselves. Exercising is not something that most people love or are motivated about. But being a part of a community gives them a sense of belonging and security to go on an unknown path. When you have achieved wonderful health benefits from skipping on a weighted jump rope, why not your friends.
I hope you found the article useful and got some ideas on how to convince your friends to jump rope with you. Build a healthy community and stay fit always!