As we close out the year, and head into 2022, we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight some of the unique and more memorable things that have happened this past year in the world of jump rope.
Jumping rope has taken social media by storm. New world records have been set. Even celebrities are taking up jump rope. More people are jumping rope now, than ever!
If you notice a jump rope accomplishment missing from our list, let us know! You can find us on Instagram at @elite_SRS.
Here are some of our favorite highlights from 2021!
New Jump Rope Double Under World Record
We all know how tricky it can be to master double unders. However, for Ryan Ong Alonzo (also known as Skipman), they seem to come pretty easy. Back in October, Ryan completed a total of 40,980 double unders over the course of 12 hours. More than double the previous world record! Even better, he did it using our patented Bullet COMP speed rope.
Jump Rope: The Preferred Pandemic Workout
With limited access to gyms and exercise classes, people have turned to jumping rope as their preferred method for staying in shape. With more than 1 million posts on Instagram and over 900 million views on TikTok, it’s pretty clear jumping rope is more than just trending. People like Jimmysaysrelax have 2.4 million of those views.
Jump Rope in The News
The jump rope craze has not only taken social media by storm, but news outlets across the world have also taken notice. Outlets like CNN and BBC have shared stories on the explosion of jump rope and the associated health benefits.
Jump Rope in The Olympics?
While the sport of jump rope is still awaiting official approval for the Olympic Games (which is highly likely), we did get a pretty awesome double dutch halftime show at the recent 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here.
Celebrities Embracing Jump Rope
It’s always cool to see celebrities taking part in the activities we love. And recently, jumping rope seems to be pretty popular amongst certain celebrities. From Jennifer Garner to Lebron James, more and more stars are picking up a jump rope.
In November, the Bella Twins show off there jump rope skills on The Drew Barrymore Show.
Jump Rope Challenges
Leave it up to Tik-Tok to take just about anything and create viral challenges out of it. Jumping rope included! Over the past year we’ve seen some pretty cool jump rope challenges. Some of our favorites include the #EenieMeenieChallenge, #FootlooseChallenge, and the #EdamameChallenge
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Jump Rope Performance
This year, during Macy’s 95th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, 112 athletes from all around the world came to New York for a massive jump rope performance. Such a cool opportunity for those athletes and a huge milestone for the sport of jump rope.
Jump Rope Bringing People Together
This past Summer, in Chicago, over 500 women came together for a 40+ Double Dutch Club meetup. The club, which was started 5 years ago in Chicago, now boasts over 20,000 members on Facebook and has branched out across the country. How cool is that!?
Jump Rope Global Growth
In addition to all the amazing accomplishments of jumpers around the world, we’ve been extremely fortunate to partner with some awesome brands. Each one of these brands are doing amazing things and we felt it only right to give them a shout out.
Here are some of the best up-and-coming jump rope brands from around the world.
Timeless Jump (Canada)
Timeless Jump, a jump rope company based out of Canada, was started this past year. What’s so cool about their vision and mission is they aim to take the sport of jumping rope and create a more compelling fitness experience. We highly recommend you check them out! They’ve got some great jump rope workouts on their Instagram.
The Flight PH (Philippines)
Another awesome brand that has seen some real traction this past year is The Flight PH, from the Philippines. They have some great jump rope tutorials on their Facebook page, and even offer free online classes with professional jumpers.
Another one of our partners, RepBasics, has been doing some really cool stuff in the fitness clothing space. They focus specifically on CrossFit apparel as well as jump rope. Their Instagram page is absolutely worth a follow!
Paragon Performance (Australia)
Paragon Performance, a health and fitness gear brand out of Australia, has been killing it lately! Everything from men and women’s fitness apparel, to jump ropes and accessories, they’ve got it. And they offer everything at super affordable prices.
Happy Fingers (Malaysia)
Happy Fingers, a jump rope brand out of Malaysia, has proven to be a great partner. They offer jump ropes and accessories for both beginners and serious jumpers. They also offer a variety of jump rope tutorials on their Instagram page.
With all that’s happened this past year, we couldn’t be more excited about what next year will bring! We’ve got some pretty exciting things lined up for 2022. Make sure to follow us on Instagram to keep up to date with everything we have planned.
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