Winter is coming up fast, and that means we'll soon have to move our workouts inside — typically not great news for those who get their exercise on by jumping rope. But we've found a way for you to keep at it without tall ceilings...or coordination. Heck, you don't even need a rope! Meet the cardio tool that athletes and total fitness newbies alike are loving: The Benvo Weighted Ropeless Jump Rope. This little device just hit last year and already has over 3,300 five-star fans on Amazon. Right now it's just $12 (was $14) when you apply the on-page coupon.
Made of comfortable, sweat-resistant elastic sponge, the Benvo's handles include removable weights. The attached mini-ropes and balls are designed for fast, smooth action. Read on to learn more about this megahot get-fit gadget.
More bang for your buck
Fans of all ages and fitness levels are raving about this cordless, workout-anywhere tool. The jumping action is not only great for fat-burning cardio and HIIT workouts but also can improve bone density and firm up your midsection.
One five-star shopper raved: "I'm doing this with interval training.... My Fitbit showed my heartbeat at 150 bpm and I sweated a ton. This might be the greatest cardio equipment on Amazon. Works your entire body, super small and super cheap."
Another thrilled shopper wrote, "Perfect for the Beachbody Muscle Burns Fat program!...I’m more than half way through the program, and these work great!"
Good news: You don't have to be a double Dutch star or a speed jumper to use this thing, but you can certainly pretend to be.
One happy convert summarized their five-star experience: "Endless convenience! For some people of a certain age, jumping rope (aka skipping, where I come from!) is, alas, NOT as 'easy as riding a bike.'... In recognition of the great cardiovascular benefits of jumping rope, I resolved to try it. But it ain’t easy when you’re not fit, because the possibility of tripping on the rope is high. And broken bones at our age, we don’t need. Enter the Ropeless Jump Rope. Tripping problem taken care of. And now all you need to concentrate on is the actual jumping, building up to sustain a beneficial workout that doesn’t require 12-foot ceilings! Love it!! I’d post a picture, but it wouldn’t be pretty!"
No more obstacles
You won't have to worry about any tangled cords and mangled chandeliers with this clever invention.
One fan who's short on space wrote: "Great for tight spaces and travel!...My home gym ceiling (aka my basement) had a low ceiling for a traditional jump rope. This is a smart invention that gives the feeling of jumping rope without the worry of hitting anything...Definitely helped with mental focus on form. I even think it was a better workout than if I used a traditional jump rope since I was constantly jumping and not stopping because the rope hit my legs or a nearby object. Highly recommend for anyone who is building a home gym or is looking for easy to travel with gym equipment!"
For pet owners, traditional ropes can pose a special challenge. Not so with Benvo! As one shopper wrote: "I'm always stuck having to work out at home, but I have a Chihuahua. He always [thought] that my old jump rope was a toy and I always worried about hitting him. Since there's no rope, I don't have to worry about hitting him!"
So for the sake of your pets, your furniture and your figure, consider the Benvo Weighted Ropeless Jump Rope.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.