Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Workout with An Elementary TOY?!...Not quite!

Hello, again, all!

Recently, I've slacked quite a bit on my gym-ing. This has led to pretty much...self loathing in the worst way possible. I'm also convinced that exercising wards off depression and anxiety. I am very prone/afflicted by anxiety, and I found that a good, hard run always made me feel better. In my search for finding a way to get a good workout at home, I was prompted to apply for a promotion that I might not have considered before: the Naturalico jump rope. In applying for this promotion, I knew I had nothing to lose. The jump rope would be in exchange for my honest opinion, so I decided to give it a shot.

Now, if you're like me, when you hear "jump rope", you think of a neon-colored hollow plastic tube attached to two mold-poured, neon colored, plastic handles of a different color. The plastic tube disappears into the handle, and most often, was tied in a knot on the inside of the handle (the handle was hollow as well). This meant that, if your knot came untied, your jump rope didn't work.

I honestly didn't know what to expect.

When the rope arrived, I immediately took it out of it's neat little storage bag (complete with a drawstring!) and examined it. The handles were nice and heavy, the "rope" part was thick and weighted-feeling. I also noticed that there were little metal contraptions at each end that allowed the handles to both slide to one end. Having this quality allows for the rope to be adjusted very easily. The metal contraptions allowed the rope to rotate smoothly and spin freely.

I couldn't wait to try it!

When I did, I was pleasantly surprised. The rope span and rotated much easier than I remember my Elementary jump ropes operating. The weight of the rope was nice in that it projected itself forward, allowing for minimal effort from the hands and arms. Given extra length, I was easily able to adjust the rope by trimming and tying it.

The design is very grown-up and professional looking. With a strictly black color scheme, the silver hardware really pops. The rope coils effortlessly for storage and actually compacts nicely for storage in minimal space.

If you're looking for a new workout partner, I highly suggest Naturalico's jump rope! I am currently in the middle of really putting it to the test, but I will soon have photos posted (before and after) and the number of weeks of use at each stage. I'm so excited to share! (Hint: I've lost 8 lbs!!).

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