It’s not just for the playground! Jumping rope is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health, improve muscle tone in your lower body, and promote weight loss. All of these benefits help make it one of Complete Fitness personal trainer Travis Hackett’s favorite moves. “It’s a great, old school move,” Travis said. Inexpensive, portable, and fun, jumping rope is a great way to switch up your cardio workouts. If you’re just getting started adjust the rope by holding the handles and stepping on the rope. Shorten the rope so the handles reach your armpits. Don’t jump on carpet, grass, or asphalt. Instead, opt for a wood floor or an impact mat made for especially for exercise.