Using an Adaptive Jump Rope

by Jen Lee Reeves on January 4, 2016 · 15 comments

in Exercise

mono rope jumpingJordan and I follow a lot of adaptive athletes on Instagram. For months before she even set foot in a CrossFit Kids class, we watched awesome adaptive athletes. Some of them include Krystal Cantu, Jared Bullock and Michael Smith. They inspire Jordan to learn how to get stronger. If you want to be inspired, check out the I Am Adaptive community. (And of course, Nubability Athletics. Their camp inspired Jordan to try CrossFit in the first place!)

This fall, I noticed some of those adaptive athletes using a really cool looking one-handed jump rope. I asked around about it and it turns out one of Born Just Right’s readers is friends with some leaders in the world of CrossFit. They put me in touch with the Operations Manager at Rx Smart Gear. Right now, the company is selling the “Mono Rope” by emailing my contact. But later this month, you should be able to start seeing the jump rope on their website. I told the operations manager about Jordan’s favorite color and her height so they could put together a rope that matched her height.

The rope is very cool. But I’ve heard Jared Bullock has used rope and a 1″ PVC pipe to accomplish a similar jump rope experience.

What’s cool about all of these options is watching a one-handed athlete of all ages figure out how to jump rope on his or her own. When I encouraged Jordan to bring her rope to CrossFit class last week, she was very hesitant to try it. But then it clicked… she got to jump her rope seven times in a row. She put the rope down and ran over to hug me.

“Thank you, Mommy.”

Oh, my heart.

If you’re reading this before Rx Smart Gear releases the Mono Rope on its website, leave a message in the comments with your email and I’ll send you his information. The rope is an investment. But that big hug made it all worthwhile.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

sally January 4, 2016 at 4:16 pm

you go girl!!

Karen January 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Love to have the jump rope contact.

Jen Lee Reeves January 4, 2016 at 11:03 pm

I’m sending you an email!

Jen Lee Reeves January 4, 2016 at 11:40 pm

Karen – Could you check the email you used in your comment? It didn’t work when I tried to email you.

dara January 28, 2016 at 7:02 pm

Way to go Jordan! So glad the Jump Rope is as awesome as you are !

Laura Erlich February 3, 2016 at 10:40 am


Is there a link to buy one of these? My son, Sebastian is very excited by this!

Jen Lee Reeves February 3, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Laura – I’ll email you the contact I worked with at RX Smart Gear.

Liz March 1, 2016 at 6:31 pm

Would love the jump rope contact as well!

Jen Lee Reeves March 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Hi, Liz! I sent you an email. I hope you’re able to get one of the monoropes!

Jenna Leary April 13, 2016 at 2:27 pm

I would love to learn more about this jump rope. On a mission to get Ariah everything she possibly needs to conquer the jump rope.

jill ball May 4, 2016 at 2:40 am

I hope these ropes are still available! Could I please have the contact info?
thank you 🙂

Meg May 24, 2016 at 7:59 am

I would love to receive information about ordering the monorope! My daughter would love it!

Jen Lee Reeves May 25, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Hi, Meg! I tried to send you an email but it didn’t work! Feel free to add a new comment with a different email.

Dianne Pinto January 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Hi Meg;

I am so excited about sharing this information with Physical Education teachers and students
in my school district.
Please send me information on the monorope!
Jordan is a bright star shining and we all learn from her and her parents.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Jen Lee Reeves January 5, 2017 at 6:35 pm

Hi, Dianne! The rope is now officially for sale online: Jordan has this new version – it’s collapsible so it’s easier to store. She loves it!

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