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The 1 Piece of Exercise Equipment Everybody Should Own

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What is the one piece of exercise equipment everybody should own?

It’s lightweight, inexpensive, easy to store, and you can take it along when traveling to get a killer workout.

What is it? A jump rope!

That said, sometimes it’s not as easy to pick up the jump rope as it was when you were a kid. But don’t worry, it’s like riding a bike — it will come back to you. To help you get going, here are some tips and tricks.

How to Jump Rope


  • Keep your hands loose.
  • Keep a slight bend in your knees.
  • Pinch your shoulder blades together.


  • Try to eliminate the little hop or bounce in between jumps (do single consecutive jumps).
  • Don’t give up. Be patient and do what you can. Find the number of reps you can do consecutively and practice increasing reps gradually until you can do 100 in a row.
  • When you have worked up to 100 reps, build to doing 5 rounds of 100 with a rest in-between each round.

When to do this:

  • As a stand-alone exercise in your living room before work.
  • On your lunch break
  • In your hotel room when traveling.
  • While your child is napping.

Now get jumping!

Maryann Berry
At the age of 27, Maryann Berry suffered from chronic hip pain that left her in a wheelchair, even after consulting with over twenty healthcare professionals and undergoing invasive hip surgery. Today, Maryann is fully recovered and has been wheelchair free for years.

Maryann, who is currently certified as a Posture Alignment Specialist, created Realign as a way to empower others to take responsibility for their own health the same way she did. Maryann works with people one-on-one both digitally and in-person at her studio in San Diego, California.

To learn more about Maryann's programs, visit Realign Therapy. Maryann is also the founder of The Posture Workout a revolutionary online form of Posture Alignment Therapy that makes this method easily accessible for everyone.