Everyone deserves the opportunity to be healthy, happy, and successful; to discover new talents, to learn new skills, to be great at something. jumpLA was founded on this basic idea.
Jump rope is truly for everyone, and is one of the most accessible activities in the world - all that's needed is a rope. Jump rope is inexpensive, can be done indoors or outdoors, and is perfect for those on the go.
The health benefits of jump rope cannot be overstated. Jumping rope improves cardiovascular health, bone strength, and muscle tone, and burns up to 800 calories per hour.
As a sport, jump rope builds focus, determination, and confidence. Athletes learn how to work towards their goals, and how to handle success and failure. Freestyle routines foster creative expression and reinforce the value of teamwork.
jumpLA was founded by Mike Fry. Mike has been jumping rope for 23 years, and has traveled to 16 countries on five continents to share his love of the sport. He is a three-time National champion, a four-time World champion, and has performed for the NBA, NFL, Puma, Ford, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
"We were so pleased with your work with our students this past year...the previous experience was fantastic! The kids have been very enthusiastic. Students from both older grades have been practicing double dutch a lot."
-Teacher, Maple Village Waldorf School
"Thanks again for coming to our school. The kids loved it. My daughter is still jump roping everyday. We would love to have you come again."
-PTO President, Round Valley Elementary School
"I just wanted to say thanks so much for such a wonderful show last Thursday! It was a huge success! We are really excited to get you here Monday to really get us going! Thanks again for your support and your help!"
-Parent, Coolidge Elementary School