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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions our customers ask us. However if you can't find the answer to your question here, don't hesitate to call us on 01202 840590 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1. What size skipping rope should I use?
Ideally when you stand on the middle of your Fitness Rope and hold a handle in each hand, the handles should reach your armpits. However, because the length of Resist&Skip Fitness Ropes can be shortened and lengthened again, we advise that you choose your preferred STRENGTH rope and then alter the size to fit your height. Take a look at our Rope Size Guide for more advice.

2.  What different strengths are available?
Resist&Skip provide 5 different strength ropes and are very similar to the different strengths you would find if you were using a resistance band. The lightest ropes are for Key Stage 1 & 2 children; The Purple Fitness Rope is suitable for younger teenagers or small adults and has a light resistance; The Orange Ropes have a medium resistance and are suitable for older teenagers and adults; the Green Fitness Rope is a high strength resistance; the Silver Fitness Rope is super strength.

3.  How do I shorten or lengthen my Fitness Rope?
​You can shorten and length the Fitness Ropes (excluding KS1 and KS2 Fitness Ropes)​ by altering the wonder-widget which is underneath the handle. Take a look at our 'Setting the Length' page to see how to do it correctly. Remember not to take the wonder-widget off the end of the rope as you will NOT be able to put it back on the rope again.

4.   How do I use my Fitness Rope?
You can use your Fitness Rope in two different ways. Firstly as a skipping rope to improve your cardio fitness. Secondly, as a resistance band to improve your strength. There is no need to switch over to a new piece of equipment as the Resist&Skip Fitness Rope does everything you need. We provide Fitness Plans to help you achieve your fitness goals. Check out our exercise pages or take a look at the Resist and Skip YouTube channel which is updated with new videos regularly.

5.   Can I buy Resist&Skip Fitness Ropes in bulk orders?
Yes. We can offer you a discount for 10 or more Fitness Ropes. We also supply school packs and instructor/adult class packs at discounted rates. Click here to buy.  To discuss your own personal requirements please get in touch here.

6.  Where can I use my Resist&Skip Fitness Rope?
You can use your Fitness Rope where ever you have enough room to skip and do a workout. All of the Fitness Ropes can be used indoors or outdoors, at the gym, in the park, at home, at work or even take it away on holiday with you. They are also waterproof so will not rust.

7.   Do I need to already be fit to use the Resist&Skip Fitness Rope?
No. We offer a range of strengths so that you can progress to stronger ropes as you get fitter. The resistance rope allows you to do as much as you can without injuring yourself. However, we do advise you to read our medical information before using the Resist&Skip Fitness Rope. We also advise that you DO NOT to skip during pregnancy and for 6 months after giving birth.

8.  Where can I learn to skip?  
We can help you learn to skip. If you would like to book your school or club in with a professional skipper that we can help you find the right one who will come along to your venue and teach you all the skipping skills you will need. All of their teaching methods are fun and leave you with the skills to skip forever.

9.   What materials are the Resist&Skip Fitness Ropes made from?
All of the Resist&Skip Fitness Ropes are latex free so will not cause problems to those who suffer with latex allergies. What's more, they are made entirely in the UK and are extremely robust and of high quality.

•    A high quality rubber/polyester resistance shock-cord made to BS3F70/71 standards
•    Shatterproof HDPE handles
•    NPVC foam comfort grips (adult ropes only)
•    Fully adjustable ropes with a gripping ‘wonder-widget’

10.   Can I run my own Resist&Skip Fitness Class?
Yes absolutely. Give us a call or send us an email and we can help you get on your way to running your own Resist&Skip Fitness Class. These are a great addition to your club or gym's current timetable or they can be used in conjunction with current fitness classes.

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