I'm Karly Kent, Jump Rope Coach, And This Is How I Workout

Start off by telling us about yourself and your journey!
I started Jumping Rope on a team when I was 6 years old. Never would of dreamed it would play such a huge role in my life today. I’m a mom of two boys and two dogs. I’ve always been very active and into fitness but after having kids I sort of lost myself as all my time and energy went to them. After my second, I realized I needed to make myself a priority again and take time for myself to get back into fitness and working out. I joined a gym and starting Jumping Rope again. The results and feedback I was getting were incredible. I wanted to find a way to share that with others. So I became a Certified Fitness Coach and started teaching Jump Rope Classes to kids in Elementary School and Jump Rope HIIT classes online. Being able to combine 3 of favorites things; kids, fitness and jumping rope is a dream come true!

How did you get into fitness?
It started with Jumping Rope and Gymnastics when I was little. Then in my high school and college years, I really got into fitness. When you start to see and feel the results it truly becomes a lifestyle. One of the main reasons I love fitness so much is the people I am surrounded by. They motivate me daily to become the best version of myself. #fitfam

What's your fitness specialty?
Making workouts fun with Jumping Rope. I love teaching people how to incorporate Jumping Rope into their fitness goals.

What's your preferred style of encouragement?
Positivity. If you ever meet me, you’ll feel that energy.

What would you recommend to someone that is new to the city, or working out, in terms of meeting and connecting with others?
Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals is a must. Join a gym, online groups or find a local meet up with people who have the same desire and inspirations as you do.

How do you track fitness goals?
I love my apple watch to track my activity and heart rate. It holds me accountable and helps me push myself to be better than the last.

What metrics do you track for your goals?
I honestly don’t track metrics unless I’m training for something. Everyday I workout I push myself to be better than the last. I know this from how I feel in the moment and after the workout. The real results come from how I look and feel. That’s how I truly know what’s working or what’s needs to be improved. 

How are your favorite workouts structured? By sets and reps? Or Sets and Duration?
I love circuits. You switch every couple of minutes and are constantly doing new exercises. Keeps it fun and fresh.

What is your favorite food?
Peanut butter. I’ll have that on anything!

What is your word for 2019?
Gratitude.

Who are your fitness icons/mentors/heroes/inspiration?
I love Gabrielle Bernstein, Amber Dodzweit Riposta, Janine Delaney, And Preston Smiles. Each of them are so different, but all incredibly inspiring humans. 

What’s your go-to song or artist at the gym?
It depends on my mood, but I’m always down for some 90’s/ early 2000’s hip hop. That will get me sweating!

What are three interesting facts about you?
1. I gave birth to my second son on the street.
2. I can ride a unicycle. 
3. I became vegan after getting pet pigs.

What is your greatest achievement and how has it shaped you?
Having an all natural water birth with my first son. That shifted everything in my life and gave me the confidence and desire that I can achieve anything I put my mind to.

If you could master one skill you do not have, what would it be?
How to start a successful non-profit…currently working on that skill. ;-)

What is the best way to check out your work and provide support?
Youtube: Jump Rope Mom Has new workouts and tips every Tuesday and Thursday.
Instagram: Jumprope_mom I post daily for inspiration.


PERSONAL WORKOUT

15 Min Jump Rope HIIT Workout (To Burn Fat And Build Muscle)
2 min Jump Rope
30 sec Plank Jacks
30 sec Crossovers

45 sec Rest

2 min Jump Rope
30 sec Mountain Climbers
30 sec Straight Leg Bicycles

45 sec Rest

2 min Jump Rope
30 sec Bridge
30 sec Glute Kick Backs

45 sec Rest

2 min Jump Rope
30 sec Plank Shoulder Taps
30 sec Triceps Dips