Try this jump rope workout with Amanda Kloots

- Dancer Arms: Stand in the middle of your jump rope and hold each handle in your hand, keeping the rope very taut.  Squeeze your elbows into your waist and extend out then round arms reach forward and come back out to the side. This move tones arms, biceps, triceps and deltoids.

Rope Jump Overs: Put your rope on the floor and stand to one side of the rope.  Keeping both feet together jump over the rope going from side to side. Singles first then doubles.  

Rope Planks: Keeping your rope on the floor plank over your jump rope.  Take your right knee into the rope and stretch switch sides. This is an all over toner and especially targets the obliques.

This Wellness Wednesday, we have a workout you can "hop to" at home! Personal trainer Amanda Kloots joined us on Good Day LA with her rope toning method: 

Standing Abs: The rope is folded over and held above your head.  As you reach over to the right the right elbow bends into your waist. Tones abs and waistline, added benefit is your triceps!

Leg Pulls with the rope: Stand in a nice long lunge position right foot forward and left foot back.  The rope is folded over and held over your head.  As you pull your left knee into your waist your arms pull on the rope and come down to meet your knee.  This total body move tones legs — quad and hamstrings as well as glutes shoulders and abs.

Amanda is in Los Angeles teaching pop up classes Thursday night in Santa Monica and Friday morning in Encino. You can also download 20-minute jump rope videos online. Check out more here.

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