Why Run When You Can Skip?




We all know that we should be exercising regularly and even when we have the best intentions sometimes we burn ourselves out before we see any results. It doesn’t always have to be this way, exercising can be fun. That’s why Empower Fitness is my go to site for workout equipment that not only works but makes working out fun and effective. They even pose questions like, Why Run When You Can Skip?Β 

Why Run When You Can Skip?

When I was a little kid one of my favorite toys was a Skip It. Do you remember those? Mine was pink and it had a counter on it so you knew exactly how many times you were able to jump/skip over the little ball connected to your ankle. I loved this toy up until the moment I left it hanging on the radiator in my bedroom, hey I was like 6 years old, and it melted, of course!

Why Run When You Can Skip?


I was really upset, it was my favorite toy at the time and when you are a kid losing your toy is the like the worst thing ever! Needless to say this was quite the traumatic experience for me because I still remember it over 20 years later.

Naturally when I had a daughter I bought her all of the toys I didn’t have when I was a kid and the toys that I loved most. Β She actually has 2 skip its just in case something happens to one of them, well it was actually because one was a gift and it lights up so we just had to keep it.

I love exercising and being active with my daughter so while she plays her skip-it, I get to play with mine too!



The SKIPFIT cardio skipper from Empower Fitness is a great way to laugh, sweat, and have fun! The best part is that you can skip the gym and still get a major calorie burn from your living room or backyard. Burn up to 330 calories when used for just 5 minutes, 5 times per day.

Did you know that exercising for just FIVE minutes at a time throughout the day can give you the same benefits as one longer workout? Visit 5minMOVE.empowerfitness.com for ideas to fit your workout in, FIVE minutes at a time.

One lucky reader is going to win their very own Empower SKIPFIT cardio skipper, by entering the giveaway below.

Why Run When You Can Skip?


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  1. This seems like a really fun way to mix up my usual ways of working out!

  2. This reminds me of my childhood.. This would be great to have, I seriously need to get fit for my health..

  3. I remember this as a kid to, I loved it!

  4. kelly+mcgrew says:

    this seems like a fun way to get in some extra cardio! its an adult skip – it – i love it! haha

  5. I never heard about this Empower SKIPFIT cardio skipper but I would love to win it πŸ™‚
    Thank You for the chance

  6. this sounds helpful

  7. The Skipfit Cardio Skipper looks like a great way to get in shape.

  8. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I would love to add this to my workouts! Looks like fun! πŸ™‚

  9. Claire D. says:

    Looks like this would be a great addition to any workout, no matter where you work out!

  10. I remember this from when i was a kid! It was so much fun and i like that now grownups have an excuse to use it too!

  11. kathy dalton says:

    I believe I typed my twitter handle wrong it should be @lilmonkey1959

  12. kathy+dalton says:

    I would love o use his for my workout

  13. awesome πŸ˜€

  14. Chris+Byrd says:

    I would love to win this maybe it can tone me up I do a lot of running but it doesn’t seem like it’s Toning me up maybe this can help

  15. Jennifer Nixon says:

    This looks like so much fun! And it could totally keep you from being a couch potato. Slap it on and watch t.v.

  16. I’ve never heard of this but it sounds like a fun way to get some cardio in

  17. Melissa+Mazzur says:

    This looks like so much fun! Back to childhood when we all loved exercise!

  18. Oh, the memories! I’d love to exercise like a kid again.

    • It seems for me, when I find myself playing like a kid again, I get a great workout in and had fun doing it! In my opinion this is the best way to burn those calories!

  19. amy tolley says:

    thanks for this great chance this would be a great win…love to try this out

  20. OMG!!! I had a skip-it when I was little…It was permanently attached to my ankle!! I loved, Loved, LOVED it!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed to win!!!

  21. This looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for the chance

  22. Jesselyn+A/Jesstinger says:


    On the rafflecopter I accidently put the link to my PIN about this giveaway/post where I should of put MY URL to show that I Follow you on Pinterest. On that entry I meant to to paste my url:

    Jesselyn Andersyn

    I hope you won’t disqualify me for this boo boo. I did Pin this post/entry and I do Follow you.


  23. Leah+Shumack says:

    This is like skip bo for adults! Might take me a little bit to get used to it again but I rocked it as a kid LOL

  24. Jennifer+Shelton says:

    This would be a blast to use!!! It reminds me of a skip it!

  25. Looks like a lot of fun!

  26. I want to see a video on how to make the Skipfit work. The loop that goes around the ankle/foot area is so large that it is impossible to keep on. It needs to have some adjustable loop, which is what I thought it would have when I purchased it. I’m very disappointed with it and will probably be returning it soon, unless there is a secret in keeping it attached to your ankle. Please advise!

    • Hi Katie! I am sorry to hear you are having problems with your SkipFit. I didn’t have any issues keeping it on. Sounds like you may have got a faulty one, I would suggest contacting the company about an exchange. I wish you better luck with your next one!

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