From a skipper named Sabrina in Provo, UT….
I caught the Donny & Marie segment on skipping. It was so inspiring to see Kim Corbin’s pure love of skipping shine through. Her energy was infectious. So I just had to try it myself. I loved to skip as a child & have played around a little as an adult with it. But never considered it as an exercise routine. I have a treadmill collecting dust & I am not a runner.
After the show I went outside & tried it. All I could do is smile & laugh. It was a great feeling. I felt my child within soar. Of course you have friends & family tell you you’ll look foolish or people will laugh. But that is the best part, you are going against the normal way of thinking & doing what makes you feel good. It is quite liberating.
I have not yet included it as a regular exercise yet. But I will be. I have plenty of my friends kids that want to join in the fun, too but my adult friends don’t know what they are missing. Maybe I can infect them too.
This 38 year old is celebrating my child within. What a great way to kick off a day then skipping down the street with a huge grin on your face. No one can bring ya down. I am proud to say yes I Skip & I love it!!!!
Here’s what Time Magazine‘s short feature about skipping in April 2000 had to say…
DON QUIXOTE OF THE WEEK: Can there be any physical activity not yet annexed by the gym and footwear folk and marketed as the latest fitness craze? At least one–skipping down the street. Since founding iskip a year ago in San Francisco, Kim Corbin has uncovered a hidden swath of skippers, mostly adult. So far, 14 cities have clubs run by head skippers, and group skips are coordinated through a website, iskip.com. Upcoming events include a tax-day skip in Seattle on April 15 and a skip in New York City’s Central Park in May. Corbin hopes to skip across the country to (where else?) Mamou, LA.