I’ve been doing a bit of skipping lately – of the exercise variety, rather than as a way of getting from A to B – and really enjoy skipping to music. I have found, however, that most songs are too fast or too slow to skip in time to, and when I want to do 250 skips at a time, it’s hard to keep count if it’s not in time to the music.
The BEST song with the most suitable skipping-tempo that I have found is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy“. It’s perfect! Not too fast, not too slow, AND it’s easy to count the number of skips I do in groups of 8.
So can anyone find a song with the same tempo as this?
Oh my gosh that’s SO COOL!!!!!
Unrelated, but speaking of Don’t worry be happy, Bobby McFerrin is a legend!
Check out this clip, I’m sure hubby will love it if he hasn’t seen it yet.
I knew I could count on you Kel! I’ll take a look and see if I can get my hands on some!
Love it! So it turns out this song is about 135-140 bpm (beats per minute)…. sooooo me thinking if you can get hold of a list of toons at a similar bpm you might be onto a winner!
I found a few online but they all seem to be lists you have to buy… there’s bound to be a freebie somewhere though!
I think I bought mine from AMart Allsports or KMart (or equivalent) and I certainly wouldn’t have paid over $10 for it. I’ve had it for a few years though, so maybe skipping is trendy again (like in the 90s) so “jump” on board! Ha!
SNAP! I’ve been thinking about skipping a lot lately too…Will loves it when i jump along with him in the Jolly Jumper (think baby bungee jump). Where do you think is the best (read: cheapest) place to buy a rope from?