New Year’s is the time to make Health and Fitness resolutions. However, many people fail to stick with their goals over the long run. Best Buy is here to help. To keep people motivated to keep their New Year’s resolutions, Best Buy is encouraging everyone to try jump rope fitness. 

Skipping or jumping rope is a simple, affordable way to get in shape and lose weight. Plus, you don’t need fancy equipment or a monthly subscription to get started. All you need is a jump rope and a comfortable pair of shoes.

The #BestBuySkips challenge

There’s no better way to start a New Year’s resolution than a viral social media challenge. BestBuy is encouraging everyone to try the #BestBuySkips challenge that runs from Jan 3rd to Jan 20th, 2023. It’s a fun, inspiring way to kick-start your 2023 wellness routine.

To get started, use your smartphone to film yourself in portrait mode. See how many times you can skip in 30 seconds. If you trip up, don’t worry just keep going. Once you’re done, post your video on social media, tag @BestBuyCanada and use the hashtag #BestBuySkips. For every post, we’ll donate a dollar to BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Club) up to a max of $30,000 to support their Flex Your Head program, which promotes positive mental health and wellness for teens. Here’s a sample post:

I’m starting 2023 off with the #BestBuySkips challenge. I did ___ skips in 30 seconds. Who’s next?. Also if you use the #BGCCanada hashtag, @BestBuyCanada will donate a dollar for every post to @BGCCAN.  

Try the Yu-mn Smart Jump Rope

Skipping is like riding a bike—once you’ve learned how to jump rope, you can’t forget it. Many people skipped rope when they were young. Others may have never tried skipping. No matter your skill level, learning to jump rope is an effective way to get fit. 10 minutes of jump rope burns the same amount of calories as a 30-minute jog. Plus you can do it virtually anywhere.   

Like most things, jump ropes got smart. The #BestBuySkips challenge is a great time to try the Yu-mn Smart Jump Rope at your nearest Best Buy store.  It connects to your smartphone to track your workout stats and progress. In the app, you can unlock awards and even challenge others. It also features a display to showcase the number of jumps and calories burned on the handle. It offers various modes such as Free Jump and Countdown Jump to intensify your training sessions. You can learn more about this jump rope reading my review and watching my video review and demonstration on the Best Buy Blog.  

The Yu-mn Smart Jump Rope was created by Harriet Obinyan. She’s the first participant of Best Buy Canada’s Mentorship & Accelerator Program (MAP) that connects Black and Indigenous tech entrepreneurs with Best Buy expertise. With mentorship opportunities and business support, Harriet was able to bring the Yu-mn Smart Jump Rope to market. It’s now available online and in-store at Best Buy.  

Finding the right fitness equipment

Jump rope is one of many fitness equipment products available at Best Buy. Whether you’re looking for Strength Training, Massagers, or Yoga and Pilates—you have many options to choose from. This Fitness equipment buying guide is a great place to start your search. Remember with the right products, any room can become a home gym. Be sure to try a Wearable Tech device to track your progress over time. It’s a great tool to keep you committed to your health and wellness routine.

Take on the #BestBuySkips challenge

Now’s the time to get serious about Health & Fitness. No more excuses—take on this challenge to make yourself accountable in 2023. Once you’ve completed it, post it on social media to share your progress with others. See how you stack against other participants and try to beat your personal record throughout the year. Plus, it’s a fun way to socialize and connect with the online jump rope community. So grab a jump rope or come into a Best Buy store and take on the #BestBuySkips challenge to kick start 2023.  

Andy Baryer
Andy Baryer aka “Handy Andy” is a technology journalist, gadget reviewer, and DIY/how-to content creator. Known as the handyman of tech, Andy enjoys fixing poor wireless networks, building smart homes, and cooking with the latest kitchen gadgets. He’s a competitive whistler, a budding woodworker, and loves gardening in his home-built smart garden.