THE ESSENTIAL JUMP ROPE GEAR

Beyond the tool itself, pick up the right shoes, apparel, and accessories.

Used for decades by fitness pros, jump ropes are a convenient way to get in some heart rate-revving conditioning work. Lately, they’ve garnered a larger fanbase and are getting more of a spotlight in gyms around the country. Case in point: Equinox’s new The Cut: Jump Rope class. Here, seven items to help you keep up your momentum in the group fitness studio or during your own high-intensity cardio session