LisaRaye, Michelle Obama And 8 Other Women Who Are Double Dutch Champs

June 12, 2018  |  
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If you can Double Dutch jump, you have my respect.

Growing up, I was always a turner, because despite my best efforts, I could never seem to jump in at the right time. I would get slapped in the head, time after time, as I attempted to do something that seemed to come so naturally to my classmates. And just as a rope turner never forgets how to, well, turn the rope when asked, a true jumper can get a tad rusty, but never loses the ability to jump in, jump out and put on a show.

LisaRaye McCoy, 51, reminded me of this when she shared a video of herself and a friend going to town while doing Double Dutch in Puerto Vallarta for a friend’s birthday weekend. Barefoot and in swimsuits, the women took themselves back to fourth grade on the playground:

Now respected as a competitive sport, and even a great form of fitness, Double Dutch has come a long way (even if today’s kids don’t do it since they spend more time using electronics than playing outside). Still, it will always be known as the fun, childhood game we all loved — even if some of us were on the outsides of it. Check out a few other famous women, like LisaRaye, who’ve still got when it comes to Double Dutch jump.

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