The Heartbeats are a jump rope team in Ohio
Medina, Ohio - The Heartbeats are a competitive jump rope team in Northeast Ohio.
"They are probably in better shape than most athletes out there," Heartbeats coach Pam Evans explained."
The team is 25 years old and currently, they are trying to qualify for nationals in Disney World. And they are no strangers to success.
"We were national champions a number of times," Evans said. "Heartbeats have always won the gold when it comes to team show… we have also medaled at world when it comes to our team show."
The athletes told News 5 that the sport gives them much more than a good workout. It's landed them a strong mentality as they navigate their way through life.
"I think I definitely learned to never give up. Have great determination and really focus on skills," varsity jumper Morgan Parker explained.
Varsity jumper Jake Karsons added, "I think the best lessons I have learned is leadership, to not give up on myself and to give my best effort in everything."
"The atmosphere when you come in you can just be yourself."