Right now battle ropes are a hot implement in the fitness industry. They're a great tool for kicking people's butts, they're fun, and there are different ways to individualize them.
Check out Coach Mike's tips on how to make these "really fun."
Ropes can be intimidating but...
The cool thing about the ropes is, no one can do them without smiling when they're done. They can also be individualized for the user. There are different lengths and weights to help tailor this tool to who's using it. To make them more intense, follow the recommendations above, adding lower body stepping patterns or challenging balance.