UpLift Jump Rope, founded in 2018, consists of recreational, performance, and competitive jump rope classes and teams in Kaysville, Utah. Owner and head coach, Rachel Field, is a long-time fan of jump rope. She started UpLift to provide opportunities for her own kids and younger siblings to join the sport and to spread the love of jump rope. She wants people to see that jump rope is so much more than just a playground sport.
The name UpLift was carefully chosen to serve as a constant reminder of the culture and community that we strive to foster in our program. UpLift is a place where everyone is welcome, encouraged, supported, and celebrated.
Founder and Head Coach, Rachel Field, was born and raised in Kaysville. Her mom taught her how to jump rope at a young age, and it became a favorite pastime. Nearly every recess of sixth grade found her playing double dutch games on the playground. Rachel created this program as a way to honor her younger self.
A passionate teacher, Rachel studied education at Utah State University. She now applies those skills to teaching jump rope to students of all ages.
Rachel loves crafts, camping, music, nature, board games, and spending time with her husband and four kids.
Provo coach Ashley Whitlock grew up in Montana where she was a member of the Lewistown Hoppers Jump Rope Team. Even as a teenager she enjoyed teaching jump rope classes and assisting in preparing the team for competitions. She competed with the Hoppers every year until she moved to Utah for college.
After a year of studying at Utah Valley University, Ashley spent 18 months serving a mission in the Netherlands. When she returned, she attended BYU and married her husband, Cody.
Ashley enjoys creating art, writing, going on adventures, and - of course - jumping rope! She has always wanted to coach jump rope and is excited for the chance to fulfill that dream as the head instructor of the UpLift Provo classes.