There has been much debate over whether skipping is actually a worthwhile form of exercise. It is a well known fact that many top boxers include skipping in their fitness regimes as it mimics the effort needed in a real fight.
Take a look at THIS guy showing us all how impressive skipping can be. Undoubtedly he has spend many hours practicing his technique so he can perform these moves with total ease.
Anyone who believes skipping is merely a waste of time should take note of this, as it is evident that skipping can improve co-ordination, speed and reaction.
Take a look at a previous post about cardiovascular workouts to see what sort of skipping regime should be performed to improve your fitness and bring you closer to achieving your personal goals.