Double Dutch jump roping is a fun activity that requires skill. The activity is mainly played for recreation and for competitions. Industry has neglected to see the vast number of benefits in this activity, such as enhanced cardiovascular system, improved coordination and agility, and it is generally a very entertaining activity. The main limitation in the sport is that much of the skill comes from being able to turn the ropes. This invention is directed to a jump rope device that employs DC motors to rotate two ropes and a dual closed loop control system to synchronize the turning movements of the two ropes. An infrared beam is used to monitor the use of the machine by a user. Each motor housing is mounted on a tripod support which can be collapsed for ease of transportation and storage. A floor mat with sensors may be employed for various exercises.