My Life as a Hot Dog - The Story of a World Jump Rope Champion.

"My Life as a Hot Dog"

How A Growth Mindset propelled this athlete from ordinary to extraordinary

Rene Bibaud failed to make her elementary school’s Hot Dogs jump rope team as a 10-year old.
Today, decades later, René has: won five world championships; toured the world as a coach and featured performer for the renowned Cirque du Soleil; appeared on television, in feature films, and on thousands of stages; provided color commentary for ESPN; and, created her own business with a mission of youth motivation and fitness.

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Through a captivating blend of performance, story and audience participation,
Rene delivers an invaluable program for students and educators.

The powerful 45-minute program combines dazzling performances with fun interactive audience participation.
While the entertainment grabs the kids’ attention, René masterfully anchors essential messages about GROWTH MINDSET:  best effort, avoiding comparisons,  goal setting and of course, fitness.

Students are enthralled and motivated. Faculty and staff are equally moved and leave with a persuasive tool for the classroom. As one teacher said in 2009, “For the remainder of the school year, every time I needed to give a child a boost, I just said, ‘Remember René.’”

During this Action-Oriented Fitness Based School Program, students are captivated by Solo Performances, Excited to participate, and Inspired by meaningful messages.

Rene combines her skills as a professional rope jumper, educator, entertainer and role-model while demonstrating dazzling moves that students can learn to incorporate into a lifetime of fitness, while the content translates easily into any anti bully program, red ribbon week activities or character education like R.U.L.E.R and Growth Mindset programs.  Please ask Rene for any special requests to tailor a program just for you.

“We have many different assemblies come to Russell throughout each school year, but I have never heard so many compliments before… from the students, our staff, and the administrators.” —Krissa Baylor, Milpitas, CA


“This past year, I visited more than 100 schools and worked with well over 100,000 children and educators. What a privilege to call this my job!
“I’ve tried to create a program that delivers great value as a stand-alone service about character development and fitness. Yet it’s a wonderful compliment when schools ask me to work with them to achieve specific goals, such as school-year kick-offs to emphasize best effort, working with anti-bullying and Red Ribbon Drug Prevention programs, helping to instill a sense of community or team within schools, and mid-year or school ending special events.

“Truly, it’s my mission and my obligation to deliver the highest quality program to each school with which I work.

“I hope to have the opportunity to visit your school.”

Rene Bibaud

School Shows

“My Life as a Hot Dog” Jump Rope Assembly – A 45-minute motivational school show.

Rene combines her skills as a professional rope jumper, educator, entertainer, athlete and role model for a dynamic and inspirational program. Rene has the unique ability to engage very large audiences, and kids of all ages. Schools continue to comment on Rene’s style of connecting with kids. The fee is $695.00 for one program and $995.00 for two shows at the same school. For Grade K-12 An all day inservice is $1500. Travel costs may apply. 

In Service

ALL DAY In-Service Program

Rope jumping and fitness instruction for all students at your school.
Rene will spend ALL DAY at your school. She’ll begin the morning with her popular “My Life as a Hot Dog” jump rope assembly. The rest of the day Rene will teach her jump rope and fitness workshops to your students. Rene has been teaching her skills for over 25 years and implements a “success oriented” curriculum while re-emphasizing the character education points made during the show. The fee for an ALL DAY workshop is $1500.00.

Evening Programs/Family Night

Evening Shows/Family Night For Fitness, Fun and Family.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting workout, demonstration and unique sharing of some of Rene’s exciting experiences traveling the world with the Circus. Family members will have the chance to participate and learn more about the benefits of this incredible lifetime fitness activity and experience the positive impact of Rene’s jump rope program. It is guaranteed to be a worthwhile and enjoyable experience for everyone. The fee for an evening performance is $400.00 when combined with a daytime jump rope assembly program or $695 as a stand alone program.

“Frankly, I was a little worried whether the program would be considered a deserving expenditure of precious funds. All fears were dashed…the reviews were rave! René Bibaud is an incredible school speaker and certainly made me look good. What an awesome school assembly.” -Gail Frederick, Grosse Pointe, MI


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