Punk Rope

Created in 2004, Punk Rope is a mash-up of rope jumping and recess for all ages and fitness levels. No rope jumping skill is necessary. We’ll teach you what you need to know in less than 5 minutes.

Punk Rope improves cardio, agility, coordination, strength, power, speed, and rhythm, and burns mega calories.

Our playful approach will make you smile, which research shows is one of the keys to happiness.

To make the world a better place we’ve partnered with the New York City Department of Education, WIC, The Afterschool Corporation, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, Healthcorps, Dove, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, myFace, City Harvest, the Food Bank, Let’s Move, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and numerous other “do-good” organizations.

Punk Rope can happen just about anywhere. Classes have been held at gyms, community centers, bowling alleys, bars, breweries, parks, art galleries, churches, playgrounds, and even the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any new activity can be challenging at first, but rope jumping is no harder than riding a bike. With a little practice, you’ll develop the necessary skill and timing and in the process you’ll increase your stamina.
The class consists of 14 intervals, which typically range from 90 seconds to 5 minutes. Expect to do three conditioning drills of which one might be a game, five rope-jumping intervals (about 15 minutes total), two relay races, and some core training and stretching.
On the fitness side, Punk Rope improves cardiovascular conditioning, coordination, power, strength, speed, agility, balance, rhythm, and timing. It can also help increase bone density and metabolism. But Punk Rope can also help to reduce stress and raise your happiness quotient.
We prefer a flexible, flat-soled sneaker, however footwear selection is extremely subjective so wear what works best for you.
Assuming you have no orthopedic limitations you should be just fine. Of course your instructor will be happy to offer certain modifications to make Punk Rope as safe and enjoyable for you as possible. That said, Punk Rope is a high-intensity, high-impact class and therefore is not suitable for everybody. If in doubt, reach out to tim@timhaft.com.
If you have an injury, it’s always best to check with your physician before beginning any new physical activity, especially a vigorous one like Punk Rope.
Please click here to visit our list of Punk Rope classes and instructors.
No, ropes are supplied. But if you’re in the market for a rope, ours are fast, durable, adjustable, and a great value. You can snag one here.