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Punk Rope was born in October 2004. The year prior was a tough one for personal trainer and running coach Tim Haft. He was 43 and was recovering from knee surgery and trying to manage four herniated discs in his lumbar spine. He could no longer play his favorite sports. He could no longer run marathons or any long distance for that matter. But he could still jump rope! There was one little problem. Jumping rope alone wasn’t much fun. So Tim spent a full year crafting a group fitness program combining jump rope with fun and creative conditioning drills, relay races, and schoolyard games. Next he set about creating themed playlists featuring some of the most kick-butt songs ever written. And life was good again.

The mission of Punk Rope Inc. is to offer fun, affordable, and inclusive classes, workshops, and events that promote fitness and health while building community and celebrating the power of music to inspire, enlighten, and heal.

At Punk Rope we believe that rope jumping should be accessible to everyone so we offer a line of very high quality jump ropes that are within just about any budget.

We not only want to make the world a healthier place, we also want to make it a better place. To achieve that goal, we’ve performed charitable work for numerous non-profit organizations including:

American Heart Association
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
City Harvest
DOVE
Houston Food Bank
Huairou Commission
International Rescue CommitteemyFace
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

In the DIY spirit, we believe fitness classes can happen just about anywhere, not just in a gym. We’ve offered classes at:
Asbury Lanes | Asbury Park, NJ
Royal Palms Shuffleboard | Brooklyn, NY
Mammal Gallery | Atlanta, GA
Otto’s Shrunken Head | New York, NY
NOLA Brewing Co | New Orleans, LA)
The Rotunda | Philadelphia, PA
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | Cleveland, OH
• Park Church Co-op | Brooklyn, NY
• Dreamland Roller Rink | Coney Island, NY