Punk Rope, Inc. was founded in 2004 in New York City by personal trainer and running coach, Tim Haft. At the time, Tim was recovering from knee surgery and was on a quest to find a fun, new fitness activity as playing basketball, football, and soccer were no longer viable options. Tim began checking out fitness classes at gyms throughout the city and after months of exploring, he realized that the vibe, the movements, and the music at said classes left him craving an alternative. So he decided to create his own fitness class and the rest is…still a work in progress.
The mission of Punk Rope Inc. is to offer fun classes, workshops, and events that promote fitness and health while building community and celebrating the power of music to inspire, enlighten, and heal.
In addition to Punk Rope (the fitness class), Punk Rope Inc. has brought you Jump Rope 360, Beastanetics, MoshFit, Stretch Happy, and the Punk Rope Games.
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 teamed up with numerous non-profit organizations including:
American Heart Association
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Houston Food Bank
International Rescue CommitteemyFace
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls
We reject the notion that fitness classes must take place in a gym. In the DIY spirit, we believe they can happen just about anywhere. We’ve offered classes, workshops, and events 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