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Prison, jump rope, and a new beginning

I've never been incarcerated, but I did work at the House of Detention for Men at Rikers Island as a Prison Legal Assistant from 1982 to 1983, immediately after graduating from college. It was the most challenging and eye-opening job I've ever held and it significantly altered my views about people behind bars. But this [...]

By | 2018-04-30T22:28:43+00:00 April 30th, 2018|exercise anxiety, inspiration, jump rope class, motivation|0 Comments

Jumping for the Animals

On Sat, Feb 17 we held an animal-themed Punk Rope benefit class at CrossFit Adoration in Bethlehem, PA and raised $511 for Peaceable Kingdom, a no-kill shelter in nearby Whitehall. The inspiration was my parents who were both animal lovers and who met in Bethlehem roughly 70 years ago. The playlist consisted of 14 kick-butt [...]

By | 2018-02-26T00:03:21+00:00 February 26th, 2018|CrossFit, jump rope class, jump rope event, punk rock|0 Comments

Final Class of the Season at Solar One

Punk Rope Games IX a Huge Success More news and pics to come, but here's the quick and dirty recap: 8 teams competed valiantly for the Punk Rope trophy with Muted Mutton (Joe Katz, Claire Francois, Rich Mudge, and Shawnette Proper) claiming the team title. There were some great costumes, some fantastic individual performances, prizes [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:04+00:00 September 24th, 2017|jump rope class, jump rope event, Punk Rope Games|0 Comments

Punk’s Rope 12-year run at the 14th St Y comes to a close

"All Things Must Pass" —George Harrison I'm sad to report that Punk Rope's Monday night run of 12+ years at the 14th St Y has come to an end. While nothing lasts forever, it's still a difficult pill to swallow. But we continue to hold our heads and ropes high and we're going to celebrate [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:04+00:00 July 16th, 2017|jump rope class|0 Comments

Punk Rope Goes Back to School

This past Friday Heather and Tim delivered a 2-hour Punk Rope Challenge workshop to 5 teachers and 4 students at PS 123, an elementary school in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The workshop, which featured an array of rope jumping activities and fitness games, was extremely well-received. If you think Punk Rope would be a good fit for [...]

Punk Rope Gets Comedic

In the planning stages for more than a year, on Wednesday the team behind Eliot Glazer is going to tape a Punk Rope class for Blood, Sweets, and Tears, a new reality show they're pitching to networks. It's basically a demented version of "The Biggest Loser," bringing together food porn and extreme fitness as captured by a comedian [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:51:59+00:00 April 17th, 2017|jump rope class, jump rope event|0 Comments
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