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Punk Rope at Allentown ArtsFest 9/27-9/29

Punk Rope is offering a free jump rope instructor certification and two free jump rope clinics at Allentown ArtsFest in Allentown, PA. These programs are made possible by the generosity of my late parents, Bob and Vicky Haft.​ Details are below.​

JUMP ROPE INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION
Saturday, Sept 28 • noon-6pm
Rain date: Sun, Sept 29 • 9am-3pm
Space is limited. RSVP to tim@punkrope.com is required.
You’ll learn all the skills necessary to teach anyone—from elite athlete to recovering couch potato—how to use rope jumping to improve their overall fitness and athleticism. After successfully completing the certification you’ll be qualified to launch your own jump rope class or program. Each participant will have their form evaluated via video analysis and will receive an instructor’s e-manual along with a custom-sized jump rope and wrist trainer and CECs from ACE (.7), AFAA (8), ISSA (7), and NASM (.8). Cost: Free (regularly $249).

JUMP ROPE CLINICS
Friday, Sept 27 • 5-7pm
Sunday, Sept 29 • noon-2pm
Learn how to use rope jumping to improve your coordination, agility, speed, balance, and more. We’ll cover a variety of steps including double unders, crosses, the alternating foot step, and many more. All ages and ability levels are welcome. RSVP appreciated but not required. Jump ropes provided.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Tim Haft created Punk Rope in 2004 and has been jumping rope since 1976. Tim is certified by ACE, USA Track & Field, TRX, ISCA, USAFIT, Resist-a-Ball, and Precision Nutrition. Shana Brady joined the Punk Rope team in 2005 as director of training. Shana holds a BS in Exercise Science and is certified by ACSM, NASM, ACE, and FMS. Haft and Brady have certified more than 1000 jump rope instructors worldwide and have presented jump rope seminars at more than 125 CrossFit gyms as well as at numerous public schools. Heather Wagner is a lifelong athlete and black belt in karate and is certified by ACE and Punk Rope.

ABOUT ARTSFEST
Allentown ArtsFest takes place at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown, PA on 9/27 (4-11pm), 9/28 (noon-11pm), and 9/29 (11am-8pm). There will be live music, activities for kids, a skate park, comedy shows, breakdancing competitions, artwork on display, and lots of local food, beer, and wine.

QUESTIONS
Contact tim at tim@punkrope.com or 646-263-9128

By | 2019-08-09T12:14:45-04:00 July 24th, 2019|0 Comments

We jump roped the McCarren 5K

We had a great time jumping the McCarren 5K on Saturday, May 4. The theme of the race was Star Wars (May the 4th be with you!) so Tim’s dorky hat actually has the image of a Star Wars storm trooper on it but sadly it’s obscured. And Heather is Princess Leah…not.

Okay we’re slowing down quite a bit—who designed the knee joint anyway?—but until we can’t do it any longer we’ll keep jumping 5Ks. And no matter how slowly we go folks on the sidelines are always so complimentary which bodes well for the continued growth of rope jumping. To learn how to “skip” with your rope check out this video.

By | 2019-05-11T11:08:52-04:00 May 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Punk Rope Honors Stan Lee

Sugar Sugar • Mary Lou Lord with Semisonic
Courageous Cat Theme • New York Dolls
The Simpsons Theme • Green Day
Nobody Loves the Hulk • The Traits
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy • W:Ax
The Tra La La Song • Liz Phair with Material Issue
Linus & Lucy • Vince Guaraldi Trio
Underdog • Butthole Surfers
The Pink Panther • Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Gigantor • The Dickies
Spider Man • The Ramones
Iron Man • Black Sabbath
What Would Brian Boitano Do? Pt. 2 • D.V.D.A.
When You Wish Upon a Star • Johnny Mathis

By | 2018-11-25T23:52:05-04:00 November 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Overcoming adversity to jump rope a 5K

Almost exactly one year ago I had to withdraw from the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K in Philadelphia because of a torn calf muscle. I was extremely disappointed because I had trained hard for the race, was looking forward to it, and the injury seemed to come out of nowhere. I immediately registered for the 2018 race hoping I’d be able to redeem myself. But then the wheels came off the wagon. On November 1, about six weeks after I withdrew from the race, my dad passed away unexpectedly on the heels of my mom passing away unexpectedly. Then a few months after that I started experiencing more lower back pain than usual. An MRI revealed four herniated discs in my lumbar spine. That happy news was followed by an injury to my right knee.

To say I was at a low point would be an understatement of biblical proportions, but I didn’t quit. Through physical therapy, the love and support of my sister and my friends, the powerful effects of Aynsley Kirshenbaum’s #sugarpurge, and the sheer force of will, I was able to jump rope the entire Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K this Saturday with my girlfriend, Heather, and my dear friend and Punk Rope co-conspirator, Shana. The runners and spectators were so gracious and encouraging. We’ve never been cheered on like that before even though we’ve been jumping 5Ks since 2009. I wanted to share this story because I believe we all have the ability to be resilient and bounce back from any misfortune. In the words of the late, great Jim Valvano, “Never ever give up!”

By | 2018-09-17T07:29:51-04:00 September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

2018 Punk Rope Games Results

COSTUME CONTEST
Jumprassic Park 37
Los Frijoles 32
Blues Jumpers 30
Sleepy Heads 27
Fantastic Beasts 26
Flavor Town 24
Make America Grape Again 22
Space Force 20

STRADDLES
Fantastic Beasts 92
Blues Jumpers 87
Make America Grape Again 82
Space Force 76
Sleepy Heads 72
Jumprassic Park 67
Flavor Town 49
Los Frijoles 42

SPOONS
Blues Jumpers 128
Fantastic Beasts 117
Los Frijoles 112
Space Force 108
Jumprassic Park 100
Sleepy Heads 96
Make America Grape Again 76
Flavor Town 27

LONG ROPE MONKEYS IN THE MIDDLE
Jumprassic Park 91
Space Force 85
Fantastic Beasts 71
Los Frijoles 64
Flavor Town 60
Sleepy Heads 38
Blues Jumpers 31
Make America Grape Again 13

ALTERNATING CROSS
Jumprassic Park 77
Los Frijoles 73
Space Force 71
Blues Jumpers 68
Fantastic Beasts 63
Flavor Town 42
Sleepy Heads 21
Make America Grape Again 19

ME FIRST YOU FIRST
Jumprassic Park 125
Fantastic Beasts 105
Los Frijoles 76
Make America Grape Again & Sleepy Heads 61
Flavor Town 50
Space Force 48
Blues Jumpers 47

LONG ROPE CAT & MOUSE
Jumprassic Park 35
Flavor Town 22
Fantastic Beasts & Blues Jumpers 21
Sleepy Heads 20
Space Force & Los Frijoles 19
Make America Grape Again 15

SWING SWING JUMP
Fantastic Beasts 68
Jumprassic Park 52
Make America Grape Again 45
Blues Jumpers 42
Flavor Town 40
Los Frijoles 35
Sleepy Heads 34
Space Force 26

RUBBER CHICKEN TOSS RELAY
Space Force 25 *NEW PR GAMES RECORD
Flavor Town 17
Fantastic Beasts 14
Jumprassic Park 11
Make America Grape Again, Blues Jumpers, & Sleepy Heads 9
Los Frijoles 8

By | 2018-09-12T15:06:26-04:00 September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Bastille Day Playlist

Go Home • Jacqueline Perez
Manu Chao • Les Wampas
Panik • Métal Urbain
Can Can • Circus Band
Caroline • Elmer Food Beat
Faussaire • Tour De France
Euthanasie • Les Olivensteins
Ne M’Appelle Pas Ta Biche • Stereo Total
Une question qui se pose • Evy
Please, Tends L’oreille • Bams
Jusqu’au bout • Les Sheriff
06 60 92 92 • Prototypes
Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi • Jacques Dutronc
La maison où j’ai grandi • Françoise Hardy

By | 2018-07-09T17:38:43-04:00 July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

The Alternating Criss Cross

The alternating criss cross will be one of the events for the 2018 Punk Rope Games. Remember to cross “down” and not “out” and to be patient on your jump.

By | 2018-06-21T10:29:12-04:00 June 21st, 2018|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 songs about animals including Purr Kitty Purr, Jungle Cat, Hound Dog, Barracuda, Hungry Like the Wolf, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and many more.

By | 2018-02-26T00:03:21-04:00 February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Punk Rope Challenge #1

Some of you have been clamoring for a jump rope challenge for months now. We heard you so here it is! In honor of Heather and Shana who just skipped (as in jump roped) the Rock ‘N’ Roll 5K in Philly, this challenge will focus on rope jumping various distances for time. But you also need to be accurate. For every miss you must add a 1-second penalty to your time. To get the most out of this challenge you’ll need to find a 400-meter track. Many high schools, colleges, and city or county parks have tracks that are accessible to the public. The challenge begins tomorrow (Wednesday 10/18) and concludes on Sunday, Nov 5. You can use any rope you like. We encourage you to use the hashtag #punkrope in your social media posts and feel free to post your times on the Punk Rope Nation Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/punkropenation/) . If you haven’t joined the group yet, we invite you to do so. Check out the links below to learn the moves.

1) 400 meter skip (one turn of the rope for each complete skip.

2) 200 meter straddle jump

3) 100 meter side slide (time yourself from both sides)

Remember, each miss costs you 1 second.

HOW TO SKIP WHILE JUMPING ROPE

LEARN HOW TO DO THE SIDE STRADDLE

LEARN HOW TO DO THE SIDE SLIDE

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:03-04:00 October 19th, 2017|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 galore, and lots of laughs. We wouldn’t have it any other way! Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the Games. Who’s in?

Join Shana tomorrow (Monday 9/25) at 7pm
for the final Punk Rope class at Solar One
We had a good run at Solar One, but tomorrow’s Oktoberfest-themed class will be the grand finale this season. Join Shana at 7pm at the East River and 22nd Street. Suggested donation is $15. The next Monday Punk Rope class will take place on 10/30 at the 14th St Y followed by a happy hour at Otto’s Shrunken Head (538 E. 14th St). Naturally the theme will be Halloween and it will also be my homecoming as I’m moving back to NYC on 10/28. Yay! We’re looking hard for a new location for a Manhattan class so please drop us a note if you have a suggestion. We’re also looking to restart Moshfit at Otto’s.

Punk Rope is good enough on its own, but toss in Heather’s homemade pretzels and a killer Oktoberfest playlist and you just can’t beat it. I consider myself a pretzel expert and although I’m slightly biased, Heather’s pretzels—made the old-fashioned way—are second to none. And rumor has it there will be a happy hour at the Diamond Bar after class. Punk Rope Greenpoint takes place every Wed night at 7:30pm at the Greenpoint Y (99 Meserole Ave). First 3 class free for new students. Always free for members of the Greenpoint Y.

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:04-04:00 September 24th, 2017|0 Comments
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