Punk Rope

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

Punk Rope leads to impressive gains in cardiovascular fitness, agility, coordination, power, and speed, and incinerates roughly 600 calories per hour.

But Punk Rope is about more than just fitness. Our playful approach will make you smile and laugh, which research shows is one of the keys to happiness.

Every class feels like a big celebration because it is! We celebrate all the major holidays and lots of minor ones with themed playlists and drills.

We love music! You’ll hear punk, hip hop, electronica, ska, funk, rock, samba, and more.

Giving back is important to us. We’ve partnered with numerous non-profit organizations on a range of causes including childhood obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and heart disease.

Punk Rope can happen just about anywhere. Classes have been held at 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.