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Punk Rope

Turning it up to 11 since 2004

Punk Rope is fun, fast, and loud. Through a mix of rope jumping and creative conditioning drills, you’ll burn roughly 600 calories per class while improving cardio, agility, coordination, balance, rhythm, timing, strength, power, and speed. No rope jumping skill is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome.

But Punk Rope is about more than just health and fitness. It’s about listening to great, original music that will fuel your feet and lift your spirit. It’s about community, inclusiveness, and friendship. It’s about play and humor. And it’s about social justice, accessibility, and making the world a better place.

Punk Rope can happen just about anywhere. Classes have been held at bowling alleys, bars, parks, art galleries, churches, shuffleboard clubs, 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.
To start a class, you’ll need to attend a live Punk Rope Certification workshop or complete the Punk Rope Distance Certification. If this is something you’d like to do, but don’t have the funds, please reach out to us and we’ll do our best to help.
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.

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