Sweat with a smile
Created in 2004 by Tim Haft, Punk Rope mashes up rope jumping with a variety of creative drills and games so you’ll never get bored.
Fueled by an ever-changing mix of raise-the-roof tunes, Punk Rope improves cardiovascular conditioning, agility, coordination, balance, rhythm, timing, strength, power, and speed. The average student burns roughly 600 calories per class.
Punk Rope is for everyone! Our students range in age from 8 to 80. Some are dipping their toes into the exercise waters for the first time while others are well-conditioned athletes. It makes no difference. Everybody has fun and gets a great workout.
If you haven’t jumped rope since 1st grade, don’t worry, we’ll teach you the basics in no time. And if you’re already a skilled jumper, we’ll take you to new heights.
But Punk Rope is about more than just fitness. Our playful approach to exercise will make you smile and laugh, which research shows is one of the keys to happiness. Before you know it you’ll be high fiving your fellow hoppers and making new friends.
Giving back is one of our core values. We’ve partnered with scores of non-profit and governmental organizations over the years on a range of causes including fighting childhood obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and heart disease. Punk Rope was a co-creator of City Harvest’s “Well-Seasoned” exercise program for seniors, The After-School Corporation’s “Building Healthy Communities” fitness program, and the Food Bank’s “Shake Program” (Staying Healthy as Kids Exercise).
Punk Rope can happen nearly 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.