Punk Rope & Beastanetics
By Tim Haft
New York, NY
“If you can't fly, run; if you can't run, walk; if you can't walk, crawl. But by all means, keep on moving.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tim Haft is the creator of Punk Rope (, the most popular rope-jumping inspired fitness class in the world, and Beastanetics (, a high-intensity interval-training program. Tim has been offering group and individual fitness coaching since 1998.

Tim has led hundreds of rope jumping workshops across the United States for thousands of athletes, coaches, and educators. In 2006 he created the Punk Rope instructor workshop and recently created a Punk Rope distance learning program as well. Punk Rope instructors are currently active in 10 states and 3 countries. In 2012, Tim created the Doubles or Nothing seminar, which he and his partner, Shana, deliver to CrossFit gyms throughout the Northeast.

Tim is certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise and holds additional certifications as a USA Track & Field Level 1 coach and a Stability Ball Instructor.

Tim’s fitness philosophy centers on functional movement, play, and community. Here it is in a nutshell: find an activity which you truly enjoy and which challenges your body to move as nature intended; and find a friend or group of friends to keep you company on your fitness journey.
Tim has been a college wrestling fan since the age of 8. Although he never formally wrestled in high school or college, at the age of 50 he joined the Twin Towers Wrestling Club in New York City and managed a few takedowns against some pretty stiff competition.


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  • Jayne13 Richards at 9:09 pm on 9.12.14
    I'm so excited about Tim & Punk Rope .... if you haven't tried it, you are seriously missing out ... it's a fun cross-training fitness program that doesn't feel like 'going to the gym' .... fun ... it's fun ... we should all have more fun when getting fit!! Yay Tim!!! ;)
  • Katie Crosswhite at 11:53 pm on 3.31.14
    I've never sweated and smiled so much! Go Tim!
  • Kirsten Mahoney at 8:15 pm on 3.31.14
    i would never have been interested in fitness at all were it not for Tim and Punk Rope. Best instructor, best program! So much fun!
  • Kirsten Mahoney at 8:12 pm on 3.31.14
  • Alice Schneider at 6:27 pm on 3.31.14
    Tim is the ONE!



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