Tim Haft is the creator of Punk Rope (www.punkrope.com), the most popular rope-jumping inspired fitness class in the world, and Beastanetics (www.beastanetics.com), a high-intensity interval-training program. Tim has been offering group and individual fitness coaching since 1998.
“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 has led hundreds of rope jumping workshops across the United States for thousands of athletes, coaches, and educators. Since 2005 he has trained more than 1,000 Punk Rope instructors. In 2012, Tim created the Doubles or Nothing seminar, which he and his partner, Shana, deliver to CrossFit gyms throughout the Northeast.
Tim is a strong proponent of play and a big believer in the power of community and the importance of giving back. He has organized more than 200 free community-based events ranging from fundraisers to classes to clinics to crawls to the annual Punk Rope Games. Tim has worked closely with a variety of non-profit and governmental organizations in an effort to bring fun fitness to children and adults in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.
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. "Find an activity you enjoy, which challenges your body to move as nature intended; find a friend or group of friends to keep you company on your fitness journey. And never give up!"
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.