Punk Rope

August 26, 2007 at 8:16 pm (funny things, music, neat things) ()

Supposedly a new trend, punk rope involves jump roping to punk music for 50 minutes at a time. “Classes” are offered just a few blocks from my dorm. I’m seriously considering taking some.

Fitness and punk first came together in 2001, when two Bostonians, Hilken Mancini and Maura Jasper, founded a fitness business, Punk Rock Aerobics. They were looking to blend their passions for punk music, pogoing and fitness and later published a book, “Punk Rock Aerobics: 75 Killer Moves, 50 Punk Classics, and 25 Reasons to Get Off Your Ass and Exercise.”

Haft, the punk rope master, began listening to punk in 1977 and hasn’t stopped since. The fast pace of the music, he says, is ideal for high-impact workouts because “people are so distracted that they don’t realize they’re working so hard.” He also wanted to appeal to people who enjoyed punk, an audience that had traditionally been left out of the gym mix.

Rock on.



  1. Ari said,

    Oh yeah, yeah, punk rope.
    I do that.
    All the time.

  2. Tim said,

    Come try it! You’ll sweat, you’ll laugh, you’ll rehydrate with beer. I’ll take you as my guest.

    Rock on,

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