Congrats to Stephanie Ward? and Jeremy Rafal? on inspiring hundreds of students at Evander Childs High School in the Bronx (my mom’s alma mater) to fall in love with rope jumping. They taught more than 10 classes over the past two days and did an outstanding job. So proud of them! Will share pics as soon as they become available. Perhaps more schools will now be interested in learning the “Punk Rope” way.Leave a comment
Thanks to my amazing Punk Rope performing crew and loyal fans, I was fortunate to be selected as the Fan Favorite on Episode III of Fit or Flop. Click here to check out my contestant page as well as watch both my solo and group auditions. Next up, the Fit or Flop crew will be shooting additional footage of me and I expect I’ll get to compete again in about 5 months or around September. I will most definitely keep you posted and thanks again for all your support.Leave a comment
We’re thrilled that Gothamist, the blog that covers all things New York, chose us for their list of best workouts in New York City that you’re not likely to find at your gym. Hopefully the secret is out and more gyms will consider adding Punk Rope to their group exercise schedule. Click here to read the article in Gothamist.Leave a comment
Back by popular demand!! It’s the Lose to Win Fit Challenge brought to you by Kate Buenaflor and Mike Camarra.
There are only 3 requirements to participate:
1 – Pay the $40 entry fee.
2 – Participate in the first weigh-in
3 – Participate in the final weigh-in
- This is a 60 day competition.
- The first weigh-in will be on Saturday, January 11 from 1pm-3pm. The final weigh-in is Saturday, March 8 from 1pm-3pm. If you want to participate, but cannot make the first/last weigh-in, an earlier date can be arranged.
- There are 3 categories: Male BF % loss, Female BF % loss, and overall WEIGHT loss. Each category will have a cash prize. The more people who compete, the bigger the prize.
- You win the BF% loss contest by losing the greatest percent of your body fat. For example, if you are starting at 20% BF and drop to 10% BF, you have lost 50 percent of your BF and score 50 (that’s really good).
- Body Fat % will be measured with a special scale.
- Weigh-ins will take at Betz Method at 8 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
- Betz Method is offering a free class to all non-member competitors. Beginner classes are at 8pm on Wednesdays and 10am on Saturdays.
- Click here to RSVP to the event on Facebook
Beastanetics Games 11/3/12:
Final Team and Individual Results
Roguey Fogies: 18
Readiness Squad: 9
Chilly Cold Fresh: 8
Tim Kafalas: 8′ 1″
Tomer Grassiany: 7′ 8″
Rich Mudge: 7′ 7″
Scott Jackson: 7′ 1″
Joe Katz: 6′ 8″
Jeff Wood: 6′ 8″
Sahy Lalime: 6′ 5″
Sarah Grass: 6′ 5″
Heather Wagner: 6′ 0″
Shawnette Proper: 6′ 0″
Chelsea Deklotz: 5′ 3″
Rita Wozniak: 3′ 9″
Roguey Fogies: 8.94
Chilly Cold Fresh: 10.18
Readiness Squad: 10.35
RUBBER CHICKEN SHUTTLE
Roguey Fogies: 133.78
Readiness Squad: 1:35.05
Chilly Cold Fresh: 1:47.29
Sahy Lalime: 30
Sarah Grass: 30
Joe Katz: 29
Tomer Grassiany: 29
Heather Wagner: 29
Tim Kafalas: 25
Jeff Wood: 25
Chelsea Deklotz: 24
Shawnette Proper: 23
Rich Mudge: 22
Scott Jackson: 22
Rita Wozniak: 14
3 x 400 METER RELAY
(Sarah 1:18.51, Sahy 1:13.88, Tomer 1:07.43)
Readiness Squad: 4:07.49
(Scott 1:18.69, Chelsea 1:32.75, Joe 1:16.05)
Roguey Fogies: 4:11.37
(Heather 1:32.38, Jeff 1:19:58, Tim 1:19.41)
Chilly Cold Fresh: 4:46.30
(Shawnette 1:36.24, Rita 1:47.81, Rich 1:22.23)
Posted in Fitness, New York Events Tagged Dr. Oz, HealthCorps, Highway to Health, obesity epidemic, Punk Rope, youth fitness
We’ve made appearances at countless health fairs and festivals over the years, but you never really know what’s going to happen until the event actually starts. Fortunately, yesterday’s Highway to Health Festival, which was produced by HealthCorps, was one of the best we’ve ever attended.
Thanks to Joe, Liz, Howard, and Shana, the Punk Rope booth was hopping all day. Since the event took place at South Street Seaport, we had the pleasure of teaching rope jumping to a large number of tourists, as well as locals. The broad jump mat (see photo below) was a big hit with kids of all ages including those over 50. People love immediate feedback and it doesn’t get more immediate than looking down to see how far you jumped. One of the highlights of the day was turning the long rope for our friend, Adam, the founder of Just One Wheel. What made it especially cool was that Adam was jumping over the rope while on a unicycle!
The Punk Rope demo on the main stage featured rousing renditions of Olé by the Bouncing Souls and Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones. And the day concluded with a raucous competition under the tent. Events included crossing, double unders, spoons, long rope, “pull it together” (3-person squat), standing broad jump, and push-ups. Four lucky folks received pairs of Ropix rope jumping shoes and we also gave away some jump ropes, T-shirts, and DVDs.Leave a comment