To help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan we’re holding fundraisers at our 12/2 and 12/4 classes and happy hours in New York City. If you can’t attend please consider donating to either NAFCON or the Huairou Commission, two organizations that our students have worked with directly. In addition, through 12/8 we’ll donate 100% of the profits from the sale of our Punk Rope T-shirts. Click here to order a Punk Rope shirt.Leave a comment
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)
Shana Brady, Tim Haft, Rich Mudge, Jeremy Rafal, Howard Wu, and Tatsuya Yamada broke out the ropes on a deserted street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Watch the video below to see what happened.
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Jeff Wood (aka Heavy Watt), Joe (Fat) Katz, Alanna Rios (aka Chubb Rock), and Heather Wagner (aka Krutch Groove) put on quite the show in capturing the Punk Rope Cup at the 4th Annual Punk Rope Games at William Sheridan Playground in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. More photos and videos to come soon.
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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
Last Wednesday, Shana and I, along with our Dixieland jazz band—comprised of Jeff Wood, Heather Wagner, Matt Maley, and Frank Cohen—were honored to represent Punk Rope at the HealthCorps’ Annual Gala. The event was held at the famed Waldorf-Astoria hotel and approximately 700 guests were in attendance including HealthCorps founder, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and honorees, Diane Sawyer and Matthew Modine.
If you’re not familiar with HealthCorps, it’s a wonderful organization, which places recent college graduates in inner city high schools to help students improve their health, nutrition, and fitness habits. Currently HealthCorps is operating in 53 schools in 12 states. Punk Rope has been pleased to be a partner since 2008.
We presented two Punk Rope demonstrations, in formal attire no less, to provide the guests with a sense of how we put a playful and sometimes “fantastical” spin on exercise, which hopefully captures students’ attention and provides them with a good workout and maybe a few good laughs as well.
The demonstrations were set to “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “New Second Line” and featured a “Dixieland jazz band drill,” partner punk-ups, playfighting with foam swords, a rubber chicken relay race, and a Mardi Gras procession. All the activities were performed flawlessly by our volunteers (see photo at left)—Gerlena, Karim, Cosima, and Jennifer—all high school students.
We’ll be partnering again with HealthCorps on Sunday, May 20 at their Highway to Health Festival at South Street Seaport. Stop by between 1 and 2:30pm to compete in a scaled-down version of the Punk Rope Games. You might just win a prize!
Our hope is that next year we’ll have an opportunity to share our philosophy and methodology with the entire HealthCorps staff nationwide.Leave a comment
Beastanetics is the best and quickest way to get in shape while enjoying the support and encouragement of a tight-knit community of fellow Beasts. And, now you can try it for free for one week. If it doesn’t kill you, we’re pretty sure you’ll be hooked.
McCarren Park soccer field in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Monday 3/26 | 8am-8:55am & 9:30am-10:25am
Tuesday 3/27 | 8am-8:55am & 9:30am-10:25am
Wednesday 3/28 | 8am-8:55am & 9:30am-10:25am
Thursday 3/29 | 8am-8:55am & 9:30am-10:25am
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