Punk Rope

Punk Rope

5.0 (3)
Best of 2022
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

We have a 5 star rating on Yelp based on our outstanding customer service and high quality instruction. Collectively, we have more than 30 years of experience offering individual and group instruction. Our areas of expertise include rope jumping, strength training, sports conditioning, functional training, and boot camp. Tim holds certifications from ACE, USA Track & Field, Resist-A-Ball, and USA FIT while Shana has a BS in exercise science and certifications from ACSM, NASM, ACE, and FMS. 

We love helping people get fitter and healthier which improves their confidence, elevates their mood, and changes their lives in so many fundamental ways. Fitness is our passion not our job. We live and breathe it each and every day.

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Manhattan, NY 10003
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3 Reviews


  • Joey Terach

    I've trained with Tim to run a marathon and to reduce my body fat by more than 25%. He's thorough and kind and generous with his time--plus I reached all the goals I set working with Tim.

  • Stacie Macias

    Tim trained me in punk rope. He's friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. He practices what he peaches, walks the talk. I love that Tim enjoys training and engaging with others- it shows in his interactions.

  • Laura Johnson

    I took my punk rope certification with Tim. He was fun, engaging and knowledgeable. He has a positive attitude that is infectious! The training was great and I recommend it to anyone.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I want to make sure that I am the right instructor for the student. To determine that, I ask a lot of questions to make sure I have the skills, expertise, and temperament necessary to help the student achieve his or her goals and have fun in the process.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have more than 18 years of professional experience along with certifications from ACE (personal training), USA Track & Field, USA FIT (marathon coaching), and Resist-A-Ball (stability ball training).

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The typical rate for lessons at our home studio is $75 hour. When we travel to clients the cost is usually $100/hour but that depends on travel time. 

How did you get started teaching?

I've been curious and passionate about fitness ever since I was a kid, but the main motivation for me initially was to help my dad train for a marathon. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students of all ages (13 to 87) and fitness levels (sedentary to former college athletes). 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I've been working with one particular student (Joe) for a few years now and while his overall conditioning and rope jumping skill had improved significantly he was having difficulty with a jump rope move called the criss cross. Each week I would patiently go over the mechanics and each week he would run into the same challenges. But last night he got it! I was excited. He was excited. It was a special moment. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for knowledge and experience, but also for a personality type that you find motivating. Can you trust the person? Will you listen to them? Do they inspire you?

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your short-term and long-term fitness goals? Are you interested in looking better, performing better, or both? Which aspect of fitness would you like to improve on: strength, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, or sports performance? When is the ideal time for you to train? How frequently would you like to meet for lessons? Once a week? Twice a week?