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Vote for Tim! Local Fitness Celebrity!

Punk Rope's Tim Haft

Earlier this year – you voted for local fitness celebrity Tim Haft – in the internet’s fitness trainer popularity contest called Fit or Flop.

And because of all those votes – Tim is in it to win it!

He updated us on where he stands in the contest:

After 8 rounds of competitions there were 16 competitors left. I was one of them. Then the judges “voted off” another 6. So now we’re down to 10 and I’m still alive…I think that what I (and Punk Rope) represent – good health, fitness, play, and most important of all, community – are traits worth getting behind.

There are only 9 days left, so go ahead and vote for Tim Haft so he can get into the internet fitness star online hall of fame!

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Will Punk Rope’s Tim Haft – Fit or Flop? Vote!

Punk Rope's Tim Haft

You may know Tim Haft from Punk Rope at the Greenpoint YMCA or early morning butt kickings at Beastanetics in McGolrick Park. Now Greenpoint’s favorite fitness guru is a competitor on a web based reality show call Fit or Flop. Will he be “American’s Next Fitness Star”? You decide!

With just one week to go in the voting you can help Tim get to the next
round. (You can actually vote for him once every 24 hours thru 3/31.) Continue reading

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To Tone or Not to Tone? Ask a Trainer!

Dear Trainers,

I am about 10 kg far from my ideal weight (21 years old, 158 cm tall,
63 kg). my body is not toned and I have a lot of cellulite. My
question is: Should I reach my ideal weight before I start toning
exercises or if I started toning exercises now they will make my body
look toned and better? Continue reading

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Pull-Ups, Ass Burn & Hero Running with Tim Haft from Beastanetics

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Tim Doing Modified Pull-Ups Like a Beast!

Tim Haft, owner/trainer of Beastanetics and Punk Rope gave me a personal training consultation at McCarren Park and now I have some new pull-up techniques, serious ass burn (in a good way) and a new attitude toward running!

Before we met, Tim asked me to tell him my fitness goals:

“My fitness goal are:

1. lose 10lb, because I gained 10lb.
2. Not eat like a fat freak, because I do that.
3. Tone up my butt and thighs.

I am happy with everything else!

I run a few times a week, weight train and ride my bike like 15-20 miles per week. And somehow I still managed to gain 10lb!” Continue reading

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Lose A Pants Size, Gain A Friend At Punk Rope

Spring is nearly here!  The birds are chirping, the days are longer, the (supposedly, for those with yards) crocuses are earnestly poking their heads topside.  Finally, after months of darkness and wind chill factors, its time to pack away those Michelin Man coats and bust out the gauzy sundresses and seersucker suits of yore.

But wait!  While the (alleged) crocus bulbs have been gently napping under the frozen ground, your metabolism has been as well, swaddled in Netflix Instant and sixers from the bodega.  Last August’s loose summer clothes now feel like all those sausage casings from the Crif Dog habit you picked up over the winter.  As you suddenly regret that ordering that pizza, you know it’s time to hit the gym again.

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