Tim Haft

New York, NY 10009-1712

Tim Haft is certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise (since 1998), as a track coach by USA Track & Field, and as a stability ball instructor by Resist-A-Ball. He also holds a BA in history from the University of Virginia and an MA in sociology from New York University.

In fall 2004 Tim created Punk Rope™, a group exercise class, which mashes up recess and boot camp. Punk Rope is offered in 13 states and is the most popular rope-jumping inspired fitness class in the U.S. Tim is also the creator of Beast-a-netics™, a Tabata-inspired workout, which emphasizes high intensity body weight training.

Tim’s approach to fitness is simple. Find an activity you enjoy and stick with it. Play often. Take care of your body. You only get one. And remember that age is only a number.

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About Me


  • BA, History, University of Virginia
  • Master's Degree, Sociology, New York University

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
RAB - Resist-A-Ball Instructor
Pending Verification
USA Track & Field - Level 1 Coach
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Front Line Health

AED Certified

American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Front Line Health

Liability Insurance

  • FitPak

Additional Information


$75.00 / hr, rates vary according to where the session is held

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 3-time marathon finisher
  • Jump roped a 5K
  • Trained more than 1000 fitness professionals how to jump rope
  • Coached hundreds of runners to the finish line of their first race
  • Recognized by the New York City Department of Education for contributions to fitness programming
  • Former coach of Arthritis Foundation marathon team
  • 2-time Relay for Life leader
  • Trained more than 1,000 CrossFitters how to perform double unders

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