Hilken Mancini and Melanie Bernier

Punk Rock Aerobics is a 60-minute exercise class combining original punk dance moves with aerobic exercise. Infused with the humor, attitude, and aesthetics that are integral to punk identity, PRA classes are held in rock clubs using DIY props (bricks for weights, recycled insulation for mats, etc). PRA shuns obnoxious gym music and limiting beauty standards.

Punk Rock Aerobics was founded in 2000 by Hilken Mancini and Maura Jasper. Bernier joined PRA in 2013. Since then, Hilken and Mel have brought the workout to music venues, lawns, and concrete seaside platforms in Boston and Croatia. 

GIFs by Peaches Goodrich / Flyers by Hilken Mancini