What is Parkour?
Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one’s path by adapting one’s movements to the environment.
Parkour requires… consistent, disciplined training with an emphasis on functional strength, physical conditioning, balance, creativity, fluidity, control, precision, spatial awareness, and looking beyond the traditional use of objects.
Parkour movements typically include… running, jumping, vaulting, climbing, balancing, and quadrupedal movement. Movements from other physical disciplines are often incorporated, but acrobatics or tricking alone do not constitute parkour.
Parkour training focuses on… safety, longevity, personal responsibility, and self-improvement. It discourages reckless behavior, showing off, and dangerous stunts.
Parkour practitioners value… community, humility, positive collaboration, sharing of knowledge, and the importance of play in human life, while demonstrating respect for all people, places, and spaces.Thanks to AmericanParkour.com for that great description!
Gymsport’s amazing Parkour program is a great way to work on your urban tumbling skills without the road rash. Check out our awesome classes!
Ages 6-9 – 60 Minutes
You have advanced from a sidekick to taking your first big steps towards becoming a superhero. Learn to build and control your power and strength as you train to move effortlessly through your environment. Take pride in your training and skills as being a hero isn’t easy… This parkour and tumbling class will cover body awareness, vaulting (kongs, dashes), basic to intermediate tumbling, obstacle use and techniques and wall work (ledge grabs, tic-tacs and wall runs).
Ages 10-12 – 60 Minutes
You have established your right to further your training. The environment around you has now become your personal playground. Building on skills from the past, you will continue to develop your flow and personal style. Your spatial awareness will be tested and fine-tuned. No obstacle will stand in your way. In Titans, athletes will learn spatial and air awareness, intermediate vaults (dive kong, double kong), intermediate tumbling and flips, aerial maneuvers, personal flair and variations of skills. Parkour and tumbling are the focus of this class.
Ages 13+ – 60 Minutes
Bad guys beware! You can run, you can hide, but where you are the vigilantes can fly!
Step forth as a young hero towards the hardest challenges you will encounter. From walls and ledges to vaults and rails, we shall overcome it all. We will build your speed, strength and agility to effortlessly flow through the environment with your new-found style. Aerial maneuvers will be used frequently to master your air and spatial awareness. Join us and take to the skies!
Advanced vaulting, intermediate and advanced tumbling (gainer and gainer variations, B-twists and combination passes), wall and ledge techniques (wall kicks and flips) and fluidity of movement and connectivity will be explored in this killer parkour class.
Gymsport’s Off the Wall Parkour gym is now open!
Designed by Camp Woodward Parkour Director Tara Shipley and Todd Bush of TJ Bush Enterprises, Off the Wall Parkour features a 17-foot warped wall, a decked-in trampoline, and a maze of bars and walls for precisions, flips, and tricks.All athletes who would like to train at Off the Wall during Open Gym must first receive a safety certification from Gymsport. You can register for the safety course here.
Open Gym hours:
Wednesday 8:00-10:00 and Friday 5:00-8:00
Parkour Open Gym costs $10 per hour.