Parkour



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!

Parkour is the art of movement. Athletes make entire world their playground. We encourage new athletes to take advantage of Gymsport’s incredible Off the Wall Parkour Gym and practice with guidance in a safe environment before they take their skills to the streets!

New for 2017-2018 – Parkour classes will be grouped by skill instead of by age. Call 412-220-1195 for class recommendations or an evaluation.

Parkour athletes should wear comfortable athletic clothing with no buckles or zippers. Clean athletic shoes are required (no velcro shoes, light up shoes, or Crocs are permitted).

Parkour 1
Beginner Level – 60 Minutes
This entry-level class is for any athlete who has no previous experience in parkour or freerunning. Athletes will learn tricking, vaulting, tumbling, and skills in our amazing Off the Wall Parkour gym.
Kevan's Backflip

Parkour 2*
Intermediate Level – 60 Minutes
Athletes who have already learned the basics of parkour may be invited to move to this intermediate level class.

Parkour 3*
Advanced Level – 60 Minutes
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.

Queen Kongs
All Levels – Girls only – 60 Minutes
This girls-only class is for all levels and ages of female athletes who would prefer a separate class.

Parkour Elite*
Advanced Level – Invitation Only – 60 Minutes
Our highly advanced trickers and freerunners can be invited to join this enhanced class. Additional conditioning, training, and tricking will be covered in this class.

F.A.S.T. Class– 60 Minutes
Our Flexibility, Agility, Strength Training class is the ultimate way to cross-train and improve coordination and body awareness for other sports. Football players, soccer players, wrestlers, skiers, and any other athlete will benefit from elements from gymnastics, parkour, and tumbling to improve their athleticism and give them the edge over the competition.

*Athletes must be evaluated/recommended for this class level.

 


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.