Parkour (“Park-oar”, or maybe “par-core” but never “park hour” and if you try and put “hardcore” in front of it, we’ll punch you) is a training methodology which focuses on movement in both natural and urban environments. The focus is to move over, under, around, and through obstacles elegantly, and with efficiency.
So maybe you’ve heard of parkour before, and even seen some pictures or videos labeled as parkour, but what exactly is parkour?
This video might help you understand!
It’s not strictly defined by any particular workout or conditioning regimen. It’s more about finding the way to keep improving and eventually reach your greatest physical potential. And that’s what makes it so great! Your only opponent here is yourself. Your competition is you!
So it does have its philosophical side, but here at Urban Evolution, we’ve come up a variety of ways to challenge you and hone your skills in a safe and fun environment. The Introduction to Parkour class that we offer covers the basic movements that have been established as essential to parkour training. This includes some useful body-weight conditioning exercises such as the QM, jumping and landing with precision, developing safe rolling habits, and numerous techniques for vaulting over obstacles. And once you’re familiar with the basics, it’s time to run a mini obstacle course and put your new skills to the test.
Urban Evolution offers many other classes as well. After completion of the Intro to Parkour, you’d join our White Band Parkour classes and our “Eat Your Veggies” classes (be sure to choose the location closest to you). We bring discipline and conditioning together with creative obstacle courses to challenge your mental and physical abilities. Generally, our high teacher-to-student ratio allows us to address questions and work through challenges on an individual basis. Whether a previous injury is still acting up, you’d like some extra instruction on a particular technique, or you simply “just don’t bend that way,” we’ll do all we can to get you into the mindset of a true traceur.
To get started, sign up for one of our 2-Hour Intro to Parkour sessions.
If you have questions…have you checked out our Frequently Asked Questions page?