Parkour 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?
It’s not strictly defined by any particular workout or conditioning regiment. 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’ll be free to check out more advanced training in parkour. 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.
Freerunning is a sister discipline to parkour, with a goal of complete freedom of movement. Freerunning is a way of expressing yourself through your environment through adding “flair” to your movements. Freerunning borrows heavily from gymnastics, martial arts, and parkour to form a hybrid discipline where the free-runner combines the movements to perform acrobatic moves, stylized moves, and visually pleasing stunts, all with his own twist.
The focus of the Freerunning /Street Stunts class at Urban Evolution is on learning the foundations of basic acrobatics, all while slowly conquering the fears and unleashing ones own potential for movement. With plenty of soft crash mats, spotters, and specific instruction, you will not only learn tricks that will make your friends stare in awe when you bust them out, but also develop explosive strength and body awareness that translates into areas of your training.
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