What is parkour?
By definition, Parkour is the act of moving from point “a” to point “b” using the obstacles in your path to increase your efficiency. However, over time it has become so much more. Parkour is based on what every kid is best at – the natural workout of play!
The sport of parkour utilizes obstacle courses that involve physical abilities like running, climbing, and jumping. It is great for kids who don’t tend to gravitate towards team sports, are self conscious about their physical abilities, or just lack interest in leaving their screen time! For kids who are already athletic, parkour can fine tune their abilities and condition them even further since this sport gives kids a full body workout. Parkour not only encourages kids to play while learning the fundamentals, it also helps them think on their feet. Parkour gives kids a positive way to direct their energy, helping them form healthy exercise habits, develop a love of movement, and allows them to showcase their creativity. This class will challenge them both physically and mentally through all the basic skills and techniques found in parkour, engaging kids with fun drills and games in a safe environment. Students will also learn the important aspects of Parkour philosophy such as solving problems, setting goals and overcoming fear and mental blocks.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays at GymCheer
20724 Centre Pointe Pkwy Unit 3
(Just about 1 mile from Learn Beyond the Book)
Ages: 2 age groups
11:30-12:30 – 12+ year olds
12:45-1:45 – 7+ year olds
1:45-2:45 – 7+ year olds
Cost: Regular class fee is for 16 weeks @ $198
(Additional Optional Classes will be held during parts of Christmas break and you can register your child for $12.50 per week in addition to the regular class fee – contact Elmarie at LearnBeyondTheBook@gmail.com if you would like to do these optional classes)
Alex Hutchinson – Coach Alex – has been practicing the art/sport of parkour and free running for over 10 years. Alex is a USAG safety certified coach. Before coming to Learn Beyond the Book, Alex coached gymnastics, and tumbling in addition to parkour and free running at AV Twisters and HYHT Gymnastics. He has a true love of the sport and enjoys helping his students acquire skills and gain confidence. He coaches with a positive attitude, providing a safe environment for students of any skill level to rise to his challenges and improve from wherever they start out.