Q: What’s parkour?
A: Parkour is an art of movement in which you train the body and mind to overcome obstacles.
Q: What should I expect at parkour class?
A: Expect a challenging, fun workout based around the natural movement of the human body. Our classes begin with a thorough warm up. Next, we move on to the introduction and practice of new skills and movements. Finally, we end with a workout, stretch, and discussion of important topics relating to parkour.
Q: What do I need to do for my first class?
A: Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to familiarize yourself with the facility, get changed, and fill out our waiver (minors need a parent to sign).
Q: What do I wear?
A: Anything you feel comfortable moving in! Most people prefer athletic shorts or pants, and a stretchy or loose fitting shirt.
Q: What about shoes?
A: Shoes with minimal tread and sticky rubber are best. You also want to look for a relatively flexible, light shoe. Most people prefer some padding, especially as they’re learning, but avoid shoes that have excessive cushion. You need a good feel of the obstacle underneath you––ideally, you want to be able to curl your toes around the edges of rails and walls. We also recommend zero-drop, minimalist footwear because they promote stronger, healthier feet. If you want to learn more about barefoot/minimalist training, watch this video by Apex founder Ryan Ford.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Bring a water bottle and a post-workout snack if you’d like. We also offer bottles of water and snacks available for purchase.
Q: I’m so sore the day after class, what should I do?
A: Even though we all did parkour as kids, you probably haven’t moved like this for years. Expect to be sore at first; it is a completely normal feeling for someone who is new to parkour! To help the soreness, we suggest you do some light exercise that day. Yes, it might hurt, but it will help quicken the recovery process! Other than that, don’t give up! Your body will adapt to the classes as time goes on.
Q: When do I get to jump rooftops and flip off walls?
A: When you can do 50 muscle ups and squat 500 lbs! But in all honesty, parkour is not about big jumps and flashy flips. We do not promote going on rooftops or taking big drops. However, as you master the fundamentals and develop a strong foundation of fitness, we will progress to harder, bigger, and more exciting skills.
Q: Do you take credit cards?
A: We prefer cash or check but we also accept VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, & Discover.
Q: Is there nearby parking?
A: Yes, there’s lots of free parking in the front of our building.
Q: Is there space for spectators to watch classes and other events?
A: Yes, we have a comfy alcove with couches for your to wait while your kids are taking their parkour classes.