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Ages 6-10 Level 1-2


This class is taught by:

Davis Johnson

Job Title
Junior Trainer/Front Desk Rep
 
Specialty
Flips with twists
 
Why I Started Parkour
I started Parkour because I wanted to challenge myself mentally as well as physically, and to get in better shape. After I tried my first class, I was the most sore that I had ever been, but I was also hooked.
 
Why I Love Parkour
There's no single reason why I love Parkour. I love it because there is a very powerful feeling of accomplishment that you get from overcoming a fear or landing a trick for the first time. I love Parkour because the people that make up the community are some of the nicest, most accepting and most encouraging folks out there. I love Parkour because it encourages me to be healthier and to improve what my body is capable of. I love Parkour because I've met some of my best friends through our mutual love of this sport.

Jim Sinclair

Job Title
Program Director/Pro Trainer
 
Specialty
Delving deep into the minds of my students and combating their innermost demons and fears... Also, dad jokes.
 
Why I Started Parkour
I grew up in a jungle. I was found and raised by a friendly panther and his hetero life partner bear. We quickly learned that with my delicate fur-less body, I would need some way to combat the many adventures that were sure to come my way. I learned the ways of the animals and grew to become the most fearsome protector of the jungle.
 
Why I Love Parkour
I found it very difficult to express my love for parkour... so I wrote a poem:
Oh Parkour, shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day?
Love is not love, if Summer’s lease has all too short a date.
Not marble, nor the gilded monuments of princes,
Make a famine where abundance lies.
O, learn to read what silent love hath writ:
To hear with eyes belongs to love's fine wit.

Rair Hilton

Job Title
Pro Trainer
 
Specialty
Corkscrews and advanced movements
 
Why I Started Parkour
I grew up playing video games and watching old kung-fu movies. I always admired how the characters would fearlessly jump from thing to thing and run up walls to get where they needed. One day I decided I was going to be like my heroes, so I started practicing movements. Before I knew it I could do everything they could!
 
Why I Love Parkour
While Parkour started as just emulating the people I look up to, it is now something I can no longer describe. I'd love to be able to put it into words, but honestly I feel all words fall short. Parkour is my life, passion, challenge, growth, and fun. Parkour is everything to me.

Colin Anderson

Job Title
Junior Trainer/Front Desk Rep
 
Specialty
I'm not sure I have one, as I'm more of a jack of all trades.
 
Why I Started Parkour
I used to play soccer, and I wanted to be able to celebrate victories by doing a front flip.
 
Why I Love Parkour
I've always been an athlete and loved to move, but there's a feeling of freedom in Parkour that I never got anywhere else. Also the community is by far the nicest I've ever met.

Ben Graham

Job Title
Pro Trainer/Front Desk Rep
 
Specialty
Private training, finding progressions that work specifically with whomever I'm training
 
Why I Started Parkour
I started Parkour because I used to have no hobbies other than video games, and I decided to try something new. So I found a local Parkour gym, and ever since then I've been hooked.
 
Why I Love Parkour
I love Parkour because it's so much more than just a sport. It's a part of how I move in my daily life. It’s a passion, it's a lifestyle, it's a form of self expression, and it's all subjective to whoever is training. There are no boundaries for Parkour, as your imagination is the core of the sport, and that's what I love about it.

Hayden Turnbull

Job Title
Junior Trainer/Front Desk Rep
 
Specialty
Conquering Fear & Basic Flips
 
Why I Started Parkour
I've always been an active kid and into sports, but I always felt a certain aspect of motivation was missing. My mother asked me if I knew what Parkour was, because one of her friend's sons did Parkour. I took an intro class and immediately fell in love with the sport.
 
Why I Love Parkour
I love Parkour because they is no limit to what you can do. If you want something, like a backflip, you train for it, and you go get it, simple as that. Parkour is something I am pulled to do, not pushed. I have trouble falling asleep because of all the movements I think of, and I wake up early eager to train. You challenge fear head on when doing Parkour, and when you finally get that challenge you've been working towards, there is no feeling quite like it.

Brodie Shaw

Job Title
Pro Trainer
 
Specialty
Side Flip
 
Why I Started Parkour
It looked cool. Really cool.
 
Why I Love Parkour
It's brought me some of my best friends, and there’s always a new challenge.

Rob Leszczynski

Job Title
Pro Trainer
 
Specialty
Generalist, Power Jumping
 
Why I Started Parkour
Having played conventional sports such as basketball for most of my life, I wanted to explore physical activity in a different way. I was drawn to the raw athleticism and “be strong to be useful” philosophy displayed by the practitioners of the time.
 
Why I Love Parkour
Through Parkour, I gained an appreciation for movement from a different perspective, one that focuses on freedom, self-directed challenge, environmental awareness, and functional fitness. As I practiced Parkour, I got to know an amazing community of people who I continue to train with today. As an instructor, I have seen the benefits of Parkour in the physical literacy and confidence of younger practitioners and this has inspired me to pursue a degree in Kinesiology and teaching.
The perfect starting point for students between 6 and 10 years old.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jul 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Davis Johnson
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Sun Jul 23 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jim Sinclair
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Tue Jul 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Rair Hilton
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Wed Jul 26 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Colin Anderson
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Thu Jul 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rair Hilton
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Thu Jul 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ben Graham
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Sat Jul 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jim Sinclair
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Sat Jul 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Hayden Turnbull
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Sun Jul 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ben Graham
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Sun Jul 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jim Sinclair
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Tue Aug 01 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Jim Sinclair
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Wed Aug 02 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Thu Aug 03 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jim Sinclair
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Thu Aug 03 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Sat Aug 05 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Rob Leszczynski
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Sat Aug 05 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South