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Ages 6-10 level 3-6


This class is taught by:

Mike Theriault

Job Title
Pro Trainer/Front Desk Rep
 
Specialty
Fear challenges and precision based training
 
Why I Started Parkour
I began my Parkour adventure with my friends and fellow instructors, immaturely climbing walls and vaulting fences. It wasn't until we found a little gym specializing in the practice that we would start to take it seriously. I wasn’t sold in the beginning, as I would have much rather been sitting in my room playing video games, but after training more and more it easily became something very special to me. To date, Parkour has brought me together with so many amazing people who just want to play, have fun, and discover the world around them through movement.
 
Why I Love Parkour
I love Parkour because it’s very personal. Not everyone is going to be the greatest, but you can figure out what you’re good at and roll with it. Parkour brings play and adventure back into your life after years of being told to grow up. It teaches you how your body moves and lets you get creative regardless of your skill level. It makes you think about life differently. No longer are you looking for ways around a blockade, or trying to find a constructed path to where you’re going. You start craving your own path and begin overcoming your own physical/mental challenges, which has given me more self confidence than anything other sport I’ve tried (soccer, baseball, basketball,etc) . Above all else, Parkour introduced me to the amazing communities here in Calgary and around the world. From the traceurs of Vancouver to Paris, the people who train Parkour are some of the best people 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.

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.

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.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Apr 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Theriault
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Sun Apr 30 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ben Graham
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Tue May 02 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rair Hilton
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Wed May 03 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Sat May 06 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Theriault
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Sun May 07 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ben Graham
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Tue May 09 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rair Hilton
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Wed May 10 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Sat May 13 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Theriault
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Sun May 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ben Graham
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Tue May 16 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rair Hilton
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Wed May 17 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Sat May 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Theriault
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Sun May 21 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ben Graham
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Tue May 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rob Leszczynski
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Wed May 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Sat May 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Mike Theriault
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Sun May 28 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ben Graham
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Tue May 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rair Hilton
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Wed May 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South