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Age 16+, Level 1-3


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.

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.

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.

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.
The perfect starting point for students age 16+.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Davis Johnson
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Wed Aug 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Hayden Turnbull
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Thu Aug 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Rob Leszczynski
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Sun Aug 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Hayden Turnbull
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Tue Aug 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Ben Graham
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Wed Aug 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Rair Hilton
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Thu Aug 31 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South