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Grading Day


This class is taught by:

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.

Doug Hoffman

Job Title
Pro Trainer/Front Desk Rep
 
Specialty
Creativity/Flow
 
Why I Started Parkour:
I was introduced to Parkour by some friends, and immediately fell in love with it. I had always been interested in this kind of movement, and my friends helped me see how easy it was to start learning.
 
Why I Love Parkour:
I love Parkour because it allows me to let out my creative side. I am not very creative in any other way, but I love to explore different movements. I also enjoy Parkour because I can pass on my experience to my students. Parkour has given me so much happiness, and I love being able to share that with others.

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.
Do you think you're ready to level up? Time to sign up for Grading Day!

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri May 12 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jim Sinclair
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Fri May 12 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Doug Hoffman
    at BPK - Lethbridge
  • Fri May 12 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South
  • Fri Jun 09 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Rob Leszczynski
    at BPK - Calgary North
  • Fri Jun 09 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Doug Hoffman
    at BPK - Lethbridge
  • Fri Jun 09 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Brodie Shaw
    at BPK - Calgary South