Regardless of all the different parkour philosophies and backgrounds, I’d like to think that some things are just a given when it comes to parkour people. Surely, there ought to be achievements we strive for that unite us together. Of course it is not how baggy your pants are nor what types of shoes you […]
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Why do I practice parkour at age 52? by Maggie Namkoong Spaloss I do it because I love the community and it’s this community that has shaped my life into what it is today. To me, the practice of parkour and involvement in the community are inseparable. If you practice parkour, you get drawn into a […]
There are many things in life that we know we should do but somehow we don’t always get around to or aren’t consistent with – eating more green veggies, moving more regularly, getting stronger, creating an environment that supports a positive mindset through our habits and daily routines etc. However, these basics that we can intellectualise […]
I am in the 4th decade of my life and it’s a great place to be. Not because “40 is the new 30, and soon 50 will be the new 40” or any other click bait headlines that appeal to our existing ageist notions of what it means to be young or old, but because I […]
Laurent Piemontesi, one of the Yamakasi founders is infamous for his crazy and long physical conditioning sessions. It’s not unheard of for Laurent to run for several hours, then begin his other physical preparations of quadrupdeal (crawling) variations, handstands, then leg raises in the realm of 1001 repetitions on each side, forwards and backwards. When […]
The original interview can be found on womensfitness.net HERE. photo credit Andy Day Julie Angel is a British filmmaker, artist, academic and writer. After finding Parkour, Julie became interested in the idea of movement and free-running, making it the focus of her PhD and setting up the movement group See&Do. Lets know her story more closely […]
My name is Kiara and I’m a 34 year old woman living in a small coastal city in South Africa. I’ve been doing Parkour for about 2 years now and I’m addicted. I love that it has given me back my mobility, and the way that it shows me I can move even better. I […]
For some, winning an Olympic gold medal will probably be the highlight of their sporting career. Come to think of it, just the simple fact of competing in the summer games – minus a podium finish – can make any athlete beam with pride and joy. But two-time British Olympic Cycling champion, Victoria Pendleton, is […]
I’ve never seen the need for parkour brands. You want something cool on your t-shirt? Get a sharpie and draw it on there. And then get back to training. One of the attractions of parkour for me has always been that we don’t need kit; we don’t need to spend money. Right off the bat, […]
My name is Diana Popa. I’m 24 years old, I’m from Constanta, Romania and I have been practicing Parkour for 10 years. How did I start training Parkour? First of all, I have to say that I was into sports ever since I was little. Every single day I was outside jumping, climbing, running or […]