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Newcastle Parkour

Moving from one spot to another as efficiently as possible

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Stay fit, increase coordination and gain confidence with this unique sport
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BY SOPHIE KEPREOTES

So it turns out that when you see people in movies running up walls and jumping off buildings it is actually a thing and everyone can give it a go.

 
It is called Parkour and the idea is to get from one spot to another as fast and efficiently as possible. Having done a beginners class with Newcastle Parkour at the Movement Collective space in Wickham, I can honestly say I found it super challenging!!

Originally developed in France in the 1990s, Parkour allows an individual to develop a set of skills like running, jumping, rolling and vaulting that can be used in real life emergency situations.

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Our trainer, Jason, explains, “A lot of it is a mental thing, just being a bit scared”. For me, this was definitely the case, and I had to keep reminding myself that it was mind over matter. Pushing myself to jump from one block to the other and doing a roll on the ground was a lot harder than it looked.

Parkour

Parkour

Parkour

Jason admits that the biggest difference between the kids and adult classes is “the kids are less scared”, kids a used to running and rolling around everyday.

Parkour

Parkour

The beginner’s class is only required to attend once, just so you can get a basic understanding of what Parkour is. From there you can move on to the adult basic classes.

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Location:
Cnr Tooke and Darby St
Cooks Hill 2300
Contact:

info@newcastleparkour.com
Website:
newcastleparkour.com
Price:
$10- $20
Hours:
Every Friday
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