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The UK’s first purpose-built Parkour and functional fitness centre to open in London

The UK’s first purpose-built Parkour and functional fitness centre to open in London

Image Courtesy of maelman, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of maelman, flickr.com

The PHA Group client Parkour Generations, the world’s largest professional parkour, or freerunning, organisation, are to open the UK’s first purpose-built indoor parkour and functional fitness facility next month.

The centre will act as the nation’s hub for parkour and functional fitness activity, hosting regular classes, open training, youth academies and a whole lot more.

The facility will be housed in the Chainstore building at Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London. The Chainstore is a Grade II listed building and is connected to London’s only working lighthouse.

Image Courtesy of ecoland4000, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of ecoland4000, flickr.com

With an existing community in the area and excellent transport links to and from Canary Wharf and the rest of the city, the centre will attract existing parkour enthusiasts, as well as those new to the sport.

The 420 square metre facility will offer daily parkour classes which will be delivered by NGB qualified parkour coaches. There will also be regular functional fitness and strength training classes to cater to the growing fitness market. With a dedicated strength and conditioning zone, The Chainstore will also operate a drop-in policy for those wanting to train at any time of day.

Image Courtesy of Prentice Danner, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of Prentice Danner, flickr.com

The facility will also be used as a host space for regular parkour holiday camps for young people as well as a centre for training and certification courses. There will also be a multi-purpose workout space with rare ‘Harlequin’ sprung flooring which will be available to hire by the hour or day.

Dedicated parkour and functional fitness practitioners will be able to sign up as members of the facility for unlimited use or pay on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The academy will open officially on Thursday 20th February.
To find out more visit www.parkourgenerations.com

The UK's first purpose-built Parkour and functional fitness centre to open in London

Image Courtesy of maelman, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of maelman, flickr.com

The PHA Group client Parkour Generations, the world’s largest professional parkour, or freerunning, organisation, are to open the UK’s first purpose-built indoor parkour and functional fitness facility next month.

The centre will act as the nation’s hub for parkour and functional fitness activity, hosting regular classes, open training, youth academies and a whole lot more.

The facility will be housed in the Chainstore building at Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London. The Chainstore is a Grade II listed building and is connected to London’s only working lighthouse.

Image Courtesy of ecoland4000, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of ecoland4000, flickr.com

With an existing community in the area and excellent transport links to and from Canary Wharf and the rest of the city, the centre will attract existing parkour enthusiasts, as well as those new to the sport.

The 420 square metre facility will offer daily parkour classes which will be delivered by NGB qualified parkour coaches. There will also be regular functional fitness and strength training classes to cater for the growing fitness market. With a dedicated strength and conditioning zone The Chainstore will also operate a drop-in policy for those wanting to train at any time of day.

Image Courtesy of Prentice Danner, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of Prentice Danner, flickr.com

The facility will also be used as a host space for regular parkour holiday camps for young people as well as a centre for training and certification courses. There will also be a multi-purpose workout space with rare ‘Harlequin’ sprung flooring which will be available to hire by the hour or day.

Dedicated parkour and functional fitness practitioners will be able to sign up as members of the facility for unlimited use, or pay on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The academy will open officially on Thursday 20th February.
To find out more visit www.parkourgenerations.com

Running, rolling, jumping and vaulting….all in a day’s work

Parkour

The word ‘Parkour’ will, to most of us, conjure up images of stuntmen jumping from roofs, running up walls and flying spectacularly through the air. Having been featured in films including Casino Royale, Skyfall and District 13, it’s understandable that Parkour (or ‘free-running’) is a movement discipline recognised largely for the role it has played on the big screen.

But what was once a movement technique used to impress cinema-goers and action film fanatics, has gradually been impressively transformed into a technique practiced by people all over the world.

Parkour is now a fitness phenomenon and one which is firmly making its mark on the UK.

The objective? To use and explore the environment and to develop the fundamental attributes required for movement – from balance and dynamism, to strength, endurance and creative vision.

Today people of all ages and abilities are learning Parkour and are utilising the technique to build strength and increase fitness levels.

Parkour is all about functional fitness. It does not require expensive equipment, training gear or even a gym membership – all you need is your body, the determination to succeed and a willingness to explore the environment around you.

Take a look at some of the professionals in action below…… and if you like the sound of Parkour, why not try out a class near to you www.parkourgenerations.com

 

Dan Edwardes

Dan Edwardes, Parkour Generations

 

ShirleyPrecisions

Shirley Darlington, Parkour Generations

 

 

FizzBalances

Fizz Hood, Parkour Generations

 

 

Words by Sarah Taylor