Parkour - the discipline of training your body and mind by getting over physical obstacles. The most fun way to get and stay in shape!
Parkour training has all the benefits of training in marital arts disciplines, plus a freedom and creativity element that are not found in any other discipline. You could call it the art of play.
APK Academy is the world's first parkour gym, founded in 2005. We have trained thousands of students safely and effectively with our fun, proven curriculum.
Who and Why?
Parkour classes are great for fun and fitness for people ranging from 6 years old to 106 years old. Parkour training is scaled to your ability, whether you're an elite athlete or have a few pounds to shed, we make sure your workout is appropriate for your level, and everyone progresses together.
Parkour and freerunning training are a great way to stay fit and have fun doing it. There is not the monotony of weighlifting or jogging endlessly on a treadmill with no results, instead each class is fun, challenging, and the results are very clear.
Through parkour training people gain not only physical capabilities such as balance, agility, strengh and stamina, but also the mental aspects which are equally important, self confidence, patience, and persistence.
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Possibly the coolest place on the planet
Classes are held at APK Academy's headquarters in Washington DC at Primal Fitness gym, housed in a historic 1895 firehouse, in a purpose built studio for parkour complete with boxes, rails, mats, moveable and fixed obstacles to create an infinite playground / training ground. Classes may be held outdoors.
Check out this video of our level one classes and sign up today to get in the best shape of your life without ever thinking the word "exercise"!
How it makes you feel
Adam, a Federal Agent says "I've learned to vault, flip, roll, and land like a ninja."
Jim Bathurst of Beastskills.com says "This is the best business to occupy an old firehouse since Ghostbusters. Check them out.""They've even built a variety of unique obstacles to work with."
LeeAnn O, a DC Attorney says: "The thing about parkour is that its fun. You almost forget its a workout because it brings it back to being a kid."
APK Academy Gainesville is hosted in F2 Arena & Darkside Athletics
We're easily accessible via the #12, 35, and 36 busses!
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4460 SW 35th Terr, Unit 106 Gainesville, FL 954-600-2989
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APK Academy Gainesville, FL
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Drew Drechsel, Lead Instructor
Recently appearing on G4 Television's "Jump City: Seattle", Drew has taken the APK Instructor Training Program and has taught parkour to marital artists, trickers, and break dancers. Drew's 5 years of experience in Parkour and Freerunning shine through with his enthusiasm for new students to learn about the disciplines.