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.
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.
To Prepare for class, simply wear comfortable athletic clothing and bring a water bottle. Please have your signed waiver ready and be 15 minutes early for your first session.