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Title: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on January 14, 2011, 10:45:18 PM
NOTE: These classes have discontinued I've moved from the area, sadly.

Hello, fellow Pennsylvanians!

I've been negotiating with the owner of the Bloomsburg Sports Plex for quite some time now about getting classes started up. We have finally struck a deal!
I finagled the owner into allowing us a 2 hour time slot on Sundays from 11AM-1PM.

The Bloomsburg Sports Plex has a very well-equipped gymnastics section. Complete with a tumble track, rod floor, spring floor, a high-spring trampoline, and two foam pits to name the least. I got a time-slot with zero conflicting groups, so we will have the entire gym to ourselves. Screenshot here: http://www.scorpionsgymnastics.com/

This is going to be a structured class that will benefit both beginners as well as the more experienced.

Here is the complete description of the class:

What: Structured Parkour classes
Where: The Bloomsburg Sports Plex (on Rt. 11 near bloomsburg. Turn in at the stop light next to the Sheetz. The Sports Plex is next to the hardware store on the right.)
Address: 2627 Columbia Blvd Bloomsburg, PA 17815-8831
When: Every Sunday from 11AM to 1PM starting February 6th.
Price: $10 per person for a two-hour class (with plenty of free time at the end).

You may attend your first class free of charge to decide if it is a good fit for you!

This class will be completely separate from the outside community in Bloomsburg, which will always be free (except for the occasional seminar).

If you have any questions for me, here is my contact info:
Cell: (717) 343-4727 You may call or text. Please leave a message if I don't answer.
Email: JDG40902@huskies.bloomu.edu
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Andy Keller on January 14, 2011, 11:31:27 PM
*like*
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Hannah L on January 15, 2011, 07:26:13 PM
I'm excited, JG! This'll be good :)
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on January 16, 2011, 10:29:38 AM
That place looks fantastic, might be able to get a ride up there sometime, I live like an hour and a half away though.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on January 16, 2011, 01:38:05 PM
That place looks fantastic, might be able to get a ride up there sometime, I live like an hour and a half away though.

I hope you can make it! I understand how much of a pain it is asking people for rides. We've all been there ;)

To all: I looked all over the site and there is no printable liability waiver. Minors will need a parent to sign one. I'm working on getting a link to a downloadable version.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Jordan Strybos on January 16, 2011, 01:53:51 PM
Congrats on the deal, John, that's awesome! Bummer I'm going back up to CT for school again tomorrow... :-\
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on January 16, 2011, 11:09:48 PM
Thanks Jordan! Have a blast in Connecticut! Even if you weren't leaving, Bloomsburg is two hours away from Lancaster haha!
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on January 18, 2011, 04:05:05 AM
Hey maybe I can get a ride up next sunday, that is if the deal is still open.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on January 18, 2011, 03:20:56 PM
Oh yes! This class is happening! Make sure one of your parents is there to sign a waiver. I'm having trouble finding one online.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on January 18, 2011, 04:06:43 PM
alright I'll try to make it
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on January 18, 2011, 05:35:57 PM
Next sunday!?? Nononono. The classes start on Sunday, February 6th.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on January 18, 2011, 05:54:53 PM
oh ok, thanks
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on January 18, 2011, 05:58:46 PM
Np! That would be a terrible thing. Driving two hours "Wheres everyone at?"
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on January 19, 2011, 03:58:43 AM
haha yea
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on February 03, 2011, 10:08:47 AM
Here is an update for you guys:

The class on Sunday is a GO! No information has changed. If you think you might be able to make it, leave a quick message here saying so.

Also, I anticipate that the weekly outdoor jams (free) will begin somewhere around the end of this month.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Hannah L on February 03, 2011, 11:57:28 AM
Woot!
It's gonna be awesome. :)
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on February 03, 2011, 03:42:19 PM
Might be able to.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Hannah L on February 03, 2011, 09:36:13 PM
Sweet!
This week's class is gonna be awesome :)
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on February 03, 2011, 09:47:23 PM
Agreed! You all won't be disappointed!

Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on February 05, 2011, 05:59:59 PM
For those of you who are coming to the class tomorrow, see you there! The class starts at 11AM.

If you need directions or have questions, call me at (717) 343-4727.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on February 10, 2011, 11:50:09 AM
Class last Sunday went very well. The group was relatively small because (I realized later) it was Super Bowl Sunday *facepalm*.

Class is on for this coming Sunday.

Also, the weather next week is snow-melting weather! I might hold a jam!

(717) 343-4727

EDIT: Here is the event page for the February 13th class: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145313795528363
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on February 12, 2011, 05:34:40 AM
I'm going this week. Going to see how it is. Hoping to learn something.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Hannah L on February 12, 2011, 10:17:20 PM
Awesome! Looking forward to meeting you, Nick!
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on February 12, 2011, 10:45:31 PM
Our goal is to teach, so I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Hannah L on February 12, 2011, 10:46:24 PM
Our goal is to teach, so I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

:)
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on February 13, 2011, 05:23:59 AM
Man cant make it for another 2 weeks, Family is coming up  :-\ BUT I can make it FOR SURE in 2 weeks  ;)
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on February 13, 2011, 12:55:16 PM
Here is a special shout-out to Adam McC and Dat for driving the distance to support me today!
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Hannah L on February 13, 2011, 05:45:50 PM
Here is a special shout-out to Adam McC and Dat for driving the distance to support me today!

It was awesome having you two there :)
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on February 15, 2011, 10:55:17 PM
PRICING UPDATE:

I talked with the owner of the Sports Plex. He agreed to decrease the price to $10 per 2-hour class.
In addition, you may choose to have your first class be a "Trial Class" and may attend free of charge for that session.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on February 16, 2011, 12:59:43 PM
sweeeeet
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Adam McC on February 19, 2011, 08:17:13 PM
PRICING UPDATE:

I talked with the owner of the Sports Plex. He agreed to decrease the price to $10 per 2-hour class.
In addition, you may choose to have your first class be a "Trial Class" and may attend free of charge for that session.

Does that mean if I go again, and this time sign in with my real name, I can do it for free?! ;)
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on February 19, 2011, 10:49:39 PM
HAHAHAHAHAA....no

Actually sure, why not!?
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on February 21, 2011, 10:30:34 AM
Alright, I'm definitely coming this week for sure.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Jordan Strybos on February 21, 2011, 12:36:50 PM
Alright, I'm defiantly coming this week for sure.

Defiantly or definitely? There's a small difference ;)
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on February 21, 2011, 01:42:28 PM
Defiantly or definitely? There's a small difference ;)
Wow the spell check on this site SUCKS. lol jk
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Andy Keller on February 21, 2011, 03:05:41 PM
Unlike Nick, I will probably show up very defiantly some day...
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on March 02, 2011, 02:45:53 PM
Classes on Sunday, March 6th and Sunday March 13th are canceled because I won't be in the area during Spring Break.

Classes will resume on Sunday, March 20th.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nick Smith on March 02, 2011, 02:49:13 PM
Good because I sprained my back......and that should be enough healing time......worse than you expected eh?
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on March 20, 2011, 11:29:59 AM
I don't see it as gaining four new students; I view it as gaining four new friends.
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: Nibotknar on December 14, 2012, 11:58:58 PM
Any of this still goin on? I just transfered in this past semester and lookin to learn some parkour!
Title: Re: Parkour Classes in Bloomsburg
Post by: John George 'JG' on February 13, 2013, 11:32:16 PM
Sorry for the late post Nobotknar!

Classes at Bloomsburg University are resuming! Follow http://www.facebook.com/groups/104292999913/ (http://www.facebook.com/groups/104292999913/) to RSVP to our first 2013 session!