Services: Freerunning / Parkour, Weight And Strength Training
- $1930 min
- 0Classes Taught
I'm a Certified Parkour Instructor. I have been teaching parkour since 2009 from clients as young as 7, to adults in their mid-40s. I have also been involved with numerous national gatherings across the east coast, and trained alongside industry professionals from ANW (American Ninja Warrior), WFPF (World Freerun Parkour Federation), APK (American Parkour), and APEX to name a few ......... You can contact me at email@example.com (please tell me what city you are from) or (732) 581-8764 ....... You can see me training with friends at YouTube.com/user/MrFreekour
Maria L. August 12
"Andrew is a very good trainer who uses a positive approach when training kids. Andrew is patient when working with kids who have trouble with focusing and are impulsive as well as lazy. Andrew should improve on his scheduling as there were a few sessions needing to be move or changed due to scheduling conflicts. Andrew did refer my son to another trainer in his absence so my son continue to train throughout the year. Over all Andrew is a very good trainer."
Chris M. August 12
"Andrew knows parkour well and he has a positive approach to teaching. I really liked how he taught the moves step-by-step - this made it much easier for me to learn. He can be a rigorous teacher but he is very patient. I recommend him for anyone who wants to learn parkour."
Racy B. August 19
"Andrew is a patient trainer with tons of knowledge in both parkour and gymnastics. He is good at assessing skill level and teaching to your skill level. I would recommend him for anyone interested in starting parkour."
Cassandra R. September 6
"Andrew is a very thorough and encouraging teacher. His teaching style is patient but intense. You will be sore the next day. He is excellent at explaining movements and demonstrating. It is always a positive and productive experience with him. I would recommend him highly to anyone interested in learning!"
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe?
Yes, if you are paying attention. I have found that all parkour related injuries fall into 3 major categories, which essentially translate into paying attention. These categories are all broken down in our first lesson, and are tested throughout our classes together.
It seems dangerous...
Many things that are new or different look dangerous at first, but after some time & exposure, confidence in the practitioner's abilities are built. The element of risk can be reduced, but never eliminated. I have my students start off small, with something that they feel comfortable with first, then progressing up to the bigger skills.
There are 2 keys to advancement: Progression and Comfort with Discomfort. What I mean by that is by remaining calm and focused when things begin to move outside your comfort zone, you will be able to accomplish a lot more and remain safe the whole time! Of course that mindset does not always come naturally, which is where the other key of progression comes in. Challenges are attacked step by step, building character with skill.
Is it for me?
Do you like to have fun and move around while learning about yourself and your environment? Then yes, it is for you.
Am I too _________ to get started?
Not at all! A cool thing about parkour is there are so many different styles! We will start by trying on a couple until you find one that you best connect with, and from there you will start to develop your own style! No one is too young/old, fat/thin, short/tall, etc. You are the way you are for a reason so let's start with that and work from there =]
Where do we train?
It depends on your goals, and what the focus is for that session. Some locations are better suited for some activities then others. As a rule tho, the ultimate goal is to be able to perform these skills or a suitable variation in any environment on any surface. This concept is usually embodied through the unforgiving concrete & outdoors; but again that is no place to start or learn a first move, and grass is much more accommodating.