- What is Parkour?
- What should I wear/bring?
- Do I need to attend a “First-timers class”?
- When can i do big stuff or rooftops?
- How can I pay for a class?
- What age do i need to be?
- What time are classes?
- I’m sore after training is this normal?
What is Parkour?
Parkour is a method of physical training that develops one’s ability to overcome obstacles (both physical and mental). It involves movement that will help in reach or escape situations. Underpinning this is a philosophy of altruism, useful strength, longevity, self-improvement and self-understanding.
What should I wear/bring?
We recommend wearing comfy clothing and enclosed shoes that allow you to move around. Avoid anything that could get caught in equipment or make you trip over. Standard wear are track pants/tights, t-shirts, and sneakers! If you are looking for a shoe recommendation check the following recommendations
Bring a bottle of water to ensure you stay hydrated.
Do I need to attend a “First-timers class”?
Yes, this class ensures you have a basic understanding of parkour. This includes the different movements, what is/isn’t parkour and how to train safely. You only need to attend this class once, however you can attend again if you feel the need.
Please note: You must attend a First-timers class before attending a Basics class.
When can I do big stuff or rooftops?
Newcastle Parkour does not support or endorse the dangerous use of parkour. We promote the safe practice and progression of your training. During classes we stick to ground level to master the basics. Newcastle Parkour does not condone dangerous stunts, if you perform them during class you will be asked to leave.
How can I pay for a class?
At this stage the only payment method for classes is cash, please bring correct change where possible. In the near future we will have online and card payment available.
What age do I need to be?
That is the beauty of parkour in that it is suitable for all ages. As long as you are moving as fast and efficiently as possible to your physical ability you are practising parkour!
Our classes are tailored for kids 6-14 years and adults 15 years plus
What time are classes?
Classes are run on Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm, our time table is on the classes page. Note: please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of your class for registration.
I’m sore after training is this normal?
As with any exercise, especially a new activity it is normal to experience some level of muscular pain. This is due to “Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)” which usually lasts a couple of days. If it lasts longer than this please consult your physician. Over time however you will experience less discomfort as your body becomes stronger.