Dates: 2016 Spring Session: 4/8 – 6/17
Time: 4:30 – 5:45pm
Ages: 11-16 years old
This class is is sponsored by the Somerville Recreation Department and is designed to introduce teenagers to the discipline / sport / art form of parkour. It is open to participants of ALL abilities and fitness levels but special focus will be given to beginners wishing to learn the fundamentals of parkour, become stronger mentally and physically, and have fun!
Students train to develop strength, speed, endurance, precision, spatial awareness, dynamism, and creativity, in order to be as fluid, functional and liberated as possible in physical movement and to overcome physical obstacles. Students will also start to develop a way of thinking based on rigorous self-discipline, autonomous action and self-will that allows them to overcome mental obstacles related to their movements. Classes include extensive and dynamic warm-up exercises, instruction in the basic movements of parkour, and a number of strengthening and conditioning exercises to ensure the long-term practice of the sport.
All classes are taught by ADAPT-certified instructors.
Signup and additional information can be found HERE.
For additional information or questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Walnut Street Park
20 Walnut St.
“It has been great to see the changes that have occurred in my child over the past few months. There is a new aura of responsibility around them that is really cool to see and I am much more comfortable when he goes out “training” as I know that he has a solid mental and physical foundation and good instincts now.”
“I brought my son to this class when he expressed interest in parkour after seeing some videos on the internet. I’m so glad that I brought him to these classes, it’s been a learning experience for us both and we’ve discovered that there is so much more to parkour that the high-octane stunts on the internet!”
“My daughter was initially really intimidated by the thought of a class filled with mostly boys but the instructors have been great and she feels right at home now!“