Our classes follow a general flow, which encourages freedom of individual progress within a group setting and adds a level of structure and safety.
Part 1: Warm Up
Every class has a warm up that you are required to participate in. Safety first.
Part 2: Technique
At every class there is time dedicated to working on a specific technique or type of technique. Attention to detail is key to building timing, distancing, and awareness, which are necessities of a proficient Traceur.
Part 3: Combining Skills
Once multiple skills have been learned, we typically put those skills together into a small obstacle course so that students may reinforce those movements that we have been working on during the class.
Part 4a: Games/Challenges
Most classes, both for kids and adults, have games or challenges to make the training fun and exciting. You wouldn’t be doing this if you didn’t like having fun!
Part 4b: Conditioning
To make consistent progress, your body needs to make progress. The fastest and most efficient (see what I did there) way to do so is through physical conditioning. Some days it’s conditioning through Parkour Movements, some days it’s more physical fitness based. But every class will leave you sweating!
Part 4c: Open Gym
Some classes, but not all, have time to work on skills at your own pace. It is always supervised and I do make it a habit of telling people that they aren’t ready to work on a certain skill. Sorry. I prefer my student’s bodies to be unbroken, even if they don’t care…
Part 5: Stretching and Injury Prevention
We encourage all students to stick around perform some basics stretches and prehab exercises to keep their bodies in the best shape possible and ward off the dreaded over use injuries such as jumper's knee and shin splints. Kids White and Black Band classes will have an assistant instructor present to lead them in stretching.