NEWER POST

Legg Mason Investor Bill Miller Sees His Star Rise Again After Precipitous Fall

OLDER POST

Just Because Rodney Henry Lost "Food Network Star" Doesn't Mean He Won't Become...

Featured, Health and Fitness

Baltimore’s First Parkour Gym Will Teach You How to Move Like an Action Movie Hero

3 Written by: | Monday, Aug 12, 2013 10:00am

Photo by Flickr user Nick K

Photo by Flickr user Nick K

Parkour is the art/sport/pastime that involves jumping off of buildings, fences, and other obstacles. (If that sounds silly to you, check out these videos and prepare to have your mind blown.) If that looks like the sort of thing you’d like to spend your time doing, you’re in luck:  Baltimore is about to get its very own parkour-centric gym.

In place of treadmills and elliptical machines, a parkour gym has walls and doors and windows and columns and ledges — pretty much anything you can imagine yourself jumping on, through, or out of. Training develops strength, range of motion, endurance, bone density, joint alignment, and structural efficiency — plus, it looks really cool.“It’s just scary enough that you’re thinking about being scared and in pain, but not so scary that you don’t want to do it,” one parkour-ist told the New York Times.  And kids like it because it lets them feel like a character in a video game.

Urban Evolution already has a few outposts in the DC area, but this Baltimore facility will be its biggest yet — in fact, it’ll be the biggest parkour gym on the East Coast. Along with parkour classes, the gym’s other branches teach things like rope climbing, aerials, and obstacle course training. And it’s celebrating its opening day (next Saturday, August 17) with a ceremony and a bunch of free classes — including a 2 hour “introduction to parkour.”

Leave a Reply



NEWER POST

Legg Mason Investor Bill Miller Sees His Star Rise Again After Precipitous Fall

OLDER POST

Just Because Rodney Henry Lost "Food Network Star" Doesn't Mean He Won't Become...

Most Comments This Week

5

3

Good Riddance, Grand Prix -- Have Fun in Boston!

Written by Rachel Monroe

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:24am

2

Pizza Provides Crucial Clue in DC Murder Case

Written by Rachel Monroe

Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:07pm

1

Watch Johns Hopkins Commencement Live

Written by Rachel Monroe

Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:48am

1

MVA's Possible Reasons for Nixing Parallel Parking

Written by Robert OBrien

Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:25am

Recent Comments

bill
Good Riddance, Grand Prix — Have Fun in Boston!

"There is sucker born every minute.

Susan Dunn
Good Riddance, Grand Prix — Have Fun in Boston!

"Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed!

ponger8
Good Riddance, Grand Prix — Have Fun in Boston!

"I loved the GP of Baltimore!!! I hope they bring it back some day! By the way it not a...

janjamm
72,000 Ladybugs Released Inside Maryland High School

"...that is after then break and enter your home.

janjamm
72,000 Ladybugs Released Inside Maryland High School

"No big deal? Next time let them release them in your home or business!