When and why you began parkour:
Alex discovered parkour back in 2009. He used to watch a lot of freerunners training at a local gymnastics centre after his gymnastics class. A year later, Alex began attending the
sessions. It was here that Alex became inspired by the practice and began to regularly train outside as well as in the gym.
When and why you began coaching:
Alex first started coaching gymnastics at his local gym. A few years later and he was offered a job coaching parkour for a street dance company and soon after that he became a member of Train Hard and began coaching with them. Alex coaches because he enjoys watching other practitioners develop and improve, as well as the personal fulfillment he gets from guiding and coaching others.
Where do you coach?
The Parkour Project in Poole
Pavilion Dance South West in Bournemouth.
Alex is currently studying Film Production at the Arts University in Bournemouth and hopes to one day become a Film Editor, whilst continuing to train and coach parkour in his free time.
Anything you’d like to add:
Alex is also a fully qualified gymnastics coach.