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Hypocrites

We feel like hypocrites.  We run a Parkour coaching organisation yet we don’t run any outdoor Parkour sessions (‽) That just isn’t right. It’s actually a bit of a disservice to the people who come to our classes because we’re not exposing them to a massive aspect of Parkour or allowing them to become well-rounded practitioners.…

Why Do I Hate Trampoline Parks?

Why do I “hate trampoline parks”? by Scott Jackson   I’d like to preface this piece with a sort of disclaimer, that what follows in this article are the author’s personal views and opinions and are not necessarily shared by the organisations that he might be affiliated with. With that in mind, here goes:  …

Spot The Difference: Parkour/Freerunning Vs. Freestyle Gymnastics/FreeG

Spot The Difference: Parkour/Freerunning Vs. Freestyle Gymnastics/FreeG We often get parents and practitioners alike telling us that they’ve been to the “freerunning club down the road”.  This inevitably leads to us asking where this other club is based and who is coaching there, and we always get the reply, “X Gymnastics Club”. Now, let us…

Parkour Project Challenge: March 2015

Every month, we’re going to be posting a Parkour Project Challenge that you can give a go! Here is March’s challenge! You can try it out at our Open Parkour Creative Movement sessions.…

Climbing Cranes (and Really Long Ladders)

*** UPDATE *** We want to keep this post short and sweet. Recently, mostly due to the ‘Don’t Look Down’ documentary starring James Kingston and Mustang Wanted, there has been a huge rise in practitioners of parkour climbing up cranes, radio towers (and seemingly anything else that is high up and looks like a ladder) and…

Why Movement is an Essential Nutrient

Why Movement is Key: Movement, Proprioception, and the Cerebellum Most people, when asked, know inherently that exercise is vital to leading a healthy life. This blog post aims to outline, using the current scientific literature, why it is important that we get our children moving, and get them to continue to move into adulthood. Booth…

Parkour Project Challenge: February 2015

Every month, we’re going to be posting a Parkour Project Challenge that you can give a go! Here is February’s challenge! You can try it out at our Open Parkour Creative Movement sessions.…

Parkour Project Challenge: January 2015

Every month, we’re going to be posting a Parkour Project Challenge that you can give a go! Here is January’s challenge! You can try it out at our Open Parkour Creative Movement sessions.…

Why Train Hard Parkour Don’t Do Energy Drinks

Why Train Hard Parkour Don’t Do Energy Drinks Recently, a new energy drink has come onto the market that is being advertised to the specific target market of those who train Parkour. This worried us at Train Hard Parkour, because it encourages people (especially impressionable children) to consume them under the auspices that it’s somehow…

Naples April 2014

From Sunday the 13th to Sunday the 20th of April the Train Hard team were in Naples. The event was organised by the Provolution parkour family, of which, Train Hard are a part. A notable event at the airport was Dan bringing various bottles of liquid and razor blades in his hand luggage. Arriving in…