Parkour, Freerunning and Twists and Flips classes are a GREAT way for skiers, snowboarders and all extreme sport enthusiasts to try their tricks before hitting the slopes and trails!
Parkour can be thought of as being
chased by someone. You want to get away as fast as possible, right? But lets say you
begin running into rails or walls or other
obstacles as such. If you go around them you're only wasting time and
The trick of parkour is to use as little wasted movement while
going past an obstacle. This is why most consider tricking and flips "not
parkour" as they simply aren't necessary and will most
likely slow you down in
someway. To parkour is to be able to control your body and mind into one being, so that
you can find a path quickly, and move your body in a way that the path can be
followed into the next path you're given. If you're running towards and
obstacle and start to slow down in order to maneuver around it, most likely you
need to practice more.
Freerunning treats the urban landscape as an adult
playground. It treats man-made structures as an obstacle course that participants
negotiate by daring feats of graceful gymnastics.
It is similar to parkour but
has more flips, spins and
more showing off than just getting to another place without wasting time or
Freerunning, is best described as a form of "urban acrobatics" in which participants (free runners) use the city and rural landscape to perform acrobatic movements in order to get from point A to point B. It borrows efficient movements from parkour, adds other acrobatics such as tricking and street stunts, creating an athletic and aesthetically pleasing/ (showoff) way of moving. It is commonly practiced at gymnasiums and in urban areas that are cluttered with buildings and obstacles.
What To Wear: T-shirts, shorts or sweat pants, athletic shoes and socks.
Flips & Twists, Parkour & Freerunning CLASSES
Twists & Flips Level 1 Boys & Girls
This class will focus on forming a solid foundation of inversion (flipping). Students will learn cartwheels, round-offs, handsprings, front flips, back flips and side flips.
This is a pre-requisite for Freerunning 1.
Parkour Level 1 Boys & Girls (formerly Beginner and Beginner/Intermediate Parkour)
This level will have a strong emphasis on safe,
slow progression of technical jumping, climbing and vaulting moves. Students will focus on fun challenges and
games to improve coordination while building strength in a fun, engaging
Parkour Level 2 Boys & Girls (formerly Intermediate and Advanced Parkour)
Pre-requisite: Parkour 1
jumping, climbing and vaulting moves are combined and students are challenged
to use their full movement potential.
Students begin adding personal style to their moves. Instructors will begin teaching students to use hard/solid obstacles for complex jumping climbing and vaulting.
This is a pre-requisite for Freerunning 1.
Freerunning Level 1 Boys & Girls
Pre-requisites: Twists & Flips 1 & Parkour 1
New high energy flips and movements will be learned. Mastering the ability to land and combine
flips, handsprings and freestyle skills seamlessly with one another will be
the basis for testing out of this class.
Freerunning Level 2 Boys & Girls
This level will combine elements of twisting and high level
flips with added emphasis on flow and creativity. This class will ensure the student is
confident in performing skills outdoors and that the student is potentially
Parkour and Freerunning levels and descriptions document:
Ninja Warrior Open Gym
Saturdays 2:00-4:00 pm
Learn and practice your Ninja Warrior skills. The NEW Ninja Warrior Training Structure is here! Ninja Warrior and obstacle course activities are determined by the coaches. Participants have a chance to have some fun and get extra practice time in certain areas of the gym. Learn and improve on skills, then perfect them and go for speed! This Open Gym is for focused athletes who can stay on task and follow the safety protocols set by the coaches.
***IMPORTANT: All minors (17 and under) must have an online waiver completed by parent or legal guardian before using the facility. Photo ID of parent/guardian may be required at time of entry.
$15 for currently enrolled pinnacle athletes
$20 for all others
Bring a sibling and get $2 off!