Upcoming Certification Courses
PARKOUR FITNESS is a training and certification programme based around the practical strength, fitness and mobility elements of the groundbreaking and dynamic discipline of parkour / freerunning.
Accredited by NASM and ACE in the USA and by YMCA Awards in Europe, Parkour Fitness is the product of years of research and exploration into practical movement systems by the pioneers and principal developers of parkour.
Parkour training has been seen to develop incredible levels of strength, speed, agility, mobility and power in its practitioners, and now the fundamental principles of that training can be found in the Practical Fitness Specialist programme.
“Parkour means doing what most only ever train for”
Dan Edwardes, Master Trainer
Practical Movement Training
Parkour Fitness has a task-oriented approach to fitness training, requiring constant adaptation and application by the individual, and is centred around a holistic approach to multi-planar mobility, body sensitivity, functional strength, agility and spatial awareness.
To be truly functional means to be able to apply one’s physical abilities in a real-world environment, not solely in the sanitized confines of a gym or soft space, and the constant adaptation required to achieve this brings about a natural and true functional fitness.
The Level 1-3 Parkour Fitness Specialist certification courses provide an insight into these fundamental concepts and constant exposure to the practice that surrounds them and present a new yet very old way of understanding how the human body is best developed, refined and improved for movement in any environment.
The courses condense the agility, mobility and practical strength concepts of parkour into a training paradigm that fitness professionals can then apply within their own training programmes.
Completion of the Parkour Fitness Specialist courses certifies the candidate to deliver the Parkour Fitness concepts within a physical training environment.
Upon completion of the Parkour Fitness Specialist Level 1 and Level 2 Certifications, instructors can then progress upon continuing professional development paths by attending single day development courses to further their knowledge and skills within functional fitness training.
The development courses are:
- Parkour Fitness: Quadrupedal Specialist
- Parkour Fitness: Vault Specialist
- Parkour Fitness: Jump Specialist
- Parkour Fitness: Bar-Work Specialist
- Parkour Fitness: Agility Specialist
The Level 3 Certification is a Personal Trainer qualification and demands true expertise in functional fitness, physical training and instructing.
Introduction to parkour: origins and development of a practical movement discipline – real-world functionality
Parkour as physical training: movement-based training, true functional fitness and applicable strength, mobility training, task-oriented practice
Utilizing your environment: adapting to terrain, tactile sensitivity, familiarity with obstacles, overcoming spatial fears.
- Origins: parkour and task-oriented training
- Bodyweight support mechanisms and bodyweight transference
- Quadrupedal training
- Jump training
- Mobile balance training
- Putting the mind back into physical training
- Implementation of the core functional drills and long-term maintenance
- Functional mobility & quadrupedal locomotion progressions
- Movement pattern training
- Spatial awareness
- Redefining agility
- Group vs personal training
- Functional movement training in limited spaces
- Scaling, accessibility and maintaining challenge