Ten-Second Takeaway

Find chase sequences in action movies thrilling? You too can learn to jump on and off walls, run fast, roll, duck and get through an awesome workout named Parkour.

Jump, Jump, Jump

For the uninitiated, Parkour is a form of military training which is used in city streets, and is about overcoming any obstacles that come your way in order to reach a destination. This includes crazy stunts through city streets such as jumping, rolling, climbing, swinging, running, etc.

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Photo source: Alexandre Ferreira via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

This isn’t about tips and over-the-top tricks, but more to do with learning to trust your instinct. At the Bodyholics gym at Lokhandwala, Andheri, they train you in parkour so that you too can take up this exhilarating sport.

Here, there are training sessions twice a week where they teach you everything from spinning, hanging, running fast and climbing the artificial boulders in the gym. The aim is to give you complete control over your muscles and body, so as to perform the feat. Once you have learnt some of the basics, they make you try the tasks indoor. Post that, you can join groups of other people who do parkour in India and practice it. A workout session here costs INR 600.

So, We’re Saying…

If 2017 is the year you get fit, and you’re looking for something unconventional, then may be you should take a Parkour workout session and we’re sure you will fall in love with it {despite all the pain}.

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