ATLX Outsiders: Parkour

In this week’s OUTsiders, ATLX heads to the Tempest Freerunning Academy parkour gym to see what this trendy workout is all about!

Parkour has been one of the most fascinating forms of athletic expressions over the past decade, ever since the Jump London documentary caught the world’s attention in 2003. Many people have marveled at these athletes running and jumping over and through obstacles in the concrete jungles of urban cities.

As inspiring as these movements are to watch, most people, including athletes, who are considered to be the fittest in the world, typically would not try any of these movements, especially in an environment where the injury factor can be so high. But that is changing as parkour gyms are sprouting up all over the world, offering a safe way to learn movements that have captivated the imagination of many people, and providing participants a great workout. Read more on Parkour