Parkour coming to Alberni

What you used to call running and tumbling as a kid is now called Parkour, and the popular fitness style is coming to Alberni.

A new form of exercise is coming to Port Alberni.

‘Parkour’ improves a practitioner’s ability to move in all environments and circumstances.

Training involves walking, sprinting, crawling, jumping, swimming and climbing.

The craft is popular in Hollywood and is used by the U.S, military.

VanIsl Parkour beginners bootcamp is now in its third set of classes. It’s second outdoor bootcamp is heading into another indoor outdoor mix camp this September.

A series of beginners Parkour bootcamp is running from Aug. 3 to Sept. 2.

The hour and a half long sessions will cover running, climbing, jumping and vaulting.

They also cover speed, strength and agility.

For info. on the camps call Michael Kleyn at 250-724 2512.

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