Somerville Recreation

Parkour Jr.

Parkour was born in the banlieues (suburbs) of Paris in the 1980s and has become one of the world’s fastest growing sports. While often recognized from the fantastic images seen on YouTube or television, the sport is actually a form of movement that has roots in a wide variety of physical disciplines including gymnastics, martial arts, climbing, and athletics. Practitioners, known as traceurs, train to develop strength, speed, endurance, precision, spatial awareness, dynamism, and creativity, in order to be as fluid, functional and liberated as possible in physical movement and to overcome physical obstacles. Traceurs also develop a way of thinking based on rigorous self-discipline, autonomous action and self-will that allows them to overcome mental obstacles related to their movements. Classes will include instruction in the basic movements of parkour, as well as strengthening and conditioning exercises to ensure the long-term practice of the sport. Classes are open to students of ALL abilities and fitness levels but special focus will be given to beginners wishing to learn the fundamentals of parkour, get a great workout, and have fun! All classes will be taught by ADAPT-certified instructors.


Full Winter session: $90
December sesion: $25
Drop-in rate: $12/per class


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