Gratuitous But Awesome

Flying is Fun

Because super cool parkour videos never get old.

(via Outside via Amazing Planet)

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CJ said "

whoa. i need to get back to parkour class...

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Damien Walters, Comic Book Superhero

We can never resist a showreel from parkour-gymnast-stuntman genius Damien Walters. You may remember this one, where we told you Damien was the first non-Asian member of Jackie Chan's stunt team. Here's Walters again, with a tighter edit of things that aren't supposed to happen outside of comic books....

msh258 said "

OMG. i wanna be him.

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Home Stretch

Turn Your Fears Into Triumphs

Yesterday I found my myself waiting at a park for the instructor and classmates of what would be my first bootcamp. Over the course of 50 minutes my worst fears turned into mini triumphs.....

gleam, today at 7:58 P.M.

urbansherpa said "

i'd enjoy feeding the guys in this picture. yeesh!! they need to eat ..." More comments...

Gratuitous Videos

Monday Afternoon Feat Highlight Reel

We can't be sure about absolutely all of it, but the treadmill rolling is definitely legit....

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Wake Up Call

On Fountains

The child-soul is an ever-bubbling fountain in the world of humanity.

Friedrich Froebel

Wake Up Call

Hit Wall, Do Flip

Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.

~ Samuel Beckett

sassletics82 said "

another quote i love! beckett is wild

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Parkour Power Play <-- Anyone Try This Class Yet?

Wanted to try a new Equinox class - Parkour Power Play. Would LOVE to know if someone tried it. Always helps to know what to expect.


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Parkour Now Available After Yoga Class

This just in on the NYC gym wire: Equinox is offering workshops in parkour, courtesy of something called the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation. Please recall that parkour is an amazing, totally organic urban extreme sport/dance that came out of the French banlieue a decade ago, and which you can now see on television commercials or in the opening sequence of James Bond movies. Doing parkour in a high end New York gym with high end New York gym-goers is a little like filming The Deadliest Catch on the Boat Pond in Central Park. That said, break dancing started in the 'hood too, and now hip hop dance classes rock nearly every gym or legit dance studio. Urban body culture can and should go mainstream, despite many of us feeling initially silly about it. SO, bring on the WFPF, (created last year by a group of parkour athletes, and a team of Emmy-winning extreme sports TV producers/inner city youth organizers with MTV connections). Underground sports sells out? Whatever, check out following video of WFPF kids arriving in New York for their Equinox gig:

Oh, building scaffolding, here we come. Want to learn how to do that? Deets after jump.


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sassletics82 said "

videos like these make me have low self esteem.

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warrior said "

Do I sense another feasts?!

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