RocPK’s Spring Gorilla Gauntlet 2013

Like ninja warrior? Then you’ll love RocPK’s Gorilla Gauntlet!

This Saturday, we’ll be setting up the gym to run three unique obstacle courses that will challenge your speed, endurance, strength, and determination. We run several of these a year and this will be the first one for the 2013 year! There’s a bunch of new stuff in the gym and we’re excited to see what we set up.

This event is FREE to watch. Participants must be 16+ and must register on the MindBody site before Saturday. Cost is $10.

Check out this old video from a competition we ran over a year ago! (I can’t believe the gym used to look like that…)


See you there!

RocPK

By | March 13th, 2013|Featured, News, The Gym|Comments Off on RocPK’s Spring Gorilla Gauntlet 2013

Snowball Fight 2013 a Success!

Every year we try to host a large community snowball fight in Manhattan Square Park. Last year wasn’t so good snow-wise, but we’ve been getting spoiled this year! Big thanks to everyone who came out and participated. Check out this cool video of Nicole storming the enemy fort and capturing the flag single-handed!

 

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By | February 11th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Snowball Fight 2013 a Success!

Holiday LivingSocial!

Welcome to Rochester Parkour! This post will serve as a FAQ and a guide to assist you.

First off, Rochester Parkour, or RocPK, has been teaching in the Rochester area since 2007! We’ve helped thousands improve their balance, coordination, and learn how to have fun again by utilizing play. We’re sure we can help you too!

Have no idea what parkour is? Our Director just recently gave a TED talk on the subject! Be sure to watch it and also read up in our about page found here.

Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions?

Is parkour safe?

Yes, parkour is one of the safest activities you can try. Through slow, progressive challenge, you will expand your abilities more than you ever dreamed possible and you are the sole decider in how fast you improve. Our instructors are some of the best around and through parkour, you will find you will become more balanced and coordinated than ever. Many of our students explain how they feel safer when playing other sports because of their parkour training!

Is parkour hard?

Yes and no. Parkour is training your body through progressive challenge. You won’t be jumping off walls (in fact we rarely do) your first day, but you will be pushing hard learning how to crawl, vault, balance, and climb. 

I’m nervous I won’t be good right away

No problem! Parkour is not any single action – it’s a mentality about constantly improving. There is no “good” in parkour and no one will be judging your abilities. In fact, many of our first time student are shocked at the positive atmosphere we have in the gym and the community.

How do I contact you? Where are you located?

The gym is located at 121 Lincoln Avenue. Our email address is info@rochesterparkour.com and our phone number is 585.204.7537. 

 

By | December 20th, 2012|Featured, News|Comments Off on Holiday LivingSocial!

Thanksgiving Break

Members,

 

Please be aware that the gym will be closed Thursday November 22nd until Monday November 26th. Classes will resume as normal starting Tuesday the 27th.

 

Thank you,

 

RocPK

By | November 15th, 2012|Featured, News|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Break

Saturday Jam is Officially at RocPK

Hey all,

It’s getting to be that time again and the forecast is once again saying rain for Saturday. We’ve decided to make the call and officially move the Saturday Jams to the gym. Open Jam is from 2-5pm and is donation based. We ask that all participants be 18+ – Kids Open Gym is Sundays 2-4pm.

RocPK

By | November 8th, 2012|Featured, The Gym|Comments Off on Saturday Jam is Officially at RocPK

UPDATE – Barbarian Workshop Postponed

UPDATE – Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen circumstances (and the barbarians getting a baller workshop gig in Moscow), we’ll be postponing the workshop until January 2013. Information and registration will open up again in late December. 

Mark your calendars – The elite bodyweight strength group from NYC, the Bar-barians, will be coming to teach two unique workshops at the Rochester Parkour gym on October 27th.

The Bar-barians are a team of elite bodyweight specialists, founded on the goal of achieving physical perfection while providing the ability to motivate, inspire, train and treat our members and guests with respect and professionalism. Bar-barians was founded in 2004, in Brooklyn, New York.

These workshops will be beneficial to anyone looking to progress their bodyweight strength abilities – either just starting out or working on advanced level techniques.

The first workshop runs from 2-3:30pm with the second running from 4:30-6pm. Each workshop is $55 or $90 to attend both.

Both workshops are limited to 25 participants so reserve your slot early. Head over to our registration site to sign up.

RocPK

By | October 9th, 2012|Featured, News, The Gym|2 Comments

Gym Clean-Up Friday 9/28

Hey gang,

 

Got plans for Friday night? If not, come help us out by cleaning and organizing the gym. We’ve made some huge changes in the last couple months and if we all work together, we can make the gym shine like it never has before! Food and drinks will be provided for all volunteers and free play time is highly encouraged!

Clean up starts at 6pm.

See you Friday!

By | September 24th, 2012|Featured, The Gym|1 Comment

Ladies’ Hour: Movie Night Potluck

Ladies, mark your calendars! Next Tuesday, September 18th, Ladies’ Hour will culminate with a Movie Night & Potluck event!

Come train with us from 8-9pm and then stick around for yummy snacks and movement oriented movies until around 10pm or so.

Email your potluck bring along to nicole@rochesterparkour.com

See you soon!

Location: 121 Lincoln Ave
Time: 8 – 9pm Ladies’ Hour Class
9 – 10pm Movie/Potluck
Cost: $15 Class + potluck yummies

By | September 10th, 2012|News, The Gym|Comments Off on Ladies’ Hour: Movie Night Potluck

Free Beginner’s Parkour Workshop!

 

Mark your calendars! Rochester Parkour will be hosting a free parkour workshop in Manhattan Square Park on Saturday, September 15th! Our last workshop brought out over 100 people to get their first taste of what parkour is all about.

Date: Saturday September 15th
Time: 2-5pm
Ages 15+ please
Workshops: Basic Vaults, Quadrupedal Movement, Balance, and Creativity with Movement
Cost: FREE!

Waiver forms must be printed out and signed in order to participate. Water will be provided. Please bring clothes you don’t mind sweating in, a good pair of shoes, and a water bottle. Open jam will follow the workshops!

See you there!

By | August 31st, 2012|Featured, News|Comments Off on Free Beginner’s Parkour Workshop!

Our Director Charles Moreland does a TED Talk on Parkour

Rochester is getting worldwide attention this week as Charles Moreland’s TED Talk goes sweeping through the global parkour community. Be sure to check it out!

By | August 23rd, 2012|Featured, News, The Gym|Comments Off on Our Director Charles Moreland does a TED Talk on Parkour