Parkour Fitness Specialist ®
PARKOUR FITNESS is a training and certification programme based around the functional strength, fitness and mobility elements of the groundbreaking and dynamic discipline of parkour / freerunning.
Endorsed by the globally-recognised A.D.A.P.T™ parkour coaching qualifications, Parkour Fitness is the product of years of research and exploration into functional movement systems by the pioneers and principal developers of parkour, now made available to fitness professionals and trainers to integrate into existing training paradigms.
Parkour training has been seen to develop incredible levels of strength, speed, power and endurance in its practitioners, and now the fundamental principles of that training can be found in the Parkour Fitness Specialist programme.
Parkour Fitness has a task-oriented approach to fitness training, requiring constant adaptation and application by the individual, and is centred around a holistic approach to multi-planar mobility, body sensitivity, functional strength, agility and spatial awareness. To be truly functional means to be able to apply one’s physical abilities in a real-world environment, not solely in the sanitized confines of a gym or soft space, and the constant adaptation required to achieve this brings about a natural and true functional fitness.
The introductory two-day Parkour Fitness Specialist certification course provides an insight into these fundamental concepts and constant exposure to the practice that surrounds them, and presents a new yet very old way of understanding how the human body is best developed, refined and improved for movement in any environment.
The course condenses the agility, mobility and movement concepts of parkour into a training paradigm that fitness professionals can then apply within their own training programmes.
Completion of the Parkour Fitness Specialist course certifies the candidate to deliver the Parkour Fitness concepts within a physical training environment.
Upon completion of the Parkour Fitness Specialist Certification, trainers can then progress upon continuing professional development paths by attending single day development courses to further their knowledge and skills within functional fitness training.
The development courses are:
Parkour Fitness: Quadrupedal Specialist
Parkour Fitness: Vault Specialist
Parkour Fitness: Jump Specialist
Parkour Fitness: Bar-Work Specialist
Parkour Fitness: Agility Specialist
Parkour Fitness Expert
Upon completion of any four add-on courses, the trainer can then attend the Parkour Fitness Expert Certification, a level 2 qualification and the pinnacle of functional fitness expertise.
A.D.A.P.T - Coaching Parkour / Freerunning
Should a candidate wish to go on to qualify to coach parkour / freerunning, he or she should enter the Art du Deplacement and Parkour Teaching (A.D.A.P.T) Certification Programme via www.adaptqualifications.com
Introductory Two-Day Course Includes:
Introduction to parkour: origins and development of a practical movement discipline – real-world functionality
Parkour as physical training: movement-based training, true functional fitness and strength, versatility training, task-oriented practice
Utilizing your environment: adapting to terrain, tactile sensitivity, familiarity with obstacles, overcoming spatial fears.
Technical 1: Bodyweight support mechanisms, quadrupedie, traversing
Technical 2: Balance progressions, precision movement
Technical 3: Impact absorption - jumping and landing basics, striding and foot placement
Technical 4: Application to terrain - Descending movements, drops, climb-downs, rolls
Technical 5: Application to terrain - Ascending movements, arm-jumps, climb-ups, wall-runs, muscle-ups
Technical 6: Application to terrain - Parkour experience: unbroken movement, finding the flow
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