Thursday, April 30, 2009

Efficiency of Movement

The open Kettlebell class experimented with a few parkour moves Wednesday afternoon! They learned how to move over an obstacle by jumping over it or raising themselves on to the structure and moving forward.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Another news story for ya'....

Here is a link to a TX Newswatch story I wasa a part of taht aired last night..

I am still riding this huge wave of momentum and am picking up anyone who is interested in training along the way. The ground breaking CrossFit Central Parkour classes are finally here.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's time to get started..

Anyone of any age or fitness level can get started in the art of Parkour and have a blast! 512-921-7563 or Let's get it going!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Parkour Elements Have Started!

Enrolling in a Parkour Elements sessions is required as a prerequisite to be able to enroll in any of CrossFit Central's Parkour classes. It is a one hour personal training session where we can cover the basic movements in a controlled environment. You will receive personal attention so that when you train outdoors you will feel more confident having already laid your foundation in the gym. Feel free to contact me with any questions and/or concerns about getting you started.

CrossFit Central Parkour on KXAN

New workout brings
action-packed leaps
"Parkour" is part of a new workout

Kate Weidaw
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Action movies are known for their scenes with the big foot chases.

While movie magic may make the action stand out, it turns out that type of running can actually be done by almost anyone. It's called " Parkour ," and here in Austin, it's part of a new workout class.

"Parkour is the art of getting from point A to point B, wherever that may be, using only human potential to prepare yourself through any given landscape," said Randal Setzler, a Parkour instructor.

Setzler teaches Parkour here in Austin.

"It's almost like chess and how you think three or four moves ahead, you know," said Setzler. "By the time you're at your first vault, you're already seeing what your next three or four steps are going to be."

The idea is to continually move through a landscape by jumping, vaulting and rolling to get to your destination. Not even a 10-foot wall can get in the way.

"You see a 10-foot wall climb and you think, 'There is no way I can do it,'" said Aaron Arehart, a Parkour participant. "And then he'll show you how to do it."

On YouTube , there are all sorts of examples of extreme Parkour , from flips to jumping across buildings. That's what got Parker Sheridan, 11, interested in it.

"I saw it on the Internet, and I thought it looked really cool," said Parker.

While he's not doing anything extreme, his parents are OK with the sport, since it is a good workout. After you learn the technique, you should be able to escape from just about anything.

"We find some way to overcome any obstacle that we experience," said Setzler

Monday, April 6, 2009

Classy parkour...

This past weekend I did a little photoshoot with Robert Miller. Robert attends the Kettlebell Unlimited class at 12:15. We often motiviate and push each other in class but on ths adventure he got to work his magik behind the camera and I got to get my jump on... Check out Robert's site at
... and yes that is me witht eh Rabbit head on...