Parkour craze, classes come to North Bend's Mount Si Gymnastics
July 18, 2012 · 9:39 AM
Often seen on television, the parkour craze has reached North Bend, courtesy of Mt.Si Gymnastics Academy.
Parkour is a physical discipline based on acrobatics which focuses on efficient movement around obstacles. Practitioners, known as “traceurs”, learn how to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing and jumping. Parkour is often performed outside but is often learned in an indoor facility such as a gymnastics academy.
Parkour coaches Chris Langston and Bryan Romnes joined the staff at Mt. Si Gymnastics and began classes just a few short weeks ago. Demand was high, and classes filled quickly, prompting an expansion of the program.
Although traditionally a male-dominated sport, more and more girls are joining the frenzy and joining in the fun. Parkour classes at MSGA include participants ranging in age from 6 years old through adventurous adults.
Mount Si Gymnastics Academy & Dance Studio’s goal is to provide every child with a healthy and positive environment in order for them to achieve their personal goals in gymnastics, dance and fitness.
MSGA provides gymnastics and dance instruction to children of all ages and skill levels, and is located in the Mount Si Business Park in North Bend. Learn more at www.mtsigymnasticsacademy.com/