How has your practice affected your life?

Parkour has effected every part of my life. Embracing the philosophy of parkour has caused results that I never imagined for myself. I took up Parkour in my late thirties simply as the next fad to try out. I expected it to last for a short period of time and then move onto the next thing. I had several discoveries that changed everything for me.

At first I discovered a physical challenge. I wasn’t as fit as I thought I was and took this training on with a passion. I had self esteem issues where I needed to be the best in the class I took so that I could convince myself I was worth something. I trained hard to pass a “trial” invented by the first person I met in the parkour world and compared my progress to those around me. In that training, I met passionate people that placed no importance in comparing themselves to others. I discovered an attitude of self comparison that was profound. The idea of simply being better than i was yesterday shook my value paradigm.

I learned that parkour is about challenging yourself to discover your own boundaries. And from understanding your limitations you get to fully know yourself. And then you get the choice to grow or simply be present to yourself.

This philosophy not only manifested physically, but mentally for me. I embraced it fully and obtain extraordinary results in my life. My results at work excelled, my family relationships grew, my friendships deepened and even my love life expanded. My practice of parkour is now how I practice life itself.

Private community…

The private Movers Mindset community is a high-fidelity, curated space for the free exchange of ideas. In social media, you are the product which is being monetized. The community is funded entirely and directly by you so there’s no incentive for us to mess it up by catering to advertisers. The incentive is for us to cater to you.

In the Movers Mindset community we publish curated content related to Parkour, Art du Déplacement, free-running, and movement practices in general; From links to cool movement videos, to scholarly work on kineseology and everything in-between. We publish exclusive podcast show notes that enable members to get the most out of each episode, and we help the entire community cultivate excellent discussions about all of those things.

Learn more about joining the Movers Mindset community!