051. Sean Hannah: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset podcast, where I interview movement enthusiasts to find out who they are, what they do, and why they do it. Today, Sean Hannah takes us deep into curriculum development, how he researches, the importance of games and fun, and developing with specific audiences in mind. He discusses his role in designing the curriculum for the PK Move Study with Marymount University, and the specific challenges it presented. Sean shares advice on coaching and designing for adults and seniors before unpacking his current personal curriculum and goals.

Craig: Hello. I’m Craig Constantine.

Sean: Hi, I’m Sean Hannah.

Craig: Sean Hannah is a coach, athlete, and curriculum developer, currently based in Colorado. Before moving out West, Sean spent years as the lead coach at Urban Evolution in Alexandria, Virginia, developing their curriculum. Sean’s background in rehab and personal training also led to his involvement in the PK Silver Program development, and he is a member of the PK Move Board. Sean dislikes shoes and being on the ground. Welcome, Sean.

Sean: Happy to be here, Craig.

Craig: Sean, I mentioned in the introduction that you’re part of the PK Move Board, but it think it’s also important for people to know that you were really critical, according to Nancy and her team you were really critical in the curriculum development for PK Silver. I think that people may not be aware of the level of work that went into getting from the idea of how to teach Parkour to people, to making it actually be something that can be done reproducibly and safely, so I would love to hear more about how much of that you’d want to unpack.

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050. Movers Mindset Team: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset Podcast, where today, we’re doing something a little different. In our special 50th episode, I’m joined by some of the Movers Mindset team, Kristen Swantek, Miguel Chero and Melissa Way. We discuss what each of us does, how our roles fit together, and how far we’ve come as a team. We explain working remotely, the freedoms and challenges that come with it, and some of the strategies we use to make it work. We each share our favorite episodes, things we’ve learned and what each of us finds to be special about the project.

Craig: Hello, I’m Craig Constantine.

Kristen Swantek: Hello, I’m Kristen Swantek.

Melissa Way: Hi, I’m Melissa Way.

Miguel Chero: Hi, I am Miguel Chero.

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049. Ryan Ford: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset Podcast, where I interview movement enthusiasts to find out who they are, what they do, and why they do it. In this episode, Ryan Ford shares his thoughts on his Parkour EDU program, various coaching methods, and his experience of building a community. He discusses the idea of a talent hotbed, how and why it occurs, and how to apply those ideas, before delving into the world of cryptocurrency. Ryan explains what cryptocurrency is, why he’s so interested in it, its potentials for growth, and the similarities he sees between crypto and parkour.

Craig: Hello, I’m Craig Constantine.

Ryan: Hey, how you doing?

Craig: I’m good.

Ryan: Welcome to Boulder.

Craig: Thank you. Ryan Ford is an American original, among the early parkour professional athletes and coaches. He is the co-founder of Apex School of Movement, and more recently Parkour EDU, as well as the author of Parkour Strength Training. Ryan is passionate about parkour education and best practices, and his entrepreneurial spirit reflects this. Welcome, Ryan.

Ryan: Thank you for that intro.

Craig: You’re very welcome. So, since were doing this just kind of straight through, and just chillaxing, we’ll start with something that I think people would think is an obvious topic to start. So, you wrote Parkour Strength Training three years ago-

Ryan: Yes.

Craig: Depending on exactly when. But you probably started on it four years ago, or five years ago. But, roughly three years ago, when everybody else saw it. And then, I understand that what you’re doing now in Louisville, if I’m getting my Boulder pronunciation correctly, in Louisville is, you’ve begun creating a physical program, like actually take that to the ground. And, I’m wondering if you want to unpack some of your experiences with that, what went well.

Ryan: Yeah. So, what we’ve been doing for the past couple months here, I think we started building this Parkour Strength for Adults program, in Apex Louisville, started it in mid-December. So we’re at, I guess a couple months in and I’ve learned a lot. Basically, the program is based off the book. So everything I’ve learned about, tested on myself, trained others, coached others. Many different types of people, kids, teen, adults. I think, in parkour, at least at the businesses, gyms and stuff, tend to be a bit more focused on kids and teens.

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048. Amos Rendao: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset podcast, where I interview movement enthusiasts to find out who they are, what they do, and why they do it. Today, Amos Rendao reflects on what music means to him, flowing versus planning, and the benefits and importance of journaling. The conversation turns to the idea of success and what that means, before moving to aikido and information activism. Amos shares his insights on diet and nutrition, his journey with injuries and recovery, and how he manages self-talk.

Craig: Hello, I’m Craig Constantine.

Amos: What’s up, Craig?

Craig: Amos Rendao is a professional coach, athlete, entrepreneur, business manager, and co-founder of APEX School of Movement and Parkour EDU. He considers himself a movement scientist, and his experimentation and study of movement led him to create the Parkour Ukemi and Randori programs. Amos is an active member of both his local and national parkour communities, and a board member of USPK. Welcome, Amos.

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Meet the team: Ruby

This project is attractive to me because I am able to take part in this epic feat of making and spreading pieces of parkour history. By preserving the words and experiences of the world’s top practitioners, and giving a platform for people of all backgrounds to share their journey, we’re able to provide an environment where movement enthusiasts can build relationships along the way. Movers Mindset is a truly amazing community to be part of.

~ Ruby – Archivist and movement researcher

047. Lynn Jung: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset podcast, where I interview movement enthusiasts to find out who they are, what they do and why they do it.

Craig: In this episode, Lynn Jung discusses Brighton, what it means to her and how moving there affected her life. She unpacks how she approaches training, her movement background and her journey of injury and recovery over the past few years. Lynn shares how she came to Freerunning, her current projects and her involvement with Storm Freerun and XDubai.

Craig: Hello, I’m Craig Constantine.

Lynn: Hello.

Craig: Lynn Jung is a professional Parkour athlete and coach, and the sole female member of the renowned Storm Freerun. Originally from Luxembourg her diverse movement background includes gymnastics, dance and circus, in addition to parkour. Lynn performs and competes around the world and is a sponsored athlete with XDubai. Welcome, Lynn.

Lynn: Thank you.

Craig: Lynn, I had a chance to see you and some of your friends on the beach a little bit and some of them were working on flips and things, and it was really, I think it’s a privilege to go and visit people that we interview, and I’m wondering, can you share a little bit of how you think of Brighton and the people that you train with? I know you have a close-knit group of friends. Can you just unpack that for people who are listening to get a feel for what is Lynn doing on a daily basis?

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046. Jean Lam: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset podcast where I interview movement enthusiasts to find out who they are, what they do and why they do it. Today, Jean Lam reflects on how she became interested in fitness and eventually joined the industry, her love of movement and what sports and activities she’s involved in now. Jean discusses corrective exercise and shares her insights on programing, motivation and scope of practice. She goes into injury and rehab before explaining how she keeps up with coaching best practices.

Craig: Hello, I’m Craig Constantine.

Jean: Hi, I’m Jean Lam.

Craig: Jean Lamb is a fitness professional and has been in the field for nearly two decades. Her wide array of certifications has allowed her to work with all ages and abilities from children to senior citizens. Jean has worked with many different areas of fitness and types of movement, most recently as a ski instructor at Liberty Mountain as well as in the aerial silks and the PK move board.

Craig: Welcome Jean.

Jean: Thank you.

Craig: Jean, in the introduction I just skipped over super highlighting all of the various certifications and group physical classes you’ve taught because you’ve done so much. It’s almost impossible to summarize in a couple sentences. So could you maybe first unpack a little bit some of your background and just what really interests you about movement?

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045. Frank Mejia: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset Podcast, where I interview movement enthusiasts to find out who they are, what they do, and why they do it. In this episode, Frank Mejia discusses PK Move and Urban Evolution, and the path to how and why he became a coach. He reflects on his experience with World Chase Tag, explaining the game and its intricacies. Frank shares his thoughts on travel and the role it’s played in his journey before wrapping up with his thoughts on competition.

Craig: Hello. I’m Craig Constantine.

Frank: And I’m Frank Mejia.

Craig: Frank Mejia is an athlete and coach with PK Move and Urban Evolution in Alexandria, Virginia. He was on the USA team for the 2018 World Chase Tag Championship. When he’s not chasing (or getting chased,) Frank likes long walks on the beach, smooth jazz, and traveling to share parkour. Welcome, Frank.

Frank: Glad to be here.

Craig: Frank, I think the best place to start it’d be to talk about your role within PK Move and Urban Evolution.

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026. Marcello Palozzo: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset Podcast. These are the public episodes, but do you want to hear more? Become an insider for access to extended guest conversations, follow-up episodes with your questions, and other deep dives. Visit moversmindset.com/insiders. Thanks for listening!

Craig: Hello. I’m Craig Constantine.

Marcello: Hi, my name is Marcello.

Craig: Marcello Palozzo is the co-founder of the ParkourWave Association in Italy. He’s practiced parkour for 11 years and has been studying under Ido Portal for the last four. He’s currently writing his dissertation for his master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning. Welcome, Marcello.

Marcello: Thank you, Craig.

Craig: Marcello, I’ve been watching with great interest as your new project … I’m not quite sure what to call it ’cause it doesn’t really seem to have a name, so can you just unpack a little bit what you’re up to these days?

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025. Craig Constantine: Full transcript

Speaker 1: Welcome to the Movers Mindset podcast. These are the public episodes, but do you want to hear more? Become an insider for access to extended guest conversations, follow-up episodes with your questions, and other deep dives. Visit moversmindset.com/insiders. Thanks for listening.

Kristen: Hello, I’m Kristen Swantek.

Craig: And I’m Craig Constantine.

Kristen: And this is Movers Mindset. [00:00:30] This week, you might notice the episode is a little different. I’m sitting down to interview Craig. You know him as the host of the podcast, but Craig is also the mastermind behind the scenes. We’re talking everything Movers Mindset, how it started, where it’s going, and what the vision is. In a reversal of roles, welcome, Craig.

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022. John ‘Hedge’ Hall: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset podcast. These are the public episodes, but do you want to hear more? Become an insider for access to extended guest conversations. Follow up episodes with your questions and other deep dives. Visit moversmindset.com/insiders. Thanks for listening.

Craig: Hello, I’m Craig Constantine.

John: I have performance anxiety.

Craig: John Hall, more commonly known as Hedge, is the managing director of Access Parkour. And I had the chance to sit down with him and Edinburgh, Scotland to talk. Welcome.

John: Thanks.

Craig: Earlier today we were talking about, and you have to remind me of his last name, Alex-

John: Pavlotski.

Craig: Pavlotski.

John: I really hope I’m getting that right.

Craig: And first of all we’ll link it in the show notes. So go there and look it up. Can you just quickly give me the overview of what this research was that we were talking about?

John: So Alex for his PhD traveled the world and met a lot of different people in different parkour communities, and he studied them and I kind of … he originally is quite well known in the parkour community because he made these parkour panels, so these silly little comics, which were jokes about parkour and people’s perceptions of parkour. They have the parkour coach and the free runner and PK numpty who wanted to sell out to Red Bull as fast as humanly possible, all these sort of classic ideas that we all identify with immediately as being within our community.

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021. Ville Leppanen: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset podcast. These are the public episodes but do you want to hear more? Become an insider for access to extended guest conversations, follow-up episodes with your questions and other deep dives.

Craig: Visit moversmindset.com/insiders. Thanks for listening.

Craig: Hello, I’m Craig Constantine.

Ville: Hi, I’m Ville Leppanen.

Craig: Ville Leppanen is an active, life-long learner. For him, finding the right questions, whether that process is pleasant or unpleasant, is what enables him to move along his path. Ville is deeply involved in Finnish Parkour community and is driven by his passion to move the community forward.

Craig: Welcome, Ville.

Ville: Thank you, Craig.

Craig: Ville, there are two things that struck me as extremely interesting when I had the chance to train with you and the first one is that you really like to use tools or pieces of equipment to help facilitate your teaching, and that’s not a bad thing, it was just unusual. And the second thing is you have evil QM drills. So what I want to know is how did you get into tools, like the little slips of paper was brilliant, and can you give me an example of a tool that you like to use and why?

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