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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