The practice has taught me the importance of breaking obstacles down into progressions. Whether the challenge is a jump, a fear, opening a gym, completing university – learning how to see the small steps to reach a goal has served me well.
Practice became my life I was never too entusiastic about soccer or other games as much as parkour. Reasons ? Many but one of the main one was because it’s so fascinating to see what your mind and body can do together. And has a super curious person type that I am I always push myself to discover something new.
Immersing myself in this discipline has transformed my life completely. For one thing, I was something of a party animal before I had the sense of purpose that parkour provides. I was very unhealthy; I drank excessively, smoked and did harmful drugs, all of which have been left behind now. Parkour has also shifted the way I approach difficult things in my life. Rather than wilting in the face of challenge, as I had done previously, I now sprint toward it with a big smile and wide eyes.
“We can never walk together and you’re not jumping, skiping or floating geeeze!!”, is the cry of many of my friends who don’t practice Parkour.
Parkour has affected my life in numerous ways. It has broadened my imagination and my perspective on this world. Its made me a healthier person and a more rounded human. It’s allowed me to travel to new places. It’s allowed me to meet really great people. Its given me a family and it seems like whenever you go to different jams or events, its like you’re meeting new cousins haha. Most importantly however, its given me an oppertunity to reach out and to help others be better and live better lives.
– Lost weight
– Gained muscle
– Gained confidence
– Improved coaching ability
– Improved mental fortitude
– Improved mind-body coordination
– Improved balance
– Improved discipline