Frequently asked questions
Too much choice, what should I do?
If you are an adult, we recommend you start with our Movement basics class or Back In the Game class.
I'm a beginner. Can I try parkour?
Yes! The entire point of a parkour class is to provide beginners with a way to get into the sport. The outdoor classes are a bit more adventurous than the indoor classes, but all of our classes are suitable for beginners and you will be safely led through the basic movements from the moment you enter your first class.
What should I wear?
Clothes you feel comfortable moving in. Normally jogging bottoms and a tshirt in summer, adding a thermal layer and a jumper in the winter. Comfy trainers are best. The thinner the better. Bring water. Water is good for you.
Can I drop in?
Can I book from my phone/tablet?
Yes, you can book using GoTeamUp.
Either via a browser or by downloading thier app and searchingfor 'Access Parkour'
Do I need to book?
We use a booking system to make sure that enough coaches are booked onto each class so that we can accommodate the demand. We never guarantee that drop-ins will be able to take part in a class, but we will always do our best to make sure that they can if there is space. So feel free to risk it.
How do I know where the Outdoor Parkour Class is?
You need to join the outdoor class mailing list. Email us at email@example.com as soon as possible and we will get you hooked up. There's also a sign up page.
I'm worried everyone will be a crazy backflipping 18 year old monkey
Our regular students range in age from 5 years old into their late 60's. Our outdoor regulars are both male and female, young and old and all keen to welcome new folk. If you are still unsure you can come along to our Back in The Game classes and then graduate outdoors when you feel secure and ready. We have never met anyone who is too unfit to join in the Back in The Game classes and trust us, you will not be an exception.
I have a question not covered here
My child has never done parkour before. When can they join?
Our children's classes all allow drop-ins. So, there's no need to wait. And if you book you are guaranteed a spot in the class.
I'm worried for my/my child's safety.
Parkour is a sport that takes place entirely on hard surfaces and it can sometimes have a daredevil reputation in popular media. So, we're also very concerned about making our classes seem as safe as possible.
Do you climb on roofs?
The culture of climbing onto roofs and daredevil stunts you see on youtube are akin to skiers that attempt to ski down Mount Everest. We're not saying it doesn't happen, it just has very little to do with a child getting their first skiing lesson on the nursery slope at Hillend.
Who will be teaching myself or my Kids?
If you head over to the 'Meet the coaches' page, you can see the friendly team of qualified coaches. Additionally, when you book into a class, you can see which specific coach will be leading the sesion.
All our coaches are qualified, first aid trained, and personally selected and approved by Access Parkour's high standard of teaching.
Can I see some pictures from your classes?
Yes of course!
Visit our Media Gallery page to see photos and videos.