Meet the Team
All our coaches are friendly, experienced and qualified through the two major parkour qualification providers PKUK and ADAPT, First aid trained and personally selected and approved by Access Parkour's high standard of teaching.
Feel free to Contact Us if you would like to know more about a specific coach or who will be taking a class.
John 'Hedge' Hall
John Hall or 'Hedge' discovered Parkour in late 2004 after watching a Parkour video in school. After a short career in academia, he founded Access Parkour in 2013.
Hedge delivers most of our conditioning and movement programs taking a special interest in creating spaces that build better people both mentally and physically. He splits his time between managing the company, teaching as much as he can and researching Parkour.
Parkour Outreach Expert
Gordon has been training Parkour since late 2005 and is now a full time Solicitor at a global commercial law firm. Gordon is one of our most experienced coaches and organises the CIC Parkour Outreach. He no longer takes any regular classes but he dedicates his free time to training our new coaches, as well as developing the wider Parkour scene.
Adam is a full time coach and occasional circus performer with a degree in Physics. He loves all sorts of physical skills and runs many of our most fun classes for children. He has an almost Peter Pan quality with children, and is one of our most popular coaches. His classes are known to be physical yet fun - applying many circus skills and games to his teaching style.
Old School Cool
Rory spent a long time travelling the world before finally finding a home in Edinburgh with Access Parkour. A hard working and committed member of the team he is an active member of the local jamming community. Rory cares about the discipline of Parkour and strives to teach it in all it's glory - bringing many people deeper into the discipline.
Nina started parkour back in 2006 as an over enthusiastic teenager, making her one of the first women to start training in Scotland. More than a decade later, she still loves sharing her enthusiasm for Parkour at every opportunity. Nina strives to create a supportive environment in her classes, using a mix of silly games and satisfying challenges to bring students together and facilitate progression. She is proud to be Access Parkour’s token Glaswegian.
Man of Brewing
Seb had been bouncing all over the world doing Parkour for the past few years but jumped at the chance to come and work with Access Parkour in order to develop his coaching abilities. An accomplished acrobat and mover, Seb leads our acrobatic classes and many of our kids classes. Keep an eye out for him as he'll be tearing up the local spots in no time.
Spiderman's Little Brother
King of Beards
Chris bumped into Access Parkour entirely by accident and was immediately hooked. Now a fully qualified Parkour coach and holding a diploma in sports coaching. Chris maintains a fondness for Broomhouse, where he grew up and wants to help develop the local parkour scene to help at-risk youths in the local area.
Stefano Sarpio Sardano
Drinks coffee with his Milk
Stefano's passion for Parkour has led to him searching for great teachers and great experiences all over the world. He's now engaged in an 'extended' visit to Access Parkour where he's focused on improving his coaching technique and delivering his own brand of Parkour coaching focused on finding joy in difficult movements.
Wearer of Shiny leggings
Sonia really likes Parkour. Like, really really really really loves Parkour. She also likes programming things and is studying Computer Science at Edinburgh University. Sonia assists at many of our classes. In her spare time she runs the University Parkour Society. Which isn't a big deal it's just the LARGEST IN THE UK. She also regularly attends adult classes. So you'll almost certainly bump into her.
World Champion Giggler
Secretly in Charge
Kirsten organises more things than we can count, mobilising vast numbers of children to do Parkour, petitions people, nudges people, boosts numbers at every single class and is everywhere at the same time. She is kept busy raising two Parkour mad sons who live in their very own bouncy world full of Parkour classes and jumping.
Behind the Scenes
Magic Admin Lady
Mel is the Access Parkour secret weapon. She handles all of the administration and back-end running of Access Parkour and Room to Move and is the glue that keeps the company together. Impressive for a Luddite who hates computers. A Mother of a vast brood of amazingly talented children, when not solving crazy admin problems, she is looking after her children/cats/dogs anything else lying around in her house.
Media Camera Wizard
Chained to a desk by Hedge while making this website, Donald is still there eating honey and peanut butter to survive.
Donald is a Scotland based Photographer and Videographer who works closely with Access Parkour to manage our media. See his website here: www.donalddalziel.com