Imagine moving rapidly through an area probably in an urban setup, steadily tackling the impediments on the way by running, jumping and climbing. Parkour is a great way to uplift yourself not just physically but mentally too. According to The World Freerunning Parkour Federation, ‘Parkour fundamentally is a philosophy, and a way of life. It’s a way of looking at any environment and believing in your heart that there are no obstacles in life that cannot be overcome.’
Working out is no more about rigorously running on a device with an endless belt, constantly watching the calories you burn per minute but more so about learning to trust yourself, being careful and most importantly to advance and never stop. A discipline that imbibes the principle of confronting your fears and dealing with life as it comes, Parkour is an exciting way towards a fitter, more confident self that cannot solely come by sweating it out in a gym.
Derived from the French word ‘Parcour’ which means journey, route or course, Parkour essentially is a way of achieving a good physical condition not just by performing a certain set of moves but by adopting a way of thinking and approaching deterrents that one faces in the trail of life. The world becomes your playground and there is no holding back. The dauntless runner in you accepts the challenges and emerges triumphant. Founded by David Belle in France in 1990’s, Parkour has now become a huge movement that pushes you to be fearless and efficient, faster and stronger and lets you taste freedom.