parkour

Eight years ago, I assumed I’d never be able to do parkour. I wasn’t that fit and I tried it out with a friend, never expecting to engage with it. But I did. It’s simply about moving your body from one place to another, under and over obstacles, running, jumping and climbing.

It quickly changed the way I viewed my environment: everything around me became a potential parkour challenge. Council estates usually make the best locations but anywhere, with benches, walls, rails and bollards is good. When I started, my balance was poor, so three times a week before work I would walk across a pair of railings. Doing that really helped.

My family love it, too (my mum is 56 and my son is 10)

More Parkour:

Source: My workout: Shirley Darlington-Rowat, parkour – ‘It forces you to focus on the moment’ | Life and style | The Guardian

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