YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE
Movefree Academy Reopened as of January 11, 2021 per Phase One of the
Healthy Washington Recovery Plan
FUN | SAFETY | LEARNING
Parkour is characterized by the efficient use of power, speed, agility, spatial awareness, balance, reflexes and thinking in the moment in order to overcome obstacles within one’s environment. Parkour classes help participants develop and/or expand these abilities in their everyday movements. Most importantly, MoveFree Academy’s emphasis is on how to safely develop and use these skills to minimize the probability of injury.
Too many children and adults have forgotten how to move properly, how to interact with their environment, and how to enjoy play. Others need a place to learn how to be mobile and safely exert energy.
The MoveFree programs offer a creative outlet for energy and movement that is supportive, encouraging, and empowering. Students enjoy challenging themselves with progressive goals throughout their development; incrementally building skills, and accomplishing objectives they may not have thought possible.
Our curriculum incorporates Parkour, Yoga, mobility and strength skills in a fun and goal-oriented format. Students are taught the history, terms, techniques, benefits, stages and levels of each, as they develop a strong mobility-foundation. Our passion is awakening within our students a love for safe, sustainable movement.
After students learn the proper and safe way to run, climb, swing, jump, land, fall, and roll, they begin to learn the methods of Parkour. The word Parkour is derived from the French term meaning “the Art of Movement”. Through learning the methods of Parkour, students learn how to safely develop and efficiently use power, speed, agility, spatial awareness, balance, reflexes, and critical thinking in the moment, in order to overcome obstacles within their environment. Our instruction helps participants expand and apply these abilities, in order to minimize the probability of injury in their everyday movements.
The MoveFree Academy philosophy, methods and teaching techniques also help students in the following ways:
Physically – Our curriculum revolves around learning sustainable lifelong movement. Students will see improvement in coordination, power, speed, agility, balance, and reflexes. They will become more aware of themselves and their environment, and through this enhanced spatial awareness the student learns how their body can engage with and move through their environment.
Mentally and Emotionally – It will help build their confidence and self-esteem as they gain a feeling of empowerment and accomplishment in overcoming obstacles – an analogy for their life. The program helps students develop creativity, out of the box thinking, and problem solving by learning how to approach a challenge using their individual strengths in the most efficient way.
Socially – They will learn how to work with fellow students while appreciating and acknowledging the abilities and strengths of others. The MoveFree trainings emphasize the importance of dedication, discipline,a spirit of community and mutual support as students are encouraged to help one another succeed. Teamwork and camaraderie built from non-competitive, shared experience, encourages each student to set and achieve their own personal goals, in their own unique style, and recognize their own personal strengths.