Catherine discovers parkour, and it’s fun (if harder than it looks)


Today is National Parkour Day, so 1) feel free to leap onto your bed or sofa in its honor; and 2) take a look at my blog post from 2019 about a 50+ parkour class I took. It was much more rigorous than I expected, but I enjoyed it. Another thing to return to as we venture out into the world more.

FIT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE

This week is my spring break, and since I’m not going anywhere warm, I decided to explore new-to-me activities around town in the Boston area. Monday was parkour day!

Me, sort of walking on a rail a few inches from the ground. It's hard, but gets better with practice. A lot of practice, I think.
Me, sort of walking on a rail a few inches from the ground. It’s hard, but gets better with practice. A lot of practice, I think.

I had found Parkour Generations Boston, part of a larger company that has parkour classes all over the place. They offer classes indoors and outdoors, for adults and teens, for kids, tailored for all levels of parkouristas. And there’s also a 50+ parkour class. That’s the one I went to.

I’ve posted about parkour and my interest here: All I want for Christmas is: to fly…

Just a reminder about what parkour is, from this site:

Parkour can be defined as the practice of moving logically and creatively through a – typically – urban…

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