Obstacles is Paragym’s version of Parkour. It includes sequencing of various floor based ground movements, such as, quadruped motor patterns, jump techniques, roll landings, a wide range of vaults over and around padded obstacles and various flips involving these obstacles and thick safety mats (with assistance).
A few examples: obstacle vaulting techniques include (Kong, Dash, Kash, Speed, Reverse, speed) as well as a selection of ‘step’ flips and wall moves (backflip from a height, wall backflip, step Webster (front flip with a kick) and side flip to name a few). As with all Paragym courses, well defined progressions ensure safety and quick learning. Obstacle course running also comes into play in this course (depending on the day), using a wide range of in-house padded equipment in a circuit.
Will this work for me?
This course is quite physical and displacement/movement oriented. It involves a lot of jumping, and is somewhat of a “lower body dominant” course, so best not to have any knee issues, and expect a good leg workout.
Need to be able to do:
Have above a level 2 on the “JUMP” movement evaluation. You should be able to jump and land without pain. Enjoy physicality and dynamic movements.