General Questions

No! Although the media has portrayed this image, Train Hard does not endorse it. Practitioners may reach a level where they’re capable of managing that level of risk, however, we do not teach Parkour to be done on rooftops.

Parkour/Freerunning/Art du Deplacement is the, primarily, non-competitive physical discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using only the abilities of the body; principally, through running, jumping, and climbing. In practice, it focuses on developing the fundamental attributes required for such movement, which include functional strength and fitness, balance, spatial awareness, agility, coordination, precision, control and creative vision.
It is a sport that encourages self-improvement on all levels, revealing one’s physical and mental limits while simultaneously offering ways to overcome them. It is a method of training one’s body and mind in order to be as completely functional, effective, and liberated as possible in any environment.

The sport aims to build confidence, determination, self-discipline and self-reliance, and responsibility for one’s actions. It encourages humility, respect for others and for one’s environment, self-expression, community spirit, and the importance of play, discovery and safety at all times.

The description above is to describe Parkour as a sport and does not fully describe the art/discipline/philosophy of Parkour as a whole. Take a look at our About Parkour page for more detail.

Nothing but the name!

No – Parkour involves managed risk. It is impossible to eliminate risk in any activity, sporting or otherwise, however, Parkour training allows a person to develop strategies and skills to keep themselves safe.

Parkour actually has a very low injury rate compared to other, more mainstream, sports. Injury-wise, we generally see a few bumps and scrapes and the occasional sprained wrist/ankle. Parkour teaches people to manage risk because eliminating risk entirely is not practicable. Better understanding the physical and mental limits of your body and mind is a huge aspect of Parkour; confronting and managing fear is a skill that needs to be practised.

Yes, all of our coaches are qualified coaches.

Yes! You can read more about the recognition process here.

Yes, but due to our coaching schedule it’s difficult for us to answer. We can respond more swiftly to emails. If you need to contact us, please email info@train-hard.org. If you need to phone us, our number is 07456 788 598.

Please send us an email at info@train-hard.org and we’ll be happy to share our existing policies with you.

You can find our refund policy at www.train-hard.org/refunds.

Class Questions

Yes! Our sessions are not split by ability. We aim to scale the content of the session to whatever ability the participant has. We feel that allowing people to train with one another in this way creates a perfect atmosphere for inspiring each other, creating a sense of camaraderie, and instilling some of the values of Parkour.

No. All of our bookings must be done online. This is so you can sign the relevant waiver and supply any medical information that we might need to know about. Our coaches are busy trying to start the session and are unable to spend time registering accounts on the day. To register, please use our Booking Help page.

Yes, as long as your friend has an account created for them and they have booked on prior to the class. Please don’t turn up with someone who is not booked on as we won’t be able to register them at the session.

No. Bookings are non-transferable and the person in attendance must be the person booked onto the class.

Wear clothes and shoes appropriate for sport (when it comes to footwear we recommend running shoes or similar) and bring a bottle of water (we don’t recommend bringing energy drinks).

Definitely not! We believe there is no upper age limit for training Parkour – Parkour is scalable and adaptable to suit most everyone. Our coaches will tailor the session to you and what you’re capable of. We’ve helped people well into their sixties learn to improve their movement ability through Parkour. It truly is a discipline for all.

A bit of fitness will help but it is definitely not required. Your level of fitness will improve as you continue to train; one of the many benefits of practising Parkour.

Consult your doctor for advice and speak to the coaches beforehand and we’ll have a discussion with you on which exercises you think you can still do and which to avoid whilst you recover.

Unfortunately not. Our venues don’t have space for parents to spectate.

This largely depends on the venue you’ll attend, but, in general, a session will begin with a Parkour-specific warm up and will move into a certain amount of time focussed on a particular movement or theme within Parkour. Dependent on the length of the session, there will be an element of Independent Learning Time where participants can use the facilities to work on something else they find might find challenging or think needs working on. Our session will usually end with an element of physical conditioning and a cool down.

No, our sessions are extremely popular. If you’ve booked onto a class and taken up a space and don’t attend, we cannot refund you as this space could have been taken by another person. Please use your ‘Dashboard’ to keep track of which sessions you are booked on for. Please check our refunds page for further details.

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Absolutely fantastic party for our daughter's 11th birthday. Coaches were top-quality, friendly, inspiring and encouraging. All eleven girls had a fantastic time and thrived on the challenges set. Will definitely be booking further sessions!
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Brilliant kids party, totally they loved it. Lots of challenging equipment and friendly staff who were very skilled instructors.
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An amazing place to train and learn parkour for newcomers and experienced traceurs alike. Friendly coaches and a great facility, I would highly recommend this place!
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Super fun lovely staff so much do to for all leaves with amazing coaching to get you moving and having fun with in the groups and pushing your limits!!!! Highly recommended!!!! For all ages!!!!
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Brilliant place, best coaches, and a great use of space.. been here many times and I’ve always found something new to try, there’s always a new challenge and loads of resources to learn and practice, also you couldn’t ask for a more knowledgeable person to run it than Scott. Genuinely a must if you enjoy staying active and feel up for trying something new.
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My 10yr son goes regularly and totally loves it! Great enthusiastic and likeable instructors! Son learning some great skills!