No matter which gym you’re in, if you have the following equipment, you’re good to go:
– Barbell & Bumper plates
– Box (24 or 20″)
– Dumbells & Kettlebells
– Skipping rope
In my experience if you only train parkour, you will hit more plateaus and they will be harder to break through.
S&C Online allows me to up my parkour game quickly, by making my body strong and resilient enough to handle more advanced parkour routes. And knowing that a load of expertise and planning behind the scenes has gone into my workouts makes all the difference in the gym. Instead of winging it and hoping for the best, I know that after each workout I will be better-equipped for parkour.
Omar Hany Khalil
The S&C coaches are utterly brilliant. Training with their support you gives me an enormous sense of well-being.
The S&C Online introduction process is so so easy for someone like me that can struggle with new things. The training is varied and fun – I enjoy that the workouts are never the same, so I never get bored.
I really like the app and the ability to write notes and track my weights. I am not a person who has done anything in a gym before, so having the videos and technique tips is really useful too.
I’m so glad to have a class to follow along with!
We don’t have any local parkour classes anymore, so it’s super nice to have some structure and ideas . Loving every session!
Alex started Parkour in 2006 aged only 15, leaping (yup, that's a pun) at a chance to funnel his considerable energy into something new and went to his first Parkour Generations Academy class two days later. With a background in several martial arts, rugby and basketball, he was ill-prepared for the life-changing developments and opportunities that this experience would bring. Needless to say, he was hooked from the outset! Alex has since competed successfully in athletics and weightlifting on the side, but is best known for his prodigious parkour abilities and impressive coaching experience. Alex is now Gym Manager at the London Parkour Academy, a Senior Coach and regularly leads workshops both in the UK and internationally. To those around him, Alex is a constant reminder that you need not be gifted or lucky to achieve anything, all you need is the will to succeed.
Charlotte Miles is our in-house Creative Lead and part of our renowned Strength & Conditioning Coaching Team. Having been fully immersed in the CrossFit, weightlifting and powerlifting world through her time producing America's number one fitness podcast Barbell Shrugged, she’s worked and studied alongside the likes of Coach Mike Burgener, Louie Simmons, Julien Pineau, Wim Hof and many more strength training greats. With hundreds of hours coaching under her belt, Charlotte is a Level 3 qualified PT, L1 CrossFit trainer and NASM Corrective Movement Specialist, with additional certifications in Strongman, Olympic Weightlifting and Movement & Mobility. Always one to hold the standard, she’s a stickler for good form and the belief that moving with solid mechanics is the pathway to better performance and all-round health. Charlotte is also a world-class film-maker, who leads our media and creative teams across a number of projects both in the UK and internationally.
Arturo Vigil Jimenez is one of the central coaches within the London team. Having started parkour in Spain in 2009, he quickly developed a passion for helping others to improve and decided to uproot his life and overcome a series of hurdles to move to London to work with Parkour Generations. Qualify as an ADAPT Level 2 Coach, Arturo has been helping to shape our athletes with his uniquely creative and fluid movement style, influenced by his extensive background in capoeira, martial arts and calisthenics. Arturo now runs our weekly Calisthenics and Parkour classes in London, and leads our Youth Parkour Programmes both in our own Academy and in may London schools.
David is a core member of our Strength & Conditioning Team in the gym, building the programmes that make our Members incredibly strong, fast, fit and resilient. He's a daily feature at the Chainstore Gym, either for his own intensive training or for leading the S&C Classes to build better athletes. A certified CrossFit Trainer and EQF Level 3 Fitness Instructor, David is also an Olympic weightlifter and nutrition expert, and possesses an endless hunger for knowledge that might be of benefit to those he trains.