Move to Inspire is hosting a fall jam this year! We host an annual jam in summer, and as most of you know, Grand Junction gets really hot in the summer. This jam will give… More
At Move to Inspire, we want to share Parkour and movement with all and any age, gender, and body type regardless of movement history or skillset. It is our belief that anyone can practice and learn movement. Through our training programs, we provide you with understanding how and why Parkour is the ultimate training method for body awareness, strength, agility, and cross training for any sport or movement practice. We utilize Parkour as a tool to help you create yourself, expand your work ethic, understand your body, and create an all around mind and body connection. The root of learning anything starts with the stepping stone you are currently on. We strive to elevate each individual onto a new stepping stone by providing a community with a fun, constructive, unique, and safe training atmosphere.
Our mission, is to challenge the way you think about movement, whether it’s here in the gym, in your sport of choice, or even in your daily life.
We are here to show you that fitness can be exciting, fun, and that movement truly is for everyone.
-Move to Inspire-
THE BAND SYSTEM IS UTILIZED TO HELP TRACK THE STUDENTS PROGRESSION LEVELS, ABILITIES, AND KEEP THEM SAFE.
**WRISTBANDS ARE REQUIRED FOR CLASS AND OPEN GYM.
IF A STUDENT LOSES THEIR WRISTBAND, REPLACEMENT BANDS COST $5.**
THE BAND REFLECTS CERTAIN STRENGTHS AND ABILITIES THAT THEY HAVE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 4 LEVELS IN OUR CURRICULUM.
EACH STUDENT RECEIVES A WHITE BAND AFTER THEIR 3RD CLASS, WHICH IS TO SHOW THAT THEY ARE IN LEVEL 1 AND AT A BEGINNER LEVEL. FOR EACH LEVEL THEY COMPLETE THEY WILL RECEIVE A BAND THAT SIGNIFIES THE LEVEL THEY ARE CURRENTLY IN.
LEVEL 1 – WHITE BAND
LEVEL 2 – GREEN BANDLEVEL 3 – PURPLE BAND
LEVEL 4 – RED BAND
IN ORDER FOR A STUDENT TO RECEIVE A BAND AND MOVE ONTO THE NEXT LEVEL, THEY MUST SHOW A COMPREHENSIVE ABILITY TO PERFORM EACH MOVEMENT AND STRENGTH TASK CONFIDENTLY AND EFFICIENTLY. THE STUDENT CAN SHOW THIS THROUGH AN ASSESSMENT WITH AN INSTRUCTOR. ONCE THE BAND IS EARNED THEY WILL BE MOVED INTO THE NEXT LEVEL CLASS.
This is one of the most commonly asked questions from both our students, and parents. Need to find the right shoes for Parkour? We’ve been around the block when it comes to this topic. You want shoes that last, that work well, and that don’t break the bank either.
Here are some guidelines:
Thickness/Bulk – We recommend getting a shoe that has minimal thickness. The thicker the shoe, the harder it is to do Parkour. Some people would consider it as protection, but honestly, it’s like putting a blindfold on your feet. You can’t feel the pressure you need to push from, or the proper placement of your foot for landings/take off. While thinner shoes might be tough to get used to, it will make your Parkour abilities that much better. Don’t go for bulk.
Grip – Make sure the bottom is made of rubber, not foam, and not coated in anything soft/fuzzy. You want to be able to grip to as many surfaces as possible.
Full Bottom – Try to stay away from breaks in the shoe on the arches or in the heel. This is a prime way to get an ankle roll or land somewhere you don’t want to.
Durability – Try to find a shoe that is made well, something that will last, because in Parkour, we tend to go hard on shoes.
These are some shoes we suggest looking into to get the best out of your training, and your wallet. Click on any of the names below to see.