|About||GCA Parkour & Freerunning is the largest gym of its kind in Connecticut. Certified instructors offer classes, summer camps and birthday parties.|
GCA Parkour and Free Running is a place for all levels of ability. If you know what Parkour & Free Running is or at least seen what it looks like, then you’ll be thrilled to see what we’ve created. Our dedicated facility simulates many aspects of outdoor, and specifically, urban environments. We’ve built wooden structures and installed railings to balance on, climb up, vault over, kick off, flip off, and just about anything else you can think of.
Our facility allows for tons of creativity. Our coaches are here to express the philosophies behind the art/discipline and of course help you develop new movements and abilities. Parkour as physical as it is, is nothing without the mind. Parkour teaches you to overcome obstacles, whether physical or mental. Taking risks is very much apart of our life, and parkour teaches you to calculate them, understand your own fear and learn to overcome such obstacles. It was important for us to construct solid structures similar to what you see outside, although we have plenty of soft blocks, and thin as well as thick mats. This allows you to progress quickly by gradually becoming comfortable with the movements before attempting them on hard surfaces. In all, we’ve built a place where you can train and progress safely with the help you want. There are many ways to coach and to learn. Our coaches are here to help you become the Parkour and/or Free Running athlete you strive to be.
The General idea of what our classes consist of are as followed:
Warm-up: Necessary to prepare your body for training, increase flexibility and prevent injury. Our warm-ups include some basic movements of Parkour such as precision jumps and safety rolls which are very practical toward your training and not just simple exercises.
Classes: We will have several classes levels dependent on your current ability. We always strive to develop basic skills related to both Parkour and Free Running, but when a student has a specific goal they wish to accomplish whether