Get outdoors and have fun with a sport that's extreme, but not too extreme.
Parkour is a physical activity that involves using a set of movements and skills to overcome obstacles within your environment. Parkour participants, known as traceurs, use running, jumping, climbing and other physical actions to navigate urban and natural landscapes. The sport originated in France and is non-competitive by definition.
You can learn how to jump and vault with Parkour classes from the Australian Parkour Association. These classes are taught by experienced instructors with knowledge gathered from around the world and are suitable for students of all fitness and experience levels.
A series of basics courses introduces newbies to the principles and actions of Parkour. Participants are taught in a safe environment and can choose between indoor and outdoor lessons. First timers should attend an Outdoor Basics and First Timers class and can move on to more difficult classes as they become more experienced.
Parkour classes are suitable for all ages. They take place at a variety of venues throughout Brisbane, include the University of Queensland St Lucia campus and Brisbane Square; see here for a complete list of class times, prices and locations. Bookings are not necessary and all participants should wear comfortable, enclosed shoes (e.g. running shoes) and bring bottles of water.