Frequently Asked Questions
How do I go about getting into Tricking / Free-Running / Parkour?
The best way forward is to read our Beginners Guide, then simply head down and try out some classes. We offer a full free week trial so you can get a first-hand experience of the gym and culture. The class instructor will be able answer any questions you might have, and you will get a good feel for the training environment. Just pop down 10 minutes before class to get started.
Do I require any specialist gear? What else do I need to bring?
For all classes, we recommend bringing a towel and a waterbottle. For the Parkour & Free-Running classes, running sneakers or similar appropriate footwear are required. The only other thing you really need is to wear some comfortable workout clothes - preferably older as it's always possible that they may get stretched or ripped over the course of training.
Can I come in / pay for a one-off session?
Unfortunately we don't offer drop-in / casual classes at current, as our initial focus is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our members.
Are there any competitions?
Tricking & Parkour both originated as non-competitive sports - however modern practitioners have been exploring multiple different competitions formats (such as Obstacle Racing / Ninja Warrior) and using the skills developed in training. New Zealand has traditionally been playing catchup in this regard, but there have been some recent developments in the competitive scene here - we recommend talking to your class coach to see what options are available for you.
Should I be doing any supplementary training?
It depends on your goals - those serious about reaching a professional level of athleticism should look at adding supplementary training to their weekly schedule. However, for students undertaking casual or non-competitive training then supplementary classes are not a requirement, and you will still get increased skill and physical benefits from the regular classes.
What does the training etiquette / gym culture involve?
We do our best to uphold an ideal learning environment for our members, balancing the creative, social, modern aspects of movement sports with the traditional discipline and culture. Have a read through our Gym Rules before starting class.
How does a class normally run?
Our classes will generally involve a quick warmup (made from movements specific to the class type or techniques being taught), a technical component, and a live drilling or interactive game.