During Oxford University term time we run a mix of structured and unstructured sessions a week, with additional sessions, organised on an ad-hoc basis. The sessions can be in different places and with different focuses – sometimes there is more physical training, sometimes learning new techniques, sometimes more creativity and occasionally just fun!
Although these times are subject to change, our typical weekly timetable is as follows:
Tuesday - 6:00 - 8:00pm (optionally, some go on to Abingdon Gymnastics Club in Berinsfield - leave between 7:00-7:30pm, train from 8:00-9:00pm)
Wednesday - 6:00 - 8:00pm
Thursday - 6:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday - 12:00 - 5:30pm (structured training with Rob and Dale at the Pumphouse Project in Farringdon)
In order to find out when and where we will be meeting, join us on the Facebook Group!
Our goal is to build a thriving community of movers and fellow practitioners in Oxfordshire. Feel free to use the group to arrange your own training sessions, meet other Traceurs and movers and ask any questions you may have!
As for cost - we run purely on donations, so there is no charge for joining or training! We do need funds to go towards hosting and getting new members, so a small donation per session (suggested: £2) goes a long way!
Example Structured Session
Being as most people haven't a clue what a parkour training session would involve, I'll talk you through what you might expect from a typical session lasting 90 minutes.
It would start with a warm-up, usually followed by some basic conditioning. The conditioning is a mixture of 'traditional' exercise such as press-ups and slightly more unusual drills to work the body in more dynamic ways.
Following this, in the main part of the session, there might be between three and five different 'stations'. Each station would work on a different aspect of movement or element of training, for example:
- Jumping onto/between obstacles
- Balancing on rails
- Vaulting over obstacles
The session would finish with a cool-down.