As this blog covers the areas of parkour, obstacle course racing, and ancestral fitness – I’ve decided to start the new year by bringing you a list of people in each area to follow.
Want to be in the know on parkour in New Zealand? There can be an overwhelming amount of content produced on the internet – so to help you find what’s important here is, in no particular order, the social media links of 10 people or organisations of influence in New Zealand parkour that you should follow:
1) New Zealand Parkour
New Zealand Parkour, recently rebranded from their old name the New Zealand Parkour Association, is the facilitating non-profit aiming to “promote positive self-development, health and education through parkour in New Zealand”. For keeping up with parkour in New Zealand, they’re a recommended source to follow. I’m working on creating content for them, so keep an eye on their channels linked below for that plus more from them.
2) Movement Unleashed
Movement Unleashed is the largest parkour class provider in Wellington. Through their blog they post articles on fitness and health, and through their facebook they share advice, tips, and links I recommend browsing if you’re wanting to improve your parkour or athletic ability. (As a disclaimer: this is my business)
3) Architecture Appreciation Society
The Architecture Appreciation Society is a collective of those “who appreciate architecture in unconventional ways”. From parkour and freerunning to urban exploration and dance, this project posts some creative stuff on their social media.
4) Level Up Apparel
Level-Up Apparel is New Zealand’s first online store stocking parkour, freerunning, and tricking clothing & equipment. Follow their facebook for some great national and international videos being shared.
5) Flow Academy
Soon to open in Auckland, Flow Academy is school of freestyle arts such as parkour and freerunning, tricking, and breakdancing. This facility will definitely change up the parkour landscape in New Zealand, so follow them to stay in the loop as well as watch the amazing videos they share on their social media.
6) Move Wanganui
Move Wanganui is the provider of parkour classes in Wanganui. They regularly share inspirational videos and content from their own classes and from others on their social media.
7) Ventus Movement
Ventus Movement is a parkour, freerunning, and tricking team from Christchurch. Check them out for videos and to follow their energetic expansion.
8) Élan Movement
Élan Movement (pronounced aelaan) is a group about parkour and freerunning, stunt work, dancing, music, video-making, and more. They put out some well-designed media, so keep an eye on their channels.
9) Team F.Y.M
Team F.Y.M (what does that stand for..?) are a team of freerunners and extreme sports enthusiasts. Check out their social media for amazing displays of athletic performance.
10) Obstacle Method
I have to shamelessly recommend you follow my own blog. The Obstacle Method is a blog about training by obstacles: covering obstacle course racing, parkour, and movnat. On twitter I also regularly share similar content.
This list isn’t exhaustive of all the people or organisations in parkour to follow, but is merely 10. If I’ve missed anyone, please point them out in the comments.
Coming up, I’ll be posting ’10 People in OCR to follow in 2015′ and ’10 People in Ancestral Fitness to follow in 2015′.