Studio Spotlight: Brooklyn Zoo


If the most interesting obstacle you’ve had to overcome lately involves restarting your computer, it’s time to get yourself to Brooklyn Zoo. Control-alt-delete won’t get you through the physical obstacles offered in the ‘Zoo’s wide variety of unique movement classes, but its experienced instructors will teach you the parkour skills that will. Give parkour, breakdancing, trampoline, tumbling, tricking, dance and more a try to spice up your [...]

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: Play Hard Gym; Atlanta, GA


Play Hard Gym

Types of classes offered: Parkour instruction, conditioning classes, circuit training, cardio dance class and strength training classes

What makes Play Hard Gym unique and why you should try it: Play Hard Gym's philosophy is that workouts should be fun, and they put that philosophy into practice with workouts that are dynamic, challenging, rewarding, and most importantly, fun. At Play Hard you will never [...]

Featured WODs from Travis Graves & American Parkour Academy


Every weekday American Parkour Academy (APK) posts a new W.O.D. (Workout Of the Day), featuring agility, strength, balance, power, endurance, and speed enhancing drills and exercises that are directly or indirectly useful in Parkour and Freerunning and designed to keep you at the top of your game.

Check out these three favorite American Parkour Workout of the Days, created by Travis Graves, Program Director and Head [...]

GoRecess Playground Pro: Mark Toorock, American Parkour Academies



Positions: Founder of American Parkour Academies; Owner & Trainer at Primal Fitness, the world's first Parkour gym; and manager of The Tribe, one of the most talented and sought-after Parkour performance teams in the world

Background: Mark Toorock's diverse background ranges from Theater Design to Engineering, Information Technology, and a registered Stockbroker. Mark has lived overseas and traveled all over the world [...]