How you can get toned doing parkour at unique Williamsburg gym

Posted at 7:52 PM, Mar 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-08 19:52:18-05

Williamsburg, Brooklyn – If you need some serious incentive to go workout, then you’re going to love the latest fitness trend that’s as fun as it gets!

BKLYN Beast gym in Williamsburg, Brooklyn just opened in January and is the borough’s first ever Parkour-based gym.

Parkour is an age-old training regimen that the French military used to train their officers to use only their feet and hands to get around any obstacle in front of them.  The exercise has been transformed over the years to include some daredevils scaling buildings in big cities across the world, from Paris to New York.

“If you want to run and jump everything and climb everything, you will love Parkour,” said Beast gym director Masai James, adding, “The classes we do here are for people as young as 5 years old all the way up to adults.”

While this workout can help you burn some serious calories, there is a mental aspect to the workout that’s pretty important too.  “It’s all about releasing and letting go of all fears,” said James.

PIX 11 reporter Erica Pitzi got a one-on-one lesson in introductory Parkour that included jumping over vault boxes, climbing walls and jumping from 15 feet platforms into foam-filled pits.

Beyond Parkour, BKLYN Beast also offers classes for Capoeria dancing and trampoline workouts.

Good news is you don’t have to buy a membership to take classes at BKYLN Beast.  You can sign up online for as little as $15, or walk-in for $20 per class.  This is the same price for kids, tweens and adults.

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