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Review: Feiyue Shoes for Parkour

Feiyue shoes are a shoe preferred by many in the parkour scene. They’re light-weight, slim, and best of all they look good in many situations not just as a training shoe. Slipping on a pair and running up some walls makes you feel like a kung-fu master able to kickass and leap roof tops – […]

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Interview: Spencer Barley – Parkour Coach

This post originally appeared on The Obstacle Method – Max’s blog about obstacle course racing, parkour/free running, ancestral fitness, and more. After interviewing Rowan, earlier this month, about parkour and coaching, I thought I would catch up with one of the talented coaches Rowan oversees – Spencer Barley. I first met Spencer at jams years ago. […]

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Plan your trip now to the Parkour National Gathering!

The original version of this post was first published in NZ Parkour’s newsletter: The Jump. For parkour practitioners, the biggest event on the calendar is coming! The New Zealand Parkour National Gathering will take place Easter Weekend 2016, March 25th-28th, in Wellington. Around 100 practitioners from across New Zealand are expected to make the trip to the […]

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Interview: Rowan Worthy, Parkour Instructor

This post originally appeared on The Obstacle Method – Max’s blog about obstacle course racing, parkour/free running, ancestral fitness, and more. With 5 years experience coaching parkour for NZ Parkour and Movement Unleashed to hundreds of people, including youth, adults, private groups and personal training – it’s safe to say Rowan is one of the leading […]

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Interview: Jussi Tarvainen on How to Up Your Game

Jussi Tarvainen is a an accelerated progression coach for action sport athletes specialising in mental game. He’s recently moved to New Zealand and can personally help parkour practitioners up their game. With the MG180X system he helps athletes overcome mental blocks and progress faster and further. MG180X is a complete mental game mastery system for […]

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How to Injury Proof Your Parkour Practice

In late 2013 NZ Parkour conducted a survey asking parkour practitioners about their injuries from their practice. 150 practitioners from New Zealand responded. The results have been compiled into the infographic below. As parkour coaches here at Movement Unleashed, we’ve picked some key takeaways from the infographic which can help you avoid injury in your parkour practice: […]

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Develop your Obstacle Immunity

How parkour can help you succeed in life The original version of this article was first published in NZ Parkour’s newsletter: The Jump. Parkour, as a physical activity, has much more to teach people than just physical skills. One of these benefits is the concept of “obstacle immunity”. Let me explain here what obstacle immunity is […]

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Review: Eating Clean Living Paleo

‘Eating Clean, Living Paleo’ is a New Zealand paleo cookbook. Written by Rachael Devcich, aka Cave Girl New Zealand, it comes out August 17th 2015. But I managed to get a copy to test out… The real test of a cookbook is not really the writing, it’s the food the book tells you how to […]

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7 Fitness Challenges to Complete: Are you Strong Enough to be Helpful?

MovNat, the “workout the world forgot”, recently posted 7 strong to be helpful fitness challenges… They’re about challenging you to not just be fit, but be fit in a way that’s practical and vital. They’re about being “physically and mentally ready to use your training and physical skills to help, not just yourself, but others, […]

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What does “strong body, strong mind, strong spirit” mean?

“Strong body, strong mind, strong spirit” is the saying featured on the backs of our tshirts. But what does that mean? The explanation for why the tshirts have this saying goes back to Movement Unleashed as a business being based on the idea of ‘Yamakasi’ – a word taken from the Lingala language meaning “strong […]

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6 Ways to Raise Funds Locally Using Parkour

Use your parkour practice to help others – whether you want to raise funds for your charity or community group, or raise funds to cover costs of attending the next big parkour gathering, check out this advice over at the Obstacle Method blog on 6 ways to raise funds locally using parkour. Read the source […]

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The Importance of Hydration

This article was written by Shelley and originally published in the first issue of NZ Parkour’s newsletter: The Jump, Quarter 1 2015.   One’s self-nourishment, I believe, has a real effect on one’s physical performance. Your muscles are 75% water; your blood is 82% water; your lungs are 90% water; your brain is 76% water; even your […]

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