#068 Niko Pal | Developing Yourself As A Coach
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by Art of Retreat SPARKs
9M ago
Niko Pal is the Director and head coach at Parkour Vision’s Portland program. He started Parkour in 2010, began teaching in 2012 and has made it his career ever since. Niko earned his B.S. from Portland State University in 2015, where he dual majored in Public Health and Exercise Science. Niko continued his education at Transformation Studio, a Specialty Holistic Biomechanics studio. There he learned about how the many systems of the human body work together to create function. In his down time he can be found adventuring with friends, playing Rocket League, or tapping around on a piano. The ..read more
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#067 - Molly Courtney | "If Parkour is For Everyone, Why Doesn't Everyone Want to Do It?
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by Art of Retreat SPARKs
9M ago
Molly has many jobs and titles. She's a parkour coach, a business owner, a Certified Personal Trainer, a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and a mom of three! She started as a coach in training at a gymnastics summer camp 23 years ago and found her passion for helping others overcome personal obstacles. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Oregon State where she also coached gymnastics, cheered her senior year, and completed internships in cardiac rehab and fitness over 50. After college, she became a certified personal trainer, performed as a profess ..read more
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#066 - Justin Taylor | How to Run a Members-Only Competition
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by Art of Retreat SPARKs
10M ago
Justin Taylor is the Owner of Firestorm Freerunning, which has two gyms in Southern California. Justin, along side Summer Sampilo, runs the West Coast Parkour Championships, the largest Parkour competition series in the U.S. Justin goes by @ParkourProfessor online, and runs a gym/business consultation service that goes by the same name. Justin primarily trains Parkour, Trampwall, Aggressive Inline Skating, and High Diving/Cliff Diving. Justin has enjoyed putting together all of these sentences all starting with the word "Justin". Justin thinks you are pretty awesome. Justin is weird. The 2023 ..read more
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#065 - Garrett Moore | Parkour & Politics
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by Art of Retreat SPARKs
10M ago
Garrett Moore is originally from San Diego and brings experience training across the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He finds peace and community through parkour, running, yoga, and rock climbing. Garrett is passionate about creating positive social change through nonprofit and electoral campaigns committed to human rights. He and his partner Kelly and dog Jackie are in SoCal on their way to Puerto Rico soon. The 2023 Art of Retreat is brought to you by the generous support of our sponsors: United States Parkour Association, Powered by Passion, Parkour Visions, Craig Const ..read more
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#062 - Adam McClellan | Double Your Profits, Double Your Fun
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by Art of Retreat SPARKs
11M ago
Adam’s business experience comes from his parkour journey, as well as his professional journey outside of parkour. In addition to being a Director at Parkour Generations Americas and the owner of Parkour Generations Lehigh Valley, Adam also works in the child care business and oversees 5 locations within the Lehigh Valley area. These locations collectively run in excess of 7 million dollars a year in revenue, with 130+ employees involved. Between this experience and running martial arts and parkour businesses, Adam has learned important lessons about the use of numbers to manage operations and ..read more
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#061 Jimmy Davidson | Inescapable Fundamentals of Business
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by Art of Retreat SPARKs
11M ago
Jimmy Davidson is the Founder and CEO of Freedom in Motion inc. which has three parkour gyms in southern California. Jimmy began his parkour career performing live around the country in 2010. He's since shifted his focus to building a profitable business to support his family and to create opportunities for the growing movement community. The 2023 Art of Retreat is brought to you by the generous support of our sponsors: United States Parkour Association, Powered by Passion, Parkour Visions, Craig Constantine, Parkour Generations Americas, Enso Movement, Freedom in Motion, Urban Youth Park, an ..read more
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#060 - Jesse Danger | Embrace Challenge
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by Art of Retreat SPARKs
11M ago
Jesse Danger Co-founded the Movement Creative, an organization centered around helping people develop a healthier relationship to movement through the exploration of risk and the development of creativity. He is a coach focused on connecting people by bridging physical, mental, and social aspects in the programming he develops. The 2023 Art of Retreat is brought to you by the generous support of our sponsors: United States Parkour Association, Powered by Passion, Parkour Visions, Craig Constantine, Parkour Generations Americas, Enso Movement, Freedom in Motion, Urban Youth Park, and the Movem ..read more
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#059 - Elizabeth Cunnningham | Self-Advocacy
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by Art of Retreat SPARKs
11M ago
Elizabeth Cunningham started practicing yoga with her mom when she was 13. She loves yoga because it has been an opportunity for her to connect her mind to her body and challenge herself in ways other activities haven’t. She loves teaching and has been teaching yoga for over three years. What she brings to class is fun, athleticism, and learning new things. Her favorite part of teaching is creating a space where all her students regardless of where they are at in their practice get what they need physically and mentally out of class. The 2023 Art of Retreat is brought to you by the generous s ..read more
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#058 - Sam Mcfarlane | Art of Retreat LIVES
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by Art of Retreat SPARKs
1y ago
Sam Mcfarlane is a parkour athlete turned circus professional from Glasgow. Like many others he found Parkour back in the days of 'Jump London' and 'Jump Britain'. Since then Sam has made himself a career out of movement and has been a full time performer and coach for the last 6 years. Art of Retreat LIVES are off-the-cuff conversations recorded live with an online audience. Lead by John 'Hedge' Hall of Access Parkour ..read more
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#057 - Sebastien Foucan | Art of Retreat LIVES
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by Art of Retreat SPARKs
1y ago
Sebastien Foucan was among the pioneers of parkour in Paris in the 1980s. As a teenager who struggled at school and had difficulties at home, climbing, jumping, running, playing and interacting with the landscape became an escape for him and his friends. The passion and the dedication for his craft led him to be invited to participate in several high profile performance roles with James Bond in Casino Royale, Madonna, Nike and K-swiss amongst others as well as the world famous Jump London and Jump Britain which ignited the Parkour movement worldwide... Sebastien always put all his energy into ..read more
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