RocPK’s 2016 Halloween Gorilla Gauntlet!

Halloween is coming… and so is this year’s Halloween Gorilla Gauntlet!

The Gorilla Gauntlet is an obstacle course unlike any other, designed to test your strength, speed, stamina, and skill. Rochester Parkour will be hosting two separate events – one adult course and one for kids and teens.

These courses work differently than most you’ve seen on tv or have done elsewhere. Our courses allow you to choose your own course difficulty on the fly to scale to your unique athletic ability. This means that ANYONE, regardless of athletic prowess, can participate and enjoy the challenge of our obstacle course.

Adult Gorilla Gauntlet
Friday Oct. 28th6-8pm
Ages 18+
Open to the public

Kids & Teens Gorilla Gauntlet
Sunday Oct. 30th4:30-6:30pm
Ages 6+
Ages 4+ permitted with parenthelper if actively enrolled in our Tinies classes!
Open to the public

Costumes encouraged! We are giving away prizes to the best 2; Juststeer clear of excessively loose clothing that could impede your climbing abilities! This event is free to watch and $15/person to participate. Members are only $10. Spots are limited so enroll early! See you all there!

By | 2016-10-19T13:24:13+00:00 October 19th, 2016|News, The Gym|Comments Off on RocPK’s 2016 Halloween Gorilla Gauntlet!

New Changes to the RocPK Level Test!

We’ve been working hard to figure out the best method to assess who should move up and when. We’ve tried several different methods in the past, but we are excited to announce our best solution yet!

Video Submissions

In the past, either an instructor told you that they thought you were ready to move up to Level 2 classes or you had to sign up for a Level Test. These methods were deemed impractical because they left out certain people who either didn’t feel like they were noticed or could never attend testing nights due to schedule conflicts.

Our new process will not only give you full explanation of what skills are required in order for you to prove you’re ready to move up, but it also allows anyone to do this at any time! Here’s how it works:

  1. Research and View all the skill requirements for your age group
  2. Practice these skills during Open Gym time. If you need extra assistance on a particular skill, request to your instructor that they cover it during your next class
  3. When you feel like you can perform the skill well enough for the test, take a video of you doing it! Open Gym Supervisors can help video you if you wish
  4. Clip all your videos together as one video or send them all individually using our new online submission form
  5. RocPK will look over your submission and notify you within 7 days of your submission to either let you know that you passed or what still needs work in order to pass the test

Skill Requirements

While most techniques and skills are designed to be completed by both Youth and Adults, there are some that are age specific. We’ve set up two different Imgur albums with handy Gif videos demonstrating what we’d consider as passable performances of all the required skills. These albums can be found on the Level Test page located under ‘The Gym’ tab, but we’ll also embed them below so you can see now:

Youth Level Test

Adult Level Test


We feel like this is the most complete version of the Application process to date! However, if you still have questions about the techniques or the submissions, don’t be afraid to ask your instructor or email us at

By | 2016-10-19T12:20:14+00:00 October 17th, 2016|News, The Gym|Comments Off on New Changes to the RocPK Level Test!

RocPK Special Events @ the University Ave Music and Arts Festival July 23rd 11am to 7pm!

Lava & LazerCourses!

Saturday, July 23rd, 2-4pm, Ages 6+

This one-of-a-kind event is being held in honor of the First Annual University Ave Music & Arts Festival. We’re so proud of our small community of locally owned and operated businesses!

We will be designing two separate courses:

– The Floor is Lava!- This Ninja Warrior inspired obstacle course is appropriately challenging for kids and adults ages 6+! Test your ninja-like abilities as you try to navigate the course without falling in the Lava!
– Ninja Spy Maze!- This special course is a HUGE Lazer Beam course. We’ll be stringing up tons of bright, neon-pink ropes with bells. Your mission is to navigate through the maze and collect special items on the way. But be careful- set off an alarm and you alert the guards! This maze is appropriately challenging for kids and adults ages 6+!

Each attempt at a course will require 1 ticket which you will give to the attendant at the front of line. Tickets can be bought on site or online. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 or $10 for 14. These courses will be open to try as many times as you wish for the whole 2 hour event.

Pre-Enroll for Obstacle Courses July 23rd 2-4pm

Family Nerf Battle!

Saturday, July 23rd, 5-7pm, Ages 6+September2015-21

After a short 1 hour intermission, we will be re-arranging the gym and hosting a Family Nerf Battle! Here are the details:

– Family Nerf Battle- The Family Nerf Battle Royale is a super fun event open to all kids 6+ and their parents! Spots are capped at 20, so if you find you can no longer attend, please be sure to unenroll so another family from the wait list may join.

Our General Safety Workshop runs before the event can start and is required in order to participate. Please come a few minutes early to ensure we get this workshop done as quickly as possible so we can spend more time having fun shooting and dodging darts!

$10 to participate; Protective Eyewear & guns are a must. Bring your own or rentfrom us for $2. We’ve got the Nerf Elitedarts covered.

**Pre-enrollment ensures you have a slot in the Family Nerf Battle

Pre-Enroll for Family Nerf Battle July 23rd 5-7pm
By | 2016-10-19T12:20:14+00:00 July 12th, 2016|News, The Gym|Comments Off on RocPK Special Events @ the University Ave Music and Arts Festival July 23rd 11am to 7pm!

Mindfulness Collaborative Workshop – Introducing Adam Cristantello of Move Aware

On July 9th, Rochester Parkour will continue our “Collaborative Workshops” series to bring you Mindfulness with strength coach Adam Cristantello.

This Saturday workshop will be 90 minutes long and comprised of ‘enLighten Your Step’ with Adam Cristantello and ‘Mindful Movement’ circuit training with Rochester Parkour.Adam Cristantellois a pioneer in the health community with his unique and holistic approach to fitness. In this workshop, you will explore meditation methods andlearn how to apply these meditation techniques to enhance your trainingand well-being. During Mindful Movement with Rochester Parkour you will learn how to explore intention in your circuit training to improve your awareness and control through body weight movements.

Spaces are limited so pre-enroll now to ensure your spot!

Saturday, July 9th
$20,Unlimited RocPK Members are free

Mindfulness + Parkour!
By | 2016-10-19T12:20:14+00:00 July 7th, 2016|News, The Gym|Comments Off on Mindfulness Collaborative Workshop – Introducing Adam Cristantello of Move Aware

Rochester’s Ninja Warrior Night!

On Monday, June 27th, NBC will be showing all the runs that took place in Pittsburgh to see which contestants will be selected to head on to Mount Midoryama in Las Vegas. Rochester’s own, Carl Fantauzzo, Jr. was selected to be spotlighted by NBC!

In commemoration, Rochester Parkour has decided to cancel its classes that night and turn the gym into a public obstacle course for kids and adults ages 6+! All obstacle courses will test participant’s coordination, balance, strength, and agility!Here’s the details:

Kid’s Course – 5-6:30pm
– Come anytime during the 90 minute section
– $10/kid
– Unlimited number of runs
– Ages 6-15
Enroll Here

Adult Course – 6:45-7:45pm
– Come anytime during the 60 minute section
– $10/participant
– Unlimited number of runs
– Ages 16+
Enroll Here

After the courses are done, both Rochester Parkour and our neighbors at Muller’s Cider House will be hosting ANW viewing parties from 8-10pm. Here’s the details:

RocPK ANW Viewing 8-10pm – Open House + Open Gym
– We’ll be setting up a TV in our lounge. Anyone can come watch!
– Want to know more about what services RocPK offers? Come ask us questions during this time!
– The gym will be open during the viewing and kids and adults can move around and play while watching. Open Gym passes will be discounted to $5/person
– Open Gym is restricted to ages 8+
Enroll Here for Open Gym – Open House and the Viewing are FREE

Muller’s Cider House Viewing 8-10pm
– ANW will be playing on the screen at the bar
– Adults 21+ will be able to buy a pint of their favorite cider (or try a new one from their constantly rotating draft line up)
– Not 21? No problem. Muller’s has lots of options available that are non-alcoholic including some delicious food and snacks!

***RocPK has an indoor shoe policy to ensure the safety of its space. Please remember to bring a pair of clean, indoor shoes that you or your kids can change into upon arriving.

By | 2016-10-19T12:20:14+00:00 June 13th, 2016|News, The Gym|Comments Off on Rochester’s Ninja Warrior Night!

June 2016 Events at Rochester Parkour


June Eventsat RocPK

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Mark your calendars! The gym will be CLOSED the following dates:
– Sunday, June 19th in observance of Father’s DayWe are observing an abbreviated Kids Parkour class schedule for the summer due to a drop in attendance beginning Monday, June 6th, the Kids Parkour class on Mondays from 5-6pm will not be offered for the summer.

Ninja Challenge Night

Tuesdays,8-9pm; Ages 18+

Join usfor a Ninja Warrior themed open gym! This ninja challenge night will be fullof changingclimbing and balance challenges that will test your strength, determination and creativity. And of course our elusive warped wallwill be available to practice too! There will be experts available to help you accomplish our courses. Do you think you have what it takes?!

Open gym drop-ins are $10 and always free for members. Enroll Now!

Ninja Challenge Night Schedule

Adult Nerf Battle Night

Saturday, June 4th, 6-8pm
Friday, June 10th, 6-8pm

Friday, June 17th, 6-8pm

Friday, June 24th, 6-8pm

Game play changes every week! Come with friends or come solo, we’ll create teams once the event starts.

This event is open to ages 16+ and has a few special rules:

  • Bring your own Eye protection! Any safety glasses will do. Also available to rent for $2.00 with reservation

  • Bring whatever gun you want (that work with our elite darts…keep yours at home)

Event is$5 for members and $10 general admission. Unlimited members are free!

Pre-Enroll for June 4th Adult Nerf Battle
Pre-Enroll for June 10th Adult Nerf Battle
Pre-Enroll for June 17th Adult Nerf Battle
Pre-Enroll for June 24th Adult Nerf Battle

Family Nerf Battle Royale

Sunday, June 5th, 4:30-6:30pm; Ages 6+

Sunday, June 12th, 4:30-6:30pm; Ages 6+
Sunday, June 26th, 4:30-6:30pm; Ages 6+

What’s better than parkour? Parkour plus nerf guns! Get ready for another epicNerf Gun Battle Royale! This event is open to ages 6(4+ if your little one is actively enrolled in classes)and up (that includes you too, parents!)and has a few special rules:

  • Bring your own Eye protection! Any safety glasses will do. Also available to rent for $2.00 with reservation

  • Bring whatever gun you want (that work with our elite darts…keep your dartsat home)

Parents are welcome to play alongside their kids too…just be sure to pre-enroll too!This event is $5 for members and $10 general admission. Unlimited members are free!Parents with children under the age of 6years old, you must stay along side them during the duration of the event.Failure to abide by these rules could result in non-participation.

Pre-Enroll for June 5th Family Nerf Battle
Pre-Enroll for June 12th Family Nerf Battle
Pre-Enroll for June 26th Family Nerf Battle

Summer Camps!

Parkour & Nerf Camps for ages Ages 3-14. Enroll now!

Rochester Parkour offers the best way to get your kids active and having fun during the summer! These week long camps immerse your child in the playful spirit of parkour. Whether their enjoying a Ninja Warrior meets Nerf paloozaor fighting Super-Villians, our camps are truly one of a kind, quality programs designed to encourage stronger, healthier, more confident kids!

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By | 2016-10-19T12:20:14+00:00 June 8th, 2016|The Gym|Comments Off on June 2016 Events at Rochester Parkour

A New Beginning

Time goes by…

Kind of amazing to see that the last blog post on our roll is from June of 2013. We got busy, and ultimately, I thought I had found my end with writing for a bit. Moves were made, decisions decided, challenges overcome, and new mistakes made. So much has happened since the Summer of 2013…

Rochester Parkour has truly begun to establish itself as one of the leading parkour gyms in the country. Our approach is atypical, bringing an often missed holistic and wellbeing aspect to our training. Our ability to instill good values and bring about high quality movement has drastically improved. It is easily seen through our students movements and training discipline.

This post isn’t meant to be a complete recap of events since the last blog post, but is here rather to signify that whomever we are now is not who we were back then. We have evolved. We are stronger, more complex, and way more passionate about this community than ever before and I think we’re back into the swing of sharing our thoughts and understanding about events, education, and the parkour lifestyle in general.

He hope you enjoy the new us!


By | 2016-10-19T12:20:15+00:00 November 7th, 2015|Featured, The Gym|Comments Off on A New Beginning

Want Outdoor Classes this Summer?


Parkour is, and always has been, an outdoor activity. Gym’s and other facilities can help foster a safe, effective, and unique training environment, but at some point, those skills learned inside need to translate outside. It’s a whole new world out there. Jumps are different. The ground feels different. For some reason, things you find easy indoors are down right scary outdoors.

We’ve received some inquiries about if we offer outdoor classes aside from our weekly Saturday jams. Currently we do not, but have always wanted to host one of these classes. Those of you who have been lucky enough to experience a class on the outside of the RocPK warehouse know the joys of training parkour on a nice Summer sun day.

To help us gage whether or not we can offer an official class for outdoor instruction, we’ve put together a small survey. Please take the time to respond truthfully – it should take no more than a couple minutes. As a token of thanks for helping us out, upon completion, you may print out the final page of the survey and redeem it for a free class for you or a friend or use it to add an extra week to an existing membership (limit 1 per customer).


By | 2016-10-19T12:20:15+00:00 June 5th, 2013|The Gym|Comments Off on Want Outdoor Classes this Summer?

RocPK’s 2 Year Anniversary

For those of you who remember, RocPK was a completely different place when we opened almost exactly two years ago. We had only a couple boxes, maybe 800 sqft of rubber flooring, some equipment, and no real admin system. We’ve learned a lot in the last two years and I’m extremely proud of where this community has gone.

From the recent numbers, RocPK serves over 100 families and members. Just last month, our old monthly visits record of 406 got broken by over 50 – totaling to 462 visits in March! We’ve expanded our classes, built new and updated our old equipment, and are in the process of continuing the build out to further create the most unique gym in Rochester and Western New York!

None of this would have been possible with out the strong community members that we have. It is you and your presence that makes this place so great. RocPK is a community and those who patron it are not customers, but friends. Everyone should feel like RocPK is their own.

This month we will be making it even easier to join the community. Firstly, all first time drop-in classes are free – not just the free first timers class on Sundays, but any class that a new person joins, is free. Second, any new membership is half-off this month. That means new people, current students who wish to upgrade from class cards to their first membership, or a basic member who would like to upgrade to an unlimited membership.

You may redeem these promotions on our MindBody site using these codes:

  • 2yeardropin – Free first drop-in class
  • 2yearhalfoff – half off any new membership purchase

In addition, Saturday the 13th we will be hosting a gathering at RocPK complete with a grill and food for the usual community jam. Registration for this event is up on the MindBody site and is free. Food will be $5 per plate.

Thanks for all the support these past few years. Here’s to many, many more!


Charles Moreland
Executive Director

By | 2016-10-19T12:20:15+00:00 April 3rd, 2013|The Gym|Comments Off on RocPK’s 2 Year Anniversary

RocPK’s Spring Gorilla Gauntlet 2013

Like ninja warrior? Then you’ll love RocPK’s Gorilla Gauntlet!

This Saturday, we’ll be setting up the gym to run three unique obstacle courses that will challenge your speed, endurance, strength, and determination. We run several of these a year and this will be the first one for the 2013 year! There’s a bunch of new stuff in the gym and we’re excited to see what we set up.

This event is FREE to watch. Participants must be 16+ and must register on the MindBody site before Saturday. Cost is $10.

Check out this old video from a competition we ran over a year ago! (I can’t believe the gym used to look like that…)

See you there!


By | 2016-10-19T12:20:15+00:00 March 13th, 2013|Featured, News, The Gym|Comments Off on RocPK’s Spring Gorilla Gauntlet 2013