About charles

Charles is the co-founder and co-owner of the Rochester Parkour Gym - the first Parkour training facility in New York State. He holds a degree in Exercise Science and Fine Art from RIT and has worked as a personal trainer, strength coach, and Parkour instructor for almost a decade.

Weekly Curriculum – July 8-15

  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Footwork
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Capoeira Movements
  • 6pm Level 2 Skill: Bracchiation
  • 7pm Level 2 Time Trials: Add On Slaloms

POSSIBLE LATE CANCELLATION DEPENDING ON MOVE

  • 5:30pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Kicks
  • 7:30pm Level 1 Skill: Climbing Statics
  • CANCELLED FOR MOVE
  • CANCELLED FOR MOVE
  • 1pm Level 1 Skill: Acro Monkey Turns
  • 2pm Strength: Strength Intensity Circuit
  • 3pm Mobility: Full Body Goodness
  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Perpetual Vaults
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Side and Front Flips
By |2019-07-08T16:00:40-05:00July 8th, 2019|Curriculum|Comments Off on Weekly Curriculum – July 8-15

RocPK 3.0 Move Day is Set!

We’ve officially been given the go ahead to start moving into our new space this coming Thursday, July 11th!

It’s been a long time coming and the move got pushed several times due to unforeseen factors, but this move means that we’ll be up and ready for action on Monday July 15th!

Official move day is Thursday which means we’ve gone ahead and canceled all Thursday classes through end of day Sunday the 14th, but it’s possible that contractors will be done in our space by the end of the work day on Wednesday. If that’s the case, we’ll be alerting everyone through our newsletter for the last minute closures of our Movement Circuits, Youth level 1, and our Adult level 1 classes. Kids and Tiny’s classes will be held as normal on Wednesday, no matter what.

The new space is really starting to pull together. Our beautiful new full pane windows were installed last week and they’re a real game changer for us.

We also have three times as many super bright LED lights!

Our front entrance won’t be completely done getting the same beautiful brick that our current entrance has by Monday, so any one coming to class will still use our current (old) entrance and will walk through our current space to the door in the back. We’ll let you know when the new entrance is available for use. The new entrance is going to be gorgeous though and we’ll have a nice big window that looks directly out into it.

Thanks again to all you amazing community members who have been patient with us during all this craziness! We appreciate you greatly and we’re excited to be able to have a space that can be more accommodating and better in every way for you and your family!

-RocPK

By |2019-07-06T12:35:00-05:00July 6th, 2019|News|Comments Off on RocPK 3.0 Move Day is Set!

Weekly Curriculum – July 1 to 8

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  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Perpetual Add-on
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: B-kicks, Aerials, 540 Kicks
  • 6pm Level 2 Skill: Rolls
  • 7pm Level 2 Time Trials: Open Format
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Low Impact Level Changes
  • 7:30pm Level 1 Skill: Bar Swings
  • CLOSED FOR JULY 4TH
  • 11am Level 1 Skill: Vertical Jumps
  • 1pm Level 2 Skill: Acro Vaults
  • 1pm Level 1 Skill: Bracchiation
  • 2pm Strength: Low Intensity Volume Circuit
  • 3pm Mobility: Hip Focus
  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Footwork Circuits
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Front/Back Tucks
By |2019-07-03T12:15:10-05:00July 1st, 2019|Curriculum|Comments Off on Weekly Curriculum – July 1 to 8

Weekly Curriculum – June 24 to July 1

  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Constant Motion
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Flips off Boxes
  • 5:30pm Level 2 Skill: Acro rolls
  • 6:30pm Level 2 Time Trials: 3 Lines
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Perpetual Vaults
  • 7:30pm Level 1 Skill: Bilateral Vaults
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Skill: Bar Swings
  • 5:30pm Level 2 Skill: Bilateral Vaults
  • 6:30pm Strength: 4-6 Round Volume Circuit
  • 7:30pm Mobility: Shoulder Focus
  • 11am Level 1 Skill: Climbing Dynamics
  • 1pm Level 2 Skill: Bars
  • 1pm Level 1 Skill: Climbing
  • 2pm Strength: Max Rep Circuit
  • 3pm Mobility: Hip Focus
  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Perpetual Addon
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: tbd
By |2019-06-25T01:17:31-05:00June 25th, 2019|Curriculum|Comments Off on Weekly Curriculum – June 24 to July 1

Weekly Curriculum – June 17 to 24

  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Low Impact Level Changes
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Back handsprings
  • 6pm Level 2 Skill: Kongs
  • 7pm Level 2 Time Trials: Open Format
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Groundwork
  • 7:30pm Level 1 Skill: Contralateral Vaults
  • 6pm Level 1 Skill: Wall Passes
  • 6pm Level 2 Skill: Muscle Ups
  • 7pm Strength: Gymnastic Strength Poses
  • 8pm Mobility: ***SPECIAL*** Hands and Feet
  • 11am Level 1 Skill: Bar Swings
  • 1pm Level 2 Skill: Bilateral Vaults
  • 1pm Level 1 Skill: Creative Combos
  • 2pm Strength: 3-5 Round Intensity Circuit
  • 3pm Mobility: Hip Focus
  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Constant Motion
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Flips off objects
By |2019-06-17T12:05:47-05:00June 17th, 2019|Curriculum|Comments Off on Weekly Curriculum – June 17 to 24

Weekly Curriculum – June 10 to 17

  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Groundwork
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Wall Spins
  • 5:30pm Level 2 Skill: Acro Vaults – Kip Outs!
  • 6:30pm Level 2 Time Trials: Open Format
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Footwork
  • 7:30pm Level 1 Skill: Shoulder Rolls
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Skill: Horizontal Jumps
  • 5:30pm Level 2 Skill: Challenging Combos
  • 6:30pm Strength: Low Intensity Volume Circuit
  • 7:30pm Mobility: Long Range of Motion Holds
  • 11am Level 1 Skill: Contralateral Vaults
  • 1pm Level 2 Skill: Games – Parkour Golf
  • 1pm Level 1 Skill: Unilateral Vaults
  • 2pm Strength: CANCELLED for Father’s Day Nerf Event
  • 3pm Mobility: CANCELLED for Father’s Day Nerf Event
  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Low Impact Level Changes
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Backhandsprings
By |2019-06-10T13:05:26-05:00June 10th, 2019|Curriculum|Comments Off on Weekly Curriculum – June 10 to 17

Weekly Curriculum – June 3 to 9

***NEW TUES & THURS CLASS TIMES***

  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Perpetual Vaults
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Side/Front Flips
  • 6pm Level 2 Skill: Muscle Ups
  • 7pm Level 2 Time Trials: Lava!
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Perpetual Add-On
  • 7:30pm Level 1 Skill: Vertical Jumps
  • 6pm Level 1 Skill: Static Climbing (Shimmies, Stems, Transfers)
  • 6pm Level 2 Skill: Strides
  • 7pm Strength: x3, x4, x5 Round Dynamics Circuit
  • 8pm Mobility: Shoulder Openers
  • 11am Level 1 Skill: Creative Combos
  • 1pm Level 2 Skill: Acro Vaults
  • 1pm Level 1 Skill: Creative Courses
  • 2pm Strength: Low Intensity Volume Circuit
  • 3pm Mobility: Dynamic Stretches
By |2019-06-03T13:04:50-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Curriculum|Comments Off on Weekly Curriculum – June 3 to 9

RocPK 3.0 Learn Skills, Not Fear Fundraiser

The Rochester Parkour Gym is about to get a HUGE make-over! This means more space, more equipment, and more activities!

Unfortunately, it also means more expense…

When we introduced RocPK 2.0 back in the Spring of 2014, we started an Indiegogo fundraiser to offer the ability for our amazing community members to help off set the unexpected costs that were going to take place from the move. Now that we’re 5 years older, we also think we’re 5 years more mature and responsible and have decided that another crowd-funding event isn’t necessary for us.

At the same time, many of you have been asking how you can help with the move and what you can do to help. While we still don’t know specifics on when exactly we’ll be moving or how much we’ll need volunteers, we’ve come up with a fun way for you to help us offset unexpected costs while also getting more awesome swag!

Introducing the Learn Skills, Not Fear T-Shirt!

A t-shirt that embodies the spirit of Parkour!

So many people in today’s society go through life feeling trapped by their own bodies! This becomes exasperated by a fitness culture that has grown to idolize how someone looks rather than how someone moves. This trapped feeling builds and builds and soon becomes an illness of perpetual self-doubt that comes to life every time a person sees something and instantly says, “I couldn’t do that,” having never tried.

Parkour is the antidote for this systemic epidemic on today’s society. Through training movements, we become more capable, more balanced, more agile, stronger, and more adept. Each individual skill is a thread and the more skills we learn, the more these threads weave themselves together to become the strongest safety net we will ever have. It’s a safety net that is always in place, ready to catch you when life throws you a curve ball. It’s a safety net that is invisible to everyone but you and it’s also a safety net that can never be bought – it must be earned.

You have this safety net. Now tell the world how they can own one, too. Learn skills, not fear.

Specifications:
Athletic Wear Sport-Tek 100% Polyester Tee
Shirt Color: Iron Grey
Adult Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
Youth Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Gilded Fundraiser Option

If you’re interested in helping us ensure that our move expenses are met and our instructors stay fed, you can pre-order one (or lots!) of these t-shirts. There are two ways to purchase these shirts:

  • Standard: $20, standard white ink on front and back
  • Gilded: $45, premium gold ink on front

Choosing to gild your t-shirt not only helps support the gym and our instructors during this time of challenge, it also makes your new t-shirt POP!

Gilded Learn Skills, Not Fear t-shirts will never happen again once pre-orders are done!!!

How to Order

  • 2. Choose the style (gilded or non-gilded) and change the quantity for however many you’d like to pre-order

  • 3. Tell us what size(s) you need in the Notes section at the bottom of the order form before you submit the order!

By |2019-05-31T13:30:28-05:00May 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on RocPK 3.0 Learn Skills, Not Fear Fundraiser

Weekly Curriculum – May 27 to June 2

CLOSED for Memorial Day!

  • 5:30pm Level 2 Skill: Climb Ups
  • 6:30pm Level 2 Time Trials: Slaloms
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Vaults & 20 second drill
  • 7:30pm Level 1 Skill: Cats/Shimmies/Stems
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Skill: Ba Swings
  • 5:30pm Level 2 Skill: Creative Courses
  • 6:30pm Strength: Max Exertion Ladders
  • 7:30pm Mobility: Full Body Goodness!
  • 11am Level 1 Skill: Acro Vaults (Monkey Turns, Coffee Grinders, or Gate Vaults)
  • 1pm Level 2 Skill: Jumps & Tacs
  • 1pm Level 1 Skill: Acro Vaults – Reverse Vaults
  • 2pm Strength: x4, x5, x6 Round Circuit
  • 3pm Mobility: Hip Focus
By |2019-05-27T14:36:58-05:00May 27th, 2019|Curriculum|Comments Off on Weekly Curriculum – May 27 to June 2

Weekly Curriculum – May 20-26

  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Perpetual Vaults
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Intro to Tricks
  • 5:30pm Level 2 Skill: Climbing Dynamics
  • 6:30pm Level 2 Time Trials: Open Format
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Low Impact Level Changes
  • 7:30pm Level 1 Skill: Bar Swings
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Skill: Bilateral Vaults
  • 5:30pm Level 2 Skill: Underbars
  • 6:30pm Strength: 3-5 Round Intensity Circuit
  • 7:30pm Mobility: Shoulder Focus
  • 11am Level 1 Skill: Vertical Jumps
  • 1pm Level 2 Skill: Acro Vaults
  • 1pm Level 1 Skill: Bracchiation
  • 2pm Strength: Low Intensity Volume Circuit
  • 3pm Mobility: Hip Focus
By |2019-05-19T15:08:10-05:00May 19th, 2019|Curriculum|Comments Off on Weekly Curriculum – May 20-26