Phases continue with Youth Classes

This week brought a slow stream of Adult members back into the gym and we had so much fun moving together. We are continuing our internal phases of Re-Opening by incorporating Youth Level 1 classes back on the schedule, as well as changes to our Training Time service! Continue reading to learn more.

Training Time changes:

  • Available to all Members ages 15+
  • Online advanced reservation required
  • Minors must be walked in by parent or legal guardian
  • Health Screen must be completed and passed before walking in the door on the day of your reservation

Service participation is being limited to new members or members who have not altered their payments. This now includes Adult Open Gym Memberships! If you have an active membership that applies, we have added Training Time access and you are now able to pre-enroll. Online reservations are required and no walk-ins will be permitted. Contact us if you’d like to re-activate your membership to access Training Time.

Youth Level 1 Classes:

  • Ages 10+
  • Available for members or $20 single visit Drop-Ins
  • Online advanced reservation required. No walk ins permitted at this time.
  • Classes capped at 5 students for now while we get our bearings. We will expand to 10 spaces in the future.
  • Minors must be walked in by parent or legal guardian each day
  • All forms and Health Screen must be completed and passed before walking in the door on the day of your reservation, otherwise class participation will not be permitted.
  • Please limit family members present during student drop off/pick up. Loitering in our lobby/lounge during class is not an option at this time due to occupancy limitations put on by our health department.

Phase 2 Reopening Schedule changes:

Still in flux. Note that Youth class attendance will be capped at 5 slots temporarily while we get our bearings. We will be expanding the class size over time:

Monday

  • CLOSED

Tuesday

  • 5-6pm Training Time
  • 6-6:45pm Youth Level 1 class
  • 6-6:45pm Adult Level 1 class
  • 7-7:45pm Adult Level 2 class
  • 8-8:45pm Mobility class
  • 7-8:45pm Training Time

Wednesday

  • 5-6pm Training Time
  • 6-6:45pm Youth Level 1 class
  • 6-6:45pm Adult Level 1 class
  • 7-7:45pm Movement Circuits class
  • 8-8:45pm Mobility class
  • 7-8:45pm Training Time

Thursday

  • 5-6pm Training Time
  • 6-6:45pm Youth Level 1 class
  • 6-6:45pm Adult Level 2 class
  • 7-7:45pm Strength class
  • 8-8:45pm Mobility class
  • 7-8:45pm Training Time

Friday

  • CLOSED

Saturday

  • 1-1:45pm Adult Level 1 class
  • 2-2:45pm Strength class
  • 3-3:45pm Mobility class
  • 1-4pm Training Time

Sunday

  • CLOSED

What is Training Time?

Given the complications that surround movement based indoor activities and social distancing requirements, we’ve created something like what Open Gym was, but with more structure. We want to bring Open Gym back as quickly as possible, but since we don’t have a time frame as to when that will be, we’re excited to introduce Training Time!

During Training Time hours, members may sign up for available spots in hour long brackets. Due to space restrictions, we are asking members to only sign up for a maximum of 2 back-to-back slots per day to ensure access to as many other members as possible.

The gym will be segmented into 5 movement zones, each with their own borders, movement obstacles, and participant volumes. Zones will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Travel between zones will be overseen by the gym supervisor, and at times, not permitted.

See you soon!

We are re-evaluating, planning, and implementing each and every day. Operating a business through Covid times is an always developing challenge. Thanks for sticking with us as we continue to navigate and adapt.

<3 RocPK

By |2020-09-06T15:28:27-04:00September 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Phases continue with Youth Classes

Re-Opening Update

To the Rochester Parkour Community

Dear RocPK Community,

After a very long hibernation, we are excited to share that RocPK will be reopening its doors soon!  Full credit of this accomplishment goes to the members and families that have chosen to maintain either partial or full monthly payments during this crisis. Quite literally, we would not be able to issue this statement today without them and we are forever grateful.

With that said, after parsing through the data and guidelines presented to us by NYS and Monroe County, the gym will be targeting a tentative reopening on August 1st. This date is still subject to change based on information provided to us from NYS. Still, we’ve been hard at work during this pause investing back into the space. You will be walking into a wonderfully updated gym when you and your family return! We’ll be sharing pictures of the new space soon!

This is exciting for sure, but there are still many new policies and procedures that must be followed in order to ensure that our reopening is responsible and calculated. As we are writing this press release, our parkour colleagues and other gym owners in California are drafting their notices to their members about their second mandated shut down. We are heavily invested in ensuring that their experience does not become ours.

New Policies

Our new policies are in the process of being finalized. We will be sending out that information once it is complete. Keep an eye on your inbox and our social media pages for updates! In the meantime, here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions we’ve received in the last couple of weeks:

  • Masks will be required by all persons within the RocPK Gym at all times until further notice
  • Classes will be shortened to 45 minutes to allow for a 15 minute intermission
  • Hand washing will be required prior to entry and periodically throughout services
  • Class participants or their parents will be required to complete a short screening survey before attending each class
  • There will be a limit of 1 parent or supervisor allowed in the lounge during a class service.  All other family members will be required to wait outside

Many of these policies have been mandated by NYS and Monroe County and adherence to them will be required in order to participate in any RocPK service.

Re-Opening Survey

Additionally, your voice can help ensure that our re-opening serves you and your family better by answering our short survey found here. Your answers to these questions will be used to nail down what classes fall on what days, how many classes we initially offer, what times fit your schedules best, as well as helping us ensure that our new policies are working to make you and your family feel safe. We cannot express enough how valuable your participation in this survey is!

Re-Opening Phases

The gym’s re-opening will be undergoing its own phased process. Initially, we are looking at starting back up our Adult and Youth programs, followed by our Kids program, and then finally our Tinies. The time-table of these phases has not been solidified, but is being implemented to ensure that our re-opening complies with local and State mandated procedures. We are waiting, in particular, on the scheduled release of school guidance in late July/ early August to develop our Kids and Tinies phase-in.

Our Summer Camps are still in flux. At the time of this writing, we’re looking at the possibility of offering at least one week of camp (or not at all) depending on the information we receive from the above survey. If you would value a camp offering, please let us know in the survey so we can solidify this asap!

We know that this is a lot to take in. We also know that it feels a little anticlimactic to have to do our own phased re-opening within a phased re-opening, but the outpouring of information we’ve received (especially in the last two weeks) is proving that this crisis is still serious and must be treated seriously. Despite the Governor’s phrasing of “New York on Pause”, it’s been made plainly obvious by our colleagues in California and elsewhere that we cannot just “push play” and resume like nothing happened. You, your family’s, and our community’s safety is our top-priority.

See You Soon!

To wrap this letter up, as we’ve said before: none of this could be done without you and none of this is worth it without you. We cannot wait to have you all back in the gym, moving your bodies, bettering your health and fitness, and playing again!

If you have any further questions about the information in this letter, please reach out to us and we will get back to you as quickly as we are able.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for your continued and ongoing support!

– The RocPK Team

Our google Form Survey: https://forms.gle/DMHjSDUbxQJLJSiz9

By |2020-07-14T17:14:28-04:00July 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Re-Opening Update

Important Changes to RocPK Memberships 2020

Dearest RocPK Members,

I’ll cut right to it: It’s been almost 5 years since we last made changes to our pricing structure. Much has changed in that time frame, from doubling our staff, expanding our service offerings, investing in some incredible new equipment, and obviously, moving into our amazing new location. 

In the same way, our expenses have also changed. Minimum wage, for example, was still $9.25/hour when we last changed prices and just underwent a final annual increase to $12.50. Our health insurance premiums have increased nearly 35%, liability insurance premiums have risen 31%, and our rent has increased 58%. Inflation is also a reality that we are all subject to. Through all of that, we’ve managed to grow without upping our prices. 

There’s really no easy way to write letters like this, so let me just say, I think we’ve come up with a win-win for all of us in the Rochester Parkour community. With these price increases, we’ll also be initiating some updates on how memberships function to improve usability. These changes will be initiated on February 1st 2020.

We’ve learned a lot about ourselves and our community in the last 5 years and we think there’s some simple changes that can be made to make the Rochester Parkour Gym more affordable and accessible to all use-cases. 

First, some of you may have noticed we no longer advertise “Upgraded Memberships”. Part of our pricing changes means making our available options more streamlined and less confusing. We now only offer three types of monthly membership plans: Open Gym, Basic, and All Access Membership.

2020 Membership prices are as follows:

Open Gym Membership

$40monthly

Basic Membership

$90monthly

All Access Membership

$120monthly

Drop in prices and packages will see no change.

Open Gym Drop In

$10Daily

Class Drop In

$20Each

10 Class Package

$180Once

Rather than just increase prices with no change in membership function, we’ve decided to revise the membership experience and make it more adaptable to varying schedules. 

Notable Usability Changes:

Open Gym Plan members will now be considered as full-fledged members and will gain access to Member discounts on events and services. Additionally, Open Gym Memberships will now qualify for Family Member Discounts**.

**Please note: Open Gym Memberships are designed for adult use. We will continue to deny access to an Open Gym Membership to anyone under the age of 18 who has not been an active enrollee into class based services.

All Members will now be given the option to join additional classes for just $10 rather than the $20 that it was previously. An Open Gym Member can join any class service for just $10. A Basic Member could join a 6th class for just $10. 

Strength and Mobility Classes will still be classified as “Fitness Classes” and will be subject to the original Drop In class rate ($20/each). However, Open Gym Members will be able to attend for the new 50% off rate of $10/each.

Basic and All Access Members will gain access to all Strength and Mobility classes for free. Basic Members will no longer use one of their five classes by enrolling into any Fitness class.

The Zen Planner mobile app was recently updated to make the workouts function of the software easier to access. All members are now able to use the ZP mobile app to search through our database of exercises, skills, techniques, and gym challenges. Additionally, links to videos for each exercise, skill, technique, and gym challenge have been fixed and are now clickable through the app.

Over the next couple months, RocPK Staff will be at work updating and creating our ZP Workouts database to include nearly everything that is possible in the gym with a corresponding video. We believe these changes will help our members feel more empowered and feel less aimless during their open time at the gym.

Although membership prices are increasing, the value proposition and benefits are still clear. Basic tier members who come to 5 classes and 4 open gyms per month are still accessing a value of $140/month for only $90. All Access Members who come to 8 classes and 4 open gyms per month are accessing a value of $200/month for only $120 (and some members are even getting more value!).

Additionally – and maybe even more importantly – we want to acknowledge the fact that ever since the beginning of Rochester Parkour, anytime we’ve implemented pricing changes, we’ve offered our current enrollees the benefit of grandfathered rates. As a thanks for your continued patronage, whatever price you were paying before the price jump would stay so long as you kept your membership active. Some of you have quite literally maintained your original membership for over 7 years!

We think it’s high time to just codify these benefits in stone and call it what it is:

The RocPK Loyalty Program

Membership is a partnership between us as a business and you as the community it serves. Discounts are a way for us to say, “Thanks for making our lives easier when we buy equipment, sign lease contracts, or hire employees.” Memberships are what gives us a small glimmer of stability in an unstable world. 

Most businesses in the fitness industry force that stability with annual contracts. Our approach is to earn that stability with our amazing service and environment. We refuse the practice of these legally binding annual contracts. 

Instead, we’re going to start granting discounts to any member who chooses to maintain their membership payments for extended periods of time. Here’s what it looks like:

New Member

$0Monthly discount

RocPK Select Member

$5Monthly discount

RocPK Sustaining Member

$20Monthly discount

There are some limitations that need to exist in order for us to offer these discounts. As a rule, we only allow one discount to be applied per membership, which is to say, these loyalty discounts can only be applied on full priced memberships. Add-On Memberships for families don’t apply, but will still receive our incredible 25%, 50%, and 75% discounts. Placing your membership on hold or cancelling for any reason will reset your loyalty status back to 0. More information on how this program will operate is set to come out in an upcoming blog post, so be on the lookout for that. 

To finish up this long-winded letter, as a show of gratitude for all of you current RocPK Members, we’ve decided to initiate this new Loyalty Program retroactively. Anyone who has a current membership by January 31st, 2020 will automatically be bumped into the RocPK Select tier and receive their $5/month discount. Any member who has been on membership for 2+ years (by January 31st)  will automatically be placed into the RocPK Sustaining Member tier.

If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided in this post, you can call us at 585.204.7537, write to us at info@rochesterparkour.com, or you can find us in the gym and ask in person. 

Operating the Rochester Parkour Gym has been a huge honor for all of us who work here. We want you to know that this gym can only brag about being one of the longest running Parkour gyms in the nation because of the amazing community here.

None of this would be possible without you. 

None of this would be worth it without you. 

Thanks. 

By |2020-01-09T16:04:24-05:00January 4th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Important Changes to RocPK Memberships 2020

Weekly Curriculum – May 13 to 19

  • 6pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Perpetual Vaults
  • 8pm Level 2 Acro: Flips Off Objects
  • 5:30pm Level 2 Skill: Laches
  • 6:30pm Level 2 Time Trials: Gates
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Movement Circuits: Constant Motion
  • 7:30pm Level 1 Skill: Bilateral Vaults
  • 5:30pm Level 1 Skill: Bars
  • 5:30pm Level 2 Skill: Ascents/Descents
  • 6:30pm Strength: 4 to 6 Circuit
  • 7:30pm Mobility: Posture Intensive
  • 11am Level 1 Skill: Climbing
  • 1pm Level 2 Skill: Bar Skills
  • 1Pm Level 1 Skill: Climbing – Cat Leaps
  • 2pm Strength: 3-5 Round Intensity Circuit
  • 3pm Mobility: Shoulders
By |2019-05-13T15:09:05-04:00May 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Weekly Curriculum – May 13 to 19

Introducing – Family Plans!

The Background

Of our ~250 families, more than half are currently on one of our membership plans. We see this as huge win for us not only as a community, but also as a small business. The membership tiers give our students the best value for their budget and also make our job scheduling, coordinating, and offering classes and services easier. It’s a win-win.

Additionally, ever since we introduced the membership plans nearly 7 years ago, the “Family Discount” of 25% off each additional plan has afforded even more savings to most families. Most, not all.

This Fall, RocPK is looking to change that and make it even easier for families to choose Rochester Parkour as one of their main fitness and recreational outlets by making it way more affordable!

New Family Plans!

Starting September 1st, 2018, Rochester Parkour will be adding in additional discounted memberships for families looking to add 3 or more people to a membership. These discounts could mean $20/month savings, but could also be upwards of hundreds of dollars for some of our larger families!

The discount tiers couldn’t be more simple:

  • 1st Membership – Full Price (no change from current membership plans)
  • 2nd Membership – 25% Off (no change from current membership plans)
  • 3rd Membership – 50% Off
  • 4th+ Membership(s) – 75% Off

These new memberships are just additions to our Membership program, they are NOT replacing them. If you are currently on membership, nothing is going to change. If you have less than 2 people in your family and are interested in membership, nothing is going change, either. You will continue to be able to set up membership plans on your own through our Zen Planner site and will be able to add on additional memberships at the 25% off tier.

Examples

5 Person Family w/ Everyone on 5x/Month

5 Person Family Old Price New Price
Person 1 $80 – 5x/month  $80 – 5x/month
Person 2  $60 – 5x/month  $60 – 5x/month
Person 3  $60 – 5x/month  $40 – 5x/month
Person 4  $60 – 5x/month  $20 – 5x/month
Person 5  $60 – 5x/month  $20 – 5x/month
Total  $320  $220 ($100 Savings!)

Mix & Match! 5 Person Family on Different Membership Tiers

5 Person Family Old Price New Price
Person 1 $115 – All Access  $115 – All Access
Person 2  $71.25 – 8x/month  $71.25 – 8x/month
Person 3  $71.25 – 8x/month  $47.50 – 8x/month
Person 4  $60 – 5x/month  $20 – 5x/month
Person 5  $60 – 5x/month  $20 – 5x/month
Total  $377.50  $273.75 ($103.75 Savings)

5 Person Family on All Access Plans

5 Person Family Old Price New Price
Person 1 $115 – All Access  $115 – All Access
Person 2  $86.25 – All Access  $86.25 – All Access
Person 3 $86.25 – All Access  $57.50 – All Access
Person 4 $86.25 – All Access  $28.75 – All Access
Person 5 $86.25 – All Access  $28.75 – All Access
Total  $460  $316.25 ($143.75 Savings!)

Plan Features/Requirements

In order for us to offer these new Family Plans, we’ve had to make some changes regarding the user experience in order to ensure that everything is set up correctly. One of these compromises is that in order to create your family’s plan, you must have a RocPK Staff Member set it up for you either in person at the front desk, over the phone, or through email. Besides that here’s a brief overview of how these plans functions:

  • Every 3+ person Family Plan must be set up by a RocPK Staff Member
  • Every Family Plan is set to auto-renew on the 1st of every month
  • Families can set up their plan at any time and our system will prorate the memberships based on when they begin. After that, the total amount will always be billed on the 1st of the month.
  • Each family member can have their choice between a 5x, 8x, or All Access Plan
  • The highest tiered plans will always be set up ahead of lower tier plans
  • Families can upgrade or downgrade individual plans at any time during a month by RocPK Staff
  • Minimum 1 full monthly cycle – RocPK cannot set up a prorated plan and cancel it before the next bill goes through.
  • As usual, there is no set up fee, no contracts to sign, and no termination fees. Retroactive cancellations and refunds are subject to a 20% refund fee.

Fill out the form below to request more information on setting up your customized plan!

By |2018-11-21T23:32:14-05:00August 10th, 2018|Featured, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introducing – Family Plans!

A New Adventure Begins for Instructor Devin!

We’d like to take a moment today to wish our Instructor Devin a safe journey as he packs up and moves to the Mid-West to start a new career!

For those of you who didn’t know, Devin began his parkour journey right here with us something like 5 or 6 years ago as a student. He was energetic, quirky, and super talented. He brightened up any class he was in and his movement creativity inspired and awed others.