Charles – B.S., Founder, Co-OwnerÂ
Charles is the original co-founder of Rochester Parkour. He is an RIT alum with a bachelorâ€™s degree in Fine Art and Exercise Physiology.
He received his first Personal Trainer certification in 2007 from the NCSF and switched to the NSCA in 2009. Upon graduation in 2010, Charles obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist title from the NSCA â€“ a gold standard in the industry. With his extensive teaching background, Charles brings a unique, diverse, and research based approach to training.
Charles has been teaching parkour to the Rochester community since 2008 via the Manhattan Square Park Saturday jams and is one of the most experienced instructors in the State and the East Coast. In 2011, Charles wasÂ one of the featured speakers at the National Parkour SummitÂ in Seattle, WA. In June 2012, Charles gave aÂ TED talkÂ introducing Parkour to the masses which has since gone viral and has more than 40,000 views worldwide.