The ART of Parkour
Alternate Route provides a safe and fun indoor parkour training facility and hosts a series of of specialized events, classes, and open gyms. We are based out of Dulles Gymnastics Academy in Sterling. If you would like more information about classes or open gyms you may call Dulles Gymnastics directly at 703-444-4966.
Open Gym Sunday 5:00-6:30 Gymnastics 6:30-8:00 Parkour/Freerunning/Tricking Classes Tues 5:00-6:00 Elementary school age 6:00-7:00 Elementary school age 7:00-8:00 Middles school age and up Thurs 5:00-6:00 Elementary school age 6:00-7:00 Middle school age 7:00-8:00 Middles school age and up
Mission: Connecting Virginia/DC area tracuers and beyond, providing a safe environment for training while spreading the word about parkour and its philosophy.
It's been a while due to injuries but I'm back in the game and training at a new facility, Crossfit Loudoun & Northern Virginia Ninja. We do a lot of American Ninja Warrior training and there are many obstacles available to train on. Come check it out. All ages are welcome. Open gym times, private training sessions, group events and birthday parties. If you have any questions let me know.
crossfitloudoun.com Welcome to Northern Virginia Ninja! We share a home with CrossFit Loudoun. We have a 5,600 square foot training facility conveniently located in Sterling, Virginia near the Dulles Town Center Mall. We are easily accessible from Route 7, Route 28, and the Dulles Toll Road.
[06/16/14] DGA Open Gyms are back and available for everyone. No more age restrictions. Same times as usual: Sundays 5-6:30 and 6:30-8.
[02/18/14] I know it's been a while. Things have been a little crazy for me lately. I have both good and bad news. The bad news is that DGA still isn't allowing anyone over 14 into Open Gym and it's not looking like that will change any time soon. The good news is that I am also working over at Cheer Tyme and they have no age restriction for Open Gym. I am there both Friday nights from 6-9 and Saturday mornings from 11-2. I'm working on getting some more Parkour stuff for the gym to make it more parkour friendly, but until then it's still a great place to train. I hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please let me know.
[05/10/12] Leaving work early tomorrow and heading out to Mason with a couple guys and the Mason crew. If you're free and feel like training you should meet us there.
[04/27/12] Weekly parkour meet up at Mason today at 5. See you there if you can make it.
[04/19/12] I'm looking for parkour instructors. We have several new classes starting up this summer. If you are not that experienced but would still be interesting in teaching, I will personally work with you until you feel comfortable enough to teach. I will teach you anything you are interested in learning and break it down on a technical level. If you can understand the skill, you can teach the skill even if you haven't personally learned it yet. You will also be given a lesson plan that will break down the classes on a day to day schedule throughout the entire summer. If you are seriously interested in teaching parkour and learning more parkour yourself, please let me know and we can work something out to get you trained.
[12/22/11] I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, enjoyable winter break, time off of work or whatever it may be. Speaking of time off, I will be free all next week if anyone is interested in training, so let me know. Also, no classes or open gyms next week. Although, New Years day (Sunday evening) we will be holding an Open Gym at usual times...5-6:30 and 6:30-8. Since it's the new year I'd like to get a lot of people out to train, so you are welcome to stay for both open gyms for an additional $5. So you'll get 3 hours of training for $15. If you can't do both that's cool, one seesion is still just $10. Let's start the new year off right. See you out there
[11/09/11] We will be cancelling the Tuesday night open gyms, due to lack of attendance. We will however still be offering the Thursday and Sunday night open gyms.
[11/07/11] If anyone is interested, I'm looking for another parkour instructor to help with classes. I will give you some training on how we run things and you will be able to help me with some classes and will eventually get to teach them yourself. If you feel ambitious you may be able to start up classes on other days of the week. I will also be planning some big events in the near future and could use some help with that. If you are knowledgeable about parkour, would like to learn more and would be interesting in teaching please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.
[10/02/11] For those that don't know. We are holding 3 open gyms a week now. Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8-9:30 and Sunday nights from 6:30-8. See you there.
[07/14/11] Tomorrow (Friday the 15th), we're going out to Arrowbrook Park in Herndon at 11am if anyone would like to join us.
[06/30/11] I have Fridays off this month and I'm looking forward to doing some outdoor training. If anyone is free and would like to join me, let me know.
[06/14/11] Starting Tuesday of next week (the 21st), my evening Parkour class will become a Parkour open gym. Now we will have 2 parkour open gyms week, Tuesdays and Sundays from 6:30-8. See you there.
The itinerary for the Beast Coast Jam can be found here:
americanparkour.com (B)east Coast Jam and Film Festival- Memorial Day 5/28-29, 2011
Beast Coast Jam this weekend!
If you have not registered yet, please do so. They would like everyone to preregister for the event as well as fill out and fax in waiver forms. There is no cost for registering and you will not be admitted into Primal Fitness without doing so.
For more information and registration, go to APK's website:
[04/29/11] We're getting some people together for Parkour at Mason tomorrow, April 30th, around noon. Meeting outside Robinson Hall B. Let me know if you're interested.
[04/08/11] We are doing another Parkour Demo at Claude Moore on the 29th. It will be for Teen Night which runs from 6:30-9:30. We will most likely only go for an hour of that time. If you are interested in participating please let me know. Thanks!
[04/06/11] I know it's short notice but I got off work early and I'm heading out to Great Falls. If anyone wants to join me I'll be there till it starts getting dark.
[03/20/11] Open Gym tonight at 6:30 at Dulles if you're up for it. See you there!
[03/09/11] Parkour has been going great. Classes are picking up and Open Gyms are bigger than ever. If you haven't been yet you should definitely stop by and train with us. Spring Break is upon us and the weather is getting nicer. We will begin outdoor training soon as well as continuing training at the gym. I look forward to seeing you guys out there.
[02/14/11] There's a new Parkour show on G4 called jump city. It will be featuring some local traceurs from right here in the DC area. Be sure to check it out. There has been one episode already, but they will be airing it several times throughout the week.
[12/04/10] The parkour article in the Georgetown Voice is done. Here's the link if you'd like to check it out. http://georgetownvoice.com/2010/12/02/parkour-turns-georgetown-into-playground/#comments
www.ParkourPlayhouse.com to see lots more. This is the Crash Tour East Coast, Episode 2, Pt. 2! Featuring our great hosts from Virginia: Elijah Miernik, Aaron Jackson, and Jason Henry!!! In Washington DC and Virginia. Tim "Livewire" Shieff, Marcus Gustafsson, Jason Paul, Cato Aspmo, Brian Taylor &
WFPF's Crash Tour East Coast Part 2!!! Catch this video and more by filmmaker Will Kaufman on www.ParkourPlayhouse.com Featuring our great hosts from Virginia: Elijah Miernik, Aaron Jackson, and Jason Henry!!! On the way to WFPF/RED BULL "Art of Motion" Boston with Livewire, Zephyr, Zyrken, Brian
Here are the videos from when the WFPF were in town. Enjoy!
Catch this video and more on www.ParkourPlayhouse.com WFPF's "Crash Tour" East Coast!!! Featuring our great hosts from Virginia: Elijah Miernik, Aaron Jackson, and Jason Henry!!! On the way to WFPF/RED BULL "Art of Motion" Boston with Livewire, Zephyr, Zyrken, Brian, Cato and Jason!!
[11/19/10] Parkour in Georgetown on Saturday the 20th. We're meeting around noon. Come out and join us.
[10/26/10] I'm looking for a few volunteers to help out with a parkour demo at Claude Moore Rec Center in Sterling, VA. Every Friday night they hold a teen night for ages 11-14. We would be doing a demo and maybe some basic instruction. It is being held Dec 3rd, 6:30-9:30. We will only have to do parkour for a portion of that time. If anyone is interested please let me know. Thanks!
We just recently finished our video for George Mason. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Alternate Route Parkour discusses one of their favorite parkour hotspots in the DC area. Filmed and edited by Lori Olson of Lorikeet Media (lorikeetmedia.net). Get in touch with the Alternate Route team at Alternaterouteparkour.com. Music by Presto Bando.
NEW OPEN GYM TIME!
Parkour open gyms are being moved up to the 7-8:30 time slot and gymnastics and tumbling is taking over the original time slot from 5:30-7. I look forward to seeing everyone one out there. Don't forget to come check out the new pit. We've been enjoying it!
[09/17/10] Having the WFPF in town was an awesome time. Sunday we hung out in DC around the different monuments attracting attention and cameras from many onlookers. Monday we started in Rosslyn at Gateway Park and later heading into Georgetown University where all the students were in awe as we did parkour all throughout the campus. It was a definite experience. Some would say, once in a lifetime.
WFPF's Crash Tour in the DC area Sept. 12, 13 and 14
Jam on Monday the 13th starting at 2pm and meeting at Gateway Park in Rosslyn
Go check out the WFPF's Parkour Playhouse.
parkourplayhouse.com Parkour Playhouse is a Parkour Video Magazine that focuses on a revolving set of athletes that produce all the content themselves. You can find everything from comedy to articles and much more.
[08/07/10] The new pits at Dulles Gymnastics will start going in on the 16th. Get excited! We will have pits very soon.
[06/10/10] New shirts available in the store!
[06/02/10] AR is now based out of Dulles Gymnastics Academy (DGA). There are open gyms every Sunday from 6-7:30 for $10. We have also started parkour classes Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8-9:30. There will be more classes to come in the near future.
There's a new gymnastics gym opening in Loudoun County called Dulles Gymnastics Academy. There will be an Open House on Sunday, May 23rd. We will be doing some parkour demonstrations to promote classes. I'm looking for a few people that would be willing to participate in the demonstrations. If you're interested let me know and I'll give you the details.
Ultimate Parkour Challenge!!!
Airs tonight at 10:30 on MTV...Don't Miss It!
[04/21/10] We just launched our new website. It's still in the construction stages and there will be more to come soon. Check it out... www.alternaterouteparkour.com
[04/17/10] For all those going to the VT Jam today, have a great time. I'm teaching some Parkour Workshops, otherwise I would be there with you.
[03/19/10] Parkour at Great Falls this Saturday, March 20th. We will be meeting near the entrance between 12:30 and 1 and gradually making our way downstream from there.
[02/17/10] Looking forward to seeing everyone at the seminar this weekend!
[02/07/10] New Shirt available online
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