What is Parkour Academy? Parkour Academy is a nonprofit organization and was founded in 2008. We are the world’s biggest parkour school and we have nine gyms in 8 different cities around Finland.
Our values and goals are:
- Promoting parkour and circus in Finland
- Professionalization of parkour and circus in Finland
- Creating a community both for workplaces and among enthusiasts
- Providing parkour and circus to as many people as possible
How do I sign up? You can check the information about our age-groups and on-going semester from here. If you want to join the classes straight away, you can sing up here (in Finnish). If you have any questions about our classes, camps or billing, just send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We also organize camps for kids and youths in the summer-, autumn and spring breaks and the information about those you can find here (in Finnish).
Can *I* train parkour or circus? Yes, parkour and circus is for everyone! We have classes for children (small and bigger ones), families, youths and adults. In our classes we build a safe training environment where everyone is welcomed to join! You don’t need any previous skills to participate because we don’t have have skill requirement tests or classes (except parkour kids AKTIIVI-groups).
Our professional and educated coaches will help you to scale the challenges to suit your own skill level. You don’t need to try anything you don’t want. If you have any questions, coaches will help!
Where’s the gym? Vallila gym is located in the center of Helsinki, at Teollisuuskatu 16. Detailed entrance instructions can be found here (in Finnish). The gym was completed in 2021 and the gym is cut in two sections, one for parkour and one for circus.
There are 320 square meters of training space combined and also a weight lifting corner next to the waiting area. Height in the circus area is around 8 meters and in the parkour area it’s 6 meters, so there’s plenty of space to move.