YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE.
With over 4,000 square feet of space and 22-foot ceilings, our facility feels super open and welcoming right when you walk in. There's so much room to play!
We are the only organization in Houston that has certified, professional, experienced coaches teaching elements of Parkour, Freerunning, Art Du Deplacement and Natural Movement (MovNat).
Some people ask us what they should do to get in shape for our classes. The answer is: "Nothing". It's our classes that get you in shape. "Shape" meaning strong mind, strong body, strong spirit. Everyone is part of the movement community, but everyone should totally be moving more than they are. We can show you how to learn, or re-learn fundamental human movement patterns so you can move like the wind. Our classes are totally scalable. Beginners are most welcome. Like in most things, you have to learn to crawl and balance before you can fly. We often say, "The landing is more important than the jump."
WE START TOGETHER. WE FINISH TOGETHER.
This is a mantra we borrowed from the Yamakasi founders.
When it's your first few classes, and you're struggling to do your best, we have different ways of keeping the group together so nobody feels left behind. It's the positive group energy that encourages maximum effort from each student. We're always capable of more than we think we are. Sometimes you just need a friendly nudge to push beyond to that point of growth.
This also means that you have to show up to class on time or early. We require everyone to do a thorough warmup together at the beginning of class. If you're more than 5-10 minutes late, chances are you won't be able to join class that day. "We start together. We finish together."
BE STRONG TO BE USEFUL / HELPFUL.
We teach classes for age six through those into their fifties and sixties...of all abilities. Our approach makes movement accessible to all ages, shapes, sizes, etc. You could even wear a cape to class and it would be all good. Movement is for everyone and we intend to keep it that way.
Good posture, mindful breathing, self and spatial awareness, strength, conditioning and movement. It's important to be equipped with the tools necessary to respond to environmental and situational demands. The world is an ever-changing place and it is our ability to adapt and overcome that change that determines our success.
People who take our classes begin to feel more empowered than they ever have. Your vision and perspective changes and the earth becomes your playground again.
Kids have a way of just working themselves into the fold, so we only require that Teens & Adults (Ages 13+) start with our Introductory Seminar. It happens every Saturday at 9am at our gym in the Houston Heights area. The intro covers the who, what, where, when and why of the Urban Movement approach. We'll also move around a bit so you get a taste of what to expect when you start coming to regular classes. You'll leave the seminar a slightly better version of yourself than you were when you arrived.
If you're interested in becoming a member after the intro seminar, one of the coaches will help you pick the option that's best for you. We offer professional instruction and want you to succeed, so don't be afraid to try. Get started right away by calling the number below.