Parkour is a physical activity where people make their way through terrains as creatively and easily as possible (like climbing, running and jumping). People that do parkour consider it a life philosophy as well as a physical activity and believe it can be applied to physical and mental obstacles that can both be overcome in a creative manner.


Parkour is opposed to competition. When doing it your goal should be to overcome obstacles in an imaginative way and if you're doing it with others you should work with them.


  • Improves cardiovascular fitness and lean muscles
  • Builds mental toughness
  • Increases hand-eye coordination

What you need

Comfortable, unrestrictive clothing and running or cross-training shoes.

Parkour organisations

Australian Parkour Association

Similar options

Gymnastics, trail running and cross country running.