Run, jump and climb your way into being active!

Parkour, or free-running, is a non-competitive physical activity where you’ll learn to move freely over and through all forms of terrain. Have a look for parkour centres in your area.


Basic exercises like push ups, sit ups and squats are a good place to start to be ready for parkour.


  • 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.