Apex Movement Colorado and APEX Movement West Hartford
In September 2006, APEX Movement was established as the first formal Parkour training program in the western hemisphere by Ryan Ford in Boulder, CO. As one of the first practitioners in the USA, Ryan was forced to teach himself Parkour through trial and error. As more people got into Parkour, Ryan began teaching others to train more safely and efficiently than he had early on. Over the years, many other prominent American practitioners became instrumental in the evolution of APEX Movement including Will Schultz, Amos Rendao, Ken Kao, Jake Smith, Dylan Baker, and Erica Madrid. They train, teach, and dedicate themselves to APEX Movement because they love what they do. This is why Team Apex Movement West Hartford has partnered with Team Apex Movement Colorado to bring the passion and education of Parkour to the East Coast. Our team of experts, from the West Coast to the East Coast, are so excited to bring these powerful forces to the State of Connecticut!
The most fun you will have becoming fit
If you ask us when we started parkour, we might respond with, “When did you stop?” Parkour was in every single one of us as a kid; jumping off swings, climbing trees, and hopping over cracks in the sidewalk. We encourage people to rediscover the creative, natural movement that we all loved when we were 3 feet tall. Training with us is fun and feels more like playing than exercising. Because of this, you will keep coming back for more, moving your body in challenging new ways, and gaining valuable strength and mobility needed to live a long, healthy life.
Led by world-class trainers and athletes
All of our trainers are required to have completed our 120 hour certification program and to constantly progress their own training, education, and exploration of all movement arts. Our trainers are continually at the forefront of developing the best, new, innovative training methods including Amos Rendao’s Ukemi for Parkour (the art of falling), Dr. Ken Kao’s application of chiropractic to Parkour, and Ryan Ford’s renowned online training series. Whether you are looking for fun, fitness, or performance, our coaches will help you achieve your goals. In addition, newbies and pros can train at APEX Movement side by side with our amazing pro athletes who have been featured in TV shows and movies, performed internationally, dominated Japan’s Ninja Warrior course, and competed in Red Bull’s Art of Motion.
A fun-loving community
Our goal is to create an environment in which people from movement arts such as parkour, freerunning, gymnastics, breakdancing, tricking, martial arts, aerial dance, and rock climbing can come together to learn, train, and collaborate. Our classes and open gyms are filled with like-minded people who genuinely want to see each other succeed. No matter how great you are at training alone, you will be further pushed and fueled by the camaraderie of our great community.
One of the world’s largest Parkour facilities
We have locations in West Hartford, CT, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Denver, CO. Boulder, our flagship gym is one of the largest Parkour gyms in the world at 11,000 sq. ft. Our gyms are equipped with all types of movable bars and walls that allow you to recreate any type of obstacle you could find outside. We also supply gymnastics mats, trampolines, spring floor, and other gymnastics equipment so that you can learn certain techniques in a safe, soft environment. Adding to the uniqueness of APEX Movement, we have built recreations of famous Ninja Warrior obstacles including the quad steps, salmon ladder, unstable bridge, and ultimate cliffhanger. Lastly, we provide a vast array of strength and conditioning equipment including barbells, bumper plates, kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls, Concept 2 rowers, rings, pull up bars, sleds, climbing ropes, and more.
Packed with a variety of classes, levels, and workouts
At APEX Movement, you will find a variety of classes and workouts for all different ages and skill levels day every week. There are specific classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes as well as separate programs for youth (ages 5-11), teens (ages 12-17), and adults (18 and up). While we encourage you to hone your general movement skills in our Parkour classes, we also have supplemental classes available in breakdancing, tricking, Ninja Warrior, tricking, and more.