You’ve probably seen parkour experts on YouTube and those Nike commercials:Nimble Spider-men and -women running along the sides of buildings and leaping over walls, to get from one surface to another as efficiently as possible. From that practice sprang freerunning, a version that still takes you along unlikely surfaces, but also with as much added flair as the runner can throw in; if you want to bring in some street acrobatics, it’s a freerunner’s life for you. Located in the North Valley, Tempest Freerunning Academy is a big-kid playground, with a giant trampoline and a 30-foot long foam pit, plus an indoor city built by the X Games’ ramp designer. Classes here are taught by such celebs of the sport as Jesse La Flair of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. Want more “free” in your freerunning? There’s even an open gym session, whereby you can run wild. A supervised version is also available for ages 9 to 16.
Tempest Freerunning Academy
|Venue name:||Tempest Freerunning Academy||Contact:|
19821 Nordhoff Pl
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 3-9pm; Sat 9-5pm|
|Price:||$25/class (call in advance); $10 adult open gym|