Your APEX San Diego questions, answered

What is Parkour?

Parkour is an art of movement in which you train the body and mind to move through any environment while overcoming obstacles.

What should I expect at parkour class?

Expect a challenging, fun workout based around the natural movement of the human body. Our classes begin with a thorough warm up. Next, we move on to the introduction and practice of new skills and movements. Finally, we end with a workout, stretch, and discussion of important topics relating to parkour.

What do I need to do for my first class?
If you are a kid (5-11), feel free to drop into any of our Youth Level 1 classes. For Teens and Adults, you will start with our Teen/Adult Parkour Level 1 class. Check out our GET READY TO JUMP IN page for more information. Please arrive 15 minutes early to familiarize yourself with the facility, get changed, and fill out our waiver (you must have a parent signature if under 18!). Our waiver can be found HERE.
What do I wear?

We recommend athletic clothes and running shoes.

What should I bring?

Bring a water bottle and your sense of adventure.

Do I have a reserved spot for classes, or do I need to sign up each week?

Because we limit class size for the quality of your instruction, we ask that everyone
choose a class time and day. That will be your class and you do not need to try to save a spot each week—it will already be YOUR spot.

What if I can’t make it to my regular class?

We understand that life throws obstacles in our path at times. Just contact us more
than 24 hours before your class and we can move you to a different class that week. If
you have an unexpected last-minute emergency arise, the Tier Level memberships
come with up to 2 free make-up classes which you may use to take a different class that week. 

I am so sore the day after class, what should I do?

Even though we all did parkour as kids, you probably haven’t moved like this for years. Expect to be sore at first; it is a completely normal feeling for someone who is new to parkour! To help the soreness, we suggest you do some light exercise that day. Yes, it might hurt, but it will help quicken the recovery process! Other than that, don’t give up! Your body will adapt to the classes as time goes on.

When do I get to jump rooftops and flip off walls?

When you can do 50 muscle ups and squat 500 lbs.! But in all honesty, Parkour is
not about big jumps and flashy flips. We do not promote going on rooftops or taking big
drops. However, as you master the fundamentals and develop a strong foundation of fitness, we will progress to harder, bigger, and more exciting skills.

How large are the classes?

We keep a ratio of one coach for 8-10 athletes. At times, the class may have more
than one coach running the same class over 10 students, but there will always be 10
athletes for each coach. Because of these limitations, we do require that athletes
preregister for classes to guarantee you have a spot in class when you arrive.

How does the curriculum for classes at APEX San Diego work?

We use our Band Challenge System. This is the basis of our curriculum and is how
you progress through different level classes.

How do I keep track of my progress?

Each athlete receives a Skills Card when they start taking classes. These Skills
Cards have all of the skills needed to progress to the next level and Band (see Band
Challenge System).

I think the Level 1 classes will be too easy for me. Can I go straight to Level 2 or 3?

We strongly recommend that everyone starts out in our Level 1 classes. Even if you
are athletic or have trained on your own, you probably lack certain skills or fitness that will be expected of you in the level 2 and 3 classes. If we find that you may possess the foundation needed for Level 2, we can arrange to test you for the skills needed to level up.

Can I just pay monthly and not have my membership on auto-pay?

We do offer a month to month membership. This membership is an unlimited membership and is $260 a month. The Tier Level memberships provide discounts for loyalty, lower administrative requirements and give you more flexibility in choices.

Is there a minimum membership length? And what happens if I need to cancel my membership before that?

Our Tier Level memberships require a minimum three-month membership. After this time, your membership continues month-to-month. We have found this time allows athletes to fully discover Parkour. If you must cancel before that three months is up, there is an early cancellation fee of $99.

How do I terminate or suspend my membership or that of my child?

All membership cancellations and suspensions must be requested in writing on the proper form. Membership suspensions allow you to freeze your account, keep your classes, maintain any discounts and delay payments (if you suspend for a week, your monthly payment will be due a week later). Membership Termination and Suspension forms can be found HERE.