Parkour is fall prevention?
You bet it is.
What is Parkour?
Parkour is the art of moving through your environment in a fluid, efficient manner.
What is PK Silver?
"In PK Silver, adults over 50 enjoy low-impact movement outdoors. Instructors...use fun games and obstacle courses that allow participants to recapture the playful spirit of childhood as well as increase strength. "
~ IDEA Fitness Magazine
An evidence-based program for adults over 50 (no upper age limit with doctor's permission) includes movement games and obstacle courses. In general, obstacles are at ground level or just above. Nothing is higher than the items you encounter in your own home on an everyday basis. Classes are 1-hour long and run for 8 weeks with a the addition of a short fitness test before and after.
We train outdoors when possible and teach a blend of parkour,
creative movement and mindfulness for the purpose of falls
prevention and senior fitness. Public classes are listed on our
monthly calendar. Private classes by arrangement.
How is PK Silver© "evidence-based?"
A study of PK Silver© was presented by Marymount University researchers at the American College of Sports Medicine 2019 World Summit. This was the first parallel, direct, IRB-study conducted on any parkour program anywhere in the WORLD. The study found PK Silver to safe and beneficial for older adults, 60-80 years old.
Fees vary depending on size of group, equipment needs, number of coaches needed, etc. please call for pricing. We also offer classes to those who move with assistive devices or are non-ambulatory.
A PK Silver licensing agreement is available for qualified senior living communities and gyms. For more information, email email@example.com.
Register here and bring:
• Comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather
• Signed waiver and health form
• Sneakers or other flexible closed-toe shoes
• A water bottle
• A smile!