It's still very early in the days of parkour gyms. As of yet there have been roughly 3 paradigms of how parkour gym businesses come to be. The first is a space built for another movement discipline that was adapted to accommodate parkour: such as gymnastics facilities or trampoline parks. The second is a space … Continue reading The Paradigms of Parkour Gyms
Regardless of how you feel about the recent FIG comp, it's important for us here at Parkour Entrepreneur to hear all the perspectives of our community, not just the ones we agree with. While we don't condone these athletes decision to compete with FIG, we use this opportunity to hear their voices and educate us … Continue reading Why Are You Competing in the FIG Events?
The Parkour community migrated from the suburbs of Paris in the 90s to the forums of the internet before settling permanently on social media apps like YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. And over those periods of decades different layers of culture have formed like igneous rocks building an ever expanding and diverse Parkour community. But as … Continue reading What’s The Difference Between Parkour Culture and Community?
You did it! You successfully opened a gym or created a clothing brand or did whatever one does to create value in the parkour community these days. Hopefully you're crushing it on Instagram in those DMs and maximizing your Facebook Ads but sooner or later you're gonna have to get people excited in person about … Continue reading Which Kind Of Parkour Event Should You Run?
It doesn't matter if you're opening the next Tempest Freerunning Academy or building a budget basement Russian gym - if you have dope challenges and word gets out then the athletes are gonna come to conquer them. At some point in your business an athlete is going to ask if they can train at your … Continue reading Should You Charge Traveling Athletes To Train At Your Gym?