How Parkour Changed My Life

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Back in Highschool I was an extremely awkward teenager who stayed inside playing video games almost on a daily basis. Locked away from the world my health was declining, I had terrible posture, and my social life was kaput. I had settled with this lifestyle and was completely prepared to live that way for the rest of my days, until I found Parkour. Parkour, or Freeruuning as it's known to some, is a type of obstacle course training that originated from France in the late 1980s and through the last few decades has gained a lot of popularity world wide. I first heard about Parkour from my cousin, who discovered it through martial arts and gymnastics, and after watching countless videos of people doing these crazy jumps and stunts I was hooked.

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