We have come up with this list of common questions from parents to put you at ease so you know your favourite little people are in the best hands.
We want your children to learn awesome new skills and have an amazing time but we are also very serious about helping them develop in a safe and comfortable environment.
2023/24 Summer School Holidays
MON 18th December
TUE 19th December
WED 20th December
THU 21st December
FRI 22nd December
MON 1st January - CLOSED
TUE 2nd January
WED 3rd January
THU 4th January
FRI 5th January
MON 8th January
TUE 9th January
WED 10th January
THU 11th January
FRI 12th January
MON 15th January
TUE 16th January
WED 17th January
THU 18th January
FRI 19th January
MON 22nd January
TUE 23rd January
WED 24th January
THU 25th January
FRI 26th January - CLOSED
Each day we split the students enrolled into 4 smaller groups based on age with the groups typically being comprised of:
Group A: 5-6 years
Group B: 7-8 years
Group C: 8-9 years
Group D: 10-13 years
The groups are assigned before the day begins but once we split up students into their groups they are invited to let their coach/es know if they want to be with a friend/family member in another group and we can usually accomodate it.
Each days in the Parkour Camp runs for 6 hours from:
9:00am - 3:00pm
|8:45am - 9:00am||Drop off|
|9:00am - 10:30am||Session #1|
|10:30am - 11:00am||Recess|
|11:00am - 12:30pm||Session #2|
|12:30pm - 1:30pm||Lunch|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Session #3|
|3:00pm - 3:15pm||Pick up|
Yes, of course!
You can attend as many days or sessions as you like - and many students do.
Simply select the sessions you would like to enrol in then select the appropriate pricing option.
Gone are the days where boys play with toys and girls play with dolls.
Parkour and movement is for everyone and we love seeing young girls having fun being active.
It is actually a very effective cross training method for girls looking to excel in ballet, netball, gymnastics or other sports.
Some gyms are super padded and squishy and don't have any similarities to the real world of concrete floors, brick walls and metal bars.
Because they want to keep kids "safe".
But we know that kids are going to want to do parkour, freerunning or tricks at school, in the playground and on the streets where there are unforgiving and dangerous surfaces.
Our kids Parkour programs aren't designed to teach kids how to bounce and tumble and land on soft, squishy surfaces.
We want to prepare them for the real world they will be playing in.
This includes hard walls, bars and boxes.
With that said, we pride ourselves on delivering very low injury rates by teaching children how to have fun whilst taking calculated and responsible risks.
That is where our coaches come in.
We will teach them the safest, proven methods of tackling obstacles, jumping off blocks, rolling on landing and swinging between bars to ensure they get the best experience possible and learn real life skills.
We do, however, have a number of crash mats and softer blocks which we use when working above certain heights, under bars and for unfamiliar movements, especially for the younger kids, so that they can learn in a less intimidating environment.
Each class will begin with our coaches inviting students to come onto the gym floor so they can do a quick introduction.
In the holidays this includes a welcome and some basic safety information for students.
Then we will split into 4 groups based on their age. Your child's group is on their name sticker.
We will then ask if any friends have been separated and shuffle the groups to make sure that friends/siblings who wish to be together are together (unless there is a big age gap and it wouldn't be practical).
From here the students will rotate between 4 stations of ~20 mins each with each of the stations focussing on different skills.
In rare circumstances where a coach is sick and we can't find a substitute there may be 3 larger groups but we try avoid this as much as possible and often have extra staff to avoid this.
No. Students must bring recess and lunch in their backpack, just like a regular school day.
- Enclosed running/sport shoes
- Clothing suitable for running, jumping and climbing
Our obstacles have a textured surface that mimics outdoors surfaces and makes it safer for students to climb and grip but this can be rough on bare feet/exposed toes.
- Food for recess and lunch
- Any medication, epipens, puffers etc if required
No, you are more than welcome to drop off your kids and come pick them up afterwards.
During the school holidays the majority of parents just drop and run.
We understand that for some of the younger kids though it is nice to have a parent around for the start of the class, especially if they are new to training at Movement Co, so we have designated an area for parents to sit, relax and watch class.
It is very important that all spectators remain in the designated waiting area.
Wandering around the gym can lead to accidents and injuries.
In order to minimise the number of people on the gym floor please refrain from sitting anywhere outside our wooden floor waiting area or our reception/couch area.
Due to safety reasons we do not allow children to play on equipment before or after class, even if directly supervised by their parents.
No. Under normal class conditions we would appreciate if parents did not get involved or attempt to assist their children.
All of our coaches are highly skilled in coaching Parkour to children.
Additional or conflicting instructions from parents may interfere with your child's learning.
If your child has special requirements and needs additional support then please discuss it with your child's coach prior to class and they will be happy to make it work.
If you're running a bit late that is okay.
There will be staff around after class and your child will be safe at the gym.
If you will be later than 3:30pm just send us a quick FB message or call 0432931951 and we will let your child know your ETA.
Getting to Movement Co
Parkour is a training discipline that was initially developed from military obstacle course training in the late 80’s/early 90’s.
The goal of Parkour is to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment, in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
Parkour includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, plyometrics, rolling, quadrupedal movement (crawling) and other movements as deemed most suitable for the situation.
There are a lot of similarities between Parkour and Gymnastics.
They both involve mastery of your own body through space and require full body strength, mobility and coordination.
The primary difference is that Gymnastics is about competition and demonstration/expression whereas Parkour is non-competitive and practical/functional.
There are some international competitions for Parkour that include things like speed runs but at its heart, Parkour is simply a training method for getting strong, fit and learning to control your body and mind while having fun.
Freerunning takes Parkour and adds in a bit more freedom for expression and flair.
It includes flips and tricks with the goal of not just getting from A to B as efficiently as possible but with as much personal expression and complexity as possible.
These flips and tricks make it a very popular discipline for kids who love to watch the latest movements on YouTube however we don’t teach these tricks or flips until the very late stages of our program because of the higher risk and lower practicality of the movements.
Movement Co’s Parkour program started in 2016 by our Founder, Jacob Moffitt, and has steadily grown to become Perth’s most popular Kids Parkour program.
Each school term we have over 400 students and are proud to have taught thousands of students Parkour through our school holiday, school term and intra-school programs.
Yes. All of our coaches hold current working with children clearances and first aid certificates.
The majority of our inquiries are answered by Jacob, the owner of Movement Co and head of customer service.
He can be contacted by email or Facebook and will send out a phone number that can be used for emergencies with the welcome info at the start of each week.