Friday, 2 September 2016

Parkour with GoPro and Currys #GoProExtremeLDN // Fitness

Parkour Essentials




I love to be active and more importantly I love to have fun when doing something active. For me personally I always think you have to 'shake it up' to keep yourself interested in exercise. There is only so much pavement pounding you can do, and often fitness becomes stagnant and more of a chore than a cheer. So what do you do when that happens? Accept an invite from Currys and GoPro to try out Parkour of course!




#GoProExtremeLDN //




Certainly not something I would think to book myself to do, but none the less I thought why not give it a go. I was concerned of a sprained ankle, (which ironically I did the week after falling down some steps) but alas I survived injury free.






I was sent a new GoPro Sessions 4* camera and an official GoPro chest harness*. Ideal for any jumping, leaping and falling I needed to do. This whole campaign was put in place to show an extreme London, the idea of doing something super fun and exciting in the city rather than having to venture out. You can even do ice climbing nearby too!
Having previously used a GoPro Hero during a ski trip I knew that harness would be ideal for my Parkour session.




What to expect from a Parkour Session //




This was a beginner experience so we weren't exactly running up walls and leaping onto railings. In the initial session we were learning how to move our bodies to keep us safe from injury - always a key requirement for an activity like this. Two quick pointers, make sure you warm and stretch first and I'd suggest bringing some gloves that have grip on them. I didn't enjoy putting my hands on the dirty floor, so if you're touching the floor/walls/railings a lot it's good to keep your hands clean.




Would I do it again //




I won't lie to you I was pretty rubbish at Parkour - it was good to try it but it wasn't for me! Perhaps if I was a little more confident I could excel, but being nervous of injury was perhaps holding me back a touch. I would potentially try it again now knowing what is expected.




Fancy giving something extreme a go, with a GroPro? It was so much fun filming my Parkour antics! You can purchase all GoPro products and accessories from the Currys website. I had the GoPro Sessions 4 and a GoPro chest mount harness.




Where is the action? //




Why not see how I got on at my first Parkour session via my short GoPro footage. Would you try it?






*Post in collaboration with GoPro and Currys










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26 comments

  1. I can't say that I'd try this because I'd be so crap at it!!! My husband would love this though!! Still such a great experience!

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  2. I've never tried Parkour but I know people who love it! They would just adore an experience like this! It's definitely something different to do!

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  3. This looks like so much fun! I love the footage people get with GoPros, it's so interesting!

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  4. This looks amazing and really good fun - if aa little scary!

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  5. Looks like fun, I'd love to be as light footed as those who do parkour x

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  6. You did well! Looks like fun. We love our Go Pro x

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  7. This looks so interesting and is the type of thing my hubby would do. He is such a techy and gadget guy too! ANgela from Daysinbed

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  8. I'd love to try parkour, although I'm super clumsy so it could end up in bruises!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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  9. What a wonderful opportunity and experience to try this out.

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  10. That sounds so much fun and I'd definitely give it a go!

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  11. I have never done parkour, but I love my GoPro so much!

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  12. Ha, I'd be utterly pathetic at parkour! I wish I was more athletic! Hx

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  13. It sounds like a great thing to try but I think I will leave it for those younger and fitter than me! I love to watch it though x

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  14. I have never tried Parkour but I would absolutely love to try it one day even if I would end up with loads of bruises.

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  15. I have never heard of Parkour until now and it sounds like fun x

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  16. You're so brave! What a legend, I doubt my back would take the impact so I'll stick to golf but it looks fun and the video is cool.

    Phill - http://www.corporatedad.co.uk

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  17. Sounds like so much fun - not sure I would do it myself though haha

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  18. That looks like it would be so much fun, I love watching people who can do proper parkour it's almost like dancing it's so fluid and effortless. x

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  19. I know I would totally stink at that, but I find it fascinating and completely entertaining to watch. I love that you did it!

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  20. It sounds interesting. I know a few people that would love to try Parkour.

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  21. What a fabulousthing to get to try! I am soooooa ccident prone, I just know I'm do myself a mischief!

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    1. My apologies - I tried to type quickly on a phone and that's a mess. I hope it still makes sense, sounds like a great experience!

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  22. I'd be so rubbish at this but I'd love it lol. Sounds like great fun!

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  23. I really love those bright colourful leggings.

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  24. Very nice selection of items. I like having HIIT workouts in the park myself :)

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  25. My little brother used to absolutely love parkour, and he was really good at it too. I, on the other hand, would be absolutely rubbish at it!!

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