This Saturday is an introduction class for all women who want to get into the world of parkour. It will be taught by Coach Mel, a state-ranked parkour athlete and mom herself, and Coach Kayla, a 2x American Ninja Warrior competitor.
Parkour and ninja are two physical activities that are becoming increasingly popular among women. Both offer a variety of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, increased strength and flexibility, and reduced stress levels.
Improved cardiovascular health
Parkour and ninja are both high-intensity activities that require participants to move quickly and efficiently. This type of exercise is excellent for improving cardiovascular health, which is important for overall health and well-being.
A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that parkour training significantly improved participants' cardiovascular health, as measured by VO2 max (a measure of maximal oxygen consumption). The study also found that parkour training improved participants' body composition and reduced their body fat percentage.
Increased strength and flexibility
Parkour and ninja both require participants to use their bodies in a variety of ways. This includes climbing, jumping, and balancing. This type of exercise helps to increase strength and flexibility throughout the body.
A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that ninja training significantly improved participants' upper body strength and flexibility. The study also found that ninja training improved participants' cardiovascular health and balance.
Reduced stress levels
Parkour and ninja are both challenging activities that require focus and concentration. This type of exercise can help to reduce stress levels and improve mental well-being.
A study published in the Journal of Sport and Health Science found that parkour training significantly reduced participants' stress levels. The study also found that parkour training improved participants' sleep quality and mood.
In addition to the physical and mental health benefits, parkour and ninja can also help to improve women's confidence and self-esteem. These activities require women to challenge themselves and step outside of their comfort zones. By overcoming challenges and achieving their goals, women can develop a greater sense of confidence and self-worth.
If you are a woman looking for a new and challenging way to improve your health and well-being, consider trying parkour or ninja. Both of these activities offer a variety of benefits for women of all ages and fitness levels.
Here are some tips for getting started with parkour or ninja:
Find a qualified instructor who can teach you the basics of the activity.
Start slowly and gradually increase the intensity of your workouts as you get stronger and more experienced.
Listen to your body and don't push yourself too hard.
Have fun and enjoy the challenge!
Parkour and ninja are both great ways for women to improve their physical and mental health. They are also challenging and rewarding activities that can help women to develop a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem.