Parkour is a training discipline using movements that developed from military obstacle course training. Practitioners train to increase their ability to move through space by overcoming challenging obstacles.
Parkour develops body awareness, spacial reasoning, strength and power, flexibility and mobility, creativity, and the joy of movement!
Primal Fitness is the host of the American Parkour Academy, the world's first purpose-built parkour training center. We strive to improve people’s lives by promoting, teaching, and advancing the discipline of parkour!
APK Academy was opened in 2006 as the world's first parkour gym, and has since helped thousands of people, kids and adults alike, to discover their ability to move and grow!
Check our video about out why we love parkour by clicking here!
Our Lot Impact Training Elements class will give you a custom training curriculum based off of your fitness goals.
Our regular Parkour class will help you solidify the skills learned in the Foundations Course.
Intense workouts, progressive flips, martial arts, speed courses and more. Click the button above to find out what we are doing this week!
If your schedule does not allow you to attend our regular classes or if you simply prefer a one-on-one approach, our instructors will be happy to work with you personally. For more information, please email Travis Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule below is subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule, please see the widget on the left.
***Please also join us for:
-Capoeira at 8pm, every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of the month!
-Grilled chicken and drinks every first Friday of the month!
-A morning nature hike on every second Saturday of the month!
APK Certified Instructor
Favorite Skill: Dive Rolls
Hobbies: In his spare time, Pete is a photographer and is responsible for many of the awesome shots you may see of/around Primal Fitness. He is also an avid adventurer, having ridden a scooter to the Arctic Circle and a mototaxi through South America.
Member of The Tribe and MovNat Certified
Favorite Skills: Climb-Ups, Strides
Hobbies: When he is not working for APK, Travis enjoys motorcycle rides around the city or in the woods. He enjoys reading and spending weekends camping and being outdoors.
APK trainee since 2009 and coach since 2014
Favorite Skills: Acrobatics, Bouncing
Hobbies: When not defending his title as Bounce Man 300, Tony likes to draw and work on fashion design.
She once traveled 2000 miles in search of the best grilled cheese sandwich. For now, though, LaShonda helps our clients from our front desk. She's originally from Alabama, and when she's not here at Primal Fitness, she teaches Physics at Stone Ridge of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland.
Hobbies: Parkour, West Coast Swing, Capoeira, Tennis, Skiing, Poi, Research, Juggling, and many more. When not working at Primal Fitness, Daniel is researching at the national archives, translating Russian, and supporting a small media company. He considers his best life decision to be quitting his full-time office job to pursue the things he loves.
Mark's diverse background ranges from Theater Design to Engineering, Information Technology, and being a registered Stockbroker. Mark has lived overseas and traveled all over the world. Mark is dedicated full time to Parkour and CrossFit, splitting responsibilities as founder of americanparkour.com, owner and trainer at the world's first Parkour gym, Primal Fitness, and manager of The Tribe.
Skills: Parkour, Freerunning, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Martial Arts, Stage Fighting, Capoeira, Motorcycle (advanced but not stunts), Horseback Riding (advanced), Swimming, Skateboarding, Inline Skating, Snowboarding, BMX Freestyle, Minor Stunts and falls, Survivalist, Ninja Warrior, MovNat certified, CrossFit Level II Certified, CPR and First Aid Certified.
Winnie is our mascot and can usually be found encouraging all of our clients to be their absolute best.