Skateboarding 101 and Park Ninjas!

Screen Shot 2012-12-30 at 6.59.43 PM We are excited to offer two events this September for our PDXstrength youth, Skateboarding 101 and Park Ninja!

Skateboarding is a sport, an art form, a lifestyle, and a culture. Sign ups for our first Skateboarding clinic on Saturday, September 26th at 8:30 am have begun! Adults can take our bootcamp class, while their child can get some exercise on the board! This one hour course will meet your child at their current level. Please bring a board and helmet. (Pads are optional) If your child does not have a board, they can borrow one. Cost is $30

Course objectives are getting comfortable on the board, stance, basic tricks and skating simple obstacles. Participants will learn how to foster safer skating through practice of stance, falling and bailing out. Confidence on the board will be improved as well as ability with balance, mechanics and control on the board.

Here are just some of the amazing benefits of skateboarding:  Provides flexibility , Physical Endurance ,Teaches Precision, Improves Coordination, Teaches consequences, practice, and patience ,You learn to fall, You make lifetime friends, and You have fun!

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What is a park ninja?

Have you wanted to try one of those crazy obstacle course races? Our very own obstacle course race enthusiast Super Laura has put one together one in our own back yard, Cathedral Park. This race will combine elements of parkour ( for ALL LEVELS), running and exploration of movement, so we are calling the race, Park Ninja. The course will cover a little over a mile, with fun obstacles spread out the park. Refreshments will be served for our participants, and we encourage parents to bring their kids to join in on the fun!  We will meet at PDXstrength where we will be introduced to the skills we will need for the race. We will practice movements and skills such as, vaulting (going over obstacles), quadrupedal movements (going under obstacles) and balance. Then it’s race time!  Wear shoes you can run in, comfortable clothes, and a water bottle. You will be able to keep your valuables locked up at PDXstrength.  Ages 5 and up! For children under 8, a parent must race with the child. All children must have a guardian sign a liability waiver prior to the race. Cost is $30 for Adults plus one child Cost is $15 for Youth under 18.

Saturday September 12th, 7:30 am – 8:45 am Sign up here:

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