Brittney has been training parkour for 10 years and coaching for two. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University where she spent extra time studying exercise science, child development, and art. Besides parkour, Brittney also enjoys aerial silks, creating art, exploring in nature, foraging, and trying other kinds of movement. Brittney is currently studying to be a nature educator. She hopes to use parkour to help people build confidence, connect with their environment and others, and to cultivate a movement practice that not only builds physical skills, but also a culture of health that will last a lifetime.
I started training parkour because I thought it would be a fun way to workout. As I kept training, I was constantly realizing new benefits of parkour that I didn’t expect.
Not only was I getting stronger physically and learning to celebrate all of the things my body could do. I was learning to embrace fear by breaking a goal down into achievable steps to reach what I once thought was impossible.
I was learning to become more creative and seeing the world through a new perspective. A bench was not just a place to sit anymore, but also a place with infinite potential for practicing movement and art. A wall was no longer a boundary, but an invitation or a challenge for exploring what my body could do.
I was starting to feel more connected to the environment around me, and found myself feeling present whenever I would go training in a way that I did not get working out in a gym.
I also fell in love with the community of people that come along with parkour. I would come to jams and see men, women, boys, and girls of all different ages and levels training together, everyone supporting each other.
Parkour is a tool that has had an immense impact on my life, and I hope to share it with as many people as I can.