Canadian junior champion Eric Reinhart, 15, has been interested in the sport for a long time.
“I have wanted to do parkour since I was a kid, but I never had the chance to until … I met a guy from Edmonton … and he is just the most amazing parkour guy, and he does bars, and is super strong, and he’s just insane,” Reinhart said.
Parkour is a sport where you have to go from point A to point B as quickly and creatively as possible.
Lessons came with a bit of a hurdle for Reinhart. They had to do private lessons over the Internet because his teacher was in Edmonton and Reinhart is in Lloydminster.
Now with what Reinhart has learned, he wants to help teach Lloydminster youth about the sport he loves.
“It really wasn’t about the money … it was more about, I honestly like teaching, I just enjoy it and so I thought ‘why not give ‘er a go,’” Reinhart said.
“I feel like there are not a lot of people teaching parkour, there is no one teaching parkour in (Lloydminster), especially not at age 15.”
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Teaching parkour and learning himself might seem like a juggling act, but Reinhart isn’t worried about it.
“I try to use (my time) wisely … and also I’m not 18 yet so I don’t have to get a full job. This is the most time I ever have so I am trying to use it wisely,” Reinhart said.
There aren’t many parkour competitions coming up right now, but Reinhart plans to keep training for the time being.