Melbourne in Motion
Get to Know Bri
The next in our series of blog posts introducing our coaches is Bri:
What would you like to tell us about yourself?
Training has been a big part of my life for the last 10 years. That training has ranged from parkour, pole dancing, soccer, martial arts and a good old weights. I’m lucky enough to be able to work in areas where I can incorporate these movements. Teaching has been a big part of that. I love to share knowledge and help people realise what they can achieve or overcome.
How did you discover parkour and when did you begin training? I remember seeing videos on the internet when I was a teen but it wasn’t until I years later when I finally met someone who introduced me to the community. Once I started I didn’t want to stop. I loved the people and the challenge of the sport.
Parkour can involve a range of different types of activities, do you have any training goals? What are your personal training goals?
The amount of goals I have is endless: the more goals I reach, the more I find. Coming from a background in personal training I find I repeat one skill a lot. Right now I’m focusing on joining movements together and creating more lines.
Fear is a big obstacle at times so I like to try and face it, and work out ways to get past my mental blocks.
How do you approach physical training and conditioning?
I love conditioning, picking up heavy things and putting them back down again. No matter how I feel that day, its always a constant for me, a safe place. I enjoy finding new and different ways to train smarter not harder. With everything I do I tend to overdo it, so balancing skill work with conditioning is a bit of a seesaw.
I like routine and seeing my weekly progress so I write everything down. I have notebooks full of different exerci