Welcome to our world of play

Learn a backflip at any age? YES, it’s possible.

And this is only the beginning… Paragym proposes a unique method of physical conditioning inspired from multiple forms of acrobatic movement: Parkour, gymnastics, breakdance and circus to name but a few.

For adults

Group courses

_MG_9417-09Agility is a great entry point for exploring basic movement patterns from a broad spectrum of acrobatic domains (gymnastics, breakdance, Parkour, and Capoeira to name a few). The movements taught here are generally close to the ground and can be easily and quickly learned. A few examples: jump techniques, simple inversions, key balance positions and ground displacement, rotational movements (and often the sequencing of these movements) to name a few.

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Think gymnastics-type conditioning and flexibility along with interactive, circus hand-to-hand type exercises. We do all body weight exercises, often in teams of 2, 3, 4 or more, using our own weight and the weight of others, moving and displacing ourselves in space! The result is a FUN and INTENSE workout that no fitness machine could match.

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The Acro course leads participants to perform partial and complete acrobatic movements (back flip, front flip, side flip, front hand spring, back hand spring, aerial, flash kick, wall flip, step Webster, etc.) assisted by two partners, then only one and finally without any assistance. The movements are nevertheless approached according to a thoughtful progression and a physical adaptation affecting the muscular conditioning, the flexibility and motor skills required to promote their safe and effective realization.

_MG_9799-09Obstacles is Paragym’s version of Parkour. It includes sequencing of various floor based displacement movements, such as, various quadruped motor patterns, advanced jump techniques, vertical and inclined spins, round-offs and oblique rolls. Also included are various obstacle vaulting techniques (Kong, Dash, Kash, Speed, Reverse, etc) as well as a selection of ‘step’ flips and wall moves (backflip from a height, wall back flip, step Webster and step side flip to name a few). As with all Paragym courses, well defined progressions ensure safety and quick learning.
_MG_9448-09Equilibrium trains balance generally, but teaches exercises from two principle modalities: Handstands and Slackline. The curriculum includes numerous variations on inversion (head/forearm/shoulder stands, ways of moving in and out of handstand with spins and jumps; proper gymnastics technique is taught), also Slackline techniques and tricks as well as swiss ball balancing.

Workshops, jams and open practice

Workshops are courses on special topics. They cover themes such as: specific acrobatic movements not covered in the regular curriculum, an advanced topic, relevant psychological concepts, a therapeutic treatment applicable to training, an invited specialist willing to share their experience and knowledge…
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parajamJams are free form practices for special populations: participants train together and help one another however there is no formal instruction. Current Paragym jams include: Acroyoga Jam, breakdance jam, slackline jam, tricking jam.

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This is YOU and the FLOOR. Not to mention all kinds of aerial circus equipment, mats, blocks, mini trampoline and inclined platform with which to play! Our trainers are around to give tips, answer questions and help out whenever they can.
Note: If you have no previous experience however, this is not necessarily the best place to start. We see independent practice of acrobatics as an intermediate step.

_MG_9439-09Structure is like an open practice in that YOU GET TO CHOOSE what you want to practice AND like a regular group course in that our coaches give you the rock solid PROGRESSION TO EVOLVE SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY to the full move. In other words everyone is doing something different and our Paragym coach is going from person to person spotting, correcting and proposing the next step to each person individually. Otherwise stated, the best of both worlds!

Where to start

For teens and kids

_MG_6444-10Parkour and acrobatics for teens aged 12 to 18 years. Participants learn technical moves such as jumps (precision, strides, plyo…) and obstacle vaults (kong, dash, speed, lazy, turn, flow-out…) as well as a selection of ground moves (cartwheels, oblique rolls, spins, flow-tricks, powermoves…) and several more complex acrobatics (step webster, wall back flip, back flip from height). Games and interactive challenges are employed to teach social and moral lessons and also make for a stimulating, social experience. A well defined progression ensures safety and effective performance.
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_MG_0074-11Parkour and acrobatics for kids aged 7 to 12 years. Participants learn technical moves such as jumps (precision, strides, plyo…) and obstacle vaults (kong, dash, speed, lazy, turn, flow-out…) as well as a selection of ground moves (cartwheels, oblique rolls, spins, flow-tricks, powermoves…). Games and interactive challenges are employed to teach social and moral lessons and also make for a stimulating, social experience. A well defined progression ensures safety and effective performance.

SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY

Parkour and acrobatics are typically seen as dangerous and extreme sports... Our 10 years of experience tells us quite the Contrary. By dissecting complex movements into individual components, individuals of all ages, shapes and sizes can train exhilarating movements at a level which is accessible to them.

Pricing

Unlimited access

1 month

149$
  • Access to all courses

1 year

109$per month
  • Access to all courses
  • Access to free practice

À la carte

6 courses

109$
  • 6 courses of 1 hour
  • Access to all courses

24 courses

385$
  • 24 courses of 1 hour
  • Access to all courses

Free practice

1 month

80$
  • Unlimited access to free practice
  • Use the space and modules as you see fit
  • Ask our trainers for assistance

1 year

60$per month
  • Unlimited access to free practice
  • Use the space and modules as you see fit
  • Ask our trainers for assistance

A few good reasons to sign-up with Paragym

  • We can teach you how to do a wall flip, and that’s pretty cool.
  • We offer courses in different disciplines everyday.
  • We offer a way to train with no machines, and frankly, machines are lame.
  • Our members are freaking cool, so on top of training, you’ll make some new friends.
  • We have a gourmet, vegan chef at our on-site organic café
  • Our parties are a one-of-a-kind, out-of-this-world experience!

AcroAdo / AcroKids

1 month

125$
  • Access to all AcroAdo courses

3 months

108$per month
  • Access to all AcroAdo courses

1 year

91,50$per month
  • Access to all AcroAdo courses

Gain unlimited access to all Paragym courses and open practice for 3 days!

(*the 3 days may be spread over two weeks)
Discovery package - 60$Discovery package - 60$

Wait, there’s more!

Acrovive Foundation

Since 2010, through our Acrovive Foundation, we’ve been offering Parkour and acrobatics courses to underpriviledged teens; and we won’t pretend it’s not something we’re proud of! These sports are an all-natural means of satisfying the thrill seeking urge held by many youth.

The Mezz, organic vegan café

Just as important as the exercises that train the muscles to move the human body machine is the fuel that we put in the machine. Our gourmet chef and naturopath, Christophe, will show you that healthy and tasty are not opposing adjectives.

Play Nights

Paragym Playnights are an “out-of-this-world” experience. Imagine… Handbalancers, aerialists, trickers, dancers, acroyogis, bboys, traceurs, cheerleaders, contorsionists, slackliners and gymnasts… Is it possible? YES! All training, moving, playing and having fun together at the same time? YES!! In an awesome gym, clubbing ambiance with a RISE bar, invited DJ and great music? YES!!!

Don't miss our Playnights !

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Contact

5465 de Bordeaux
Montréal, QC, H2H 2P9

(514) 527-4950

info@paragym.com