Posted: 8/24/2010 6:25:40 PM
The low-down: Parkour, or freerunning, turns the urban environment into a
playground as ‘traceurs’ perform jumps, somersaults and twists over walls,
lampposts and other obstructions. Offers a full-body workout but especially
good for the glutes. Injuries are, clearly, a potential drawback. Try it
here: Urban Freeflow (www.urbanfreeflow.com
) organises classes in London.
Calories burned: 500 per hour.
Weight loss: 6/10
Muscle building: 5/10
Strength building: 7/10