15-Minute Parkour Routine
The weather is just right for playing outside—and that doesn’t apply only to the kids in your life. You, too, can relive your glory days on the playground with parkour, a relatively new from of training that was invented in France in the early 1990s. It’s known for ninja-like moves made famous in action flicks (picture Spiderman scaling walls) and daredevil YouTube clips. As you jump, crawl, and climb, propelling yourself from one point to another (and another and another), you build strength, balance, and agility and—bonus!—torch calories, too. “Because each session gets you moving in all directions, it works out your entire body,” says Alexa Marcigliano, a parkour instructor in New York City who created the novice-friendly routine that follows. For best results, complete the sequence three times each week. To add to the challenge over time, increase your speed and the height of your jumps.