Our Zenith Gymnastics Parkour Classes are Going on Hiatus
Nearly two and a half years ago we started an endeavor to get quality parkour classes and seminars running here in Charlotte, NC. At that time we had a number of experienced people capable of coaching, all participating part-time alongside full-time jobs or college student schedules. Since that time, graduation and career moves have taken many of our former coaches to other cities or occupied their time with different endeavors making them incapable of continuing to teach. For the past few months it has narrowed to just three coaches with the experience level we feel appropriate to handle all our goals.
After an evaluation among ourselves, weighing the resources we have available and the quality we want to provide in our classes, we have decided it would be the best decision to take a step back and put our classes at Zenith Gymnastics on hold. We don’t feel, given our current capacity we can continue to provide classes at the level of quality we feel our students deserve as well as continue to handle the responsibilities in the rest of our lives. This is an unfortunate consequence of our having to run these classes part-time.
What does this mean for the future?
Charlotte Parkour will not cease to exist, and we do plan to begin offering regular learning opportunities again in the future. If an organization in Charlotte is interested in hosting parkour classes, we are willing as individuals to act as coaches. We simply have found that we don’t have the capacity to administrate our classes as well as teach them.
Despite no longer hosting official classes, we will continue to train on our own time around Charlotte, and welcome anyone of age interested to come and join us if they want to learn. Unfortunately, unless invited to teach on behalf of an organization, we will no longer be able to offer a learning opportunity for younger youth in the foreseeable future. Anyone interested may e-mail us to get details on how to contact us about meetups. We will continue to act as a community hub for people looking to meetup, connect, and find information.
When will classes end?
We plan to continue our teaching classes on our current schedule until October 8th. After that, our parkour classes at Zenith Gymnastics will no longer be run.
what about my class card?
If you have a class card and are unable to fully utilize it before our last class, please get in contact with Renato Varga at email@example.com. Please e-mail him with your name, a valid mailing address, and info about your card. Renato will provide you his personal mailing address so you can mail him the non-utilized card, and upon receipt and verification will have a check sent to your mailing address in the amount of the remaining classes’ value. We will accept requests for reimbursement through the end of December 2014.
It has been a good two and a half years! We’ve met lots of amazing people, and it has been a rewarding experience watching all of you grow in skill! We hope your time learning from us has enriched your lives in some way, and we look forward to our next opportunity to perform this service again.