Parkour East Texas announces grand opening of first parkour gym

The first parkour gym opening up in East Texas, in September 2023.
The first parkour gym opening up in East Texas, in September 2023.(Parkour East Texas)
Published: Aug. 9, 2023 at 4:23 PM EDT
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Over the last year, you may have learned about Parkour East Texas, which provides learning opportunities all over East Texas and helps teach different age groups how to overcome mental, physical, and emotional obstacles through movement.

Coming September 9th, 2023, Parkour East Texas is raising the bar by opening the first parkour gym in East Texas! Called “The Rising”, this will be their first permanent location and will provide the traditional classes, an open gym, and a location for birthday parties, team trainings, and school classes & presentations.

From their website, “We decided to give our first gym a name that reminds us of our daily pursuit of rising up to become a better person!”

The grand opening will go from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM on September 9th and is absolutely free! The Rising will be located at 300 Harris Street in Kilgore. Current students can register for the event, and new students that are interested can being registering on August 15th. You can learn more here about what is required before attending this event.

Started by Head Coach Hannah Waddle, Parkour East Texas bringing classes each month to different cities around East Texas by using city parks. To learn more about the classes spread out around East Texas, click here to view our previous interview.

Stay up-to-date with what’s going on at The Rising by checking out their Facebook page and visit the Parkour East Texas website to learn how you can sign up for classes.

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