Who doesn’t want to channel their inner Michael Scott sometimes? Just us? Oh. That’s awkward. No matter, take your parkour skills to new heights with our guide to Cairo’s finest training facilities and teams dedicated to growing the extreme sport. You’ll be back-flipping off the pyramids in no time! Here are five academies and gyms offering parkour in Cairo:
Located in Maadi, Dopamine Sports Academy offers classes in parkour, archery, and kung fu! As the first children-only parkour training facility in Cairo, its mission revolves around creating a fun, safe space for children to feel supported in trying new things.
For more information, call 01025788880 or visit Facebook.
Fight & Parkour Factory
Situated in Nasr City, the FPF gym is decked out for parkour professionals to walk in and practice on their own. They also offer 2-hour sessions, starting at 6:30 pm, on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays.
Prices: 70 LE per session OR 550 LE / 650 LE per month (8/12 sessions)
For more information, call 01097968710 or visit Facebook.
Fit Factory Egypt
The training facility in Maadi offers several activities, including CrossFit, weightlifting, and boxing, in addition to parkour. Register with them here.
Flip Inverted Arts Academy
With branches in Zamalek, Maadi, New Cairo, and 6th October, Flip Inverted Arts Academy offer gymnastics, parkour, and personal training classes for children of all ages. Though they normally provide parkour and freerunning training for children 14 years and older, they are currently only offering online private lessons due to COVID-19.
The original organised parkour team, based in Cairo since 2007, runs practice sessions all over the city. A few areas include Maadi, New Cairo, and Heliopolis. With the main goal of spreading parkour knowledge and skills, they also coordinate and perform movie stunts!