True Life

Brianna started gymnasts at the age of four after her parents noticed her running about the house, doing flips off the couch or on her bed, and rolling about. Her mom decided that channeling all that energy and taking classes would be a good fit,...

The french speaking Kate De Gaetano aka The Ginger Ninja, is from Saint James New York. She found Urbanevo Alexandria after she was stationed at Fort Meade in Maryland. Joining at a young 30 something, originally for the gymnastics, Kate has been an active member in the parkour, aerials,...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] ZERCHER[/caption]Finally, some words of wisdom from Queen Kong, aka Nancy Lorentz:"Osteoarthritis is causing the weakness and pain. I'll write you a prescription to help with the pain, but you're going to have to learn to live with it and this decreased...

… I consciously started slowing my breathing and tightening my back, but also relaxing the rest of my body to calm down a bit. Then I focus my eyes on the bouncing surface ahead of me and explosively levitate my body into a lounge position...

Name: Zachary Golub Age: 9 Nickname: Zack Hometown: Baltimore MD Which UE location do you go to? Baltimore What is you favorite activity at Urban Evolution? Cat leaps When did you join the Urban Evolution? August 2013 What are your goals for 2013? My goal for 2013 is to get a green band. What advice would...

Name: Nancy Lorentz Age: 50 Nickname: Hometown: City of Brotherly LoveGot any hobbies besides being a momja and a locker lifting beast? Reading, hiking, cooking What’s your favorite skill to work on while at UE? FlowWhat motivates you? Soon enough, my kids will put me in a nursing home. I...

Marvin: 35 Ren: 6 Nickname: Marvin: None Ren: NoneHometown: Both: WoodbridgeWhat is you favorite activity at Urban Evolution Marvin: This is tough because there's so much that I enjoy about the place. If I have to pick one, it would probably be vaults. I've always liked jumping over stuff, so it's...

Name: Adam Grossman Age: 29 Nickname: Marty (after Marty Glickman, a standout athlete at Syracuse in the 1930s) Hometown: Baltimore, MD Got any hobbies besides being a Ninja? Outside of training, I really enjoy fishing. I used to fish with my grandfather as a kid and still do so today.What’s...

Name: Bruce Henderson & Jonas NeihardtAge: Bruce 28, Jonas 12Nickname: Bruce: Juice Man, Jonas: Air JonasHometown: Bruce: New Orleans, lives in Springfield VAJonas: Old Town Alexandria, VAFavorite Activity at Urban Evolution: Bruce: Freerunning/ Tricking classJonas: Flow, Basically everythingWhy do you come to UE? Bruce: workout, break dance, learn parkour, and be awesome Jonas:...

Name: Cassanndra Jones Age:13 Nickname: Cassie Hometown:Woodbridge,VA What is you favorite activity at Urban Evolution? Parkour,what else? Why do you come to UE? I needed a PE activity,and I didn't want to compete,so I chose Parkour. It turned out to be really fun,and I enjoy it a lot! When did you join the...

Name: Sarah Age: 28 Nickname: V Hometown: centreville, va What is you favorite activity at Urban Evolution? Aerial silks Why do you come to UE? UE provides a fun and friendly atmosphere. I never feel rushed or like I am "working out." Aerial silks allows me to get into a zone and...

Ninja FamilyName: Mom-Jean (J), Daughter- Cara (C) , Son-Tyler (T)Age: J—48C—13T--17Nickname:Hometown: Fairfax Station, VAWhat  is your favorite activity at Urban EvolutionC: Aerial SilksJ:  Aerials Silks and parkourT: ParkourWhen did you join the Urban Evolution?August, 2012What are your training goals for 2013? C: to be able...

Check out what Elizabeth, Nancy and Jerry have to say about their Parkour ExperienceQ1. What is your advice to aspiring younger and older members who want to try parkour?Nancy: My advice is to "go for it!" No matter what your age, you get to know your...

Name: Rafael Raval Age: 38 Nickname: Raff Hometown: Originally Manila Philippines but I’ve lived in Arlington, VA most of my lifeWhat is your favorite activity at Urban Evolution ParkourWhen did you join the Urban Evolution? Hmm.. That’s a good question. I think May or June of 2012What would you like...

Name: Elizabeth Noguchi Age: Far side of 50, short of 60 Hometown: Alexandria, VAClasses take at Urban Evolution: I’ve taken the mandatory introduction classes to Parkour and Urban Fit. I have every intention of taking the intro to Parkour again. It would be useful to me. I’ve taken...

True Life: I Am A Ninja Warrior Night Champion[caption id="attachment_674" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Winner of NWNV-2011at UE[/caption]This month's athlete spotlight features Justin Frevert, the winner of the last Ninja Warrior night! He was the recipient of a pretty sweet ninja sword and bragging rights till the...

 Back in June of 2011 I got the following email:"Hey Salil, I am a complete beginner to parkour I was inspired by this guy. I am 243 pounds 6 feet tall recently lost 12 pounds but have alot more to go about 17% body fat. I am 18 years...

Here's our second edition of True Life, UE style, where we feature new members' reflections on his or her first month at Urban Evolution. In a two part series, we showcase the sexier side of UE, with Emma Zayer and Alexandria Asuzu, two friends who...