Who Are We
The Team Behind the Playground
I’m Paul Allen I’m 27 years old and i’ve been practicing parkour for 9 years now. The skills, people I’ve met and places I’ve visited through the movement of parkour has been amazing. I currently run the largest Parkour club in Northern Ireland.
All around the world the parkour community is growing, and everywhere I travel I’m meeting people with the same passion and love for parkour. I want to share that passion to help develop the Parkour scene here in Northern Ireland.
I have transferred a lot of different coaching skills, styles and methods from my background in rugby, basketball, swimming, fitness and now to parkour to become to coach I am today. I have built up relationships and trust with the community and am known for my passion, creativity, driving mind set, enthusiasm and ability to adapt to meet the needs of everyone.
All my workshops are based around physical, mental and social development of oneself through the movement of parkour. These include over coming fears, confidence building, challenging the key motor skills – agility, balance, coordination, speed, power, flexibility and spacial awareness.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
My names Bronagh and I'm a qualified olympic weightlifting Coach, young mother and feminist.
I have up to 6 years of experience with personal training, olympic weightlifting, sport specific training and group training with both female and male clients. I have helped many clients achieve their goals; whether it be improvements in mobility, sports specific needs, weight loss, strength gain, strength and conditioning sessions or an increase in overall fitness and health.
Some of my qualifications and workshops include:
BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Science
Level Three REPS approved Personal Trainer Qualification
Level 1 British Weightlifting Coach
Level One REPS approved Olympic Weightlifting Coach
Level Two REPS approved Fitness Instructor Qualification
KG Elite Olympic Lifts Workshop
UKSCA workshop ‘Olympic Weightlifting’
UKSCA workshop ‘Plyometric, Agility and Speed’
UKSCA workshop ‘Foundation Workshop in Strength and Conditioning’
Sport Specific First Aid
Irelands number one parkour Gym, offering classes, running events and offering one to one services.
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The Playground situated just of the Crumlin Road in Belfast is Irelands first indoor parkour/calisthenics and ninja training facility. We run weekly classes for kids and adults in both parkour and calisthenics (body weight training), 1 2 1 coaching, personal training, birthday parties, youth group programmes and events.