Apex Remote

Apex Remote

Our remote training programs include daily workouts & programming, 1-on-1 coaching feedback, and more. See below for our new offerings, memberships, and success stories. Please reach out to parkoureducation@gmail.com with any questions about how it works.

Individualized remote training

Terminology:
self-paced online course = digital courses with pre-recorded material to work through at your own pace
individualized programming = heavily personalized training plans based on your goals, strengths/weaknesses, training history, injuries/imbalances, etc.

🏗️ BUILD | $115/mo 

  • Perfect as a supplement/complement to your training
  • Up to 3 days of individualized programming per week (mobility/strength/power/skill/sport/mental/etc)
  • Each 4-6 week block is heavily individualized to your goals, strengths/weaknesses, training history, etc
  • Programming delivered daily to your phone by email and our iOS/Android app
  • Watch video demos, track key metrics, and develop better habits, all through our remote training app
  • 1-on-1 coaching feedback on all your videos and questions (within 24 hrs on weekdays, 48 hrs on weekends)
  • Weekly video assignments & workouts
  • 1 Zoom learning session per week (live/remote)
  • Access to our self-paced online course library
* New memberships require a minimum 3-month commitment, auto-paid 1 month at a time

🏕️ CAMP | $205/mo

  • The full stack schedule/solution to 100% of your training needs
  • Up to 7 days of individualized programming per week (mobility/strength/power/skill/sport/mental/etc)
  • Each 4-6 week block is heavily individualized to your goals, strengths/weaknesses, training history, etc
  • Programming delivered daily to your phone by email and our iOS/Android app
  • Watch video demos, track key metrics, and develop better habits, all through our remote training app
  • 1-on-1 coaching feedback on all your videos and questions (within 24 hrs on weekdays, 48 hrs on weekends)
  • Weekly video assignments & workouts
  • 1 Zoom learning session per week (live/remote)
  • Access to our self-paced online course library
* New memberships require a minimum 3-month commitment, auto-paid 1 month at a time
"The training is super helpful. I'm getting a feel for the process and journey. Something good is going on in the training routine you gave me!"
Boon Chew 🇲🇾
Entrepreneur/mobile developer
"It was super informative and gave me a foundation to start lifting on my own (how often to lift, what weight to lift at, how many reps/sets to do, etc.). I learned a lot. Thanks!"
Dylan Baker 🇺🇸
Parkour speed/skill champion
"I'm loving it. Already seeing improvement in power during my PK sessions."
Guilherme Salamão 🇧🇷
Parkour athlete & coach
"My one-legged landings and plyo power feel better and more consistent. I feel healthier overall tbh. Knees never hurt now either."
Jacob Carson 🇺🇸
Head parkour coach, Apex San Diego
"The pacing was really good. It was hard but not out of my ability and I feel like I am stronger overall now."
Kristine Dietrich 🇺🇸
Parkour style champion
"For the first time, I was able to hand over responsibility for my power and strength development to someone more knowledgeable. That relieved a lot of stress in wondering if I was programming workouts correctly."
Lucas Dimoveo 🇺🇸
Parkour athlete

Does remote training work?

Yes, it works even better for some people! By leveraging key technology, we’ve successfully run remote training for a few years now. We launched our first self-paced online courses in 2016 and since then, we’ve onboarded 1000+ students from 40+ countries. In fall 2019, we expanded our remote programming and currently work with 20 athletes and coaches around the world:

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@ryanmford has been putting a lot of work into building his online coaching/programming! He has limited spots, so I’d hit him up soon. ⠀ I always thought parkour was cool, but never thought that I would be able to do it. About a year and a half ago, I finally asked Ryan if he could help me get better at climb-ups (CU) because those seemed the most fun and useful to me. I was coming back from a broken elbow and rib, and felt like it could help me gain some strength back (and build more – being a leg dominant athlete). He designed a special 5-week climb-up intensive program for me which brought me from: ⠀ ~ level 1.5 CU ➡️ level 2.5 CU ~ 5 CUs for time of 61.30 sec ➡️ 16.38 sec ⠀ After my climb-up progress, I felt confident enough to learn more parkour. I was too nervous to train around anyone else so Ryan gave me mini-lessons outside. A couple months later, I ended up competing in a few competitions and doing his power^ program a few times. In the 1.5 year span of training with Ryan, I made some big gains: ⠀ ~ Broad jump 7’11” ➡️ 8’7.5” ~ Box jump 40” ➡️ 51” ~ Multiple weightlifting PRs + overall better technique and confidence ⠀ On top of all the parkour skills I’ve learned, I also learned useful new lifts like power cleans and split squats. Not only did the training with Ryan help me get better at parkour, but I noticed the strength training also translated over to my tricking. I found myself being more confident in my movement and also while teaching parkour. ⠀ I would teach a lot of different acro/tricking classes, but never felt confident enough in my abilities to teach parkour until I spent time training with Ryan. Learning many drills/basics first hand helped expand my knowledge and confidence enough to want to teach others. ⠀ I definitely wouldn’t be the athlete (or person) I am today without Ryan. The thought of other people being able to benefit as much as I do from training with Ryan makes me really happy. You should definitely check it out 🙂 🎶 @logic

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🇫🇷 Since late February, @mehdi.hadim and I have been working together through various remote training systems. We custom-built his program to build landing strength, jumping power, quicker climb-ups, and other key skills for speed parkour. ⠀ For both of us, the first 6-week block was a learning lesson in adaptability. Due to quarantine, we had to make a few big changes mid-program. Without regular gym access, and all the other complications of stay-home regulations, it got much harder to stay on track. ⠀ Much respect to Mehdi for working hard through rough conditions. Despite the adversity, he still made solid progress on jumps, climb-ups, and other speed related challenges. Hopefully we can get back to the next block soon, under much improved conditions! ⠀ @mehdi.hadim 🗣 “I’d like to thank @ryanmford for his training program that I am currently following. It’s not finished but I can already feel the benefits of it. ⠀ I think everything worked well during this training block. It was physically exhausting but I felt it made me work on my main weaknesses. I could feel it made me stronger than I was when I started.” ⠀ Feel free to DM me if interested in our heavily individualized remote training programs. We have a range of specialized strategies for developing parkour skills, strength, power, speed, & mobility 💥 ⠀ #parkourstrength @parkouredu @apexsom

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🇮🇹 After 6 weeks of remote training/programming work with @pablo_pimazzoni in Verona, Italy, some solid results are in: ⠀ ▫️ Back squat +10 kg ▫️ Broad jump +4 cm ▫️ Running box jump +7 cm ▫️ 5 climb-ups for time -1.7 sec ⠀ I’m excited to see Pablo’s gains in these areas since our main goals at the start were to: 1) rebuild leg strength/mobility and confidence after a knee injury 2) improve explosive jumping/landing power 3) increase climb-up speed & skill 🔥 ⠀ Looking forward to keeping up the momentum in our next 6 week block! ——— @pablo_pimazzoni 🗣 “The back squat was tough but glad I got it. It’s the heaviest single rep squat I’ve done. Would like to retest it at some point to try and get a cleaner rep. My right knee hasn’t been a problem at all and I was confident enough to start getting a nice rebound at the bottom of the squat. ⠀ The jumps improved as well, I went up in height with both variations (running box jump & depth jump for height). ⠀ I’ve added a cheeky backflip test. I’m happy I’ve still got them although I haven’t tried them since the knee injury and haven’t trained them much in general. ⠀ I definitely think Poliquin step-ups helped. My knee feels a lot better than it did at the beginning of the program. I’m sure the gradual increase in squat weight and confidence helped too. I think it was definitely worth adding to the program 🙂 ⠀ Muscle-ups have improved quite a bit. ⠀ Most times I’ve managed to get at least one or two level 3 climb-ups on the good side and just below that on the bad side. ⠀ Also I finally got a bit better at demon dips. Not full range of motion yet but getting there. ⠀ Overall it’s going well and I’m really happy I can jump and train hard pain free now. Looking forward to a new training block!” ——— #parkourstrength @parkouredu @apexsom

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🇫🇮 @juliusbrander and I have been working together via remote training/programming since January. His goals include bigger jumps, quicker climb-ups, and faster speed parkour runs. I think maybe he also said something about breaking the world record for most resistance bands full squatted at once? 🤷🏻‍♂️ 😅 ⠀ Significant strength *and* power gains don’t always happen in every training block. Sometimes it’s one or the other (still a win), but Julius earned a double-win this time (stronger + more explosive): ⠀ 📈 Max broad jump: 274 cm to 286 cm 📈 1RM back squat: 140 kg to 145 kg 📉 5 climb-ups for time: 11.90 sec to 10.69 sec ⠀ “The balance between strength work and parkour was great. Felt like it was easy to progress in both at the same time. ⠀ Also, really loved that the strength training was closely related to parkour (plyometrics, climb-up stuff, etc.) as it felt like I was able to feel the improvement in my parkour training straight away. ⠀ Really enjoying this way of training and it seems to be working so far.” ⠀ — @juliusbrander ⠀ Looking forward to building more gains with Julius through our next 6-week training block, starting Monday. This time the focus is on power/peaking 💥 ⠀ DM/email me if you’re interested in remote training & programming options—personalized for your goals, training history, strengths & weaknesses, injuries/imbalances, etc. ⠀ #parkourstrength @parkouredu @apexsom

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3 years ago at my #ParkourEDU level 1 coaching certification, Jackie Hai couldn’t complete 5 climb-ups (5CUs) in a row. 2 months ago, she managed 5CUs in 61.53 seconds as part of the initial assessments for my online Power^Up training program. 6 weeks later, she recorded a time of 25.6 seconds (58.39% faster). This is the biggest 6-week improvement on the 5CUs for time test that I’ve ever seen. Amazing! Not to mention solid improvements on all her jump tests as well. Great effort Jackie! ▫️▫️▫️ “The results I got from Power^Up exceeded my expectations in all categories. I’ve been practicing #parkour for many years but only recently started weight training, so I was eager to find out how far I could go working with progressively higher weights. After six weeks, it was clear that Ryan’s program is well designed and scalable to all levels of strength, using formulas backed by #sportscience. The prescribed workouts were a great combination of being both easy to follow and physically challenging, with consistent gains week after week. #PowerUp helped me smash multiple plateaus in my parkour training and I would recommend it to anyone looking to improve at any level.” — Jackie Hai ▫️▫️▫️ #BroadJump: 6’2″ (1.88m) ➡ 6’9″ (2.06m) #BoxJump: 37″ (.94m) ➡ 40.5″ (1.03m) #QuadJump: 24’4″ (7.42m) ➡ 26’5″ (8.05m) 5CUs for time: 61.5 sec. ➡ 25.6 sec. ▫️▫️▫️ Music: bensound.com ▫️▫️▫️ #ParkourStrength #apexmovement

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⚔️2020 I am coming 🏆 • I am really happy to announce that I have officially started my training for the 2020 season, and I have chosen to work with the great @ryanmford for being the best I can possibly be ! I have always looked for a knowledgeable coach but those are very rare to find in parkour. Last year I was working with @ovrhuman but he is too busy this time around. What made me choose to work with Ryan became obvious when I came to his house and saw what he was reading 📖 : Supertraining by Verkhoshansky and Mel C Siff. This book was recommended to me by the sempai @mich.todorovic. I also met some students of Ryan and people that have spent time at the Colorado Parkour community and it seems like 90 percent of the people training there are monsters ! • We started things off by seeing where do I stand in terms of jumping power and overall strength, so here are the results : • Dead Lift : 170 kg • 5 climb up : 10:32” • Broad jump : 291cm • Running box jump : 136 cm • Backsquat : 117,5 kg • I am very underwhelmed by my results, but I have to face the truth of my mediocrity. • I will be posting my progress as time passes. Right now I am very busy with working as an acrobat on a musicale in #Paris So I cannot train as much as I would want, however once I finish on January 5th expect me to turn #UltraInstinct • 💪LETS FUCKING GO ⚔️ • Follow : @blacklistparkour #parkour #strength #weightlifting #anime #tokyo2020 #nevergiveup #athlete #blacklist

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