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
  • 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
  • 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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⚔️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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@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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🇮🇹 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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🇫🇷 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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🇫🇮 @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 our @parkouredu level 1 coaching certification, Jackie couldn't complete 5 consecutive climb-ups without touching the ground. 2 months ago, she managed 5 climb-ups for time in 61.53 seconds as part of the initial assessments for my online power 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 5 climb-ups for time assessment that I've ever seen. Amazing! Not to mention solid improvements on all her jump tests as well. ——— "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 sport science. The prescribed workouts were a great combination of being both easy to follow and physically challenging, with consistent gains week after week. This program helped me smash multiple plateaus in my parkour training and I would recommend it to anyone looking to improve at any level." — Jackie ——— Broad jump: 6'2" (1.88m) ➡ 6'9" (2.06m) Box jump: 37" (.94m) ➡ 40.5" (1.03m) Quad jump: 24'4" (7.42m) ➡ 26'5" (8.05m) 5 climb-ups for time: 61.5 sec. ➡ 25.6 sec. ——— 🎶 bensound.com #parkourstrength #apexsom

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