Num parque empresarial em Vila Nova de Gaia acaba de surgir uma academia que integra o primeiro ginásio de parkour da região Norte, o segundo em Portugal. Uma modalidade que se descobre todos os dias a si própria, dividida entre a arte e o desporto, o físico e o psicológico. Lê a reportagem no Público
They are at a considerable distance from the ground, a few inches above our heads. How do they do jumps that make our own vertigo jump too?How do they support both feet in widths so small that it only seems to fit one? How do they even jump next? More than physical, parkour is very psychological. They begin to train confidence on the ground. They test at what distances they arrive. Only then they start to go higher, when the trust is already there.Flings your arms back and forth. Bend your knees. Claps your hands together. Clean the sneakers. Take a deep breath.The feet have to be clean. Just like the hands. And the mind.