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"I wanted to open Hub Parkour Training Center, because when I was starting Parkour, every gym would kick me out. They’d see what I was doing and not allow me in."

When most people hear the word "Parkour," their first question is, "What is that?" Dylan Polin would answer it's about efficient movement — getting from Point A to Point B as effortlessly as possible. But to see Parkour in action — with its dramatic vaults and jumps — the takeaway is even more. This is especially the case when you consider Dylan's personal story.

"I was really unathletic and very sedentary in my lifestyle. Then I found Parkour and something about it clicked. Parkour allowed me to train how I wanted to train, and then I stopped eating sweets and all the junk food. I was like, if I eat these things, I’m going to be heavier and I’m not going to be able to jump as far. So it was a good excuse to live healthier."



These days, Dylan is even more excited about what Parkour brings out in other people.

"Our whole aim with the gym is to get people moving ...to get people from their sedentary position...and to understand that you own a body and you can do some crazy things with it."

According to Dylan, anyone can do Parkour. In fact, he teaches a class for 3- to 5-year-olds called, "Little Flippers."

"My Little Flippers class is one of my favorite classes that I do. The kids are actually teaching me about movement. I see how they move or pick something up and they do it how a human should. So I try to move more like my Little Flippers rather than make them move like me."

Equally as noble as teaching children, Dylan and his team work regularly with local firefighters to improve the way they do their jobs.

"We're training them to move in situations where time might be of the essence...they need to be able to move a little bit more quickly when they're in a burning house. We also give them skills where if they’re in a situation that can potentially be deadly, we show them how to land and roll or absorb big impacts."

Looking ahead, Dylan realizes there are new hurdles to overcome — whether it's a new jump or a new business move. But it helps him to know Blue Cross is on his side.
"I've always felt comfortable being able to try something that I might not know if I'm going to land because I've always had this security behind me."


Dylan, Founder of Hub Parkour Training Center, Member, and Healthy Influence

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