Contact- (541) 797-2240
Abstract In Motion is Central Oregon's first Parkour gym with the sole purpose on furthering the movement and discipline of Parkour in a safe and indoor environment.
The essence of Parkour can be stated simply: it is the art of overcoming obstacles as swiftly and efficiently as possible using only your body. The fundamentals include running, jumping, and climbing, and we build on these fundamentals to improve our ability to pass over, under, around and through obstacles with more complex movements. Parkour is a system of fitness training that improves strength, speed, agility, co-ordination, stamina, endurance, and precision. It offers a full-body workout at any level of experience, and improves your ability to move, to harness your confidence, to change how you see the world.
About Our Instructors
Eric Corrales - Owner and Head Instructor
I have lived in Beautiful Bend, Oregon for 9 years and couldn't see myself anywhere else but here. I’ve been training for 8 years in Parkour and have been teaching for 6 years. I started teaching at Acrovision Sports Center in 2010 and soon after became the Parkour Director there; I left in the end of 2012. In 2012, I began teaching my own Parkour classes at Sortor Bushido Kai Karate and some tricking classes there as well. From 2013 to 2015, I used that time to build a Parkour community by doing public meet ups, private lessons, camps, and workshops.
Even though there were some hard times, I was able to overcome them and learn from them to make me into the man I am today. In the beginning, I wasn’t the most athletic of my family; actually I was the least athletic. But that started at an early age because from birth to 5ish I had severe asthma and would have asthmatic trouble if I went outside. But as soon as I truly went out; I was addicted! In 2008, my life and my passion was found, something I could be good at and enjoy to do. This was when I found Parkour! I had been trying to open up this gym for 3 years but always ran into some kind of barricade stopping me from doing so. Like with Parkour I eventually overcame that obstacle and have opened up this awesome gym!
Through out my years, I have traveled places and met people I would not have unless I started Parkour. I don't know what the future holds for me but I know any obstacle that gets thrown in my way, I will leap over it and be better than I was before. :)
Alex Corrales- Co-Owner and Manager
My brother and I moved across country to Bend, OR 9 years ago. Since being here I have came and gone for many different reasons. I was involved in the Parkour community in the beginning stages and it's really amazing to see how far it has come! I personally have always been a fitness guru. Over the last 6 years I have competed as an amateur and now professionally in MMA. I am so thankful for the strength and body awareness tools that Parkour gave me in my younger years. I am excited to watch and help my brother grow this awesome business and gym!
This past year I was living and working in Portland. I was operation/project manager at Portland Meadows race track. I decided that it would be best to leave my job and come help Eric expand and grow his business. He has worked very hard since he was 15 to have this gym. I believe we can make the proper improvements to make this another Bend, OR gem. I am honored and excited to go on this journey with Eric.
My perspective on parkour is that it is an amazing way to grow body awareness, confidence, strength and the never ending mind set to "overcome" any object in front of you. Constant progression forward is always the key to success. Come make the leap with us!
Phoebe Yozamp- After School/Adult Parkour Instructor
My passion for athletics started with martial arts at the age of 12. From then on an interest in Parkour grew as I watched multiply videos on YouTube, until one day I decided to give it a try. I walked into Tempest Free Running Academy in Los Angeles, CA and instantly fell in love with the movement. I became a student there in 2014 and began seriously training and learning everything that I could. On the side lines, I would rock climb and complete Tough Mudder Challenges. In December of 2015, I moved from Los Angeles to Bend, Oregon. I wanted to continue my training, so I started up classes at Abstract In Motion. As a few months went by, I began teaching classes. I currently teach the Adult Intro to Parkour and the After-School Program classes that we offer. I absolutely love having the opportunity to teach my passion. I plan on furthering my training throughout the years to come!
Max Groh- AIM Instructor
I am 16 years old and Junior at Bend High School and I have been training in parkour/free running for just about a year and a half. I was first interested in learning flips while I was still doing Martial Arts. I was a student and a teacher at Sortor Bushido Kai Karate for many years, but I wanted to try something new and decided to try parkour. Since I started at Abstract In Motion, I have grown immensely. Although the gym is great, I love training outside.The parkour community is growing and I want to help it. I’ve loved kids and have as long as I can remember. I try to do my best to help them improve, all the while they are helping me improve as well. I hope to keep training for as long as possible!
Dakota Brosius- AIM Instructor
I have lived in Bend, Oregon my whole life. I have honestly loved all types of movement, ever since I was a child. I first discovered Parkour from scrolling through YouTube when I happened to click on a video featuring Parkour. From then I decided to give it a try and explored the internet for tutorials; so I could teach myself. I started parkour when I was only 13 years old in September of 2013 and I’ve loved it ever since. I met Eric a few months into my training and decided to go to a meet up he was hosting. From that day Eric and I have been good friends. I have been training for 4 years now and couldn’t love Parkour more. To me Parkour isn’t just about the movement but about the great experiences that come with it.
Kyler Kramer- Assistant Instructor
Jaethyn Vanvliet- Assistant Instructor
Our instructors are Certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED training as well as Heads Up Concussion Certified
Watch a video of our Parkour Instructors Below
This video showcases skills you can achieve after years of dedication and hard work. Anyone is capable of becoming great, you just need to try and continue to try!
As you can see in both of the showcased videos, we can do flips but only after we learned how successfully complete all our basic Parkour movement.