Strength Through Movement: BAM Academy

Located here in Austin, Texas, Bridging All Movement (BAM) Academy is passionate about movement and fitness through the specialized disciplines of parkour, ballistic movements, and gymnastics. They are a proud partner of our Choose Healthier App, and this month we’re providing an inside-look at what makes this gym facility like no other!

In April 2013, founder Matthew Willis opened the BAM Academy with over 10 years of parkour and gymnastics experience. After creating a large number of parkour enthusiasts through his various classes around Austin, Matthew recognized the need for a parkour facility in the area. He found a few other friends who were also masters of the art, and together they now work to train others in the ways of parkour.  

“Being strong and fit is cool, but being able to use your body the proper way, the most efficient way, is what we’re really all about.” -Justin Ellis, co-owner of BAM Academy

“Being strong and fit is cool, but being able to use your body the proper way, the most efficient way, is what we’re really all about.” -Justin Ellis, co-owner of BAM Academy

The BAM Academy facility has everything you could need to accomplish your parkour goals. The academy trains people of all ages and skill levels, and is focused on building strength through natural movements rather than reps of heavy weights.

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If this place looks like a blast, you’ll be pleased to know they do birthday party events and summer camps for kids as well! They also offer free classes for those interested in starting parkour. Children can participate Monday through Thursday from 4 to 5 pm, as well as Saturdays from 10 to 11 am. Adults can learn a few moves on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm. The BAM Academy is not your average gym facility and we’re proud to be partnered with them for the health and well being of our community!