So I've always admired gymnastics in general, and I've always loved watching parkour videos. I've been interested in doing it for well over a year now, but I've never actually tried it. University, martial arts training, and sh*tty weather for 6 months out of the year make me forget I even like it sometimes. I was wondering if any of you who do practice it have any tips for people who are just starting out. I'm interested in going to an annual parkour meetup here in Montreal next week where they welcome beginners, but I'm not sure what to expect and I'm slightly nervous about it. Just to provide a bit of context, my physical endurance is decent, but I am no marathon runner by any stretch of the imagination. I'm better at interval training than endurance training. I've been training martial arts for a bit over a year and a half about 4 hours a week on average, (10-13 h/w the last month and a half or two) and I have decent flexibility. My upper body isn't the strongest relative to other people as I am a fairly light and slim person, but I'd say I can cope with my own body weight better than the average person can cope with theirs. (Push ups, pull ups, and chin ups have never been much of a problem for me.) I'm not sure how to measure my core strength, but I'd say it's good for my weight. So yeah, any tips for a total n00b? Exercises, mental preparation, appropriate clothing, things to watch out for, etc., etc. I want to know what people here have to say, or if you have any stories!