Hi, I’m Carly Foor! I was born in 1996 and have lived in Wisconsin all my life. I have been training in Parkour and Freerunning since September 2014. I got involved with Parkour when I started attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the fall of 2014. A few weeks into my first semester, I discovered there was a Parkour club on campus. I decided to see what it was all about, and I fell in love with the sport instantly.
Before I began Parkour, I was always looking for a way to express myself through movement. Activities that I had participated in while growing up consisted of traditional sports, karate, colorguard, rock climbing, and many more. I also danced on both my high school and collegiate dance teams. These activates had never really provided me with the type and level of individual expression I was looking for. Parkour however, did.
My dedication and passion for parkour earned me a position of leadership in Avialae Parkour (UW-Platteville’s Parkour Organization) shortly after I began training. In February of 2015, our organization attended a WFPF Level One and Two Certification in Minnesota. During the summer of 2015, I was able to teach a Parkour class as a certified instructor at a gym near my hometown.
In September 2015, Avialae Parkour and UW-Platteville had the opportunity to host the first ever Collegiate Parkour Competition with WFPF and USA Parkour. There were over twenty competitors, including four females. Just one year into my training, I had the privilege of being the only female finalist in the competition. WFPF then hosted its first international competition in conjunction with the All-Star Games in April 2016. I was invited to perform at the opening ceremonies for the games and had so much fun doing so!
My passion for the sport continues to grow as I watch myself and others around me progress. The feeling I get from training is unlike any other. The sense of determination, self-confidence, and other attributes I have gained from parkour have made me a better person in all aspects. I am addicted to the feeling of accomplishment that comes with pushing my physical and mental boundaries every time I train. I am blessed to have been given all of the opportunities Parkour and Freerunning created for me. I want to share the sport with anyone who is looking to improve themselves both physical and mentally, because Parkour is not just a sport, it’s a community and a lifestyle.
For more training videos and up to date athlete progress, follow carly_foor on Instagram.
Check Out Carly’s Parkour Showreel!