Hi, my name is Elke. I was born and raised in Germany and have moved around quite a bit over the last 20 years. After living in Ecuador, London and Paris, we moved to Seattle in 2012.
I have always been pretty active, but often the motivation for exercising was more like "it's good for me" than "this is fun". After turning 40, I found Parkour classes on Groupon and thought it sounded interesting. Little did I know that it would change my life! I started practicing Parkour and became the "weird mom" that hangs with her kids on monkey bars and climbs up the slide instead of sitting on the bench staring at my phone (and hoping the boys won't fall off and hurt themselves). I dragged my boys to Parkour lessons too (didn't need much convincing!) and for the first time ever, I wanted to move and exercise and was so looking forward to my classes.
Three years ago, the unbelievable happened ... my partner and I started a Parkour and Art of Movement company. We are on a mission to change the world - one jump at a time :-)