Nathan Rogers: How a Parkour Athlete Balances Play With Discipline, Life Lessons from Urban Gymnastics (#32)

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Every single day that I do something cool, interesting, fun, challenging, scary, is like a bonus to me. It’s not like I need to get anywhere. I’m only just enjoying the things that I’m able to receive.

Nathan Rogers

Nathan Rogers (IG: @crunchywallfuls) is the co-owner of Freedom in Motion, a California-based Parkour gym that teaches adults and kids the beauty and benefit of movement.

I’ve known Nathan for more than a decade. Him and I grew up together, attended the same high school, and spent hundreds of hours playing games like Minecraft, League of Legends, and Toribash. We’re like brothers. Only closer.

In this episode we cover:

  • Balancing play with seriousness, and discipline with fun
  • Simple workouts you can do from home
  • Why I was always called “disruptive” in grade school
  • How teachers can set students up for success
  • Listening to your body
  • Life lessons from Parkour
  • Self-care vs self-maintenance
  • Strength vs safety
  • Boredom vs busyness
  • Eating grapefruits and restroom clams
  • Weird drinks
  • Inner critics
  • Swan songs
  • Scary jumps
  • Competition
  • And loads more.

Please enjoy!

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