POWerful Outdoor Women Series
“Every training day and experience is different because it gives me a snapshot of where I’m at. Some days strong, others tired or timid; it’s a mixed bag so there’s always something new to explore.” - Julie Angel
A word on women: For too long we’ve been expected to be silent - to watch and be told how to act. But we want to do. We want to see. We want to be loud! Our desire to explore has finally overcome our desire not to be sidelined. At POINT Gym and Kitchen we encourage women to stop the cycle of self-doubt, to take risks, to fall and get back up… to take up space. Without role models that have come before us, venturing into new territory can be intimidating. It is with great excitement that we bring you our POW (Powerful Outdoor Women) Series. Over the next few months we will feature women in the outdoors who are taking chances, being bold, and blazing paths to show the world we are strong, we are mighty, and we are POWerful!
- Coaches KB and Mel
Our featured POWerful Outdoor Woman is parkour extraordinaire Julie Angel!
Creator of the Strong Body Strong Mind online course, Filmmaker, photographer, author of “Breaking the Jump,” movement coach, and owner of the world’s first Parkour themed Ph.D.
Q: What is your sport or job of choice in the outdoors?
A: Parkour & Movement Trainer, filmmaker, photographer
Q: How did you learn about/crack into this activity?
A. Doing a Practice based visual anthropology PhD in London about unregulated physical and creative practices.
Q: What have been your greatest challenges to move up or continue with the sport?
A: Parkour and natural movement are part of a long-term mindset to move and be active so no problems with continuing to learn and move.
Q: What made you stick with it?
A: Every training day and experience is different because it gives me a snapshot of where I’m at. Some days strong, others tired or timid; it’s a mixed bag so there’s always something new to explore.
Q: What advice would you give to another women struggling to start or to find her place in a male dominated arena?
A: Find a space, place, or person that you feel good to train or learn with and from. Connecting with positive people or groups makes all the difference.
Q: Who have been your inspirations in the outdoor world?
A: My friends who I see share their passions non-competitively and continue to participate and find joy within what they are doing.
Check out Julie's site http://www.see-do.com/ and see videos, blogs, and more to get you ready to take a jump where others typically walk.