Williamsburg gym invites traceurs to practice indoors

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The Brooklyn Zoo offers Brooklyn residents something they wouldn't find in an ordinary gym.

The Williamsburg facility has been opened for six years and is the only indoor gym focused on parkour.

Parkour is the movement from one environmental obstacle to another. It also focuses on other sports based on movement, like break dancing.

The gym mainly relies on word of mouth to get participants.

"The parkour community like is very inclusive," says teacher and trainer Orlando Alicea. "So a parkour gym doesn't open up and you don't hear about it."

The Brooklyn Zoo also offers classes for children.

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