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Digital detox: Staying active this summer with parkour

B.A.S.E Fitness in Fishers is run by Ayren Steverwald, the first certified instructor in parkour in the U.S.

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FISHERS, Ind. (WTHR) — Art du Debasemont Parkour was created in France in the late 1980's.

It's a training discipline using movement that's developed from military obstacle course training.

"Ever since I was a kid I've been climbing on stuff: trees, door frames," Scott Lytel said. "So my parents were always like 'whoa, whoa, whoa!'"

Lytel said he started looking around for an activity that would feed his need to climb and found parkour.

B.A.S.E Fitness in Fishers is run by Ayren Steverwald, the first certified instructor in parkour in the U.S.

Lytel has been coming here for the last six years and is now an instructor.

"Once I came here I just loved it," he said. "I like being able to climb around, something that challenged me for first time in a long time, and I had so much fun doing it."

Those taking classes said it challenges your body and your mind.

"You learn physical capabilities that you have that you never knew you had breaking through the mental boundaries that you never thought you could break through before," Lauren Ramon said.

Lytel joked that unless you want to jump of your house, it would be a good idea to come to one of the parkour classes.

To check out the B.A.S.E class schedule, click here. To sign up for a class, click here.