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Film star Foucan to launch freerunning academy

Film star and parkour pioneer Sébastien Foucan is teaming up with David Stalker’s new trampolining venture to launch a series of Foucan Freerunning Academies.

The man credited as one of the founders of freerunning will oversee a series of academies that will give children and adults the opportunity to experience the sport ‘Foucan-style’. A dedicated 3,000sq ft (279sq m) Foucan obstacle course will feature at every trampoline park opened by Oxygen Freejumping – a new company set up by ex-ukactive chair Stalker and LA fitness founder Fred Turok.

The first Foucan Freerunning Academy will be at Oxygen Freejumping in Acton, West London – which opens to the public on July 20 – and the French freerunner believes this will herald the start of a “fantastic journey”.

"I am very excited to be collaborating with Oxygen Freejumping to create a new experience of freerunning,” said Foucan, who famously showcased his high-octane skills in the opening sequence to James Bond film Casino Royale (see video below).

“What I am passionate about is developing an environment where people can play with freedom because for me, activity is vitality.”

Oxygen Freejumping in Acton will feature 150 connected trampolines on the main floor, along with dodgeball courts, a giant airbag, “walk the wall trampolines”, basketball hoops and tumble tracks. Regular sessions offered will include Family Bounce, Teen Takeovers, Little 0’s for toddlers, fitness sessions on the park and in a dedicated rebounding studio, plus a professional trampolining academy for aspiring gymnasts and holiday camps.

“We’re looking forward to introducing a new means of moving so adults and children will be able to enjoy the very best in bouncing, jumping and freerunning,” said Oxygen Freejumping founder David Stalker.

“Sébastien will be an integral part of the design team across all of our sites, ensuring we have the very best freerunning facilities alongside all of our other activities.”

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Film star and parkour pioneer Sébastien Foucan is teaming up with David Stalker’s new trampolining venture to launch a series of Foucan Freerunning Academies.
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The man credited as one of the founders of freerunning will oversee a series of academies that will give children and adults the opportunity to experience the sport ‘Foucan-style’. A dedicated 3,000sq ft (279sq m) Foucan obstacle course will feature at every trampoline park opened by Oxygen Freejumping – a new company set up by ex-ukactive chair Stalker and LA fitness founder Fred Turok.

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"I am very excited to be collaborating with Oxygen Freejumping to create a new experience of freerunning,” said Foucan, who famously showcased his high-octane skills in the opening sequence to James Bond film Casino Royale (see video below).

“What I am passionate about is developing an environment where people can play with freedom because for me, activity is vitality.”

Oxygen Freejumping in Acton will feature 150 connected trampolines on the main floor, along with dodgeball courts, a giant airbag, “walk the wall trampolines”, basketball hoops and tumble tracks. Regular sessions offered will include Family Bounce, Teen Takeovers, Little 0’s for toddlers, fitness sessions on the park and in a dedicated rebounding studio, plus a professional trampolining academy for aspiring gymnasts and holiday camps.

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