Welcome to Fifth Ape
Fifth Ape is the premiere resource for natural movement instruction and skill based fitness training in North Carolina. We seek to push beyond the standard fitness gym model and provide comprehensive physical education.
We offer private training, classes, and courses in Parkour, Martial Arts, Kettlebells, Strength & conditioning, and more. From skill training, to athletic development, to overall hotness, whatever your training goals are, we can help get you there.
We distinguish ourselves by the breadth and depth of our curriculum, our progressive approach to health and fitness, and our commitment to delivering the highest quality coaching available.
Please have a look around our website and don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have. We hope to see you soon - train hard and Keep Moving!
New on the blog
We recently hit 700 facebook fans. As most of you know, whenever we hit another 100 we release a video for all of you. Here I am trying to figure out wide-grip muscle ups on rings. This is significantly harder than a regular muscle-up - generally we want to keep our arms as close to our body as possible for maximum stability.
Mimicry is "the art or act of copying or imitating closely." From a learning perspective we have an entire subset of our nervous system devoted to learning through copying. They're called mirror neurons and they are fascinating. To some extent, we all learn how to do things through mimicry - monkey see, monkey do. We can - and should - also use mimicry to teach. Coaches who are good mimics are better teachers.