Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Hippodrome? 

A Hippodrome was a place in Ancient Greek and Roman Times where Chariot Races were held.  It is also a place where feats of strength and excellence were displayed, there was a Hippodrome at Mt. Olympus.  In more modern times, a Hippodrome is known as a theater or showplace. We chose the name because it is synonymous with circus, and who doesn't want to grow up and join the circus?!

Is there an age limit or recommended age?

We do recommend that participants be at least 5 years old. Children under 5, must have a parent on the floor with them at all times. 


What should I wear?

We recommend wearing clothing that is appropriate for working out. Gym shorts, yoga pants, t shirt, tank tops are all good for activities in the gym. No crop tops, or "going shirtless". This applies to both male and female participants 

Baggy clothing is not recommended as it may catch on equipment.

Well fitting shoes, preferably sneakers that tie.  No crocs, boots, sandals

Do I have to sign a waiver?

Yes.  All participants in classes/parties/open gym need to have a waiver on file signed by a parent/guardian. Without a signed waiver, I am sorry but you won't be able to participate.  You can sign the waiver online and save time when you arrive!

What is Parkour?

Parkour began in the early 1900's when a French Naval Officer started using techniques he had observed from indigenous tribes in Africa, he brought the idea of the "Natural Method" of movement to the French Military and used it in training the troops. Today it is popular around the globe and also known as Free Running

There are 6 basic elements of Parkour.

1) Balance
2) Running
3) Jumping
4) Vaulting
5) Grab/Hanging
6) Climbing.


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Hippodrome - Vestal

161 N. Jensen Road

Vestal, Ny 13850