StreetGym® Urban Adventure // John Allison

Sat 12th Jan // 11am and 2pm

£6.50 - £8.50

Meet: Roundhouse, 102 Saint Vincent Street , Birmingham B16 8EB

24 years in the British Army has given John a unique outlook on using the urban environment as a gym. Bike racks, steps and street furniture become an obstacle course and you’ll be running, jumping, climbing, crawling, pulling and pushing around Birmingham for this one hour session. After a warmup will be heading off on a one hour circuit around streets, squares and canals. John will be teaching you how to make best use of urban terrain and we’ll be having lots of fun along the way. It’s about giving you skills for life that you can use anywhere and at anytime: the streets never close.You don’t need to be superhuman, if you can run a run a mile or two you’ll be fine and we stop frequently to workout on items of street furniture or architectural features. It’s a whole body functional workout, so expect to be crawling, running, jumping, climbing, pushing and pulling.

We’ll give you a PAR-Q form to complete prior to the session and you’ll receive a full safety brief too.

About John:

John has spent countless hours swinging, crawling and jumping around military Assault Courses as part of Military Readiness Training. He was initially trained as a Combat Engineer which was all about creating and defeating obstacles for mobility/counter-mobility. StreetGym® was born out of a desire to inspire people to make do with what they’ve already got..


  • Running gear suitable for urban running and weather-appropriate clothing essential

  • You should be able to run a couple of miles and have a reasonable standard of upper body fitness

  • Street Gym first ran during the eighth Still Walking Festival in 2017

  • Booking is via Roundhouse Birmingham