Filipinos leap into parkour to get fit

MANILA – Jumping across rooftops is not just for stuntmen or action heroes nowadays as dozens of Filipinos take to parkour, a discipline combining sports and martial arts, to get into shape.

Parkour, French slang for the art of moving, is a physical activity that maximizes the body’s efficiency with the aim of overcoming obstacles such as buildings, rails, and even people.

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