APEX Band Challenges

APEX Fort Collins utilizes a progressive band system to monitor student abilities and guide students along an optimal training path by unlocking new classes and obstacles. Both of our parkour programs (Obstacle and Acro) have a band system that students work their way through; each successive band requiring higher level skills and dedication to complete.

Comet Band Testing & Tree Band Testing this weekend! (11/11)

Parkour Obstacle Band Challenges:

Earth Band

The Earth Band is a student's first step into the world of parkour training. It shows they have a clear understanding of the principles of safe training and firmly grounded in the fundamentals of our practice.

Tree Band

This band signifies that the student has solid roots in the fundamentals and is beginning to reach for higher levels. Students are allowed into our more advanced classes (labeled Tree+).

Water Band

Water is fluid and adaptive. Students who earn their water band learn to adapt to the many challenges presented before them. They may slow, they may speed up, but they do not stop entirely.

Cloud Band

Earning this band shows that the student has consistently risen to new challenges and pursued advanced skills without compromising technique and longevity.


Fire Band

Students with the Fire band embody the intensity of parkour training. These students are relentless in their practice and ignite a passion in fellow students with their fervor. 

Lightning Band

This is where our fastest and most dynamic students are.

This challenge requires participants to perform near flawlessly during one of our most demanding courses yet. Speed is a large factor in training for this challenge, but students most also be accurate and powerful at all heights.

Acro Band Challenge

Comet is the first band of our Acro program.  Students in our Acro program just want to flip and kick all day. 

In the challenge students will demo their Acro skills and combinations. These combinations will show off strengths and style. 

Comet challenge will include combos of basics such as:

  • Cartwheels and Cartkicks

  • Roundhouse and Hook Kicks

  • Dive Rolls

  • Palm Spins

  • Style Transitions