“It just so happened that I found something that I loved so much where it didn’t matter whether or not I went pro, it just mattered that I continued to do it." - Jesse La Flair
If you're into parkour, or have happened to check out a video on Youtube featuring the athletes who practice this discipline on streets across the world, there's a good chance you've come across Jesse La Flair.
One of the most talented and well known professional freerunners in the world today, Jesse is more than just a popular figure, he's been one of the pioneering athletes in pushing the sport forward in recent years.
Growing up in Long Island, NY, Jesse was always into action sports, but he wasn't exposed to parkour until years later when he was in college. What started as a curiosity quickly turned into an obsession that he's been able to turn into a successful, professional career in not just freerunning, but in film as well.
It was refreshing to sit down and speak with someone as passionate about what they do as Jesse. They say parkour is about freedom and movement, and it was evident in speaking with him, that they're almost characteristics he lives by.
Join Jesse and I as we discuss his personal journey into the world of freerunning in this episode.