What is Flipside Academy of Movement?

The Flipside Academy of Movement is a unique indoor fitness experience that offers a safe, fun and challenging environment to support individuals’ physical, mental and social growth through movement. We provide training in Parkour/Ninja Warrior, Free Running, Flipping & Tumbling and Adult Fitness.

We offer classes for ages 5+.

Flipside Academy of Movement uses 20% of profits to fund Flipside Acrobats, a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower and equip inner-city youth for life through the disciplines of the arts and performance. Flipside Acrobats serves to mentor and ignite the passion and potential in the lives of inner-city young men. This dedicated group shares their talent through dynamic and entertaining acrobatic performances in and around Chicago.

Thank you for joining the movement!

Join us for:

Youth Fitness

  • Flipping and Tumbling
  • Parkour
  • Young Ninja Warrior Training
  • Home School Parkour
  • Ninja Warrior Summer Camps
  • Ninja Warrior Clinics & Mini Camps(some school holidays)
  • Children’s Ninja Warrior Birthday Parties

Adult Fitness

  • Warrior Conditioning

Benefits

Flipside Academy of Movement enables participants to develop new skills and self-confidence through high-quality, integrated movement classes. We offer numerous opportunities to run, jump and climb and help build strong bones and muscle strength while improving overall physical health.

Beyond the physical approach, participants are encouraged to deal with challenges, overcome fear and achieve personal goals. We foster confidence, perseverance, determination and problem-solving to help participants succeed in every area of life.

In addition to the personal benefits, classes at Flipside Academy of Movement support our work with the Flipside Acrobats, a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower and equip inner-city youth for life through the disciplines of the arts and performance.


 Paul Canada, Owner

Paul Canada has coached acrobatics for over 20 years. His career highlights include coaching with Ringling Brother’s Circus and working as a  professional acrobat with the Indiana Pacers. He is the Head Coach of the Flipside Acrobats. His experience teaching children, training adults and coaching athletes has given him an exceptional understanding of movement and development.

Adam Kelsey, Coach

Stephen Suchy, Coach

Jake Gerristen, Coach

Cuyler Marshall, Coach

Kylea Canada, Coach

Megan Foster, Coach

Al, Jr. Coach

Alex, Jr. Coach

Jacob, Jr. Coach