Welcome back to another Traceuse Crush Tuesday where I showcase an incredible female parkour or freerunning trainer, and geek out over how powerful and talented they are.
This week’s traceuse has a special place in my heart because she is the first one I saw compete in-person. She was at the 2018 North American Parkour Championships at Breathe Parkour in Vancouver, BC, and she placed 1st in the Women’s Speed and Skill competitions, and 2nd in the Women’s Style competition.
Renae Dambly, born and raised in Denver, Colorado, began taking parkour lessons at age 14 at APEX Movement and, at age 16, became the youngest APEX Movement coach.
In addition to parkour, she has experience in a wide array of sports, including soccer, swimming, rugby, volleyball, diving, karate, track and field, rock climbing, and dance.
In 2014, Dambly took her passion for parkour and movement to the next level with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science – Physiology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, working towards a Doctorate of Physical Therapy with a specialization in ankle and knee injuries.
A neat fact about Dambly is that she is a dual American and Canadian citizen, so we Canadians can sort of claim such an incredible athlete as our own.
Until next time, remember, “I believe there is something in all of us, a passion, that we have that can lead us to discovering ourselves. For me that is parkour” (Renae Dambly, 2017).