Pursuit OCR is a blast! Wil Mclean and Eddie Chan (of Bolt Juice Bar) have teamed up to create a huge indoor obstacle course and play area. The ten thousand square feet houses 19 obstacles plus class areas with ropes, stall bars, a slack line, and two crazy cove walls. The cove walls are high curved walls to run up – like you find in a skateboard park.
I was a bit hesitant to tackle the obstacle course; I need my body for work. But a lesson with Wil showed me that it’s more about finesse than pure strength. Climbing over walls and tires and crawling through tunnels are easier for me; hanging and swinging from monkey bars and ropes definitely need work. Jumping into the ball pit is just sheer fun.
The course was very challenging but rewarding and fun – it made me feel like a kid. My body felt less like a kid the next day, but in a good, got-everything-moving way. Don’t worry, you can bypass any obstacle if you’re feeling nervous.
Mikey Pamaputera, Pursuit’s Program Director, has brought together a diverse team of teachers who offer a variety of classes including strength and conditioning, bar fit, ropes, kettlebells and even hand balancing.
On Sunday mornings, Patricia Gora, an Early Childhood Specialist, runs Pursuit’s Play Your Best series. Her program offers games and activities for kids 11 and under. It’s super popular so be sure to reserve a spot in advance.
You can find Pursuit at 444 Dufferin Street. It’s just a short walk from my office, but please don’t tackle the course right after an osteopathic treatment!
For more info, please check them out at Pursuit OCR.