Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Hippodrome? 

A Hippodrome was a place in Ancient Greek and Roman Times where Chariot Races were held.  It is also a place where feats of strength and excellence were displayed, there was a Hippodrome at Mt. Olympus.  In more modern times, a Hippodrome is known as a theater or showplace. We chose the name because it is synonymous with circus, and who doesn't want to grow up and join the circus?!

Why the flying pig?

The pig represents "No More Excuses"

There is a saying "When Pigs Fly" meaning basically it's not going to happen, and that becomes somewhat like an excuse to not try. Over the last couple years, I have purchased quite a few flying pigs, joking that I'll put them in the gym when I open it. Because, Pigs will probably fly if that ever became a reality.  Well, Hello Reality!

Is there an age limit or recommended age?

We do recommend that participants be at least 5 years old. Children under 5, must have a parent on the floor with them at all times. 


Do I need shoes to participate?

Yes. Clean gym sneakers are required at all times. This is for your safety and for the safety of your little piggies! Stubbed toes are no fun. If it is raining, snowing, muddy, we ask that you bring your shoes to change in to when you arrive at the gym, to avoid slippery shoes on the obstacles, and to help keep the gym safe and clean from muddy prints also.

Do I have to sign a waiver?

Yes.  All participants in classes/parties/open gym need to have a waiver on file signed by a parent/guardian. Without a signed waiver, I am sorry but you won't be able to participate.  You can sign the waiver online and save time when you arrive!

What is Parkour?

Parkour began in the early 1900's when a French Naval Officer started using techniques he had observed from indigenous tribes in Africa, he brought the idea of the "Natural Method" of movement to the French Military and used it in training the troops. Today it is popular around the globe and also known as Free Running

There are 6 basic elements of Parkour.

1) Balance
2) Running
3) Jumping
4) Vaulting
5) Grab/Hanging
6) Climbing.

Were you on American Ninja Warrior? 

I have not been on the show. I have applied but I haven't received a call from the 818 area code. Yet!

I still love the show, and the limits it pushes physically and mentally. 

I also admire the Ninja's, they represent sportsmanship in the truest sense. They band together to support each other in a setting where only one person can win. 

Broome Hippodrome

319 Scarborough Drive

Endwell, Ny 13760