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March 13, 2018

5 Benefits of a Rock Climbing Workout

From bouldering walls to different climbing walls, a rock climbing gym can offer active individuals, or people who are looking to get more active, a workout that can provide benefits you can’t gain at a normal gym. Keep on reading to find out why.

1. It’s a Total Body Workout

Many times when you go to the gym, you find yourself on dozens of different machines in order to activate every part of your body. When you go to a rock climbing gym such as Play: CLE, though, you have the ability to engage not only your arms and legs, but your core, back, shoulders, glutes and chest.

It is also both an aerobic and a strength-building workout, so you burn calories and also build muscle at the same time. Plus, it’s low-impact!

2. It Not Only Works Your Body, but Also Your Mind

Did you know that climbing builds up brain function? Not only does a rock climbing workout engage a lot of different muscles, but also engages the problem-solving side of your mind.

In an article by The Huffington Post, Alex Johnson, a team climber for The North Face, highlights that “the movement in climbing up a route often demands body awareness and problem-solving. More often than not, the way to the top is not as direct as you might assume, and it takes laser focus to work through which holds to grab and where exactly to place your foot before shifting your body weight.”

3. It Can Help Prevent Chronic Disease

According to Health Fitness Revolution, rock climbing workouts can help prevent a variety of serious illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes.

4. It Reduces Stress

In the same Huffington Post article mentioned above, it was pointed out that when you climb, you are likely to zone out due to focusing on the task in front of you.

From research conducted at Indiana University, it was found that when you find yourself in that mindset you can block out pain and even get into a state of euphoria! This can then lead to reduced stress levels, giving you yet another reason to take up the climbing habit.

5. It Helps You Conquer Fears and Challenge Yourself

Are you afraid of heights? Are you looking for different ways to challenge your mind and body? Rock climbing is a stimulating workout for all ages that can help people conquer their greatest fears or meet their greatest goals. Our rock climbing gym is a terrific place to come and undertake different rock climbing courses.

You are safely harnessed when you take on our taller climbing walls, and for our bouldering wall, you can find solace knowing that there is a giant airbag underneath to catch you!

Learn More About Our Rock Climbing Gym on Our Site

We have a variety of helpful pages and posts on our site that can help you learn more about us and what you should know before visiting us for a rock climbing workout!

And if you have any specific questions about your visit, or would like to book an event such as a birthday party, group outing, or anything else, be sure to contact us today!


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