With climbing gyms now offering monthly membership fee at around the same cost as a regular gym, more and more people are weighing up the options and looking at whether climbing might be a better option for them. Here are 5 reasons why we think climbing beats the regular gym.
Workouts are as hard as you make them
You can either smash it until your arms are about to fall off or you can laze around on the bouldering mats telling everyone how they should be doing it. Either way it’s a great session.
You can do it outside
Training and getting fit in the climbing gym directly effects how well you can climb outdoors. So get out there! There is so much variety in rock and venue you will soon discover the entire world is your gym!
Lets face it, for most people going to the gym is about looking good first and keeping fit second. Climbing is about reaching your goals, getting lean and fit is just something that happens along the way.
Mind and body
Although climbing is a great all body workout it is also incredible for improving your mental agility, stress levels and ego management, After all climbers are basically solving complex puzzles, half way up a cliff, hanging on by their fingertips.
Climbing is fun and always new
The climbing and bouldering routes in gyms are constantly being changed to make your workouts a fresh experience and of course there is a lifetime’s worth of the climbing and bouldering to be had outdoors where you can test your new found strength and mental prowess.