The Benefits of Climbing


Let a new hobby become your workout…

What can climbing do for you?

Rock climbing provides:

  • a fun and exciting way to get fit
  • clear challenges to meet and a fantastic sense of achievement
  • many physical and mental health benefits
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Build impressive strength and muscle tone

Improve your:

  • strength and muscle tone for upper and lower body – specifically abdominal muscles, arms, legs, shoulders, back and fingers
  • agility and precise body movement
  • flexibility and balance
  • stress levels
  • self-confidence, motivation and concentration
  • mental and physical wellbeing
  • problem-solving skills

It’s highly recommended:

The NHS, The Huffington Post and Livestrong have all recommended rock climbing due to its many physical and mental health benefits.

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Climbing is a fun and addictive full-body workout

If I’m not that strong or fit, can I still climb?

Of course! Climbing is a natural ability that we all posses, no matter how old, fit or strong you are. It just takes practice and some helpful guidance.

Climbers as young as 5 and as old as 80 are by no means unusual in the climbing world!

But don’t I have to lift my own weight?
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Do I have to be able to do this right away?

No! Technique is more important than strength for tackling most climbing walls. Good climbers rely on their legs as much as possible rather than their arms.

With an experienced teacher like Louis, you’ll be climbing in no time, and the more you climb, the stronger and fitter you’ll become.

See a short example of one of Louis’ lessons on technique below:

I’m a little scared of heights!

Don’t worry – this is a totally natural feeling and will ease over time the more you go climbing. Louis teaches bouldering, a style of indoor climbing where the maximum height is at a low 4.5 metres.

Safety is Louis’ number one concern – lessons are held in well maintained indoor climbing centres that have soft, padded flooring to reduce the chance of injury. He will also teach you all necessary steps toward climbing safely.

Louis also holds a CWA qualification for supervising climbers on indoor climbing walls and holds an up-to-date First Aid Certificate.

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Indoor bouldering walls have low maximum heights of 4.5m

So…where do I start?

Why not try a one-on-one climbing lesson with the friendly, experienced and highly recommended instructor, Louis Parkinson. Book a lesson today with one of the UK’s top climbers and discover a healthy, new and exciting way to exercise.

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