What's the first thing that you do when you hear the term "climbing?" Many people have a knee-jerk reaction to ask, "What's wrong with climbing?" What's wrong with climbing is something else entirely.
Indoor climbing offers you an experience and environment in which you can enjoy the sport in a safe and controlled environment. Think of climbing as a sport like any other, but in a safe and controlled environment. While you will enjoy the outdoors climbing, the indoors will provide a learning ground for your fitness level, finger strength, coordination, balance, endurance, balance, and problem solving.
Indoor climbing allows you to train at home where you can be the only person in the room. You won't have to answer to anyone and you can easily adjust your schedule if the weather gets bad. The gym can be very loud, filled with equipment going off, dogs barking, and snoring.
Indoor climbing allows you to feel comfortable when you are climbing outdoors, but this time you are in control. You don't have to worry about a mountain of equipment and people. You don't have to deal with the loud ruckus of a gym full of people jostling for space and trying to be heard over the racket of the machines and people around you.
Indoor climbing provides an atmosphere of positive reinforcement. You get to climb with some of the people who love to climb and they get to be there with you. You can climb with your family members, your friends, or your co-workers and not have to worry about anyone being offended. The only people who will notice that you are training are the ones that you will be training with!
Indoor climbing does not require expensive equipment or time to set up. Unlike a fitness center that can be found in a chain mall or strip mall, a climbing gym will offer all the equipment you need, including equipment to help you adjust to your new level of climbing. You do not have to purchase a mountain of equipment to participate in indoor climbing.
A climbing gym will provide you with a workout that focuses on your core and hip muscles, as well as improving your balance and ability to perform basic skills. There is no other place you can go where you can work out on the best exercises without the constant distraction of outdoor noise.
Indoor climbing also includes exercise that builds muscle mass, which creates symmetry of the body. The more muscles you have, the better shape you will be in. Strength training helps you become a stronger climber.
Indoor climbing also focuses on relieving stress, which is one of the reasons why stress relief is important for your health. Climbing helps to relieve stress by working with your mind and using your hands. This mental exercise helps to eliminate stress.
Indoor climbing can be done just about anywhere. You can work out anywhere that has a ceiling or is a good height for you to be able to see out of the window. Some gyms have additional features that can help you train when you are at home.
Many gyms have a full studio facility in the basement. This gives you a nice workout, even if you cannot be outdoors. The studio facilities can also be used for training for competitions.
Indoor climbing can be a fun, exciting and cost effective way to get in shape. It is a very low-risk, low-cost way to train for your sport.