If you are looking for a new way to get fit, which will leave you strong and toned? Do you want an activity which is fun, challenging and a chance to learn a new skill? You need to look no further than indoor climbing.
Not surprisingly, it takes strength to climb straight up a vertical wall. Climbers will work every muscle group in their body and burn calories at a rate equivalent to high-intensity activities like spinning and resistance workouts.
You do not have to start out with bulging biceps to get going. Each climb you do, will improve your strength and muscle memory. And climbing isn’t just about your arms, shoulders, and back, you also work your core strength to keep yourself parallel to the wall and your legs to push further and faster up the wall.
Climbing will also improve motor skills, balance and coordination. Successfully navigating the various hand- and footholds on the wall requires meticulous eye-hand-foot coordination, balance, and stamina. You have to pay attention to your breathing and your core muscles as well as watching where you came from, where you are, and where you’re going.
Climbing is classed as a low impact exercise. Low-impact exercise can be a great option for anyone from high impact runner who want a change of pace, to people who are beginning to exercise again after an injury.
If you are new to climbing we offer a range of lessons, including taster sessions, roped climbing and bouldering inductions and advanced skills lessons.
A parent of two fantastic NICAS students explains why climbing is their new found sport, what NICAS entails, and the range of benefits it provides for her children.
This half term book your kids onto our NICAS taster sessions. A great way to learn a new skill and experience the thrill of climbing. This is also the first step to joining our NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Awards Scheme) courses. For ages 7 yrs +
Climbing offers physical, mental and social benefits for children and young people. If you are thinking of taking your child climbing, there are many reasons why this is one of the best sports you can choose. From increasing strength, endurance and flexibility to building confident and self esteem, climbing can benefit your child in many ways.