The gym addition of rock climbing walls came about in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, representing an exotic and unique challenge for those looking to train or simply get off of the typical machines. Indoor rock climbing was inspired by the outdoor predecessor, but with an added level of safety and a friendliness to beginners. Spotters worked for the gym and helped give pointers to those who had never tried to climb before. Handholds made routes up the wall clearer without reducing the challenge.
Indoor Rock Climbing Benefits
There are many benefits to indoor rock climbing which have encouraged its rising popularity among patrons and its increased presence in gyms across the country.
Taking Advantage of the Rock Climbing Fad
Gyms should consider incorporating indoor climbing, hosting classes, or even sponsoring competitions within the sport. It sets a gym apart as being on the cusp of new and exciting athletic developments. It also encourages better health by offering one more fun, entertaining exercise choice to patrons.
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