Weekly fitness classes at Boulders to compliment your climbing, at no extra cost
All classes are free for GOLD members to attend, just swipe in reception as normal. Everyone else is welcome to join in the classes, after paying the normal entrance fee.
Thursday's with Chloe:
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Ab Attack
An intense core workout helping you ditch the keg for a six-pack. Pop in for a quick after work sweat, or incorporated as part of your climbing session, this class will work your core strength and stability vital for health, fitness and injury prevention.
6:45pm - 7:45pm: Blood Shunt Circuits
A full body workout that will get your heart and muscles pumping. This fun, fast and varied class will work your strength and stamina, helping you to Climb More!
"I’ve been doing circuit training and core training classes at Boulders for almost a year now. The big plus with Chloe’s classes is that no two weeks are ever the same, so you know you will get a good physical challenge and the regular changing of routines and exercises means that you don’t get bored.
I do a lot of other sports and find that the circuits and core classes compliment them and have improved my fitness and stamina. The classes are tough but great fun and I always look forward to them. No matter what my mood before I start, I always feel great afterwards." Sue O'Connell
Yoga for Climbers
Want to be stronger? More supple? More focused? Prevent injuries, or heal from an existing injury? Improve your technique? Or are you simply looking to improve your downward-facing dog?
Whether a novice, or an expert, the yoga classes here at Boulders are designed to support your climbing, whilst also helping to develop your flexibility and fitness.Not been to one of Boulders yoga sessions before? You can find out more below…
Yoga has been shown to help climbers in many ways:
- Flexibility – particularly hip flexibility
- Injury prevention
- Improved speed of recovery from injury
- Improved sleep
- Good overall warm up or warm down, before or after climbing
Using the body more mindfully can help you to climb through more demanding sections, to tire less quickly and to recover faster.
Our yoga teacher Tori, has tailored traditional yoga teaching and applied it to offer her teaching for climbers.
Classes are free for Gold members
and is also included in a standard evening entry price.
Tuesday 6-7pm with Tori.
Wednesday 6-7pm with Tori
Mats are provided – please wear something you can move freely in.
You can even relax afterwards with some tasty food and refreshments from our café, which is open until 9pm on weekdays.
Here’s what some of our yoga students say about the yoga classes:
"Since starting the yoga classes at Boulders I've noticed an improvement in my overall strength and flexibility, which has definitely had a positive impact on my climbing. It’s also a great way to unwind after a day of work and warm up for an evening of climbing!"
"The yoga classes at Boulders have helped to loosen up my hips and shoulders, which has been so helpful. I also like the relaxation and attention to breathing."
"I am a lot calmer, more aware of my body and have a more contented sleep pattern. I also feel more relaxed and have reduced pain following each session. My posture has vastly improved."
"The yoga classes have worked wonders for my back. I am also able to relax and sleep better at night."
"I have finally got core stomach muscles and have less cramp and pain in my hips. I feel less tense, am more aware of carrying A LOT of tension in my shoulders and correcting it. I'm also, gradually getting stronger."
"I can feel my core strength improving. I feel more fit and frankly there is no pain in my back now."
"I am feeling stronger and more flexible now. I'm a lot more relaxed and have noticed an improvement in my flexibility. My right shoulder problem is 80%+ or more better."
"I have had far less headaches since I've taken up yoga at Boulders. Amazingly, a long standing issue with fluid in my right ear has cleared up (all the downward dog I think!)"
"I climb 1-2 times a week indoors during the winter and probably 1-2 times a month outdoors in summer. Although I started yoga classes because it was ‘free’, ‘something new’ and ‘might improve my posture’, I felt my climbing improved noticeably. Whereas before, I was reasonably flexible, I can now combine flexibility with strength. I have also noticed an immense improvement in upper body strength, core strength and balance. I have control and awareness of my body movements and subsequently more confidence, as I am getting in touch with my body's capabilities. My first outdoor climb of the season was a revelation; I was comfortably climbing the grades that I did at the end of last season! I have found lots of areas that need working on, including holding my breath when faced with exposure, or a crux move. Now, I find yoga enjoyable and look forward to the classes every week." Nana M
So there you have it, come down and check it out!