Rock Climbing: Belay Your Way to a Better Bod!

Rock Climbing: Belay Your Way to a Better Bod!

Ready, set, climb!

By Sophie Catsoulis | 6th July 2016

Bored out of your brains? Sick of slothing around, scrounging for ideas to fill the endless chilly hours of the weekend? Look no further than a rock climbing gym. That’s right. There’s no better way to stay warm than with a workout and rock climbing is the perfect way to exercise without slugging it out in an ordinary gym. Plus, it’s a whole lot of fun!

So crawl out from under the covers, turn off yet another (addictive) season of Orange is the New Black, throw on some sneakers and get moving.

Brisbane's Best Rock Climbing, rock climbing, exercise, fun stuff, activities

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Urban Climb, Milton

Unleash your inner adventurer and dive head-first into free climbing. Urban Climb Milton offers all of the best parts of rock climbing, sans the rope. Say goodbye to wedgies and rope burn and get ready to embrace a feeling of freedom like no other. Challenge your body with its toughest workout yet as you hurl yourself up the wall and face your fear of falling. The mats are squishy, we promise.

Riverlife Rock Climbing, Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Get down with nature and gulp in some fresh air while you scale the cliffs of Kangaroo Point. Exercising out in nature can be fun! Who knew? Once you make it to the top, why not take a leap and abseil your way back down? It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted but we guarantee you’ll have an afternoon worth remembering.

Rocksports Indoor Climbing, Fortitude Valley

Cram some history into your climb and visit Rocksports Indoor Climbing, Brisbane’s first climbing gym. The gym caters for every level of mountaineer and offers various fitness and technique classes to help even the most uncoordinated climber cultivate their craft.

Crank Indoor Climbing, Macgregor

At Crank Indoor Climbing, you too can master the ancient art of parkour. While it may be a little more alternative than the average rock climb, we can assure you that you will leave the gym with a grin, technique mastered or otherwise. Not your style? Never fear, Crank also offers ordinary climbing! (But let’s face it, you won’t look half as cool.)

Brisbane's Best Rock Climbing, rock climbing, exercise, fun stuff, activities

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Pinnacle Sports, Red Hill

Pinnacle Sports provides the whole package: equipment, activewear, courses – you name it, they’ve got it. Keen to learn the ropes? Enrol in one of Pinnacle’s highly-acclaimed courses, or better yet, get qualified. Rock climbing instructor… now that would look impressive on a resumé!

Rock It, Sunshine Coast

Here’s one for the kiddies. Bursting with super fun school holiday programs and birthday parties, Rock It is a sure-fire hit with the kids. Well worth the trip up the coast, the gym is family-friendly and perfect for first timers. Whether you’re looking for a rainy weekend distraction or a mind-blowing birthday, pile your siblings, nieces or neighbours in the car and head off for a much-needed change of scenery.

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Article by Sophie Catsoulis

Sophie Catsoulis is a former Journalist at Style Magazines. When she’s not fawning over sausage dogs or the latest Chloe bag, she spends her weekends in search of strawberries, sunflowers or better yet, shiraz.

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