Rock Climbing For Fun and Fitness With The Family

Rock Climbing has become an incredibly popular physical activity. You don’t need to have a rock face near you in order to enjoy the benefits however. There are several indoor rock climbing facilities right here in the Bay Area.  You’ve got Planet Granite in Sunnyvale Touchstone Climbing in San Jose .

One of the major benefits of rock climbing at an indoor facility is the fact that almost anybody is able to carry it out whether they have experience or not. Some of the more advanced centers have multiple walls put into place to accommodate different ages, fitness or skill levels. Since you are in a safe and controlled environment it also does not carry the same risk as rock climbing outside. This basically means that almost anybody is able to jump in and start building up their fitness levels and getting an intense work out even if they’re just learning.

Most indoor rock climbing facilities are fairly inexpensive and accommodating to beginners so they make an ideal place to take your family for your first foray into rock climbing. As you improve your skills you will be able to head to more advanced forms of climbing. You will often find that getting a child started in this type of activity early will spur on their interest for a long time to come. This means that you will be getting your child interested in fitness activities from an early age :-).

So why is rock climbing something to try with the whole  family? The main reason is that everybody can get involved with the activity. It encourages better hand-eye coordination in young people, and it’s great for upper body strength development for all ages.  It is also incredibly fun. Your children won’t even know that they are working out and will be looking forward to that rock climbing session each and every week.

Rock Climbing will help build up the muscles in your legs and arms and therefore it is a pretty physically demanding work out. This in turn will help you increase your fitness levels. Increased fitness levels will lead to a loss of weight, reduced chance of heart disease and feeling healthier in general. All of this can happen while you are having fun with your family. Rock climbing is also a great way to bond with your family.


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