Things I hope my kid learns from climbing

Things I hope my kid learns from climbing

June 28, 2016

Take a moment to reflect on what has shaped you throughout the course of your life. What has made you the person you are today? What lessons have you learned about life and the world? These are big questions with no easy answers. Most would agree there are millions of small events that occur throughout life, all of which contribute to making us who we are as adults. The decisions we make and events we experience each slowly (or swiftly) affect who we become.

Most climbers can reflect back over years of adventure and recall many an escapade that might have changed their perspective on life. When putting on a harness for the first time it’s impossible to predict all the lessons that will be learned from climbing, but there are a few that children (and adults) commonly develop over time as they immerse themselves in the sport. As I watch my kids grow and put on a harness, I wonder at what adventures this sport will bring them and what they will learn along the way.

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A Fitness Program: Why It’s Important and What to Include

A Fitness Program: Why It’s Important and What to Include

June 28, 2016

Ever feel like you’ve reached a plateau that you can’t break through on the ways to your fitness goals? Or have you ever woken up one morning and realized somehow you’ve become woefully out of shape? You’ve probably made the same mistake of many other amateur athletes: failing to implement a training regime.

Most climbers recognize that they are in need of a better exercise routine, but many don’t know how to approach exercise or begin improving their physical fitness. Starting any training program can be a daunting endeavor, and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by your fitness goals. Having a well-rounded plan can prevent you from feeling overwhelmed, and can speed your progress towards those lofty fitness goals you’ve set for yourself.

The following are a few things to keep in mind when designing a training schedule for yourself, no matter your fitness levels the following guidelines should be an integral part of any good training program.

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Why Should I Take a Climbing Course

Why Should I Take a Climbing Course

June 07, 2016

Origin Climbing & Fitness is an excellent place to start climbing.  No, seriously.  The instructors are experts who will help you excel, and make your climbing experience as fun and stress-free as possible. You will immediately be welcomed into our inclusive climbing community,  and start making friends and having fun! Here some of the frequently asked questions we receive from new climbers:

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Improving Your Climbing

Improving Your Climbing

June 01, 2016

It doesn't matter if you're climbing 5.4 or 5.14, there are some things you should be doing to improve your overall climbing ability. Regardless of how long you've been climbing or how good your technique is, do the following to break through a plateau and improve your overall climbing capabilities:

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Why Am I Sore?

Why Am I Sore?

May 23, 2016

You’ve gotten in a great workout and the next day you feel some aches and pains in your muscles. First, remember that this a good kind of pain. You’ve worked out hard and your body is repairing itself, thereby becoming stronger. Have you ever wondered why you feel so sore? Here’s why:

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Anniversary Party Results

Anniversary Party Results

May 19, 2016

Origin would like to take a moment and say "thank you" to everyone who came out to our Anniversary Party last night. It was a huge success and we’re so excited to end our first year with such a great event!

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Need help with birthday party ideas?

Need help with birthday party ideas?

May 09, 2016

Here are some memorable birthday ideas and hopefully you can get an idea or even use one of these ideas for the birthday you’re planning.

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Origin is Having a 1-Year Anniversary!

Origin is Having a 1-Year Anniversary!

May 09, 2016

John Wilder and Andy Raether opened Origin Climbing & Fitness on May 18, 2015. To celebrate Origin’s successful first year of business, the gym is having a bouldering competition and party on May 18, 2016, at 5 p.m.

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5 Complementary Sports to Indoor Rock Climbing

5 Complementary Sports to Indoor Rock Climbing

May 02, 2016

Pursuing sports that are complementary to climbing will not only keep you in peak physical shape but may also help prevent injury, improve technique, and alleviate burnout or boredom. Here are five sports to complement your regular climbing routine and provide a great community for cross training and adventure.

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Climbing Around the World: 8 Places Climbers Must Visit

Climbing Around the World: 8 Places Climbers Must Visit

April 26, 2016

One of the amazing benefits of rock climbing is getting the chance to travel around the world to visit breathtaking locations. If you choose to pursue it as such, climbing can be an all-encompassing lifestyle. Climbing all of the beautiful routes around the world is part of that lifestyle, and you don’t have to be an expert to start climbing in some of these places. What are you waiting for? Grab your climbing buddy, find a qualified guide, and take off to check out some of the places below:

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ROCK Project: Who's going to be there?

ROCK Project: Who's going to be there?

April 23, 2016

The ROCK Project is coming to Las Vegas! Origin is hosting the tour in collaboration with Black Diamond and The Access Fund. The ROCK Project is a two-day event featuring parties, presentations, and clinics on bouldering, sport climbing, and trad climbing taught by professional climbers.

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Benefits of Rock Climbing for Children

Benefits of Rock Climbing for Children

April 11, 2016

“I can’t” is a phrase that many parents don’t like to hear from their children. Indoor rock climbing is an activity that will not only keep a child involved, but will help children gain enough confidence to push through when things get tough. As children become involved in indoor rock climbing, they become a part of a community where they learn to socialize and trust themselves enough to be confident with their endeavors as they grow.

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