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October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you’re feeling totally wiped out, it can be tough to drag yourself to the gym for a workout. However, squeezing some exercise in could be one of the best things that you can do for your energy levels. Working out gets your heart pumping and blood flowing, and it…

by Jay|17 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Especially if you are still working on getting into the groove of your workout routine, it could be useful to enlist in a workout buddy. This is a friend that you frequently hit the gym with that can help hold you accountable and motivate you to stay on your fitness…

by Jay|17 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
We recently blogged about the benefits of having a workout buddy, but today we wanted to expand on the topic. When you want to take advantage of those benefits, you will want to look for certain qualities in your workout buddy of choice. Keep reading to learn what those qualities…

by Jay|17 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The summer is a great time to take advantage of the outdoors, swimming, BBQs, bike rides, and many other activities that encourage us to be active. Being more active and getting our bodies moving is always a great thing, but there is one downside to note. Experts saying that urgent…

by Jay|17 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
We love going local, and the summer is a great time to do so. With several farmer’s markets in the Houston area, supporting local vendors has never been so beneficial. Not only is it good for the city as well as the environment, but it’s also a great way to…

by Jay|17 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
BBQ and grilling season is upon us, and it’s always a delicious time of the year! However, all of those hamburgers, hot dogs, and other yummy meals can do some damage to your waistline. And especially in the bikini and bathing suit donning months, we know that you want to…

by Jay|17 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
We are well on the way to the summer of 2017, and it’s an exciting thing to look forward to. Summer is filled with fun in the sun, new adventures, and lots of time spent outdoors. One fun thing to do over the summer is to create a summer reading…

by Jay|15 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The CDC reports that Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 3.6 percent of all deaths in 2014. And - unfortunately - this disease is on the rise. The Huffington Post notes that U.S. deaths from Alzheimer’s disease rose by more than 50…

by Jay|15 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you’re having a baby, your whole life begins to change during those nine months. And during a pregnancy, it’s very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the good of yourself as well as your baby. There are many ways that you can stay healthy - eating right, getting…

by Jay|15 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Your health is made up of not only your physical well-being, but also of your mental health. And, let’s face it - we all have bad days! But, we should always do our best to avoid getting into a mental funk, as it can be harmful to our overall health.…

by Jay|15 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Taking time to bond with the people you work with is so important in today’s world. While work used to be noted as a major source of friendship in one’s life, that is no longer the case. According to the New York Times, in 1985 nearly half of Americans noted…

by Jay|15 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
According to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, more than three million adults receive acupuncture therapy on a yearly basis. Does this number surprise you? It may seem higher than you thought it would be, but acupuncture is something that has been rising in popularity, especially in…

by Jay|15 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The Center for Disease Control reports that 20 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies - also known as hay fever - affecting between 10% and 30% of the population. With that being said, allergy suffers are always looking for a way to reduce their sneezing, runny noses, and itchy eyes,…

by Jay|10 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If you’re a pooch lover and are getting a little sick of your regular workouts, why not spice things up by combining your love for dogs and your love for fitness? It may sound a little crazy, but there are a plethora of ways to workout with your pet, believe…

by Jay|10 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you’re someone who is accustomed to working out all the time, you probably hate to slow down or miss a day of exercise. However, it’s actually extremely important to give your body enough rest on a regular basis. Thus, you shouldn’t pressure yourself into hitting the gym every day,…

by Jay|10 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
With so many foods and drinks out there that are said to be “super foods” or “ultra healthy”, it can be hard to keep up. While we posted recently about the different oils and their health benefits and risks, today we are posting about the wide range of vinegars out…

by Jay|10 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Organic yoga mats are a great accessory to take along to use at your favorite yoga classes - whether you love hot yoga, bikram yoga, or just your run-of-the-mill classes. Read on to learn why these are a must-have yoga essential and the best brands and models to consider purchasing.…

by Jay|10 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Intense workouts are sure to bring one thing: sweat - lots of sweat. And as gross as it is, it’s almost completely unavoidable. And when you’re in the thick of a hot yoga class or intense cardio session, we know that the last thing that you want to worry about…

by Jay|10 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Recent studies have shown that lounging in a hot tub for an extended amount of time can have the same calorie-burning effects as a half-hour walk. This has sparked conversation and even debate since the findings have been revealed, though, as many wonder if this is a productive nugget of…

by Jay|9 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Intermittent fasting is a relatively new health craze that people are using to diet and lose weight. But, many are questioning whether or not it is actually a healthy and effective way to diet. First, let’s discuss what exactly it is. This is a diet that involves rotating between periods…

by Jay|9 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
While we recently posted about how to declutter your home, another important part of spring cleaning involves decluttering your mind. This is an important part of being healthy and happy, too! A cluttered mind can lead to stress, anxiety, or the feeling of being overwhelmed. As you glide into the…

by Jay|9 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Having a life filled with clutter is one that can be overwhelming, frustrating, and that can make you feel like you’re constantly trying to make room for more. Feeling constantly cluttered can also detract from your overall wellness and happiness, making a simplistic life sound like an attractive option. However,…

by Jay|9 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Salads full of lush greens are delicious, but are you really getting as much out of them as you could? When you’re eating something healthy, you definitely want to ensure that you’re getting the most nutrients you can in order to fuel your body to make it through your days,…

by Jay|9 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Houston is an amazing city with so much to offer, but when you live there full time, it can be tough to remember to take advantage of all of the fun things there are to do and enjoy there. That’s why we put together a guide of what to do…

by Jay|9 Jun 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Working in an office means many things. It most likely means you’re drinking lots of coffee, making frequent trips to the water cooler, and that you are in a normal day-to-day work routine. It also probably means that you sit at a desk all day long, working in front of…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Yoga is a practice that’s been around for quite some time. And, according to research conducted by The Huffington Post, it is a $27 billion industry. Yeah...it’s kind of a big deal. There are over 20 million practitioners, 83% of those being women. In short, yoga has become a nation-wide…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Up to 75% of our body weight is made of water, which makes it a pretty crucial element in our bodies. Surprisingly, even though many Americans drink around eight servings per day of water, 75% of us still remain chronically dehydrated (according to a survey by Drip Drop) due to…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Yoga provides a host of health benefits, as we’ve discussed many times on our blog. We’ve also gone through how yoga helps mentally, too. And when life throws you curves, there are certainly some times where emotions are running higher than others. In those instances, it’s important to find a…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Now that we’re a few months into 2017, some of us may be finding that we aren’t meeting our health and fitness goals. Even if we started out strong, it’s easy to get out of a routine or to let life get in the way. But now that the season…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
In the world of cooking and nutrition, there are seemingly endless oils that can be used to prepare delicious and nutritious foods and meals. But which oils are actually good for you and which are those that you should steer clear of? Because we know the answer to that is…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Podcasts have grown tremendously in popularity in the past couple years, despite being out there for at least a decade. Nonetheless, they are a current craze that people can’t seem to get enough of! And - we can’t say we blame ‘em!. They’re informative, entertaining, and there is no shortage…

by Jay Medley|10 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
While you may not necessarily attend yoga classes to burn an abundance of calories, doing so is certainly a perk, right? Yoga is definitely more of a meditative exercise where you’re focused on being in-tune with your body, stretching, and making a genuine mind/body connection that can bring a sense…

by Jay Medley|10 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The spring is a time of new beginnings - fresh flowers blooming, new leaves budding on the trees, and a feeling of coming out of our winter “hibernation”, if you will. With this new season, why not do something to make yourself even more refreshed and renewed to kick it…

by Jay Medley|10 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
With social media being as prominent as it is in today’s world, it seems like people are constantly posting what they are doing, where they are, and how they’re spending their time. Instagram is a highly popular social network with over 500 million active monthly users, over 40 billion videos…

by Jay Medley|10 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
We recently shared the vast benefits of incorporating a balance board into your workout routine - which included increased coordination skills, enhanced mental acuteness, and overall better physical fitness. However, we now wanted to share some simple yet effective balance board exercises to try that can help you to reap…

by Jay Medley|10 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Balance boards - also referred to as “wobble boards” - are a workout accessory that have been rising in popularity, especially as of late. With a simple design, they’re a workout tool that lack complexity but still manage to pack some serious punch. They have a flat, hard top that…

by Jay Medley|10 Apr 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you think about health and wellness, posture and back problems may not be the first thing to come to mind. However, according to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work in the nation, and it is the second most common…

by Jay Medley|15 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
It seems like yoga has gained more and more popularity over the past few years, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon! According to research conducted by Statistic Brain, 15,875,000 Americans practice yoga at least once per month, with just over 72% of participants being female and…

by Jay Medley|15 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
We recently posted about the different ways that stress is hijacking your health and fitness goals and is overall affecting your body. As you can tell from reading the article, those effects are not something that you want to deal with or experience. However, the problem seems to be that…

by Jay Medley|15 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you’re on vacation, it can be particularly tough to stay in your workout routine. After all, whether you’re laying by a beach or exploring a new city, you probably aren’t thinking about what you can do to exercise - it may even be the last thing on your mind!…

by Jay Medley|15 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Especially during the winter when colds and flu seem to run rampant and germs are hard to avoid, it can be tough to create a healthy balance between working out and getting an adequate amount of rest during these trying months. However, attaining that level of symmetry is not only…

by Jay Medley|15 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Often times, we associate not having a “dream body” with not working out enough - perceived laziness - or poor nutrition. While these can certainly be factors that heavily weigh on the overall condition of your body one way or another, they are also not the only determinants of whether…

by Jay Medley|15 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
It seems like healthy smoothies are all the rage these days, making it easier to be healthy and fit all while giving your body the energy it needs to get through the day. There are so many on the market, though, that it can be extremely tough to navigate which…

by Jay Medley|15 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you’re throwing a bachelorette party for a friend or relative, you may start to feel the pressure of planning it to be fun for all and to ensure that it’s really something special for the bride. Sometimes it seems as though these festivities are getting more and more outrageous…

by Jay Medley|15 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Bachelor parties can be pretty straightforward, but you might just be looking to plan something more unique and special for your best guy friend, brother, or relative. We don’t blame you! An upcoming wedding is certainly a reason to celebrate and it also serves as a great excuse for a…

by Jay Medley|14 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
At the beginning of 2017, you saw the year ahead as many things: a fresh start, a host of resolutions, and renewed motivation for the year ahead. Fitness and health resolutions are goals commonly made at the beginning of the year, yet between the comfort food that we tend to…

by Jay Medley|14 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Sometimes it can be tough to think of healthy and yummy dinner ideas night after night, and we know that eating right is especially important to your overall health and wellness when paired with a regular fitness regime. However, cooking on a weeknight also means you are probably looking for…

by Jay Medley|14 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Alcohol can be responsible for adding many calories to our diet, even if you’re someone who only indulges in the occasional cocktail or glass of wine. Unfortunately, most alcoholic drinks are calorically dense and possess high levels of sugar. But that doesn’t mean that you have to completely cut it…

by Jay Medley|14 Mar 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
It’s the season of love as Valentine’s Day approaches, which typically has a few trademarks. These are, of course, bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolates, heart shaped everything, and date nights, too! This season, why not indulge in something adventurous with your significant other rather than the usual dinner date?…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Even if you don’t have a significant other when it comes to Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do something fun! That’s what girlfriends are for, right?! In our opinion, it’s always nice to have a reason to get together with friends, and Valentine’s Day is a great…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If one of your new year’s resolutions was to complete a marathon (or even a half marathon!) in this calendar year, you’re probably not alone. While that is quite a physical feat, it is something that will produce much pride once it’s accomplished. However, getting there does require a great…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The morning is what sets the tone for the entirety of your day, and it can really make or break it. Setting yourself up for success in the morning one way or another is a great way to ensure that you do everything you can throughout the course of that…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
While emotional eating may seem like a huge looming problem in your life, it doesn’t have to be impossible to overcome. With marketing agencies frequently aiming to inflict a subconscious emotional connection to food for consumers, it is more and more difficult not to eat to satisfy more than just…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Some people are born with a natural grace that allows them a sense of balance that comes in useful in things like working out, dancing, and...well, walking. However, others have more of a natural tendency to be what we would call...clutzy or clumsy. And while balance may not seem like…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Running and yoga may seem quite different, and while in theory they are - they actually compliment each other very nicely and have a wonderful way of balancing each other out when it comes to fitness. Running is a great cardio workout that can, in some cases, be quite meditative…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you have a busy life filled with work, personal commitments, family, and friends, it can be very tough to keep on top of your health and fitness goals and routines. Not to mention that there are some times where we just plain don’t feel like getting out and working…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The benefits of good hydration are inarguable: from clearer skin to heightened energy levels to better digestion - the list of perks goes on and on. But, it’s undeniable that keeping up with the eight-cups-a-day rule can be tough. Especially when you’re busy, drinking as much water as your body…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
We recently blogged about all of the ways in which being a morning person can enhance our lives, but there is one tricky part associated with that: how to become one. For anyone who loathes mornings and loves to stay snuggled in bed as long as possible, getting up early…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
It seems like most people are almost born with a natural disposition to be either a morning person or a night owl. And while it can be tough to change these tendencies that seem so inherently coded into our DNA, it is entirely possible. We’re here making a bold claim:…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Sometimes, the grocery store can be an overwhelming place. Between the massive amount of choices and deceptive advertising that some “healthy” foods use, it can be confusing. In today’s world, everyone is trying to be a healthier and more fit version of themselves. This leads to food companies yearning for…

by Jay Medley|15 Feb 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Winter can be tough in general, with cold weather keeping you inside, cold and flu season germs all around you, and the sun shining less than normal. Dry winter skin does nothing but add to the blues of the season and, not to mention, it can be quite uncomfortable given…

by Jay Medley|13 Jan 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If you love to run, we know that you also love finding new spots to explore the city via your feet. Whether you love moving through the hustle and bustle of a busy area, enjoying a more scenic route, or want to experience a change of pace running somewhere new,…

by Jay Medley|13 Jan 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
We recently posted about the benefits of kicking off 2017 with a fad diet, but as with everything in life, there are downsides to be considered before you commit to doing one. Fad diets are usually highly popular, whether it be for a long or brief period of time, and…

by Jay Medley|13 Jan 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Fad diets are all around us - from celebrities who endorse the Atkins diet to the “beach body” coaches on our Facebook feed advertising the 21 Day Fix it can be hard to steer clear of the vast range of them that exist. And while some of us are into…

by Jay Medley|13 Jan 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Especially after a long day at work, you may be tempted to skip your workout because you are fatigued and want nothing more than to go home and sit on the couch. However, don’t miss out on taking the right steps to meet your goals and be healthy just because…

by Jay Medley|13 Jan 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
While 45% of Americans annually make new year’s resolutions, only a mere 8% will fulfill those promises they made to themselves by the end of 2017. The most common and repeated resolution is to lose weight in the new year, one that is oftentimes forgotten about before January has even…

by Jay Medley|13 Jan 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Everyone has made their 2017 new year’s resolutions, making solemn vows to do this or not do that in the year ahead. We all have goals, and it’s important to make a genuine effort to reach them. Saving more money and spending less is a very popular resolution, in fact…

by Jay Medley|12 Jan 2017

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Staying fit can be a lot of work and sometimes somewhat of a challenge. With that being said, it is important to get all the help you can to squeeze the most out of every workout and to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. While we recently shared our favorite weight loss…

by Jay Medley|28 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Going to the gym and eating nutritious foods are two great ways to stay fit and healthy. But doing so can sometimes be challenging, especially when you have a busy day-to-day life. However, there are many ways to make this easier on yourself. Whether it’s easier and more convenient tracking…

by Jay Medley|28 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Each year, after the holidays have ended, we always set our pen to paper to record our resolutions at the start of a new year. A new year is a clean slate and a fresh start that allows us to set new goals and envision what we want to accomplish…

by Jay Medley|28 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Especially during the winter when comfort foods are craved heavily - hello creamy soups, crusty bread, and cheesy pasta! Finding the motivation to stay on track with your fitness and weight loss goals can be tough. Even forcing yourself to leave the house to hit the gym can be a…

by Jay Medley|28 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If you’re trying to get in better shape and lose weight, it can be a tough road. And, if it’s not going as well as you had hoped or planned, it could lead to frustration, becoming discouraged, and eventually just giving up. While we understand that staying committed can be…

by Jay Medley|28 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
With the holidays here already, you are quickly running out of time to purchase gifts for your friends and family. It can become difficult to think of gift ideas year after year, especially when you are continuously purchasing presents for the same people again and again. This year, if you…

by Jay Medley|28 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If you’re looking to spice up your dating life in the Houston area, you’re in luck! Instead of going to dinner and a movie or doing something that you’ve done time and time again with your significant other, why not try something different? Every once in awhile, it can be…

by Jay Medley|28 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Have you ever seen someone posting a gym selfie and found it to be super annoying or self-centered? Or maybe you thought it was a cry for attention? Well, even though some people find them to be irritating and unnecessary, gym selfies can actually be good for certain reasons. While…

by Jay Medley|19 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
This the season to be jolly, and the holiday season only comes around once a year. So, you might as well enjoy it while it’s here, right? One fun way to do so is to incorporate some holiday tunes into your workout playlist. While you may be thinking that Christmas…

by Jay Medley|19 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
With winter here to stay - for at least a little while - the temperatures are dipping, leaving us in the mood for warm and hearty meals. And especially in the busy hustle and bustle of our day to day lives, it can be difficult to carve out the time…

by Jay Medley|19 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When the weather starts to turn a bit colder, it marks a time of year that people start to crave being indoors more often. However, we know that sometimes, you can start to go a little stir-crazy. It’s only natural - people are meant to be active and who doesn’t…

by Jay Medley|19 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Christmas is right around the corner, and who doesn’t love opening their stocking filled with goodies?! It’s always one of the best parts of Christmas morning, if we do say so ourselves. For all the fitness gurus in your life, there are tons of awesome stocking stuffer ideas that the…

by Jay Medley|19 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Everyone is always looking to be well-rounded and have a well-balanced life, right? A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and it keeps you from being bored or from doing the same old thing over and over again. Here in Houston, we are lucky enough to have…

by Jay Medley|19 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Cooking can be a love or hate thing for most people. Some people love doing it and have a natural knack for it, and others don’t like it as much and struggle to piece together delicious meals for themselves and others. Many people are not as well versed in the…

by Jay Medley|19 Dec 2016

If you haven't found the perfect gift yet, here's an idea...  Announcing the 2016 Holiday Sale!  Our way of saying thank you for being part of our climbing community. What's on sale? Annual memberships (normally $750) | Holiday Sale Price - $500 (Only 50 available. First come - First serve) 10-Visit…

by Jay Medley|19 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
These days, part of the fun and excitement of working out is having the chance to wear a fashionable and stylish workout outfit, right? There are so many options out there, forget the run-of-the-mill gray sweats and plain colored t-shirts. Now, there are clothes in all sorts of cuts, styles,…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
As everyone unfortunately knows, the winter is cold and flu season, leaving millions sniffling, coughing, and feeling lousy. When you’re feeling under the weather, you may wonder if you should still be working out. While we understand (and appreciate!) your dedication to your health and fitness, there are certainly ups…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Especially during the cold months of the winter, it seems like more and more people enjoy a cup of hot tea. Plus, there are so many varieties and flavors available nowadays, it’s inevitable that there is something that everyone will enjoy. However, the benefits of tea go past just the…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you own a business, one of the things that is important to you is that you are cultivating the qualities in your employees that are a great reflection on your organization. Furthermore, we understand that it’s important to you to build solid leaders that are capable of managing the…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
We all dread it, right? Going to the grocery store can be a long, irritating, and sometimes even frustrating experience, especially when the stores are busy and you are short on time. However, this is a chore that must be done, because - hey - everyone’s gotta eat! Especially when…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Whether you hit the gym in the morning or in the evening after work, you need to begin your day with the fuel necessary to be productive, happy and healthy. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day - and they aren’t lying! The Huffington Post reports…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
According to the CDC, adults need two and a half hours of exercise each week to be healthy. However, statistics show that only one in every five Americans can meet fitness standards when put to the test. That is only 21%! That is a staggering number and something must be…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you are trying to meet health and fitness goals, it can be extremely easy to get off track. Especially as a business owner, we know that you are looking to help employees meet their goals, in and out of the office. Healthier employees also equal happier employees, which means…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
For anyone who is an avid gym-goer, it’s no secret that there are certain fitness accessories and common items that you just cannot go without. Anything that makes your exercise routine easier, your body happier, and your life more simple is always a good thing, after all. With that being…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The holidays are filled with what seems like endless temptations, especially when it comes to eating and drinking. From champagne to wine, from savory appetizers to five course meals to luscious desserts - there is no escaping the calories associated with the holiday season. And, to be honest, who wants…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
For anyone who has ever struggled to get quality sleep, they know the terrible effects that an inadequate amount of rest can have on a person. The Better Sleep Council recommends that adults between the ages of 19 and 55 get eight hours of sleep per night in order to…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Houston has an endless list of fun things to do around town. However, we recognize that when you live somewhere, it can frequently feel like you are doing the same activities, going to the same spots, or seeing the same things over and over again. And, that can get old…

by Jay Medley|15 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
While the holidays are a fun time that are supposed to be filled with constant joy, they can also be filled with stress and anxiety, too. Since life in general can be stressful, whether it is during the holiday season or not, having your go-to places to destress is vital…

by Jay Medley|14 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Workout trends come and go, but even though not all of them stay in season for long - they are still super fun to try! Especially if you’re in a workout rut or looking to try something new, it’s always fun to dip your toe in the pond of themed…

by Jay Medley|14 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The holidays are coming quick, and a great way to celebrate with your employees is through a group outing. We’re sure that you’ve done it before - gone to a dinner or happy hour to commemorate the holiday season at work. So this year, why not try something different that…

by Jay Medley|13 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The number of hours per day that Americans are working are on the rise, according to an American Time Use survey published in 2015. While in 2003 the average person was working 8.46 hours each weekday, in 2015 that number had risen to an average of 8.57 hours each weekday.…

by Jay Medley|13 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
You may have heard of the movement towards “meatless Mondays”, where individuals are choosing to cut meat out of their diets each week on this day. There are many reasons that people have decided to do so, and it has gained popularity in recent years. Given that we here at…

by Jay Medley|13 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
As we wrote about in a recent post, most people are not getting the recommended 5 to 9 servings of fruits and veggies per day. While we gave you some tips on how to easily increase your intake to meet this daily goal, we wanted to also share with you…

by Jay Medley|13 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Experts recommend that we consume 5 to 9 servings per day of fruits and veggies in order to keep our diets and bodies healthy. However, studies show that 30% of Americans are not meeting those requirements on a day-to-day basis. That means 7 out of 10 people are not eating…

by Jay Medley|12 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you are feeling stressed, down, anxious, or just generally off - many times a workout can act as a good “reset” button that will leave you feeling refreshed afterwards. If you’ve ever had an intense workout after a long day, you know that you while you walk out of…

by Jay Medley|12 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Holiday shopping season has officially begun - and everywhere you go, that fact is almost painfully obvious. Every store in town boasts decorations and signs, reminding consumers there are only a certain amount of shopping days left until Christmas. Well, now that your shopping has officially begun, we know it…

by Jay Medley|12 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
As we mentioned in a recent article, tea is a great way to boost your immunity in the winter months where you are particularly susceptible to cold and flu. Besides that, there are many benefits to indulging in a cup of tea. We will take you through some of the…

by Jay Medley|3 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Especially as the holiday season grows nearer, many people make an increased effort to be healthier in order to avoid the typical weight gain from holiday parties and gatherings. I mean, all of those pies, cookies, and savory meals are quite hard to resist - but they aren’t always nice…

by Jay Medley|3 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
After you and your colleagues hit the gym and enjoy a rock climbing course at Texas Rock Gym, you are probably feeling many things. Besides exhilarated, satisfied, better bonded to your co-workers, and excited, you are probably also all going to be quite hungry. After all, the course is hard…

by Jay Medley|3 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
After a corporate fitness course, it is important to stay fueled up and fill your body with foods high in protein. Doing so has many benefits - from decreasing the likelihood of muscle soreness to promoting the growth and health of muscles in general. You may be wondering, though, what…

by Jay Medley|2 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
While the winter is coming quick, the scalding summer temperatures have subsided and cooler days are ahead. And what says winter like comfort foods? Basically nothing, in our opinion. However - typically - comfort foods tend to be rather unhealthy - high in carbs and calories, and not doing many…

by Jay Medley|2 Dec 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Being that the cold and flu season is gearing up to be in full swing, it is more important now than ever to encourage your employees to stay healthy. December to February is reported by WebMD to be peak flu season, with an average of 5% to 20% of U.S.…

by Jay Medley|30 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
To keep employees energized and on their feet, you typically think that keeping them well caffeinated is the best way to do so. And while a perfectly brewed cup of joe is the normal way to stay upbeat, could high levels of caffeine have negative impacts on your employees? Well,…

by Jay Medley|30 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Especially with cold and flu season approaching, it is important to encourage employees to stay healthy and happy. Promoting employee wellness may seem like a challenging task, but one way to make it easier is to encourage group activities that are both fun and have health benefits. We have rounded…

by Jay Medley|28 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Team building can seem like a tricky thing to facilitate in your office, - but the truth is that there is a wide array of options in the Houston area to spur team building among your employees. Planning an activity does not have to be a chore, but instead can…

by Jay Medley|28 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Low morale can act as a plague in your workplace, prompting moody or depressed employees, spurring internal conflict, - or even prompting employees to leave your company in search of a more satisfying work environment. To avoid this in your office, it’s important to understand the dangers of low morale…

by Jay Medley|28 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
In your office, we understand that efficiency is key to the success and achievement of your goals. We also understand that team-building activities can have a large effect in assisting your team when it comes to enhancing efficiency. You are probably wondering how that could be so, because most people…

by Jay Medley|28 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Rock climbing courses are more than just a fun activity to do at a gym. They are far from it, actually - allowing those who participate to reap many benefits. Especially when encouraging employees to enjoy these team building events together, it creates a bond between participants that will last…

by Jay Medley|28 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
There are many benefits to having a more cohesive team in your office. In fact, the list is almost endless! While Texas Rock Gym works to build your company’s team, promote leadership, and increase communication, before you participate in our team building activities it is important for you to understand…

by Jay Medley|27 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you’re planning a corporate event, it can be easy to rely on the same old ideas again and again. Happy hours, bowling, or dinners can get old quick - so why not plan something off the beaten path that your employees will be talking about for a while to…

by Jay Medley|27 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Especially with the holidays coming up, now is the time of year where people tend to gain weight. That being said, what better time than now to set up an employee fitness challenge to not only inspire those around you to get into better shape but to promote a sense…

by Jay Medley|15 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Rock climbing is a great way to increase trust among your team at work. It also encourages teams with newer members to bond and serves as a strong team building activity. There are many reasons for this. This is an innovative and different approach to get your teammates together outside…

by Jay Medley|15 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
A yoga class is not only a great way to stay healthy and in shape, but it also promotes team-building and helps individuals bond with each other on a different level. To add to that, yoga has endless benefits to those who practice it, from it being a calming force…

by Jay Medley|12 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The fourth quarter of the year can certainly be a stressful time in almost any office. As the year winds down, there is much pressure to close big deals, drive numbers up, and simply tie up loose ends. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, seven…

by Jay Medley|11 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
There are many reasons for someone to fall out of their normal workout routine - whether it be because someone wasn’t feeling well, they were exceptionally busy, they were on vacation, or some other reason. And - we totally get it - once someone has been out of it for…

by Jay Medley|11 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The American Chiropractic Association reports that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their lives and that Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain. Yoga is a wonderful way to improve posture and combat a common problem…

by Jay Medley|11 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you are preparing to attend your first yoga class, it can certainly be a bit intimidating if you are not a yoga regular. While we totally get your apprehension, we also know that there is absolutely nothing to be worried about! There are countless benefits to yoga, including a…

by Jay Medley|11 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
At your company, we understand that employee engagement is critical to your business succeeding and meetings its goals. That’s why we are here to provide you with an easy and fun solution to help increase employee engagement among your workers: group activities at Texas Rock Gym. Between our yoga classes…

by Jay Medley|11 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
In any office, there are many reasons to encourage further relaxation among employees. After all, it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind - filled with emails, meetings, due dates, and deliverables. However, your employees can only perform at the top of their abilities if they are…

by Jay Medley|11 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
As we discussed in our recent article about the toll a lack of engagement can take on a business, it is a vital part of your company. In order to maximize the productivity and effectiveness of your employees, employee engagement must be present. Texas Rock Gym works to promote your…

by Jay Medley|10 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Namaste! Yoga is all the rage in the fitness world for its wide array of health and wellness benefits, so why not allow your employees to take advantage of its benefits as well as use it as a team-building activity? We are proud to offer yoga classes at our gym…

by Jay Medley|10 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Typically, after a workout you will feel great about yourself and the improvements you are making to your health, wellness, and body overall. Especially after a group fitness session with your colleagues that bonded you all and led to better working relationships, you probably left feeling inspired. However, the next…

by Jay Medley|10 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Health and fitness are an important part of anyone’s life, but did you know they are also an important part of your office? Employees that are healthier and more physically fit are that much more likely radiate a positive attitude and make your office an all-around happier place to work.…

by Jay Medley|9 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
While the holidays are known as being “the most wonderful time of the year”, filled with parties, presents, and decorations, they can also be quite stressful as well. There are many factors that lead to individuals feeling stressed, sad, or even depressed during the holiday months, and this is not…

by Jay Medley|9 Nov 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Allergy season is in full swing, and while blooming flowers and budding trees look beautiful, their pollen can wreak havoc on allergy sufferers. Seasonal allergies can take a lot out of you, causing sinus pain and pressure, runny nose, itchy eyes, and general fatigue. Basically, when you’re bogged down with…

by Jay Medley|2 May 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If you’ve been to a rock climbing gym, or maybe even a weightlifting room, you’ve probably seen people using chalk. If you’re thinking about jumping on the chalk bandwagon, here is an introduction to chalk, what it does, the types, how to use them. Climbers (and weightlifters and gymnasts) use…

by Jay Medley|2 May 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The reason that TRX suspension training is a great workout is because it makes your body less stable, right? Using the straps makes your body have to pick up the slack, which engages your core for balance in addition to all of the muscle groups working to complete the moves.…

by Jay Medley|2 May 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Looking for new friendships, social connections, and maybe even love in all the wrong places? Not finding like-minded individuals who have the same interest in fitness as you? Whether you’re an adult looking for dates or new friendships, or the parent of homeschooled children looking to meet other families, or…

by Jay Medley|2 May 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
You work out your muscles, but what if your workout could benefit your brain, too? Your brain isn’t a muscle, it’s an organ, but exercise does it some good. From delivering lots of oxygen-rich blood to your grey matter, to learning new things, to reducing stress, exercise can have some…

by Jay Medley|2 May 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Looking for a physical activity that your whole team can do? One that involves team building and communication skills? Was no one on board for your softball team idea? Rock climbing is an exciting activity that you can get your team or group on board for. Whether you’re planning an…

by Jay Medley|2 May 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Yoga is a great compliment to your fitness routine, even if it includes other workouts. In fact, there are benefits to including yoga in your fitness plans no matter what other workouts you’re currently doing. You may have already incorporated yoga into your exercise rotation, but have you ever thought…

by Jay Medley|2 May 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Sure, you do a safety check and a warm up, but do you really prepare for a rock climbing wall? Do you put any forethought into that bouldering problem? You should. By reading a rock climbing wall, you will save yourself time, conserve energy, and become a better climber. In…

by Jay Medley|26 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Sweat is great for cooling your body off; it’s not so great for grip. Because you may get sweaty while climbing, your fingers won’t create the same dry friction against the holds that you need to get a great grip. Or maybe you’re having trouble getting a good grip on…

by Jay Medley|26 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Who would have thought that kids could get an etiquette lesson from climbing walls? You know that rock climbing can teach a child (or anyone of any age) to focus and to gain confidence in their abilities, but did you know about all of the social and etiquette lessons it…

by Jay Medley|26 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If you are pushing your body beyond its physical limits in a CrossFit class, you are likely at risk of overtraining. Overtraining occurs when the body is pushed to its physical limit (or maybe even past it) and not given time to recover before another workout. It can lead to…

by Jay Medley|26 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If you’re starting out in TRX, there’s something you need to know. More accurately, there’s something you need to know how to do. Not only will this tip give you a better, full-body workout, but it will prevent a variety of injuries. So what is the big tip? Stability is…

by Jay Medley|26 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Looking to get physical on a first date? Take your head out of the gutter and consider taking your date to an indoor rock climbing gym. Even if neither of you have climbed before, this can be a great way to learn something new together and will let you get…

by Jay Medley|26 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Have you heard your favorite professional athlete mentioning that yoga is part of their fitness regime? Yoga is great for athletes, no matter what sport you practice because you can choose a yoga style that complements the training you do. Yoga can increase your flexibility, improve balance, build muscle, help…

by Jay Medley|26 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Think you need to sign your children up for a softball team to teach them about competition and teamwork? Not so. Non-traditional competitive teams can be a great alternative that will keep children interested, give them a great physical activity, and teach lots of life lessons. Kids can learn a…

by Jay Medley|24 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Pushing your body past its physical limits is not the way to get ahead when you’re training. Though it is touted in many fitness regimes as the way to go, it can actually do more harm than good and can lead to overtraining. The point of exercise is to push…

by Jay Medley|23 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
You can learn a lot about your team members by how they approach rock climbing. When faced with a climbing wall, do they jump on the wall or stand back to survey the route? Can they trust in their teammates and their own abilities? Will they make a leap of…

by Jay Medley|23 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
You know that TRX suspension training can get you into shape, but did you know that you can use it to rehab after an injury? It can even help you to prevent future injuries. You may have even seen those distinctive yellow straps hanging from the ceiling at your physical…

by Jay Medley|23 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
You’ve got your harness on, so do you head for the bouldering wall or a top rope wall? And can you start on a wall that says it’s a 5.8? Does all of this read like jargon to you? Rock climbing may seem intimidating before you hit the gym, but…

by Jay Medley|23 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
So you tried yoga that one time… Even if you didn’t take a liking to yoga at that class, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a yoga class out there for you. There are many, many different types of yoga for different skill levels with different goals. Are you a…

by Jay Medley|23 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you’re looking to lose weight and get in shape, it can be tough to find a fun workout that you’ll stick with, so odds are that you’re looking into all sorts of exercises. Rock climbing provides a great, full-body workout, but is it good for losing weight? Unfortunately, rock…

by Jay Medley|23 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Stumped for an activity that your church youth group, sports team, scout troop, or class will enjoy? It’s tough to be the leader of a youth group, finding activities that will be seen as cool by the kids and wholesome by the parents. Plus, the outings should have a purpose,…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
TRX suspension training is an immensely popular, very intense workout that you’ve likely seen ads for (for the at-home system,) read articles about, or even seen in practice at your gym. The nylon straps used in the workout are portable and easy to set up nearly anywhere, but many gyms…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Homeschooled students need exercise, it’s even the law in some states. Coming up with entertaining, engaging workout ideas for kids can be tough as picky children can grow tired of the same activities day in and day out. There are…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
What’s better than hosting a birthday party that encourages kids to get their daily exercise in while they have fun with their friends? Activity birthday parties are extremely popular because it takes away some of the planning for parents and gives the kids a new and memorable experience. Rock climbing…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you think about exercise to lose weight, you probably picture cardio. Treadmills, spin classes, and aerobics might come to mind for where to get a calorie-burning, fat-busting workout, but you can actually get better results with TRX suspension training. Yes, TRX training to lose weight! It’s an intense workout…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Got a group of near-strangers that you want to turn into a cohesive team? Skip the traditional team-building exercises (we’re looking at you, fact-about-me games and trust falls,) and try rock climbing. Even if no one in your group has climbed before, or if you have people of different skill…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Planning a child’s birthday party can be a lot of work, and there is a lot of pressure to plan activities to keep the party guests occupied. Luckily, rock climbing is a great birthday party option and can take all of the tedious planning and hosting duties away from you…

by Jay Medley|12 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Whether you’re doing yoga at home or at a studio/gym, you’ll need a yoga mat. Buying a mat seems like a simple task until you realize how many different types of mats there are. There is a huge range of yoga mats with varying features and prices. Here are a…

by Jay Medley|6 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
So you’ve been rock climbing, you joined a climbing gym, and you’ve made a big decision about taking the next step – stepping into your very own pair of rock climbing shoes. So now what? How do you choose the right pair of climbing shoes? How can you figure out…

by Jay Medley|6 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Carbs are one of the latest foods to be vilified by diet and nutrition advice, but they don’t deserve the bad rap. Well, not all of them do. We think of donuts, bread, pasta, and French fries when we hear the word ‘carbs.’ It’s time to rethink carbs because not…

by Jay Medley|6 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If your body is a machine, you need to give it the right fuel for it to work. Eating the right foods before a workout will help you to get the most out of the exercises and will make you feel great – because no one wants to feel bogged…

by Jay Medley|6 Apr 2016

rock climbing birthday party

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
When you host a child’s birthday party, it can feel like the children are climbing the walls. But, what if you could actually let them climb the walls instead with a rock climbing birthday party? Many rock climbing gyms offer rock climbing birthday party options, which means that you don’t…

by Jay Medley|6 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
High-intensity workouts have become popular, but they’re leading to possibly dangerous workouts that can lead to overtraining and injury. Some workouts, fitness instructors, and gyms even encourage something called training to failure, which they claim will lead to gains, but it can actually stall your progress or send you backwards…

by Jay Medley|6 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
You’ll often hear that yoga is beneficial to many aspects of your life, but did you know that it can improve your rock climbing? Yoga is a perfect complement to rock climbing as it can improve your flexibility, stability, strength, endurance, and focus. You can prevent injuries, prepare mentally, and…

by Jay Medley|6 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
The weather is getting warmer and the clothing is coming off. This is the time of year when many people start making new fitness goals so that they can look great in bathing suits, shorts, and other barely-there outfits. You can set a fitness goal, too! Whether you want to…

by Jay Medley|5 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
It’s never too late to make a healthy change but it turns out that the earlier a child starts living a healthy lifestyle, the more successful these habit will likely be. We’re all living sedentary lives these days, even children; most of us don’t get the recommended amount of exercise.…

by Jay Medley|5 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Kids and teens at overnight lock-in events can have a lot of excited energy, so you can give them an outlet for it by locking them into a rock climbing gym! If you've ever planned a lock-in, or are currently facing the task, you know that it can be daunting…

by Jay Medley|5 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
“I want to get toned.” You’ll hear this a lot from those who are starting workout plans. It’s a goal that generally means that you want to slim down and see some lean muscles – not adding the bulky, massive muscles of a bodybuilder. This is a common request among…

by Jay Medley|5 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Post-workout snacks are crucial. The right snack can help you feel energized and build muscles; the wrong snacks (or no snack) can make you feel sluggish and worn out. Luckily, there are plenty of easy-to-make or readily available foods that meet all of your post-workout nutritional requirements. After exercise, your…

by Jay Medley|5 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Is there anything more cringe-worthy than seeing a team-building exercise on the meeting agenda? Can’t stand to do another trust-fall with your coworkers? Team-building exercises don't have to be this way; there are so many fun activities that can bring a team together, build morale, and boost many teamwork skills…

by Jay Medley|5 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
So you overdid it in TRX class yesterday. Your muscles hurt so badly that you can barely move, but you know it’s the good kind of pain that tells you that you’ve accomplished something and you’re building muscles. Still, that good feeling isn’t helping you to move without grimacing. There’s…

by Jay Medley|5 Apr 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Flu season is still going, and colds still circulate throughout the summer. The bad news is that you can get sick at any time of year, which can really mess up your workout routine. Is it safe to workout with a cold? What about working out with the flu? Sometimes…

by Jay Medley|28 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
We need eight glasses of water a day, we don’t need eight glasses of water a day. We’re all dehydrated all the time, we’re coming close to water overdoses. There are a lot of mixed messages about how much water we really need every day. We know that water is…

by Jay Medley|28 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
So you’re ready to start TRX suspension training classes! These have become incredibly popular recently with good reason – they offer a great core workout and are adaptable to all fitness levels. Because it is so adaptable, it can be done by different fitness levels and those with injuries. Booking…

by Jay Medley|28 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
It can feel like kids are crawling up the walls when they have a lot of energy, so letting them rock climb so they can literally climb the walls feels like a natural idea. How old do you have to be to start rock climbing? When should kids start rock…

by Jay Medley|28 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
As you think up ways to improve your climbing, more climbing seems like the obvious choice. Too much climbing can tire out your muscles, leading to injury, or it might just leave you bored. Luckily, you can work and stretch the muscles needed for climbing by doing other activities, which…

by Jay Medley|28 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
TRX training has exploded in popularity. It’s in the news, on TV, and it’s popping up in gyms and homes everywhere. Developed for Navy SEALs, it is known for offering a great, intense workout (if the SEALs do it, you know it’s got to be tough.) TRX stands for Total…

by Jay Medley|28 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Homeschooled students can reap many benefits from extracurricular activities, but it can be hard to find the right one. Many colleges are looking for more than just great academic scores, but additional activities outside of the classroom, too. From social to physical to educational, the benefits that come from the…

by Jay Medley|28 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
We get by with a little help from our friends, and we get a great workout with the help of a group class! Exercising in a group class can help motivate you, give you a great workout, and change up your routine enough to give you great results. You can’t…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
I have a fear of falling. I scaled a 36-foot rock climbing wall. These two statements shouldn’t go together, but they’re both true. It turns out that I’m not the only climber who has overcome fears to reach the summit, climbers with a fear of heights are quite common. If…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Warming up is one of the most important parts of a workout, but it’s often overlooked. Without a proper warm-up, you could suffer from decreased performance, plus you’re at risk of injury and extra soreness after the climb. It’s not hard to get a great warm-up, so there’s no excuse…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
You bought your shoes so that you could enjoy a hard workout, you used them for hard workouts, and now they smell like you’ve performed some hard workouts. Luckily, it’s easy to get those shoes smelling and looking fresh again so that you don’t have to be embarrassed to take…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If you’ve been shopping for workout clothing lately, odds are that you’ve seen compression gear. They’re the leggings you see worn under shorts on runners, the tall socks, arm and leg bands, or skin-tight shirts you see on athletes. These ultra-tight garments come with big claims about their benefits, everything…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Have you hit a wall in your training? Is your workout routine not bringing you the same results? You’ve hit a plateau! Your body has adapted and no longer burns as many calories or works as hard to complete the same exercises. Your body was made to adapt to regular…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
It feels like there are a million reasons not to work out on your lunch break – the biggest, perhaps, being that you might not even leave your desk for lunch. There are actually plenty of reasons why you should work out at lunch time. You can carve out time…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Starting a new exercise regime can be tough, especially if the workout is intense. Speaking of intense workouts, there’s TRX suspension training. This is a notoriously tough - but effective - workout. TRX suspension training uses nylon straps with handles that you use to suspend yourself. You use your body…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
If you’ve just completed your first climb, you know that rock climbing is a great workout. You’re feeling accomplished, proud, and – let’s face it – sore. Rock climbing uses many muscles, making it a full body workout. Same with TRX suspension training, intense circuit training, and all kinds of…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
What you do after a workout is almost as important as what you do during the workout. You stress the muscles out during the physical activity, but you actually build the muscles during downtime, so it’s a good idea to put as much thought into your recovery routine as your…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Rock climbing is a fun activity, but it can be more than a hobby – if you love it, you can compete! It’s even being considered as one of the competitions for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (the International Olympic Committee will decide this August.) So how exactly does…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Yoga is a very popular activity, but it can feel daunting to walk into a yoga studio with experienced students for the first time. Here are the things you need to know before you go to a yoga class for the first time. What You’ll Need -Yoga Mat: Your yoga…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Not all physical activities are created equal, especially when it comes to the educational aspect for children. Kids learn about the world from everything they do, including sports. With all of the negative attention surrounding contact team sports, many parents are looking for non-contact activities for kids that still give…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
It’s no surprise that rock climbing offers a great workout, it takes strength to get all of your body weight up a wall! There are more benefits than the obvious ones that come to mind like building arm muscles. You’ll work your entire body, including your mind, make yourself feel…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
So you’ve decided to try a boot camp… but now you must decide on the right one. Not all boot camps are created equal: there are different types of exercises, different settings, different times, and different instruction styles. The trick is to find the one that fits you, your lifestyle,…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
You’re slouched in your chair, or maybe you’re curled around your laptop or craning your neck toward your phone with the dreaded ‘text neck.’ You might save your good posture (the kind your mother nagged you about) for when you run into an ex. Proper posture is actually very important…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
No one wants to look like a complete beginner when they start something new, so we’ve compiled a handy guide to get you started with indoor rock climbing terms. Your rock climbing gym should introduce you to many of these terms in an introductory safety class, but you can be…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
You know that rock climbing offers a great workout. You know that rock climbing challenges you mentally and physically, keeping you interested and engaged. You know that rock climbing just looks and sounds really cool. So, are you ready to try it yet? It may seem daunting to get started…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
These days, you’ll often hear about the importance of strengthening your core. You know that core strength is really important… for lots of things… because it’s the core… it sounds important, right? It must be important. So you know that you have to strengthen your core, but do you know…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

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Jay
Some things don’t last forever, like your workout regime. Sticking to exactly the same exercises will get results for the first little while, but then they just stop. You hit a dreaded plateau, that flat part of your fitness line graph where you stop building muscle or stop losing weight.…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
You may have heard about TRX suspension training, or maybe you’ve seen it on TV (it’s been featured on The Biggest Loser) but how can you tell if it’s for you? Developed by the Navy SEALs, this workout involves nylon straps with handles on the ends. You can do many…

by Jay Medley|21 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
What are the benefits of indoor rock climbing? It’s no surprise that indoor rock climbing offers a great workout.  It does take strength to get all of your body weight up a wall! There are more benefits than the obvious ones that come to mind like building great looking arm…

by Jay|7 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
Is your posture in need some yoga? You’re slouched in your chair, or maybe you’re curled around your laptop or craning your neck toward your phone with the dreaded ‘text neck.’  You might save your good posture (the kind your mother nagged you about) for when you run into an…

by Jay|1 Mar 2016

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Jay
So you’ve decided to try a boot camp workout class… but now you must decide on the right one. Not all boot camp workouts in Houston are created equal: there are different types of exercises, different settings, different times, and different instruction styles. The trick is to find the one…

by Jay|1 Mar 2016

October 7, 2014 by
Jay
New to the sport of indoor rock climbing? No one wants to look like a complete beginner when they start something new, so we’ve compiled a handy guide to get you started with indoor rock climbing terms. Your rock climbing gym should introduce you to many of these terms in…

by Jay|5 Jan 2016

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October 7, 2014 by
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Are you looking for new ways to be a better, whether it pertains to climbing, eating, fitness or overall life habits? We hear about all kinds of things in the health world, like the latest strength training or workout program, the “must have” gear and a multitude of different eating…

by Jay|24 Jun 2015

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Hey everyone... Texas Rock Gym is getting a brand new floor in the climbing area! That’s right, we're pulling out the old stuff and installing a brand new flooring system in our entire 4500+ sq ft climbing area! So say goodbye to the old, shredded up, recycled rubber flooring we…

by Jay|13 Nov 2014

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by Jay|7 Nov 2014