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Yoga – Tai Chi – Kung Fu – Aikido

Yoga

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7pm-8pm and Wednesday mornings from 9am-10am in the upstairs room.

Yoga classes are the perfect compliment to improving your rock climbing.

 

  • It increases endurance, strength, and flexibility.
  • Mental endurance and physical stamina are tested through holding postures for extended breaths.
  • Arm and shoulder strength is multiplied as you use your own body weight for resistance.
  • Lats and other back muscles begin to support the spine better than before.
  • Abdominals and obliques are refined and sharpened through building core muscles.
  • Poor and average posture begins to correct itself over time.
  • Hip flexors are stretched and rebuilt.
  • Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves are tightened and lengthened where they need to be.

TRG Members with an annual or monthly subscription membership can attend all of our yoga classes for free.

Non-members can attend for $10 per session.

Ideally, students should arrive 10-15 minutes early to arrange their belongings, lay down their mat, and begin to relax.  We have some studio yoga mats, but it’s always recommended to bring your own. Blocks are provided.

Tai Chi

Thursdays from 7pm-8:30pm and Saturdays 9:30am-11am in the upstairs room.

Tai chi is a Chinese martial art that teaches precision and coordination through slow, careful movements.  It can help improve your climbing by teaching you:

 

  • Rooting: how to stand stably despite outside forces that might otherwise push you off balance
  • Centering: how to collect your mind to focus on the task at hand, despite outside distractions
  • Power: how to use the strong muscles of the body to perform actions that are not directly connected with them
  • Body alignment: how to angle each part of the body for maximum strength and stability, to help prevent injury

TRG Members with an annual or monthly subscription membership can attend our Tai Chi classes for free.

Non-members can attend for $10 per session or $50 per month. A first visit to check it out is free.

Kung Fu

Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm and Saturdays 11am-12:30pm in the upstairs room.

Kung fu classes at TRG focus on more dynamic movement including kicking, striking, blocking and joint locks.  Learning these techniques can be helpful to your climbing by:

 

  • Improving flexibility and balance for techniques such as heel hooks and stemming
  • Stretching out muscles in the forearm to prevent injuries to the fingers, wrists and elbows
  • Increasing endurance to allow you to stay on the wall longer
  • Teaching calmness and clear thinking in dangerous or frightening situations

TRG Members with an annual or monthly subscription membership can attend our Kung Fu classes for free.

Non-members can attend for $10 per session or $50 per month.  A first visit to check it out is free.

Aikido

Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm-8pm in the workout room.

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that focuses on using the strength and power of an attacker to defeat an attack.  Based on the fighting arts and philosophy of the Samurai, this system dates back 1,000’s of years.  Not only is Aikido an excellent system for self-defense, it will also compliment your climbing by:

 

  • improving your balance

  • improving your physical and mental coordination

  • improved focus on breathing

  • working muscle groups that are not commonly used in climbing to balance overall strength

  • improving your core strength

TRG Members with an annual or monthly subscription membership can attend our Aikido classes for free.

Non-members can attend for $10 per session.

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