Do you ever find yourself sitting around trying to think of what to do on the weekend? For me, it’s always a hard balance of whether to have a lazy Saturday or an active one. Last weekend, Colton and I went with another couple to Canyons Climbing Gym in Frisco to do something different. We didn’t expect to get in an amazing workout and have a ton of fun!
We noticed several children at first and thought we may be the only adults. That was not the case at all. There were all levels of climbers throughout the gym. Canyons was well-kept, clean and the employees were eager to help out.
I loved that the boys could get belay trained so that we had the freedom to climb any wall and not have to wait for staff. The training took less than 10 minutes, then we were on our way.
Canyons Climbing Gym also has 5 auto-belays, so that you don’t need a person with you. I had trouble trusting the auto belay with my descent at first, but it supports all weights and worked great.
All of their walls are ranked for various levels and there are many different climbing options. Experienced climbers can go upside down, up angled walls, and routes with smaller rocks. Non-experienced climbers like myself have a variety of options as well.
The boulder wall is challenging, but it does not require a rope.
To be honest, I expected to get an arm workout, but I had no idea how much cardio is involved in rock climbing. My heart rate was racing, arms aching, and I was sweating like crazy.
Not to mention, my arms were sore for days afterwards. This is an incredible upper body workout. Canyons Climbing Gym offers yoga classes for their members, so check it out for yourself.
Go find your nearest climbing gym (or check out Canyons Climbing Gym if you are near Frisco) and get in a different, fun workout.
Have you ever been to Canyons Climbing Gym or any other rock climbing place? Leave me a comment below!