You can do it!
Climbing is a great way of getting in shape...many people believe they need to get
fit to try rock climbing, at ECAT we believe the opposite to be true - climbing is the
perfect way to reach your personal fitness goals. Our centre allows for climbers of
any level of fitness to develop themselves in an environment that is friendly,
relaxed and fun. Climbing a great way of burning calories, improving
strength flexibility and co-ordination, be warned..it is also quite addicitive.
Have the workout of your life and leave behind the traditional feel of "exercising":)
Not only does rockclimbing use all of the body's muscles, the brain receives a good
workout as well! Climbing has an inherent component of problem solving, unlocking
the devious sequences of holds, moves and positions can often be the keys to
success. Described as chess, gymnastics and dance combined, climbing has the
weapons to reinforce your mind body and soul.
Benefits of rock climbing
Lose weight / burn calories
Develop muscle strength and tone
Increase functional flexibility and joint range of motion
Increase kineasthetic skill (learn to move freely and with confidence)
Increase aerobic and anaerobic capacity and endurance
Develop problem solving and analytical skills
Develop emotional control focussing skills
Common Myths and Misconceptions
You need to be fit to try climbing...
Climbing requires upper body strength...
Climbing will give me big muscles...
Climbing is easy...
Benefits of Personal Training
Reduced risk of injury
At ECAT we recommend Dave Boon for your fitness and weight
loss needs. Dave is an independant personal trainer who is
not afraid to combine traditional fitness and health
techniques with fresh and effective elements to help his
clients reach their targets sooner. Check out his bio via the