Friday, May 30, 2014

Come Climb With Me

Hey did I tell you guys that we joined a new gym? It sort of makes me excited to start working out gain. Some pictures of the awesomeness of the new gym:

I am one that didn't love cycle class, but have been taking it the past two weeks and sort of loving it - picture found via their website

Seriously this is actually a picture of the pool area. Baby Fox is too short to go on the slides but in 4 inches he'll be ready to go! There are is also an indoor and outdoor lap pools.

taken by a fellow member, found via Yelp

This is the locker room, love that I don't have to bring my own towel and they have all of the necessary toiletries too, even razors and shaving cream (sidenote: I've never actually used shaving cream before, weird I know)

Image found on their website

Anyway, the main reason we really joined the club was for this:

Image found on their Facebook page
Back when we first got married Mr. and I took a rock climbing class at our local rock gym. We loved it so much that we started going to Joshua Tree to rock climb with friends

along with going to our local rock gym

But then we bought a house, had kids and haven't been back since Baby Fox was born...actually before that since pregnancy and rock climbing don't mix well. Plus there isn't really a rock gym close to use any more.

Now that this gym has a rock gym, Mr. and I are trying to do a rock climbing date once a week, we're loving it!

Join me on a climb:

Here we are all set and ready to go

Not that far off the ground, I found a good footing and hold, yep he's the only one keeping me from "hitting the ground"

A little further up

Almost there...just a little further, but gotta stop to take a picture

Made it to the top
I am no longer on the wall, Mr. is holding me up so that I could take this picture. Note to self: Don't wear dark colored shirt for climbing...chalk is everywhere!

My view from up there - this is actually a different climb than the one from above

Had to take this one over my shoulder. I was actually on a self belay (mechanical, no Mr. down below holding me up) and if you fall there is no stopping, it takes you back to the ground, so I took the picture over my shoulder so I won't fall, Mr. and I were racing up the wall. I won.

At the Top

Doesn't it make you want to go find a rock wall? Trust me I am scared of heights, so if I can do it, you can do it too! I actually was really scared of the self belay and had a tough time trusting some mechanism to lower me down...

I did take a video on my way down, but it wasn't very good, I'll try again next week.

So now that you've seen it, want to try it? It's a great workout and fun too!

Hope you guys have a great weekend!


  1. geez we don`t have gyms like that here!

  2. You're lucky you and your SO share this in common. I use to climb alot. My fiance is afraid of heights, so that makes it a little more difficult to get out and go. LOL.

    1. yea that would be difficult, but tell him that I'm totally afraid of heights too, I just don't look down, just keep looking up! :)