In my opinion, the best workout is the one in which you don’t realize you’re actually doing it. That’s why I love climbing so much! Although this is a full body workout, it seems to be more of a personal challenge to see if you can get to the top, at least in my personal opinion. It’s been a while since I’ve climbed and after all that time indoors due to bad weather, I have quite a bit of extra energy to burn off!
One of the first activities that came to mind was rock climbing, but where else can you do such a thing near Kalamazoo? I recently acquired my own climbing shoes and can’t wait to use them. Turns out there are several indoor options in the area, and even more if you’re a student. Who knows, after climbing inside you might feel inspired to do the real thing like they do in Marquette!
Kalamazoo Climb – Downtown Kalamazoo
If you’re up for a challenge, Climb Kalamazoo offers a true rock climbing experience. The facility offers over 10,000 square feet of climbing surfaces, two bouldering areas, and 32 top ropes stations. Open 7 days a week, all levels of experience and fitness are welcome, and if you don’t have a belay partner, no problem! Climb Kalamazoo also offers self-belays for solo climbers.
Borgess Health and Fitness Center – Kalamazoo
In addition to its lap pool, indoor track, and state-of-the-art fitness equipment, the “region’s first medical fitness facility” is also home to an indoor rock wall for members.
SRC Climbing Wall – WMU Campus
If you are a student at Western, the Student Resource Center climbing wall is free. Called the “Broncos Ledge”, the wall is open to all SRC members and is the perfect exercise for every muscle group. It’s also a great place to make new friends!
Are you brave enough to tackle a rock climbing wall?
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