Vertical climbing is unlike any other cardio exercises. Full body, low impact and efficient, follow the steps below to crush your first climb!
Remember to drink lots of water before, during, and after your CLMBR class. Our high-energy sessions will get you sweating, so water will be crucial during and after your workout.
2) Fuel Up
Try and eat a high carbohydrate, moderate protein, and low-fat snack or meal 30 minutes before climbing. It is important to nourish your body properly before a workout to ensure you will have enough energy and stamina to crush your class.
3) Get in Gear
Make sure to wear closed-toed sneakers while climbing. No special climbing shoes are required. Breathable and comfortable athletic clothing is recommended.
4) Easy does it
It can take some time for climbing to feel intuitive, and it is completely normal to feel mentally and physically exhausted after your first class. It takes practice to get the hang of the lingo, sequences, and physical exertion.
Be sure to pace yourself and take breaks when you need them. It's also important to make sure that you're keeping a loose grip on the handlebars and taking a second to move your feet. This will help avoid any numbness that may occur in hands and feet while your body adjust to vertical climbing.
5) Start Small
CLMBR combines cardio conditioning with strength training, which is why it’s important to start small and work your way up to more challenging climbs. Start with a short intro class and increase the duration and challenge of your climbs as you go on in order to get your body adjusted to the exercise.
6) Familiarize Yourself with the Machine
Before taking a class, make sure to get comfortable with the machine. Read our blog post “How to Adjust CLMBR to your Body” and “How to Maintain Good Form While Climbing.” These articles will help you set up your machine properly and outline ways to maintain proper form on the CLMBR.
We also recommend making sure that your CLMBR has plenty of surrounding space. Keep pets and children away from the CLMBR while you're actively using the machine and working out.
7) Get Carried Away
With CLMBR’s engaging and energetic content, it is easy to get lost in the moment. Whether it’s the fun music or the motivating instructors, CLMBR classes will keep you engaged the whole time.