There are so many ways to keep fit at home without having to buy expensive and sometimes tricky to install equipment! As Head Coach I am always encourage kids to cross train by including any kind of cardio training like running or cycling. You definitely get puffed when scaling a wall that is almost 20 metres tall and adding in this cross training really helps!
In general, the best exercises for kids really are bodyweight exercises as they build great strength and overall fitness but also drastically reduce the potential of injury and accidents that can often occur from using any kind of weights or heavy equipment.
During this time when kids aren’t able to train at their beloved climbing gyms there are plenty of exercises they can be doing from home that help to keep their bodies strong and healthy. In particular, antagonist training is super important it involves training the opposite muscles that we use to climb! By training these antagonist muscles we have equal measure of strength working together and it keeps our bodies working together in balance and research shows it drastically reduces your chances of getting injured!
So what are antagonist training?!
First off: Push ups! Obviously when we climb we are using our pull strength which means we need to work the opposite muscles! Plus, you can do push ups anywhere!
Next: Finger extensions! Using a regular elastic band (or if you have one those elastics with specific finger spots) stretch your fingers to full extension to work the muscles that extend your fingers rather than clench them like in climbing!
Last but not least: Core! We use a lot of our back muscle (muscle in our posterior chain) in climbing and the best way to support them and prevent injury is to have a strong core! This can include short planks where you make sure you tuck your belly button in or working on more difficult exercises like a v-snap!
During this difficult time our Head Coach Moriah is writing workout programs for climbers of all ages and skill levels. If you need help with home workouts feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that Gravity Worx is expanding? We are working with Climb ICP on a BRAND NEW bouldering gym in the empty right hand wing of our gym! We have already bought a range of beautiful new holds and cannot wait for the next instalment to come!
Stay tuned and watch this space for more information!
A few of the email accounts we have on our list have been bouncing! If your child was enrolled in Term 1 2020 of Youth Squad this year and you have not been receiving emails please drop us an email to email@example.com and we will ensure you are added to our mailing list for Youth Squad updates! This will include important announcements such as when classes will be able to resume this year.
If your child did not attend classes in Term 1 of this year but you would like to stay up to date on when classes will be resuming feel free to email us and we can add you to our mailing list to ensure you get all future updates as we announce them!
As of the 9th of July we are temporarily closed due to the new restrictions in metropolitan melbourne. The estimated time for these restrictions is 6-weeks. We look forward to reopening when the restrictions are lifted.
Our Head Coach Moriah is checking her emails and busily writing home workout programs to support our climbing community. If you need any help with your isolation workouts or anything in general she encourages you to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
As of Monday the 6th of July all memberships and 10/5 visit passes will be reactivated.
We are still only allowed 20 people at a time in the gym as such you will still need to book online. As of Monday all bookings will be done through our website gravityworx.com.au If you are not ready to come back to climbing just yet, that’s fine! Just email us at email@example.com and we can hold off on reactivating your membership or 10/5 visit passes.
Please remember we must all follow the premiers restrictions and to be covid safe as per the department of health guidelines.
Our adult development squads are run by our Head Coach Moriah. The squads run weekly with 8-week blocks for both Open Age Men and Women. The classes run with weekly themes to guide climbers through their training.
The Development squads are for committed adults who are seeking a training program to further progress their climbing skills.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL our online bookings system will soon be up and running.
WHO: Any climber (of any skill level) wishing to attend weekly training to improve their skills and overall climbing ability
WHEN: Our next 8 week block start on Wednesday the 15th of July Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm for Mens, Thursday 6:30-7:30pm for Womens Friday 6:30-7:30pm for Mixed
COST: $90 for 8 sessions (Members) $260 for 8 sessions (Non-Members) includes full day pass on class days.
email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions
During this time, we will be running a reduced weekly youth squad timetable. Furthermore, there will be new rules around Youth Squad in order to keep our staff and all others involved safe and healthy.
Youth Squad participants must be able to manage clipping themselves in and out of auto belays by themselves and understand that coaches are unable to clip them in and out during this time.
Youth Squad participants must also be able to put on their own harness without the help of a staff member.
Youth Squad participants need to understand that they must practice social distancing and are not to crowd other climbers or staff.
Youth Squad participants must be able to attend classes without parent supervision as spectators are not allowed at this time.
Youth Squad participants must understand that although they may have previously been taught to top rope belay depending on the decision of the coaches they may be asked to simply climb on auto belays only for their own and others safety.
The weekly timetable will be as follows, Youth Squad members must enrol in the level at which they were at during Term 1 of 2020:
We have been working hard updating our email and website. If you have questions for us feel free to drop us an email as our email is now up and running again after some administration time spent fixing it.
If your questions is in relation to Classes or Coaching please contact our Head Coach Moriah at email@example.com
If you have questions about bookings or general inquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will re-open on Monday the 22nd of June! Due to the current pandemic you will need to book in advance! Please read the information below and book your climbing session through TryBooking, booking will open 9am Monday the 15th of June.
Gravity Worx Climbing Gym is focused on ensuring the safety of our staff and our patrons.
Upon our re-open on the 22nd of June we will be operating a little differently to ensure adherence to government guidelines.
If you are feeling unwell stay home.
All bookings to be made and prepaid ($20) through Trybooking, booking will open Monday the 15th of June.
Sessions will be 1.5hours of duration. We apologise for the inconvenience however change rooms, stretching areas and fitness equipment will be off limits within this phase. Toilets will be open.
Maximum of 20 customers in our building at any time, during mandated Phase II recovery plan. This will change in the next phase of recovery.
You will need to wait outside until your session time and then leave promptly at the end of your session.
Maintain social distancing of 1.5m. Leave a rope station between climbers
A cleaning protocol will occur between sessions.
No spectators. You will need to pay for a session to be inside the building.
Water refill station is closed. Please ensure you bring your water bottle.
Rental Harnesses and shoes need to be placed in isolation for 72 hours after use, as such some are available ($10 per item) but need to arrange three days prior. Please contact directly via email at email@example.com and state shoe or harness size, please await confirmation prior to booking a climbing timeslot.
We are not permitted to allow the use of loose chalk.
Liquid Chalk is allowed, and we aim to have stocks available for purchase.
Wash/sanitise your hands before and after your climbing session.
Please do not change climbing partners during your session
You will need to sign in and out under government tracking requirements and must record hire gear tracking number if being used
Auto belays will be operational.
Remember this is only meant to be for a short timeframe (under the Federal Governments plan they expect this phase to only last for about 3 weeks – around 13th July) as such 5/10 visit passes and memberships will remain frozen and inactive until further restrictions are lifted and allow for unlimited climbing experience of true membership value. No group classes / coaching until further notice. We are aiming for squads to resume after 13th July for term 3 but will depend on easing of restrictions.