Skating is a great cardio workout that not only builds your leg muscles but your upper body muscles too, as you’re rotating your upper torso and using your arms and shoulders to “pump” while you skate. The motion of roller skating also leads to physical benefits, including increasing your balance and coordination. Skating helps with proprioception (awareness of your body in space and time), as it requires focus to maintain good form, stay upright, and continue moving in the right direction. And it works your body through many planes of motion, whereas many other forms of cardio tend to be linear. Not to mention, it’s just fun. Whether you’re outside or at an indoor skating rink, alone, or with friends, roller skating can get your body moving without you even realizing you’re working out
Rock climbing is one of the biggest trends in physical fitness, and with good reason. Climbing appeals to people of all ages and skill levels – not just to elite athletes with impressive upper body strength – because it’s easy to get started. Since you don’t need any fancy equipment right away, anyone can show up at a local gym and start climbing. Indoor rock climbing is excellent for both beginners looking for a safe place to get started and for seasoned climbers who want to challenge themselves.
So what exactly can you expect when you show up at the gym? You’ve probably seen the walls with colourful wedges and shapes to grip with your hands and feet as you climb. To climb your first wall, you’ll just need a pair of shoes, a bag of chalk (to keep your hands from slipping), and a harness.
But don’t equate simple with easy. Successfully reaching the top will challenge both your body and your mind. You’ll get a great upper and lower body workout, and every climb will require mental focus and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone.
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350msq bouldering wall R110 kids R140 adults