FitReserve Studio Spotlight: Brooklyn Boulders
It’s up, up, and away at Brooklyn Boulders, a climbing gym in Queensbridge and Somerville. Whether you’re into bouldering, rappelling, or climbing, you can find it at Queensbridge's 25,000 square foot facility or Somerville's 40,000 square foot facility, which also offer strength training, cardio, and yoga classes. Climbs are led by Certified Climbing Instructors that will teach you techniques – along with the oh-so-important proper way to tie climbing knots. Whether you’re new to the sport or an old pro, you can (safely) climb your way to fitness. Belay on!
Neighborhoods: Long Island City, Somerville
Classes Offered: Day Pass (open climbing and access to gym facilities), Yoga, Acroyoga, Kettlebell Strength and Conditioning, Boot Camp, Climbing Foundations, Climber Core, Climber Tabata, Parkour
Why We Love It: There is something so exciting about rock climbing, and that excitement is accessible to newcomers at this safety-focused facility. Certified climbing instructors give you the guidance you need to climb within your ability level, and grow to new heights.
Why It's So Effective: Rock climbing is physically demanding, and combines cardio work and strength training into one workout. This exercise tones muscles, builds core strength, and increases flexibility over time.
Know Before You Go: Day Passes must be reserved in advance, and once reserved, you may use it at any point during your reserved block. Make sure to take the mandatory facility orientation, which is included with the Day Pass. Bring your own equipment or rent there: full gear kits are available for $11, while yoga mats are $2 and climbing shoes are $6. Lockers are available, but you must bring your own lock.
Don't Miss: In addition to being an athletic facility, Brooklyn Boulders hosts live performances, events, music, and workshops. Check out their event page for a full schedule!