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Acro Yoga Series

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

6-Week Series | Thursdays | June 15 – July 22
7:10pm – 8:25pm | $42 members, or $60

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Samitha just returned from Bali with her Acro Yoga teaching certificate and she’s excited to fly with you! Join us for the FUNdamentals of dynamic partnering and acrobatic balancing that is Acro Yoga.

ACRO YOGA
A practice that blends elements of yoga, acrobatics and thai massage. You will learn to balance someone else’s body on your feet – called “basing” – to be balanced by someone else – called “flying” – and to spot. This practice plays with elements of control and letting go gracefully in coordination with someone else. You do not need to bring a partner, or have any prior experience, but do bring a light heart, clean clothes and come with a willingness to trust and be trusted.

Individual sign-ups are encouraged. We’ll find a partner for you!

Not sure if Acro Yoga is right for you? Come check out the FREE demo session on Friday, June 9, 6:30-7:30pm. Then reserve your spot in class because, trust us, you’ll want more!

 

Kid Fit Classes

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Kid Fit

Our NEW fitness class, just for KIDS!

SUNDAYS |  3pm – 4pm  |  Ages: 4-12
FREE for members and children of members; included with purchase of any day pass

It’s official, the Kid Fit Class is now a regularly scheduled part of our fitness program! Incorporating elements of yoga, Pilates and play-based strength training, our awesome instructor, Samitha, will work to keep things fresh, new, interesting, exciting, and challenging for your kids.

Plus, now parents can climb or schedule an Edge Fitness Coaching session while their kids are taking the class!

Join us on Sundays and give it a try. Your kids are sure to love it!

 

Yoga & Climbing Retreat

Friday, June 26th, 2015

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June 26-28, 2015 at Mt. Erie | Anacortes, WA

2 Days of Climbing | 4 Yoga Sessions | 2 Nights Camping
$179/members; $199/non-members

Mark your calendars yogis and climbers because Edgeworks is making history this year with its first ever Yoga & Climbing Retreat!

Join us during some of the longest and warmest days of the year and take some of what we do indoors at the gym, outdoors into the elements of nature.

Our retreat will include 2 restorative evening yoga sessions led by Heidi T, 2 invigorating morning yoga sessions led by Liza, as well as 2 days of climbing with Andrew at Mt Erie.  All this in a beautiful setting overlooking the San Juan islands.

Edgeworks will provide all necessary climbing and yoga gear and we will camp at the beautiful Deception Pass State Park.

This will be a great way to reconnect with yourself, deepen your yoga practice, and advance your climbing skills. If you’ve never practiced yoga or climbed outdoors before, even better!  All levels of experience are welcome.

What you’ll need: 
Yoga Gear:
 Yoga mat: if you do not have one, one can be provided for you.
 Yoga attire: pants/shorts/shirts/tights that you can move freely in.
 Slip on shoes or sandals for easy transitions to and from yoga.
 Journal: a great way to reflect on your experience whether it be through climbing, yoga, or meditation and transfer your mindfulness forward into your everyday life.
 Open mind: we will be experiencing the great outdoors, yoga, meditation, climbing, and community during this trip. Leave any expectations you might have at home as we all embark on a new journey.

Climbing Gear:
If needed, climbing gear can be provided by Edgeworks at no extra cost.
If you have your own gear, please bring the following:
 Climbing shoes
 Harness
 Chalk Bag
 Belay device and locking carabiner
 Helmet

Food & Cooking:
 Food for 2 dinners, 2 lunches, and 2 breakfasts:
 Healthy Snacks
 Cooler for food/beverages that needs to be refrigerated
 Drinks: adult beverages are OK
 Necessary cookware and utensils

Camping:
 Tent
 Sleeping bag
 Sleeping pad
 Pillow: clothes in a stuff sack work well

Edge Fitness Coaching

Friday, May 29th, 2015

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Meet the Coaches!

May 25 – 29, 2015  |  Sign up to receive FREE Fitness Assessments!

Join us the week of May 25 – 29 and meet the coaches of our NEW Edge Fitness Coaching program!

Sign up in advance for FREE fitness consults/mini assessments and find out why Edge Coaching is right for you. This offer is available for ONE WEEK ONLY! Don’t miss out. Just click the links below or ask at the front desk to schedule your appointment.

About the Coaches:
Coach Miles
 
brings a deep passion for health and fitness. His personal mission is to share his same passion with others. He holds the gold standard of credibility in the Industry. He has worked with a wide a variety of clientele ranging from youth to working class to high level athletes. He holds clients accountable, motivated, and determined. He can relate to people’s struggles and hardships of becoming a healthier individual. He will guide you to reach and surpass your fitness and wellness goals with his expertise. He specializes in improving strength, cardiovascular, sport-specific, functional movement, weight reduction and overall posture, while staying free from injury and taking any pre-existing injuries into consideration. He believes in individualized dynamic program design that’s specific to each client workouts that are fun, challenging, and rewarding. Miles is fairly new to rock climbing and loves the challenge and the metal toughness it brings. He enjoys the outdoors and hopes to build a strong relationship of with the Edgeworks community.  (NSCA CSCS*)

Sign up for a Free Fitness Assessment with Miles!

For Klarissa a passion for health and fitness was always present, although it was with crutches under her armpits and a boot on her left foot, that she discovered this passion would become her career. As a stubborn injury put a hold on her collegiate athletic career, Klarissa was offered an internship with a sports performance center, where she learned the art of training for performance without compromising the body’s durability. The knowledge she gained inspired her to become a personal trainer helping others maximize their potential in sport, activity and quality of life. In 2014 she became a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well works as an assistant coach with Pacific Lutheran Universities Track & Field team. She has extensive experience with athletes of all levels, specifically in speed, agility and power training.

Sign up for a Free Fitness Assessment with Klarissa!

Marissa graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2010 with a degree in Psychology and Biology. Her love for sports and the outdoors has led her to a career as the Edgeworks Assistant Manager and an Edge Fitness Coach. Marissa is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, with three years training experience. Marissa approaches fitness programming with a holistic perspective examining lifestyle, nutrition, strength and conditioning. Marissa can prepare you for your sport, outdoor pursuits, or just get you in shape for life. When not at Edgeworks, Marissa spends most of her time coaching or playing Ultimate Frisbee. She also enjoys hiking, climbing, backpacking, running, and eating good food.

Sign up for a Free Fitness Assessment with Marissa!

 

Wednesday Night Trifecta

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

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Cycling – like climbing but not as vertical and a little faster. Jayson got so excited about his new helmet that we’ve decided to host a free ride for our members* around the North End of T-Town on Wednesday nights. It’s not really a climbing event, but more of an opportunity to get together, meet other members, and spend some time outside the gym.

*All members, future members, potential members, friends, family and people with bicycles are invited; the more the merrier – but expect to hear about our Corporate Specials if you are not already involved.

We’ll leave from the gym parking lot at 7pm and head out for a ride around the North End. Then, after about an hour of riding, we’ll stop at the HUB for 10% OFF dinner ; heading back to the gym around 9:30pm via North 11th.

Don’t forget to bring a helmet, bike lights, bike lock, money and ID!  We look forward to seeing you there.

EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING IN AUGUST!
Next Ride: October 8, 2014

Bullet Point Itinerary: (For those who prefer lists.)

6:00 pm – Pull Plastic in the Gym
7:00 pm – Leave Edgeworks and head out for a ride around the North End.

8:15 pm – Arrive at the HUB, for 10%OFF dinner
9:30 pm – Return to Edgeworks

 

Rock Climbing IS for Everyone

Friday, August 1st, 2014

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“Oh, climbing is too hard for me, I could never do that”, “I bet climbing takes alot of arm strength”, “I’m too overweight to climb.”  Working at a climbing gym, I hear these words all the time. My personal favorite is “I’ve got to get in shape BEFORE I rock climb.” 

In short, none of these things are true. These common misconceptions are created by a lack of understanding of rock climbing and encouraged by sensational media. Climbing is about using your legs to push you up the wall and using your arms for balance. When you see someone doing pull-ups on a climbing wall, they are either doing it wrong or doing some kind of specialized training that is unlikely to improve their climbing. If you use your legs to walk around, you have the strength it takes to rock climb!

The truth is anyone who can climb a flight of stairs can climb to the top of our wall. Our goal is to make sure everyone experiences success at Edgeworks. Give us an hour of your time and your confidence will be soaring – you’ll be shocked by what you achieve and by how engaged you are – mentally, physically and emotionally – while climbing. Even if you are afraid of heights, we’ve got a wall for you!

We’ve had every age between 3 and 83 climbing in our gym and every weight between 20 pounds and 350 pounds. We’ve had people who haven’t done anything “active” in 30 years get to the top of a route first try. We’ve had kids on our climbing team who had been told their whole life that they were uncoordinated (because they weren’t good at ball sports) compete at national climbing competitions.

By the way, on the opposite end of the spectrum, we have some routes that are hard enough that only a few people in Washington can climb them. 

That’s what makes climbing so great. Everyone can seek their own challenge that matches their current ability. Parents can have fun climbing with their kids, instead of being stuck on the sidelines watching. That’s why some of our members have been climbing for over 40 years!

At Edgeworks, we help people of any ability develop skills for a lifetime of fitness and recreation through climbing.

So next time you see that bank commercial with the couple standing on a cliff at dizzying heights or Tom Cruise dangling from an overhang with no ropes by one finger, remember, that’s NOT what we do here. Our goals are focused on fun, education and community building. Then we sneak in some exercise so you don’t notice that it’s a workout until the next day!

Acro Yoga

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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Yoga, acrobatics, and thai massage are all elements of Acro Yoga. 

4-Class Series – $20 per person
March 22, 29, April 5, 19 – 5:00 pm-6:15 pm
(No class Saturday, April 12th)

Instructor: Patrick Good

ACRO YOGA
A practice that blends elements of yoga, acrobatics and thai massage. You will learn to balance someone else’s body on your feet – called “basing” – to be balanced by someone else – called “flying” – and to spot. This practice plays with elements of control and letting go gracefully in coordination with someone else. You do not need to bring a partner, or have any prior experience, but do bring a light heart, clean clothes and come with a willingness to trust and be trusted.

Cost is only $20 per person for the full 4-class series! (That’s only $5 per class!)

Sign up NOW!

Please note: This workshop series meets 4 Saturdays over 5 weeks.

 

Crushing Tip #24

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Climb Better with Metabolic Training

by: Marissa Lyons

The term “metabolic training” is thrown around quite a bit in the fitness industry but what does it mean, how does it work, and what does it have to do with climbing?  In simplest terms, metabolic training or conditioning refers to exercise methods that will improve or enhance the body’s two main energy systems: aerobic and anaerobic. Use of different work-to-rest ratios during training can call upon these energy systems and cause specific adaptations to improve performance; climbing is a sport that requires use of all three metabolic systems.

Most often when a trainer refers to metabolic training they are referring to high-intensity intervals which target the anaerobic system. While climbing in itself is an effective anaerobic workout it is sometimes difficult to climb routes hard enough, due to technique barriers, to fully challenge your metabolic system and improve your strength and power. Further, the harder and more powerful the route the more often your anaerobic system is needed. Therefore, it is necessary to train your anaerobic system in order to improve your climbing.

Not only is metabolic training important for performance goals, but high-intensity interval training is also the most effective way to burn calories and stay slim. Exercise physiologists have discovered that the traditional long sustained cardio workout only improves the aerobic system while a medium to high-intensity anaerobic workout improves overall metabolism and continues to work long after you leave the gym; often burning extra calories up to two days post workout. By adding full-body interval training to your schedule you will slim down, increase power and endurance. So next time you are thinking of going for a jog, tryout one of our strength classes or ClimbFit workouts instead.