INTRO TO CLIMBING (Walk-in registration daily) M-F: 5pm, 6:15pm, 7:30pm S/S: 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm Price: Free to members, $29 for non-members If you want to climb the big walls with ropes, this is the class for you! Enjoy an immediate climbing experience with our instructors as they guide you through the proper use of belay equipment, knot tying and basic top rope climbing. Personal responsibility and safe climbing practices are emphasized. Recommended for first-time climbers, or if it's been a while since you belayed with an ATC and you could use the refresher. The minimum age is 14. Please arrive 15 minutes before the schedule class start time.
INTRO TO LEADING (Monthly. Pre-Registration Required)
Ready to take your climbing to the next level? Lead climbing is an exciting and challenging way to push yourself both mentally and physically as a climber. In this hands-on class you'll learn about proper footwork, rope management, and efficient climbing techniques. The instructor will also teach safe lead belaying techniques and all participants will have the chance to take and catch a lead fall. While this class is not required, it is a highly encouraged starting point to practicing for your lead test in our gyms. Participants of all climbing abilities may join, but we recommend that you can comfortably climb 5.10b and already have a permanent top rope belay card. You will need to bring your own rope.$40 for members/ $50 for non-members.
INTRO TO BOULDERING (Monthly. Pre-Registration Required)
Let GWPC staffer Melissa will show you how to climb only a few feet off the ground with no gear to fuss with but shoes and maybe a chalk bag! In this class you will learn footwork, body positioning, hand technique, as well as all the fun bouldering lingo to help you understand the culture of this growing sport. This class is great for beginners and moderate climbers!$40 for members/ $50 for non-members.
BASIC TECHNIQUE (Monthly. Pre-Registration Required)
Just getting started? Taken the Intro to Climbing class and ready for a little more specific instruction? This is the perfect place for beginners or if you have been top roping for a while but hit that dreaded 'plateau'. The instructor will tailor the class to the participants and offer technique adjustments that help you whether you climb 5.9 or 5.11. Participants should already know how to belay to get the most out of the class. $40 for members/ $50 for non-members.
CRACK CLIMBING TECHNIQUE (Monthly. Pre-Registration Required)
Finally - someone to show you what those cracks running up the walls are actually for! Crack climbing is an art, and with Yosemite Valley only a few short hours from GWPC's doors, you have no excuse not to figure it out! Staffer Andrew has been climbing for years, and after spending his subway rides reading Topo's while living in NYC, he is a California man now and excited to be teaching this clinic. Learn the difference between a ring lock, a hand jam, and a chicken wing. $40 for members/ $50 for non-members.
All yoga and fitness classes are included with membership. Non-members are always welcome to drop in on a class for $15. YOGA CLASS Enjoy a yoga class in our beautiful upstairs studio. Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing for years, you are sure to find a class to suit your needs. FITNESS CLASS We offer a variety of fitness classes to spice up your workout or give you the extra motivation and fun you've been looking for! TRX
TRXÂ® is a fun and fast paced class based around sturdy adjustable straps that help you use your body weight to get a great workout. Innovative exercise tools and our great instructors help you build lean muscle, boost your metabolism, tighten your core and increase endurance.
Dying for the six-pac you always dreamed of? Need a little extra encouragement when it comes to sit-ups? Take this class and not only will you be engaged with interesting and challenging work outs, but you'll be guaranteed to feel it the next day! This new class will help you build core muscles to improve balance, coordination and strength no matter your fitness level.
'Party yourself in to shape' with Zumba! If you've been living under a rock... this fitness trend has been sweeping the nation, and we couldn't wait to jump on the bandwagon! This class is exhilarating, effective, and easy to follow. With latin music to fuel the class, the infectious beats and fun dance moves will make you forget you're working out! This is a must try!
This is one of those classes that is exactly what it sounds like. Get strong to climb harder! Let Mike show you around the weight room with climbing strength as a focus, and see how a little time off the wall can pay off!
Touchstone Climbing and Fitness is proud to be the home of CrossFit Easy Bay at GWPC.
CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program designed to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. It is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains: Cardiovascular & Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance and Accuracy.
CrossFit is basically a fun, supportive, (very) challenging and intense way to get in shape, either in a group or with a personal trainer. Think of it as boot camp with really heavy weights and hard movements. It is a workout designed for universal scalability, which means anyone can do it regardless of fitness level. Our members include First Responders such as police, firefighters and EMTs, CrossFit competitors, bad-asses in their 50s and 60s and assorted desk jockeys and business folks with "barely enough hand-eye coordination to use a mouse".
CrossFit East Bay was Founded by Maximus Lewin in 2007. CFEB is one of the first 200 Affiliates of more than 3000 now operating world-wide. Maximus first trained at CrossFit NYC Black Box, the 17th affiliate, in 2005, when it was an "an informal central park workout club". He interned at CrossFit Oakland, the 29th Affiliate beginning in 2006, the same year he was certified as a CF L1 Trainer. Maximus received his CF L2 Certification in 2007.
CFEB classes are free to members and $15 for non-members. Click here to find out what class is right for you.
CFEB has a strong personal training program. For those who prefer to have intensive 1-1 or 1-2 coaching and will make the commitment to working out with a trainer at least twice a week, this is the fastest and most efficient way to meet your fitness goals.
Personal Training with all CFEB trainers is $69 per hour, and personal training with CrossFit Certified Level One Interns (when available) is $50 per hour. Discounts are given for books of 10 or 20 sessions. Email Max Lewin at or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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